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Faculty

Eva-Maria Valenta

Artistic Major(s): Voice

Education

  • Vienna Conservatory, IGP Jazz Vocals with specialisation in jazz piano (awarded with distinction)
  • Stanford College of Music, Certificate of Completion
  • Further Education: Feldenkrais method and dynamic integration, Allgäuer Institution Buchenberg
  • Further Education in Alexander technique, Vienna
  • Diploma Degree in Jazz Vocals with Franz Schubert Conservatory
  • Graduation from the Sivananda Yoga Teaching Programme with specialisation in Pranayama
  • University of Performing Arts, class of Prof. Schwarz
  • Higher Graphic Teaching and Testing Centre
  • Soloist Vocal class with Hildegard Rössl Maydan and Fr. Prof. R. Wessely
  • Classical Ballet from the age of 6, dancing education with Prof. Gareis
  • Piano Lessons from the age of 6, Music School Vienna 

Work Experience 

  • Concerts domestically and abroad e.g. at the City Festival Vienna, Jazzfest Wiesen, Jazzfest Ulan Bator, Jazzfestival Izmir, Jazzfest Umbria, Turkey Tour Eastbound, Turkey Tour Art and Music, Events, Proms and numerous others
  • Cooperation with artists such as Steve Reich, Richie Beirach, Bob Hart, Ron Blake, Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Art and Music, Karl Ratzer, Eastbound, Feirefitz, Jazzotronic, Andreas von Herzogenburg and numerous others

Publications

  • “Der dreibeinige Hund” Vienna Melounge (2016)
  • “Conservation of Angular Momentum” (Online, KVZ Music 2015)
  • Single: “Rain in Kyoto” (2013), “Time Flow” Electronic Jazz (2012), “Minoan Palace” Electronic Jazz (2012)
  • Eastbound:“Feirefitz” (2000)

Teaching & Research

  • since 2016: JAM MUSIC LAB
  • 2003-2016: Lecturer in Jazz Vocals at the Vienna Conservatory, Head of the Jazz Vocals Department as well as lecturer for solfeggio, stageband and vocal ensemble
  • 2000 – 2002: Music School Donauland, vocal and dance teacher
  • Lecturer in jazz vocals at numerous Jazz workshops domestically and abroad e.g. at the Sommerakademie Herzogenburg, Santa Monica Jazz Camp among others
  • Workshops as part of the “History of Jazz” AHS
  • Founder and composer, Vienna Melounge 2006

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