Jesper Holm (Denmark)

Jesper Holm is the Conductor/arranger for the vocal jazz group Touché. He is a passionate vocal jazz enthusiast, and teaches conducting and vocal leadership at the Royal Academy of Music in Aalborg, Denmark as well as at Codarts and Fontys conservatories in the Netherlands.

Jesper also does lectures and workshops in many EU countries and China. These have included: The World Symposium on Choral Music, Aarhus Vocal Festival, Polyfollia France, Kurt Thomas Conducting Course (NL), China International Choral Festival, Nordklang and Vocal Jazz Summit, Mainz.

Touché is an a cappella group of 12 singers. It has demonstrated its unique performance style both nationally and internationally and has frequently shared the stage with groups such as The Swingle Singers and The Real Group.

Jesper has given workshops on a wide range of topics, such as: Harmonic understanding and good intonation. His many years of experience with complex vocal jazz charts give him the basis for a methodology which includes harmonic examples in different styles; vocal games and exercises; and ways to make singers feel comfortable while having fun. By knowing their function, the singers learn to get this beautiful, challenging harmonic universe in tune.