Festival of improvised vocal music
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(artistic direction, organization)
Pianist and singer, studied classical music and jazz. After 15 years as a cabaret artist, first at the Düsseldorfer Kom(m)ödchen and later with her duo Schiffer/Beckmann on stage nationwide, she has established herself as a choir director in the jazz and pop choir sector. She has directed stage choirs at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus and, in the field of vocal improvisation, has developed workshop and teaching concepts for choral groups that primarily promote perception and sensitive listening. With her profound stage and teaching experience she has specialized in voice coaching ("vocalupyourlife"). Barbara Beckmann founded DIVA - Düsseldorfer Impro Voices Association in 2013 to discover personal, vocal and musical possibilities with experienced (partly professional) singers* using the basic forms of vocal improvisation and songwriting. In 2015 she launched the pilot project TIN-Festival Düsseldorf, the first festival for vocal improvisation in Germany, followed by the TIN-Festival in 2016, 2018 and 2020.