Sarah Algoet - Vice-President
Sarah loves to think and act out of the box! Although her first educations in the conservatories of Ghent and The Hague focused at classical singing, she felt very soon that she wanted more. Intensive courses in many different methods and her experience as Authorised CVT-Teacher (Complete Vocal Technique) gave her the technical basis to use her voice in a very versatile way. From classical to heavy rock, from musical to intimate jazz, Sarah sings it all.
In 2007, Sarah has founded singsing!, a successful private school and coaching practice for singers and speakers, where she offers private and group lessons, as well as workshops, retreats and travels. Ten years later, in 2017, she has founded the Spanish branch at the Costa Blanca. Also as vocal coach, her versatility is a big strength. The first hour, a classical soprano comes for coaching, the next a metal singer with a heavy grunt, and the one after is an entrepreneur that wants to learn how to use his voice in a strategical and creative manner. From January 2011 to September 2012, Sarah was visiting professor at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, dept. Musical Theater. Sarah is also regularly invited as vocal coach in studio or on location, for solo singers as well as for groups, and is often guest speaker at congresses and such. Since 2016, Sarah teaches regular masterclasses in France. As a result of that, she has intensified her system of online private coaching – in Dutch, French and English.
Out of curiosity and hunger for knowledge, Sarah performs scientific voice research since 2012, in collaboration with a.o. Prof. Dr. Felix De Jong. She has presented the first results, an MRI study, a.o. in August 2013 at the Pan-European Voice Conference (PEVOC) in Prague. In August 2015, she has presented her videokymographic study about the vocal modes, flageolet and vocal effects at the Pan-European Voice Conference in Florence. There, she has also participated at a round table of EVTA Europa about “Voice Science & Teaching”, to share her experiences. In september 2015, she was invited by Cathrine Sadolin and the Complete Vocal Institute to present this videokymographic study at the Update Course, where Authorised CVT Teachers from all over the world gather to further train themselves in the latest developments.
At the end of 2009, Sarah committed herself to helping the Complete Vocal Institute in organizing the official courses, causing the method to spread rapidly. During her own education to Authorised CVT-Teacher at the prestigious Complete Vocal Institute in Copenhagen, she was trained by a.o. Cathrine Sadolin herself to the top of the European voice teachers. But Sarah doesn’t stop there, as she travels across Europe the whole year long, for congresses and courses about voice science and all possible voice methods. Her goal is to find the perfect approach for every voice user, so she can coach everybody fast and effectively.
Her conviction that Belgium was in need of a central association that unites voice pedagogues, led to her founding Evta-Be in 2011, together with Lieve Jansen, with witch Belgium became the 20th country to join EVTA, the European umbrella association for voice teachers.
Sarah has extensive experience at home and abroad as soloist, ensemble and studio singer in the classical and modern genres. She has also written and published music.
In June 2015, Onderweg naar Nu, a poetic-musical journey through the seasons of life, premiered successfully during the Feasts of Ghent. At the moment, she is working at De Eerste Repetitie, the sequel with an interesting twist.