Iris Goren

The singing body

Iris Goren is the author of "The Singing Body", teacher and instructor in the field of body-work for vocalists.
Since 1999 she has been teaching Movement and Body-work in the vocal department at the Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance, and have developed a highly effective method, and a special program, which helps singers in all levels, and all stages. She has been working with youngsters, students and accomplished professional opera singers, both in Israel and abroad. The main innovational aspect of her technique is that most of it is done while singing.

Iris Goren studied Dance and Movement at the Rubin Academy, Jerusalem and Musicology and Art History at the Jerusalem Hebrew University. She has extensive professional experience as an artist and teacher of movement. Over the last twenty years she has specialised in body-work for singers, and developed The Singing Body, a ground-breaking technique she uses in masterclasses and workshops around the world. Her highly successful book The Singing Body has been published in Hebrew and English. The Singing Body: A Vocalist's Companion will be available for purchase at the conference on Friday 31 August at Iris's presentation table. The book was reviewed by the Journal of Singing as providing "a wealth of practical information and guidance... a concise, yet thorough, guide to bodywork for singers... It is highly recommended."

Main Achievements:

  • Designed a unique program of body-work for the Vocal Department of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Israel
  • Trained top opera singers in Israel, France, Spain, Australia and Germany
  • Adapted her body-work technique for use with musicians of all kinds in Israel and Holland
  • Delivered workshops for choirs, voice teachers and conductors throughout Israel