Music SA has partnered with Festival of Voices and Events Tasmania to offer you a chance to participate in a workshop with German a cappella metal band, Van Canto, for FREE!

Five singers, one drummer. No guitars, no bass, no keyboards – expect an unbelievable metal experience. Front men and women, singers and songwriters, you have the rare opportunity to work, learn and perform with Van Canto over six days of workshop and singing experience that will culminate in a showcase performance at the Van Canto Concert on Saturday 11 July 2015.

Information about Van Canto can be found here.

This incredible workshop is valued at $298 per participant and is an accredited course through the Conservatorium of Music, Tasmanian College of the Arts, UTAS.  Thanks to Festival of Voices, we have 2 free workshop passes to present to selected artists as well as travel support for artists in South Australia. You will join 18 other artists from WA, QLD, NT and TAS who have all been selected for this program through their respective music industry networks.

Don’t miss your chance to learn and work alongside one of Germany’s biggest metal sensations!
Please send an email expressing your interest to by Sunday 21 June 2015.

You must include:

  • “Van Canto” in the Subject Line
  • Your full name and phone number
  • A short biography
  • Links to your music online
  • A few sentences on WHY you want to be part of this opportunity

Winner selection is final; no feedback or correspondence wil be entered into.


The Artist/s
Open to South Australian artists 18 years old + of all genres – lead vocalists, singers, songwriters

The Gig  
Van Canto workshop, Tuesday 7 July – Sunday 12 July 2015
Van Canto Concert, Saturday 11 July 2015, 8 pm

Hobart, TAS

To participate in this program you will have to commit to the workshop schedule:
(Click here to download)

All workshop costs are covered by the Festival of Voices
$500 will be paid towards accommodation and travel costs (to be paid on confirmation of bookings)