Guidelines for reauthorisation
Provided that you are currently holding a valid CVT Authorisation, you are automatically reauthorized for 3 years by attending one update seminar. Exception: In specific cases where CVI find it necessary, CVI reserves the right to perform extra tests before reauthorization is given.
For authorisation without attending an update seminar see below.
Watch a video from the April 2012 update course:
Advantages of being an Authorised CVT Teacher:
- Member of a global network where members are ever increasingly being recognized as leaders in the field
- Listed under “Find a Teacher” at the CVI website
. We update this list after each update so that it always shows exactly who is authorised.
- CVI will refer singers to you and you will be recommended by phone from CVI, and at workshops with Cathrine and other CVI teachers.
- You will receive the authorised newsletter.
- Access to the authorised FORUM.
- Beamer charts will be updated for free during the authorisation period (beamer charts must be bought again after a period without authorisation).
Update Seminar for authorised CVT Teachers
CVI will arrange 1-2 Update Seminars per year containing:
- Theoretical update (technique, research and questions)
- Practical update (pedagogic, singing, teaching, cases and questions)
- Cathrine and other CVI teachers will teach at the update seminar.
Free update seminar for singers attending the Advanced Soloist II
Authorised CVT Teachers who are attending the Advanced II Education, can attend the Update Seminars for free within the duration of the Advanced II Education.
Advantages by attending an Update Course
By attending you will
Be updated with the most curring-edge research, theoretical, and practical technique .
Get new inspiration to your daily work as singer and teacher.
Have the opportunity to ask questions to Cathrine and other CVI teachers .
Receive a copy of the newest book .
Meet fellow authorized CVT Teachers .
Become reauthorised as a CVT Teacher (* exception, see below).
Reunion Dinner & Drinks
At the update seminars we will arrange a Reunion Dinner & Drinks Saturday evening. This cozy event is a great opportunity to catch up with old study-buddies and meet other CVT teachers for discussions and a good time! Depending on the number of attendees we will have the Dinner & Drinks at CVI or at a nearby restaurant. Authorised teachers who do not attend the update seminar can also sign up for the dinner.
Reauthorisation without attending an update seminar
It is also possible to be reauthorised without attending an update seminar. However, this can only be done by special agreement with CVI. This type of reauthorisation involves among other things sending the following documentation to CVI within the last 3 months of the authorisation period:
Video: Minimum 1 hour with a technical run-through of CVT .
Video: Two teaching sessions of 20 minutes each .
Video or audio: Singing and vocal ability test with musical examples .
Perform a written test including auditive analysis examples .
* Exception: CVI reserves the right to demand additional documentation and perform extra tests before reauthorisation is given. Contact the CVI office for more information.
Reauthorisation for teachers holding an expired Authorisation:
Please contact CVI for additional info.
Two days update and Reunion dinner: 395 €
One day Update and Reunion dinner: 245 €
One day Update: 200 €
Reunion dinner: 45 € (which covers the food only, the drinks are on the house)
Reauthorized without attending an update course: 270 €
Next Seminar Dates:
- September 21-22, 2013
- February 15-16, 2014
- September 20-21, 2014
Please note that “Optional Teacher’s SWP” on friday is NOT available anymore. The update is only saturday and sunday.
Sign up for the Update and Reunion Seminar by filling out necessary information on the SIGN UP pages, click on Courses/Sign UP and then click on Update courses.
Thoughts about reauthorisation
The group of authorized CVT Teachers is recognized as leaders in the field in a steady growing area of expertise. This extraordinary reputation is not built on massive hype, but instead by delivering top quality teaching.
One of our best marketing tools is word of mouth – singers who tell other singers that CVT works for them. The book is also a very strong marketing factor. Skeptical singers read it and find it convincing. Another very important fact is that we are an international group of very different people, yet we all agree on vocal technique. This means that if one teacher is doing a good job in one area, it works as good marketing for teachers in all other areas. This summer a Swedish CVT Teacher was asked to coach a big musical production in Stockholm. The German producer had heard about CVT from a German attendant at the 3-year course, and decided that CVT was the way to go. He looked up a local authorised CVT teacher and the rest is history. There are many examples like this. We all benefit from standing strong as a group.
Word of mouth is a very strong tool indeed, but it only works positively as long as quality is maintained. If some teachers in the group did a poor job, we might all have some explaining to do. It is therefore best for all, if the entire group of authorized teachers keep on representing the highest quality possible. We would like everybody to be as updated as possible at all times. We want it to be very clear what CVT is, no matter where in the world a singer consults an authorized CVT Teacher.