Assistant Choral Directors

 

Vocal Training

Copyright: privat Maria Regina Heyne

Since the summer semester of 2009, the Collegium Musicum choir has been coached by soprano Maria Regina Heyne. Maria Regina Heyne studied at the music academies of Aachen, Cologne and Stuttgart with Professor Elisabeth Ksoll, Professor Liselotte Hammes and Professor Hanna Liska-Aurbacher. She also took master classes with Edith Matthis, Barbara Schlick and Kurt Widmer. At Theater Aachen she was engaged as a soloist and she also worked for the Landesbühne Rheinland-Pfalz and Grenzlandtheater Aachen. Until it closed in 2007, Maria Regina Heyne worked at the Kirchenmusik-Hochschule St. Gregoriushaus in Aachen as a vocal coach. She has received several awards for her success as a singer, including the Cultural Award of the City of Aachen and the Richard Wagner Scholarship in Bayreuth. Concert tours have taken her to France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Czechoslovakia. Today she works as a freelance opera singer.

 

Correpetitor and Conducting Assistant

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Born in South Korea, Ahreum Friedrich has been a répétiteur and assistant choral conductor at RWTH Aachen University’s Collegium Musicum since winter semester 2015. In February 2016 she completed her Bachelor's degree in Catholic Church Music at the Musikhochschule Düsseldorf. During her studies she was taught by Professor Kursawa (organ), Professor Hansel and Professor Nuoranne (choral and orchestral conducting). In November 2016, Ms. Friedrich began working as a church musician in the inner-city parish of Franziska von Aachen. The main activity is located in St. Foillan. The young church musician very much enjoys the versatile work on one of the most beautiful organs in Aachen. While musical activities in her new home of Aachen have kept her busy, she has also performed as a guest pianist in the Düsseldorf Tonhalle with the Youth Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore, she is a sought-after soprano at many church music events in Essen. Already at a young age, her studies in piano also led her to Berlin for mentoring by Professor Georg Sava as well as to South Korea to the University of Seoul.