Branko Stark (1954), composer, choral director and voice teacher, is a Professor of Voice and Vocal Technique at the Arts Academy, University of Split (Croatia). His academic background includes training in music pedagogy, phonetics, phoniatrics and speech pathology (logopedics). He has written over 300 compositions, vocal and instrumental, for which he is the recipient of numerous awards. His speciality is voice theory, its scientific-pedagogic research, vocal stylistics and expression stylistics, singing and speech, and hermeneutics. He has published papers on these subjects and has lectured at numerous scientific symposiums on voice worldwide.
Stark is invited as guest conductor and holds seminars, masterclasses, lectures and workshops for choral conductors, singers and composers worldwide (Argentina, China, Slovenia, Denmark, France, United Kingdom, Malta, U.S.A, South Korea, South Africa, Iran, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Latvia, Russia, Czech Republic, Taiwan, and Spain). He also teaches actors, speech therapists, phoneticians and speakers and engages in voice rehabilitation.
Stark is also a prominent adjudicator, and has adjudicated more than 100 international choral competitions in Germany, Austria, Croatia, China, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Japan, Indonesia, Italy, South Korea, Malaysia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
Branko Stark is President of the Croatian Choral Directors Association, Head of the Vocal Academy (Croatia), a member of the Advisory Board of The International Council of the World Choir Games, and the Advisor for Croatia in the International Federation for Choral Music.
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