Johan Halmén
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VirtualChoir: Angels Sang

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johan Halmén Jan 30, 2014. 24 Replies

This is the thread for the actual recording project. Stay tuned! I'll be uploading sheet music and click tracks later today.And drop a line here, which will activate your automatic messages to your…Continue

Tags: composers, singers, choral music, Recording

Angels Sang

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johan Halmén Dec 9, 2013. 45 Replies


Virtual Choir - Next recording?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Germaine Shames Aug 5, 2018. 41 Replies

I've been writing Christmas songs for a certain Mr. Brecken. Julie knows what I'm talking about. I have three songs ready, fourth on its way. This fourth one got to be a song for a mixed choir and a…Continue


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Germaine Shames replied to Johan Halmén's discussion Virtual Choir - Next recording?
"Thanks, Harmonia, for your kind response and encouragement. Yes, it would be wonderful to hear from singers. All best."
Aug 5, 2018
Harmonia replied to Johan Halmén's discussion Virtual Choir - Next recording?
"Hello Germaine- Thanks for your interest in the Virtual Choir!  Although it was highly successful for a few years, we haven't continued with it, since other projects have taken over.  Perhaps some of the singers who made our choir so…"
Aug 5, 2018
Germaine Shames replied to Johan Halmén's discussion Virtual Choir - Next recording?
"Can someone please tell me if the Virtual Choir is still active? If so, how would I go about putting forward a choral composition for recording? Thanks for any help."
Aug 3, 2018

Johan Halmén's Blog

* My Musical Advent Calendar

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 2:30am 29 Comments

I'm working on a musical Advent Calendar with my wife. Each day there will be a new song, a link to a Youtube video, until December 24th. You don't need a Facebook account to view it. The following link should work:


All songs are in Finnish. I might later upload the Finnish lyrics for everyone to translate (Google does a pretty good job on that). The first song was published last…


* Let students compose poems with MuseScore (or Sibelius or Finale...)

Posted on December 26, 2013 at 4:00am 3 Comments

About melody

I usually teach my students that music contains the following elements:

  • melody
  • harmony
  • rhythm
  • timbre
  • dynamics
  • structure

Sure this list can be discussed, but I've found it working. My simple definition of melody is "a bunch of single tones in a meaningful order". Again, "meaningful order" is a subject of debate, but I usually give my students the following "rules" for the "meaningful order",…


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At 9:56am on January 3, 2015, SoftDesigns said…

Welcome to, Johan.  Your application has been approved and you are all set up and ready to play Round 1 of 2015.  You can find everything you need to play at the menu item at the top of the page.  Enjoy!

At 5:13pm on November 9, 2014, Harmonia said…

Happy Birthday, Johan!  I do hope you are having or have had a wonderful day today.  Birthday greetings from North Carolina!!

At 1:17pm on November 9, 2013, Harmonia said…

Happy Birthday, Johan!   Hope your Christmas music is going well, and hope you and your wife will sing with us on the new VirtualChoir piece.   Best wishes for your special day.

At 2:00am on November 9, 2013, ChinaBlues said…

hi Johan - Happy Birthday from Hong Kong :)

At 2:59pm on April 10, 2013, ChinaBlues said…

hi Johan - Greetings from China :)  Welcome to VirtualArtists!

At 2:27pm on April 10, 2013, SoftDesigns said…

Welcome to Johan Halmén, a music teacher and composer from Loviisa, Finland!


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