Learn to sing the strikingly beautiful and exquisitely ornamented vocal music of Bulgaria.

From the resonant yips, yodels and cascades of the mountains, to the pulsating arabesques of the Thracian plain, this course covers four regions of idiomatic vocal music, providing a comprehensive foundation of vocal style and production.

You will be amazed by what you can do.


About Your Instructor

Kate Conklin is a vocalist, performer and educator. Through thousands of hours of work with elite performers, observation and analysis of movement, voice work, performance and research in the fields of performance excellence, human design, coordination, and neurobiology, Kate has developed a coaching process which is which is creative, collaborative, and empowering.

Kate Conklin has studied and performed Bulgarian music for over 20 years. In that time she has performed with professional Bulgarian Women’s Choirs, recorded for film and television, and founded and directed five Bulgarian vocal ensembles. She is also a Voice, Alexander Technique and Performance coach, specializing in optimal human performance. She has designed the course to include invaluable information about human voice, movement and acoustics that will amplify and enhance your ability to sing this, and all music, with resonance and ease.

About the Course

The Course contains four sections.

Each section includes:

  • Two Bulgarian songs
  • Bulgarian Vocal Warm Ups
  • Regional Vocal Techniques
  • Design Information about Optimal Vocal Coordination
  • Tips for Rehearsing
  • Translations
  • MP3s of Each Song and Drone Accompaniment

In this course you will learn:

  • 12 warm-ups
  • 8 songs from 4 different regions of Bulgaria
  • Regional Pronunciation
  • Acoustical Properties of Bulgarian Vocal Production
  • Specific Regional Vocal Techniques & Ornamentation
  • Design Information about Optimal Vocal Coordination


  • 4 Video lessons
  • Downloadable PDFs of each warm up
  • Downloadable PDFs of each song and translation
  • Downloadable MP3s of Each Song and Drone Accompaniment

Other details:

You have access to the course videos for 12 months.

All other course materials (MP3s and PDFs) are downloadable and yours to keep.

This course is designed to work for a wide range of experience level, from beginning to professional singers. The unique design of the course guarantees that there will be concepts and material that is new for even the most seasoned professional singers.

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"Kate Conklin's understanding of the complexity of Bulgarian folk music/singing is very sophisticated.

Her coaching method is integrative and multi-dimensional as she is considerate of both the internal body apparatus as well as any external components that make a sound. She is a powerhouse of a singer and a coach!

"If you want to learn how to sing this beautiful music, Kate is the best expert in the industry!"

Boriana Grigorova Kleiler