Meet the ChorusClass team members!
HEAD OF MARKETING
I'm the youngest of four brothers and grew up around music and singing. I started in a choir and started performing in musicals when i started university. That's also where I met Marcus. I've been with ChorusClass since the beginning and I wish we would have had the app back when I was rehearsing for the musicals and stage shows.
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
I'm a proud musicals nerd and I've performed in three semi-professional musicals myself. I like adventure and a good puzzle game every now and then. I met Olof at the university on Gotland while studying game design and we quickly discovered that we have the same love for musicals and being on stage performing!
I've always had an interest for music and have been experimenting with a lot of different musical techniques. When studying at Gotland University I was a part of the same choir as Olof. Ever since I graduated the programming has been a growing part of my life and the musical side has stayed dormant until now when I can finally combine these two interests.
This our story
We started singing in a choir when we were young. Through the years we have developed ideas on how to simplify and improve practising and rehearsing.
A lot has happened since our first attempts on the Sony Walkman in the 1990s but we still didn’t have an up-to-date tool using today´s digital technique to make practicing and rehearsing in between ordinary rehearsals easier. This is how the ChorusClass App was born.
The guiding star for developing ChorusClass has been simplicity – it has to be easy for everyone to use, even those with little experience using apps. It´s easy to record or upload the different tracks and add parts in the song. It´s easy to connect and collaborate with other choir members.
Everyone can practice parts at home, on the bus, in the car…wherever. So when you rehearse with your group you can spend more time on the most fun and important part – singing together.
And there is a lot more still to come. Create new groups, practice songs or a speech for a birthday party, practice with your band or just surprise the party by forming a chorus.
ChorusClass has become reality
Us chorus singers have all sat through part rehearsals. A lot of us have also practiced at home between rehearsals in different manners. There have been different solutions through the years to facilitate home rehearsals, but still we thought something was missing. Something that takes rehearsals to the technology and possibilities of today. Thus was the idea of ChorusClass born. A super easy recording feature to produce parts you can rehearse to. Record them all yourself, or get help from a voice leader or others – still equally easy
The keyword for the development has been simplicity – it should be simple even for those unfamiliar with the app. If you want more advanced recording and mixing functions with higher quality, there's a variety of other apps to choose from. Of course, those files should be equally simple to upload to ChorusClass.
The idea with ChorusClass is basically that you should be able to sing your own material and that everyone should be able to rehearse their part at home, on the bus, in the car, or wherever you are, so that actual rehearsals can be used for what's fun – singing together.
Singing in choirs and bands since early years. Biggest milestone in singing was when we competed in the international championships in barbershop in Las Vegas. The experience from the barbershop competitions and community is what inspired Håkan and me to start ChorusClass.