Jale Papila



Jale Papila is a concert and opera singer and voice pedagogue, specializing in vocal health. She is also Head of the Department of Singing Voice at the MEDICAL VOICE CENTER and Head of the Hamburger Stimmsymposium.

After studying law in Hamburg, Jale commenced her studies in singing at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden with Professor Hartmut Zabel, graduating with a Diploma in Pedagogy Singing, in addition to the final Concert Examination and a Soloist Examination (Opera) at the institution. During her studies, Jale greatly enhanced her formal training by participating and performing in masterclasses, being selected to work with artists such as Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Peter Schreier, Walter Berry and Brigitte Fassbaender.


In 2015, Jale completed a prestigious one-year Continuing Education study programme CAS Singstimme at the Hochschule der Künste Bern, training graduates to be able to recognize, regulate, treat and prevent potential functional disorders of the singing voice.


Jale has acquired extensive and diverse pedagogical experience as a teacher. From 2005 to 2015, Jale taught singing students at the SängerAkademie Hamburg and was also Head of Studies for the Department of Classical Singing at that institution. From 2014 to 2017, Jale was engaged as Lecturer at the Johannes-Brahms-Konservatorium in Hamburg, specializing in the areas of Vocal Didactics and Phonetics. Jale was also engaged at the International College of Music, Hamburg, teaching young singers in preparation for further professional study.


Jale currently works mainly with professional singers, voice teachers and students. Since 2015, she has been part of the multi-disciplinary voice team of the MEDICAL VOICE CENTER in Hamburg. As an extremely valued member of this team, Jale’s areas of practice include working with healthy singing voices, as well as voice rehabilitation for singers who have developed voice issues and problems; additionally, those who require specialized rehabilitation after vocal surgery. Jale regularly organizes seminars for the MEDICAL VOICE CENTER, and delivers lectures at a variety of national symposiums on the topic of the „singing voice“.