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Introductory Plenary Session
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24 July 2015, 3 PM: First introductory session and audition for selecting the active participants.
From 25 July: Masterclass and rehearsal of pilot choir in the morning. Participation at stage rehearsal and daily Open Singings in the afternoon and early evening.
More informations about the program here!
Discover techniques and exercises that can be used during the warm-up to develop tonal memory, aural skills, and improve intonation while warm-up the voice (should be…while warming-up the voice.)
The participants will become familiar with the musical and theatrical world of madrigal comedies through a special presentation, in which we are trying to answer questions related to the role of madrigalism in the work of contemporary musicians. We will also try to seek the best ways to approach such works and to perform them on stage. The second half of the presentation will be an open discussion, reflecting on the topic together with the lecturers.
This session presents the stylistic components found throughout all of the choral compositions of USA composer, Morten Lauridsen, including his Lux Aeterna, O Magnum Mysterium, Ave Maria, Les Chansons des Roses, Nocturnes, Madrigals, and Mid-Winter Songs.
Present Slovenian music of modern composers written in the last 30-40 years (Pavle Merku, Uroš Krek, Lojze Lebič, Aldo Kumar, Uroš Rojko, Damijan Močnik, Tadeja Vulc, Nana Forte, Andrej Makor etc., and some of Ambrož Čopi's compositions) with recordings and scores.
"Copy kills music!“ A well-know slogan used by music industry and publishers to fight against thousands and millions of illegal copies of choral music. But how about the new ways of selling choral music like downloads to print or to use on tablets? Is digitization a threat or a chance for the future of choral music publishing? We would like to discuss different opportunities of digitization and its benefits with choral music publishers from all over Europe and they will tell us about their different experiences.
The conductor creates the perfect performance in their mind’s ear through score study and preparation. Through a combination of spiritual power and energy and meaningful gestures the conductor then brings the piece to life and creates a flow of energy from conductor to singer to audience. We will explore the many ways conductors can shape musical expression on multiple levels and through the control of energy.
Unusual contemporary equal-voice pieces from different countries like Belgium, Hungary, Singapure, and so on. Reading session and listening with one conductor, who are experienced with female and girls' voices: Zsuzsanna Mindszenty (Budapest HU). The Musica Nostra Female Choir helps to meet the amazing pieces.
Jazz/Pop is not just singing a different repertoire. It is another way of singing, thinking and feeling. Using different vocal techniques. Using "Jazz" inflections. Groovin' rhythms not only with the voice, but with the whole body. (Shake your ...). It is telling a different story. For singers and conductors. Come and join the experience!
How to start work on a new musical? In what order: dancing, acting, singing? How to coordinate the lessons and rehearsals in order to accomplish a good performance and, at the same time, to keep the motivation at high level all the time? We will try to answer these questions based on our experience in work with children and youth, also with very talented and average kids together. Here is the suggested list of musicals for the workshop: Annie Jr, Hairspray, Matilda, All That Show.
Conducting an orchestra is often a heavy challenge for choral conductors. On the other hand an orchestra also has definite expectations from a conductor, which are sometimes differ from the demands of singers. The aim of this workshop is to help understanding better these circumstances and to introduce technics which help the work and the communication with an orchestra.