Oscar Escalada (AG)

Oscar Escalada is professor, composer, conductor, writer and editor of choral music. He is Vice-President of the Argentine Association for Choral Music “America Cantat” (AAMCANT). and Secretary General of the America Cantat Organization. He started his professional career on 1969 by participating of Grupo Vocal Argentino. He is founder of the Children’s Choir of the “Teatro Argentino de La Plata”, the Opera House of the Province of Buenos Aires, the chamber choral group Coral del Nuevo Mundo, the Youth Choir of the Department of Music at the High School of Fine Arts at the University of La Plata and the Choral Seminar at the Conservatory of La Plata. Escalada has been invited to give lectures, workshops, seminars and adjudicate all over his country (Argentina), USA, Venezuela, Cuba, Ecuador, Spain, England, France, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Germany and South Korea. His compositions and arrangements are usually performed throughout the United States, The Americas, and several European and Asian countries.

Leading the following workshop in EUROPA CANTAT Pécs:

Tips for composing and performing Latin American music
Oscar Escalada (AG)

The aim of this lecture is to provide to the interested composers and conductors, some tips that may help the understanding of Latin American Music in both, composing and interpreting. It will include the different cultures that were blended in the New World since Christophorous Columbus arrived to these lands in 1492. The origin of the word America will be also included in this work in order to clarify the mistaken idea that America is just a country and not a whole Continent and its music is far complex and richer than just the joyful Salsa.

Leader of CCP sessions:
Oscar Escalada Short bio
Start date of atelier: Saturday 01 August
10:30 - 11:30
Programme type: lecture