Programme

Introducing the 4th Choral Conducting Summer Course, to be held in Barcelona in July 2023.

In 2019, the FCEC and the SCIC decided to join forces to create a summer course based on two main ideas. First of all, the idea was to create a different framework from the regular courses run by both organisations: an intensive summer course that offers a new space for people to enhance their skills in choral conducting, open to both beginners and conductors with experience. And secondly, the goal was to bring together enough resources to create a multi-faceted course, a course that allows each student to choose their area of specialisation adapted to their level, while also offering joint sessions to help students expand their knowledge across all areas of conducting and choir types in the choral world.

The course offers two levels focused on mixed choir conducting, and two levels focused on conducting children’s choirs. This year we are very excited to welcome Ragnar Rasmussen (NOR) and Dénes Szabó (HU) as teachers for the advanced levels of mixed choirs and children’s choirs respectively. The mid-level groups will be taught, as always, by the course’s artistic team: Elisenda Carrasco (children’s choirs) and Pere Lluís Biosca and Jordi Lluch (mixed choirs). All groups will have a rehearsal choir and repertoire pianist. The course also offers a beginner level open to anyone who wants to start conducting choirs, whether mixed choirs or children’s choirs.

In addition, the course will feature workshops and open sessions on specific topics related to choral singing.

After the success of the previous three summer courses, we are looking forward to welcoming you to the fourth year of the course!

Practical information

CALENDAR

From Wednesday 5 July to Sunday 9 July 2023. Four days of intensive learning with a specific programme for each specialisation (children's choirs or mixed choirs) and level.

CLASS SCHEDULE

The course starts on 5 July in the afternoon.

Class schedule:
- Wednesday, 5 July: afternoon only
- Thursday 6 July, Friday 7 July and Saturday 8 July: morning and afternoon

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LOCATION

Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (Barcelona)

Specialisations and levels

Beginner level

For people who want to get into choir conducting, both mixed voice choirs and children’s choirs.

Teaching staff

Jordi Lluch
Pere Lluís Biosca

Rehearsal choir

To be confirmed

Intermediate level: mixed voice choir

Aimed at conductors with some choral experience, conservatory of music teachers, music school teachers and music teachers who conduct choirs. Students will work on their conducting technique (gestures), and will practice conducting with a pianist and rehearsal choir. They will then analyse the pieces they have worked on. Guidelines for studying, understanding, furthering knowledge, internalisation and taking a practical approach to the proposed repertoire. Working on rehearsal dynamics.

Teaching staff

Jordi Lluch
Pere Lluís Biosca

Rehearsal choir

Rehearsal choir with professional singers

Intermediate-advanced level: Children’s choirs

Intended for choir conductors with choral experience and previous conducting training. Based on a planned repertoire, conductors will be taught how to work on their gestures, rehearsal dynamics, vocal resources for children and how to teach songs. Conductors will also work on their analysis skills, both from the point of view of conducting and music, as well as all aspects related to choir conducting on both a human and musical level. Each student will have time to work with the rehearsal choir every day. Conductors will prepare together, and will be given feedback afterwards.

Teaching staff

Elisenda Carrasco

Rehearsal choir

Cor Infantil Sant Cugat

Advanced level: mixed voice choir

Aimed at active conductors with solid choral experience and advanced conducting students. Students will work on their conducting technique (gestures), and will practice conducting with a pianist and rehearsal choir. They will then analyse the pieces they have worked on. Guidelines for studying, understanding, furthering knowledge, internalisation and taking a practical approach to the proposed repertoire. Working on rehearsal dynamics.

Teaching staff

Maria Guinand

Rehearsal choir

Rehearsal choir with professional singers

Additional sessions

Coming soon

Concerts

COMING SOON