Programme

Introducing the 5th Choral Conducting Summer Course, to be held in Barcelona from July 3 to 7, 2024.

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 one level focused on conducting children’s choirs. This year we are very excited to welcome María Guinand (VEN) as teacher for the advanced level of mixed choir. Elisenda Carrasco will taught the mid-advanced level of children’s choir, and Pere Lluís Biosca and Jordi Lluch the mid-level group of mixed choir. All groups will have a rehearsal choir and repertoire pianist. The course also offers a beginner level, taught by Elisenda Carrasco, Pere Lluís Biosca and Jordi Lluch, 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 fifth year of the course!

Practical information

CALENDAR

From Wednesday 3 to Sunday 7 July 2024.

CLASS SCHEDULE

COMING SOON

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LOCATION

IEA Oriol Martorell (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
Elisenda Carrasco

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

To be confirmed

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

To be confirmed

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

To be confirmed

Additional sessions

Coming soon

Concerts

COMING SOON