We present the 1st Summer Choral Conducting Course to be held in Barcelona in July 2019.

For the first time, the FCEC and the SCIC add up efforts to create a course that is based on two main ideas. First of all, creating a framework that is different from that of regular courses that both federations have been implementing for years: a summer course and intensive format that offer a new training space for people with experience in choir conduction. And secondly, adding resources to create a course of transversal direction, a course where each student will be able to choose their specialty and level but that will also offer joint sessions that seek to expand training in all directions and in diversity typical of the choral world. A third collaborator, the ESMUC, is added, which will allow the development of training sessions in areas and conditions that are unbeatable.

The course offers two levels focused on the conduction of a mixed choir and a level focused on children’s choir conduction. All three groups will have a pilot choir and daily accompanying pianist and with first-class teachers such as Elisenda Carrasco, Josep Vila i Casañas, Pere Lluís Biosca and Jordi Lluch. The joint sessions also feature great names such as Bernat Vivancos, the Cor de Noies de l’Orfeó Català and the Cor Francesc Valls. And finally, the course presents a program of short concerts in the evenings that aims to complete the training with a very diverse program where you can hear all types of choirs: children’s choir, mixed choir (amateur), choir of girls and even a professional choir.

Parallel to this structure, the ESMUC offers an initial level children’s choir itinerary, for Primary and Secondary School teachers with tools to use choral singing in the classroom. The choir conduction professors will be Gemma Tatay and Jaume Sala with the collaboration of specialists in the field of education. Students will also be able to participate in the joint sessions and concerts. If you are interested in this itinerary you should visit www.esmuc.cat for more information.

We hope that this new course will be an impulse for the training of conductors and that this will benefit the general outlook of choral singing.

Practical information

From Friday 5th to Monday 8th July 2019. Four intensive days with a specific program depending on the level and specialty (children’s or adult choir) chosen.

Beginning July 5th in the afternoon.
Class timetable: from 10AM to 2PM and from 4PM to 7PM.
Every day, at 9PM, Concert.

Download the course timetable.

The course will take place at the ESMUC (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya), L’Auditori Building, C/Padilla 155, 08013 Barcelona.

Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC)

Specialties and levels

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CHILDREN’S CHOIR

INITIAL LEVEL​

An itinerary coordinated by the ESMUC aimed at primary and secondary school teachers to use choral singing in the classroom.
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Teachers:
Gemma Tatay and Jaume Sala
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If you are interested in this itinerary you can find more information by contacting the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) directly, visiting the website:
www.esmuc.cat

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CHILDREN’S CHOIR

ADVANCED LEVEL​

Aimed at choir conductors with choral experience. From a proposed repertoire students will work the gesture, dynamics of rehearsal, vocal resources for children and didactics of the song. Analysis will also be studied from the point of view of the director as well as the music itself and all the aspects related to the conduction of a choir, at a human and musical level. Each active student will have time to work each day with the pilot choir, with prior joint preparation and subsequent assessment.
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Teacher:
Elisenda Carrasco
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Pilot choir:
Cor Infantil Sant Cugat

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ADULT CHOIR

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL​

Aimed at conductors with a certain choral experience, conservatory music teachers and music school teachers who lead choirs. Conduction technique (gesture), conduction practices with pianist and pilot choir, and applied analysis of the proposed pieces. Orientations for the study, understanding, deepening, internalization and practical approach of the proposed repertoire. Study of rehearsal dynamics.
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Teachers:
Pere Lluís Biosca i Jordi Lluch
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Pilot choir:
Singers from Cor Albada de l’Agrupació Cor Madrigal and PAX – Cor de Cambra de Sabadell

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ADULT CHOIR

ADVANCED LEVEL​

Directed to active conductors with a solid choral experience and advanced conduction students. Conduction technique (gesture), conduction practices with pianist and pilot choir, and applied analysis of the proposed pieces. Orientations for the study, understanding, deepening, internalization and practical approach of the proposed repertoire. Study of rehearsal dynamics.
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Teacher:
Josep Vila i Casañas
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Pilot choir:
Cor Bruckner Barcelona

Special Open Sessions

06/07/2019 4PM
Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya

06/07/2019 6PM
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Concerts

OPENING CONCERT

COR INFANTIL SANT CUGAT, SINGERS OF THE COR ALBADA DE L’AGRUPACIÓ COR MADRIGAL AND PAX – COR DE CAMBRA DE SABADELL, COR BRUCKNER BARCELONA
Friday 5th July 2019, 9PM – Parish of Sant Gaietà (Barcelona)
Donation: 5€

CHOIR FRANCESC VALLS

Saturday 6th July 2019, 9PM
Parish of Sant Gaietà (Barcelona)
Donation: 5€

COR DE NOIES DE L’ORFEÓ CATALÀ

Sunday 7th July 2019, 9PM
Parish of Sant Gaietà (Barcelona)
Donation: 5€

CLOSING CONCERT

COURSE STUDENTS WITH PILOT CHOIRS
Monday 8th July 2019, 6:30PM
ESMUC (Barcelona)
Free entrance

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