30th of July to 4th of August 2018, University of Music Saarland
Georg Grün ranks among the most sought-after choral conductors and ... choral sound specialists in the world. In 1990, he founded the KammerChor Saarbrücken and remains its artistic director today. With the ensemble he has won major international and national choir competitions, has performed at many renowned music festivals and has regularly produced CDs for Carus-Verlag and Rondeau. Between 2000 and 2012 Georg Grün was professor of choral conducting at the Musikhochschule Mannheim, with whose newly-formed Chamber Choir he also won numerous international prizes. In 2012, Georg Grün was appointed professor at the HfM University of Music Saar, and in 2013 took on the role of conductor of the Ev. Chorgemeinschaft an der Saar. Georg Grün travels extensively both in Germany and abroad as a guest conductor, adjudicator and teacher of international master classes in choral conducting. Since 2010, he has been a mentor of the Conductors' Forum of the German Music Council and since 2015, chairman of the jury at the renowned International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf. In 2016 concerts, adjudicator work, master classes and guest conducting engagements will take him, among other places, to Italy, France, Ireland, Spain and Poland.
Solistenensemble Stimmkunst, Stuttgart
Amsterdam Baroque / Collegium Vocale Gent
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
J.S. Bach, Singet dem Herrn BWV 225
H.Wolf, Im stillen Frieden / Die Stimme des Kindes
G.Ligeti, Lux aeterna
C.Gottwald, Soupir (M.Ravel) / Des pas sur la neige (C.Debussy)
Development and performance of complex choral music under professional conditions in an academy choir together with professional singers from radio choirs or the professional choral scene in every vocal group. The latter will coach the scholarship holders during the entire duration of the Choral Academy, providing targeted vocal training that is entirely tailored to the individual needs and requirements of professional vocal ensemble work and its literature.
The Choral Academy will work closely with the Conductors’ Academy headed by Prof. Georg Grün.
The Choral Academy is aimed primarily at singers aged between 16 and 26 years who
Complete application documents should be uploaded here
Application deadline: 31st of May 2018
The artistic directors will select from among the candidates six active participants per vocal group.
Once the artistic management has selected the participants in the Choral Academy, applicants will be notified in writing.
Active participants will receive an invitation letter along with two forms relating to image and music rights and a form for confirming attendance. All three must be returned completed and signed by the stated deadline. Enrolment is binding after payment of the enrolment fee for the respective academy (see below).
Passive participation in the Choral Academy is also possible. This must be specified on the application form. Passive participants will receive a form for confirming attendance. This must be completed, signed and returned by the stated deadline. Enrolment is binding after payment of the enrolment fee for the respective academy (see below).
€ 75 (includes the cost of a daily hot lunch as well as coffee, tea and bottled water for the entire duration of the Academy)
The course fee of 600 euros is financed for the selected active participants through a grant from the Peter and Luise Hager Foundation and the ME Saar Foundation. The course fee is waived for passive participants.
The costs for accommodation and meals (apart from those covered by the enrolment fee) are not included in the course fee. We are happy to help you find suitable accommodation.
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17 June 2018
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