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Leitung: Thomas Max Meyer

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Choir Academy under the artistic direction of Prof. Georg Grün

When and where

3 to 8 September 2017, University of Music Saarland

 

Artistic Direction


Director

Prof. Georg Grün

Director
Kammerchor Saarbrücken
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.

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Lecturer

Maria Bernius

Soprano
Kammerchor Stuttgart

 

Lecturer

Franziska Bobe

Soprano
Solistenensemble Stimmkunst, Stuttgart

 

Lecturer

Mirjam Hantke-Zimnol

Soprano
KammerChor Saarbrücken

 

Lecturer

Isolde Assenheimer

Alto
Deutscher Kammerchor

 

Lecturer

Agnes Schauder

Alto
Kammerchor Stuttgart

 

Lecturer

Elke Rutz

Alto
Kammerchor Stuttgart

 

Lecturer

Florian Cramer

Tenor
Kammerchor Stuttgart

 

Lecturer

Tilman Kögel

Tenor
Amsterdam Baroque / Collegium Vocale Gent

 

Lecturer

Daniel Schreiber

Tenor
SWR Vokalensemble

 

Lecturer

Johannes Hill

Bass
Kammerchor Stuttgart

 

Lecturer

Mathis Koch

Bass
Kammerchor Stuttgart

 

Lecturer

Adolph Seidel

Bass
Kammerchor Stuttgart

 

 

Program and work schedule of the week


Program Choir Academy

Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967) – Jesus und die Krämer
Olivier Messian (1908-1992) – Cinq rechant: pour 12 voix mixtes
Antonio Lotti (1667-1740) – Crucifixus a 8 voci
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) – Trois chansons
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) Sfogava con le stelle /Si ch’ io vorrei morire (aus dem 4. Madrigalbuch)
Christoph Demantius (1567-1643) – Steh auf, und nimm das Kindelein / Es ward eine Stille in dem Himmel (aus „4 deutsche Motetten zu 6 Stimmen“)


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.

  • up to four hours of rehearsals each day under the direction of Prof. Georg Grün, during which active coaching of the professional singers will take place
  • 30 minutes of individual instruction each day with the professional choir singers in the form of intensive voice training, along with help with independent rehearsal, learning sheet music and artistic realization (only for active participants)
  • large concluding concert to be recorded by Saarland Broadcasting Corporation – SR

The Choral Academy will work closely with the Conductors’ Academy headed by Prof. Georg Grün.

Target group


The Choral Academy is aimed primarily at singers aged between 16 and 26 years who

  • wish to experience choral work on a high level that exceeds that required by amateur choirs and which approaches the semi-professional level
  • are interested in enrolling for a university degree in singing
  • who hope to gain new impetus from completing professional choral work at the HfM University of Music Saar

 

Application procedure


  • Completed application form (web from)
  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Recent video recording of a singing performance as a soloist (max. 10 minutes, two pieces from different eras)

Complete application documents should be uploaded in the candidate area of the website: http://www.hfmsaar-summerschool.de

Application deadline: 30. June 2017

 

Selection of Participants


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:
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 participants:
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).

 

Costs


Enrolment fee:
€ 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.

 

Contact information


If you have any questions, please contact

Mauro Barbierato
chor-orchester@hfm.saarland.de

Short summary


Application deadline
30. June 2017


Contact information
If you have any questions, please contact:

Mauro Barbierato
chor-orchester@hfm.saarland.de


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