Germany, Saarbrücken

Conductor's Academy

when 3 September 2017 - 8 September 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 100

The Conductors' Academy focuses primarily on questions of interpretation, choral sound, intonation and the realisation thereof when conducting and rehearsing in a professional context. Particular attention is paid to baton-conducting and the individual "conductoral language" of the participants through individual conducting lessons with Prof. Grün, passive participation in the choral rehearsals and own conducting of the academy choir, the rehearsals of which are video-recorded and subsequently evaluated as part of the preparation of the candidate choral works for rehearsal and conducting.

o two hours of conducting lessons each day by Prof. Georg Grün (only for active participants)
o one hour of active work each day with the academy choir, shared between the four active conducting scholarship holders (only for active participants)
o up to four hours' passive participation in the choir rehearsal each day under the direction of Prof. Georg Grün
o large concluding concert to be recorded by Saarland Broadcasting Corporation – SR

The Conductors’ Academy will work closely with the Choral Academy headed by Prof. Georg Grün.
Active participants agree to conduct the final concert if selected by the artistic director to do so. No right to conduct exists.

Program
• 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“)

Course leader

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

Target group

The Conductors' Academy is aimed at:
o conducting students and young conductors interested in completing a continuing-education course in choral conducting
o church musicians, school musicians, amateur choir conductors

Course aim

The Conductor's Academy will conclude with a concert by all the participants to be recorded by Saarland Broadcasting Corporation – SR (only for selected active participants)

Fee info

EUR 100: Enrolment fee: € 100 (includes the cost of music scores and of a daily hot lunch as well as coffee, tea and bottled water for the entire duration of the Academy)
EUR 0: 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.

Scholarships

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.