Spain, Barcelona

Barcelona Festival of Song - Summer course for classical singers

when 4 July 2019 - 13 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1980

A summer course for classical singers, pianists and musicologists, dedicated to the study of the history and interpretation of the Iberian and Latin American art song repertoires in Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan.

The course is open to voice students and teachers interested in broadening their musical horizons and learning a repertoire that is not taught at universities of conservatories, despite its excellent quality.

Students receive master classes, lectures, and diction classes and have the opportunity of performing in two public concerts in Barcelona. Classes are in English and there is no age limit for participation.

Course leader

Dr. Patricia Caicedo, a soprano, and musicologist, an expert in Latin American and Iberian vocal repertoire, is the director of the Barcelona Festival of Song. Together with a faculty of expert performers and researchers leads the Barcelona Festival of So

Target group

Classical singers
Voice teachers
Collaborative pianists and guitarrists
Musicologists

Course aim

The center piece of the Barcelona Festival of Song® is a Summer Program for classical singers dedicated to the study of the history and interpretation of the Iberian and Latin American vocal Repertoire. Its mission is to promote and preserve the Latin-American and Iberian vocal repertoire in Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan.

This is a mission we are committed to in a time where the training of the classical singer, continues being focused mainly on the Centro European music tradition, ignoring a very important part of the world´s musical heritage.

Besides receiving several hours of vocal literature, history and diction classes, students receive many hours of master class in which they learn interpretation aspects, like diction and style. The goal is to be prepared for the two final public concerts in which all participants have the opportunity to perform. The concerts take place at beautiful venues at the heart of Barcelona.

The course focuses not only on interpretation but also in historical and musicological aspects. One of our unique offerings is that each of the participants at the Festival has his/her own personalized development program, designed around his/her unique abilities, level of development and goals. The goal is to reinforce their strengths and to identify and overcome their weaknesses.

Our program is designed for voice students and voice teachers; therefore there is not age limit. Every year, among our participants we receive university teachers who are interested in learning vocal literature, history, and interpretation of this repertoire. Our goal is to provide them with all the necessary information to be able in the future to guide their students to available resources, repertory, diction, etc.

Fee info

EUR 1980: Participants can choose to pay a tuition with or without accommodation. Prices are different for each option. We also have deadlines, each one of them with a different price. We recommend visiting our site to obtain complete information.

Scholarships

We offer partial scholarships for returning students and for duets.