2 FULL CONDUCTING positions for an 8-Day Master Class with Simon Carrington have opened for the Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop – Tenor
Due to some changes/scheduling issues, there are a limited number of openings in both sessions for Tenors at the Full Conductor tier. There are a limited number of openings in both sessions for Soprano and Tenor at the Conducting Auditor tiers.
SARTEANO CHAMBER CHORAL CONDUCTING WORKSHOP w/SIMON CARRINGTON, BRONISLAWA FALINSKA and BRIAN O’CONNELL
Session I 19 – 26 July 2015 (Sacred Music Session)
Session II 29 July – 5 August 2015 (Mixed Repertoire Session)
The Sarteano Workshop is celebrating its twelfth season, and we’ve expanded (added a Sacred Music session). Come join Simon, Broni and Brian, as well as, conductors from every corner of the globe, as we explore chamber choral music from every era. There are three possible tiers of participation: Full Conductor, Conducting Auditor, and Singer (we heartily welcome interested advanced choral singers!):
Full Conductors – Daily podium time to conduct your assigned piece in Simon Carrington’s daily 4.5 hour Master Class.
Conducting Auditors – Have a private filmed lesson with Simon and rehearse/conduct in the morning session. Over the course of the week, two Conducting Auditors are chosen to conduct a piece in the final concert, along with the Full Conductors.
Our collaborative workshop is geared to choral musicians with strong vocal ability that have interest in rehearsing and performing unaccompanied chamber choral music. The ensemble is made from the participants – everyone sings, so everyone receives the benefits of each day’s Master Class with Simon. Our goal is to develop rehearsal technique through listening skills development, ensemble building though effective verbal and non-verbal communication and group dynamic skills.
We are excited to open a new session, devoted entirely to sacred music. This session will culminate in a performance in Chiesa di San Francesco, a longstanding wish of Simon’s that the final concert be held in one of Sarteano’s beautiful churches. The second, mixed repertoire session, will conclude with a final concert in Sarteano’s architectural jewel, Il Teatro Comunale degli Arrischianti. Both sessions offer our participants the same time frames for conducting and singing, and in the Musica Sacra session, Broni will offer plainchant singing, in an authentic setting.
Each day, the afternoon session will consist of Master Classes with Simon. This year we are again delighted to offer a Q&A/Dialogue session with Simon.
The first morning session consists of group Vocal Pedagogy with Bronislawa Falinska (utilizing the Rohmert Method of Functional Voicetraining) exploring new and unique ways to create personal and ensemble sound. The second morning session with Brian O’Connell deals with developing a vital chamber choir emphasizing effective rehearsal strategy. Up to two graduate credits are available through The Boston Conservatory.