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8 Days of Conducting Master Classes + Chamber Singing w/Carrington, Falinska, & O'Connell in Tuscany

Location: Italy
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Voicing: Mixed

27 July - 3 August 2013 
Sarteano (Tuscany), Italy 

This intensive and supportive conducting workshop is geared for choral conductors and music educators with strong vocal ability who are interested in rehearsing and performing chamber choral music. We also heartily welcome qualified singers who are interested in attending the workshop in a non-conducting capacity; who love to sing in a chamber group environment and/or are very specifically looking to learn rehearsal and conducting techniques. Up to two graduate credits are available through The Boston Conservatory. 

There are three possible tiers of participation: Full Conductor, Conducting Auditor, and Singer. 

This will be the 9th consecutive year of Simon, Broni and I working together in Sarteano. 

The afternoon session will consist solely of daily conducting Master Classes with Simon Carrington. Each Full Conductor will conduct in every master class. This year we are again delighted to offer a Q&A/Dialogue session with Simon. 

The two-part morning session will consist of group Vocal Pedagogy with Bronislawa Falinska utilizing the Rohmert Method of Functional Voicetraining, a method not commonly found in the States; and clinics on developing a vital chamber choir, with Brian O'Connell. 

Conducting Auditors will have an assigned time to conduct the ensemble, and are also scheduled for a private videoed conducting session with Simon. 

Over the course of the week, two Conducting Auditor's are also chosen to rehearse the ensemble and conduct a piece in the final concert from the CA's morning repertoire. EVERYONE sings - the master class uses the entire workshop ensemble as its laboratory, so everyone receives the benefits of each day's 4.5 hour master class with Simon. 

For a detailed description of the workshop and an online application form, please visit our website at 

Contact: Gail Leicher + 1 781.652.0158 

Looking forward to seeing you in Tuscany!