INTERNATIONAL MASTER CLASS
IN CLASSICAL SINGING
IMMANUELSKYRKAN, STOCKHOLM, JUNE 15th-20th, 2018
WELCOME TO THREE COURSES FOR SINGERS
1. International master class for advanced singers with academic education in music.
2. Master class for young aspiring singers or other experienced soloists.
3. NEW COURSE, 16th-19th of June: Choir soloist course for choir singers with soloist ambitions.

THE WORKING TEAM 2018

Barbro Marklund, mezzo
Bengt-Åke Lundin, pianist
Thomas Lander, baritone
Michael Engström, pianist
Annelie Korsfeldt, soprano
Hans Ove Olssson, pianist
Anja Birnbaum, Pilates instructor
Helena Martinsson, soprano
Margareta Gäfvert, soprano
Samuel Skönberg, pianist


AREAS OF COMPETENCE
The goal of the master classes is to give the singers skills not only through vocal technique, but a holistic approach through several key areas, such as:

* Physical awareness, breath control, support, balance and breath flow, etc. through the training of Pilates.
* Pedagogic awareness through common warming-up sessions of the voice, the methodology around and analysis of exercises.
* Theoretical awareness by knowledge about anatomy, physiology and phonetics.
* Vocal awareness, voice technique, language training, interpretation, aesthetics and improvisation through singing lessons in master class.
* Stage awareness and communication through master classes and closing concert.

NUMBER OF SINGERS IN THE LARGE GROUP
We offer 12 advanced singers a place.
Age: From 20 years and upwards.
Educational requirements: Commenced or completed academic music education, opera school, opera studio, etc.
Selection: The candidate sends a link with an aria and a song, and a recommendation of the current voice teacher.

NUMBER OF SINGERS IN THE SMALL GROUP
We offer 8 young talented singer or experienced singers a place.
Age: From 16 years and upwards.
Educational requirements: Commenced music high school, college or several years as active soloists.
Selection: The candidate sends a link with two songs and a recommendation of the current voice teacher.

NUMBER OF SINGERS IN THE CHOIR SOLOIST COURSE
We offer 8 singers a place, 2 sopranos, 2 altos, 2 tenors and 2 basses.
Age: From 20 years and upwards.
Educational requirements: Several of years as an active choir singer with some solo tasks.
Selection: The candidate sends a link with two songs.

TEACHING
All singers get 30min individual instruction per day.
All teaching is taking place in an open master class.
The Small Group  and the Choir Soloists are taught parallel with masterclasses for the Large Group, but can mornings and evenings participate in all teaching with the more advanced singers.
All candidates get additionally training in Pilates, phonetics, methodology, practice, analysis, etc. See detailed plan for Large Group!

REPERTOIRE
The repertoire may be opera arias, church arias, concert arias, songs, Lieder, chansons, cabaret, spiritual songs, folk songs, contemporary works. The Large Group should have at least one song by a contemporary composer in their course repertoire.

LANGUAGE
Song Language may be Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, English (Oxford English and American English), German, French, Italian, Spanish, Latvian and Tjeckish.

TUITION
Teaching languages can be Swedish, Norwegian, English or German.

COST
Sek. 5.500 per active singer in the Large and Small Group.
Sek. 3.000 per active singer in the Choir Soloist Course.
Passive listeners pay 100 Sek per day, 50 Sek for seniors and students.
Entry to master class and concerts are free of charge for singers especially related to Immanuel Church music school.

CLOSING CONCERT
The Choir Soloist Course finishes with a lunch concert in the church square on Tuesday 19th of June at 1 p.m.
In the closing concert on Wednesday 20th of June at 6 p.m. the Large Group perform maximum 4 minutes each, while the Small Group sing maximum 3 minutes each.
The concert program will consist of songs and arias from various languages, styles and eras.

ADMISSION TO CLOSING CONCERT
Entrance fee 100 Sek, seniors and students 50 Sek.
Free entrance for singers especially related to Immanuel Church music school.

Oslo 1st of February, 2018.
Kindest regards,
Barbro Marklund

E-mail:
bma@nmh.no
Mob. +47 9006 5343

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