INTERNATIONAL MASTER CLASS
IN CLASSICAL SINGING 2022
IMMANUELSKYRKAN, STOCKHOLM, JUNE 17th-22th

In cooperation with Studieförbundet Bilda  

Open for applications
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION 08.05.22











WELCOME TO THREE COURSES FOR SINGERS

Master class for advanced and professional singers, 17th - 22nd of June, 2022.
Barbro Marklund, mezzo /  Bengt-Åke Lundin, piano / Jeremy Carpenter - baritone / Michael Engström - piano
Alexandra Pinto - pilates instructor

Master class for young aspiring singers and other experiences soloists, 17th-22nd of June, 2022.
Maria Lindberg Kransmo, contralto / Michael Engström, piano / Samuel Skönberg, piano
Olga Tomilina, piano

Master class for choir soloists, 18th-21st of June, 2022.
Helena Martinsson, soprano / Margareta Gäfvert, soprano / Ola Ottosson, piano / Björn Gäfvert, piano

THE WORKING TEAM 2022

Barbro Marklund, mezzosoprano
Bengt-Åke Lundin, piano
Jeremy Carpenter, baritone
Michael Engström, piano
Maria Lindberg Kransmo, contralto
Samuel Skönberg, piano
Olga Tomilina, piano
Helena Martinsson, sorano
Margareta Gäfvert, soprano
Ole Ottosson, piano
Björn Gäfvert, piano



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. 3.700 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 c
losing concert takes place on Wednesday 22d of June in Immanuelskyrkan.
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 08th of February, 2022
Kindest regards,
Barbro Marklund

E-mail: 
bma@nmh.no
Mob. +47 9006 5343
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Vocal coach - prof. emeritus - honorary professor - mezzo