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Kodály Institute

Kecskemét, Hungary
  • English
  • Primary & Secondary
  • not defined by institute
  • 15th July, 2017 - 28th July, 2017
KODÁLY SEMINAR 2017 in honour of the 135th anniversary of Kodály’s birth and the 50th anniversary of his death the 29th International Kodály Seminar will be held between 15 - 28 July 2017, in Kecskemét, Hungary with the following specialisations: I) Music Pedagogy II) Creative Workshop - composition games III) Choral Conducting IV) Zenezen (piano course) V) Vocal Masterclass for singers, choral singers and voice pedagogues Arrival date: 16 July 2017 (Sunday, between 10 am and 6 pm) Departure date: 29 July 2017 (Saturday) APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 April, 2017 Application form is available HERE. Registration fee: 20.000 HUF Participation fee: 170.000 HUF (each course) Optional class fees: - Choral conducting, singing games, folk music: 5.000 HUF (six group lessons) - Chamber singing: 10.000 HUF (six group lessons) - Voice training 15.000 HUF (individual lessons: 6 x 30 minutes) Information on accommodation possibilities is available here. Scholarships are available for the Seminar through the Tempus Public Foundation and the Foundation for the Kodály Institute. Special programme offer by Violin Travel Ltd. for Kodály Seminar Participants: Discover Budapest: Architecture, History & Music Available tour dates: 22 July or July 29, 2017 Application deadline: 31 May Read more details HERE. I) Music Pedagogy Daily schedule (except for Thursday on the second week): 09:00 - 10:00 choir rehearsal 10:30 - 12:30 musicianship according to the Kodály concept lunch 12:45 - 15:45 optional classes: choral conducting, singing games, individual voice training, chamber singing, folk music 16:00 - 18:00 teaching methods (=workshops) 20:00 - 21:00 concert Each participant can choose one workshop out of the seven options. Please mark your option on the application form. Week 1 (1) early childhood music education - Lucinda Geoghegan (2) elementary classrom (age 5-8) - Borbála Szirányi (3) lower secondary classroom (age 12-15) - James Cuskelly (4) solfege methodology for instrumental students (age 6-14) - Marianna Spiegel (5) tertiary level solfege methodology - Brigitta Kovács (6) Kokas pedagogy - Katalin Körtvési (7) contemporary Hungarian choral music - Árpád Tóth Week 2 (1) upper elementary (9-12) - Borbála Szirányi (2) upper secondary (16-18) - James Cuskelly (3) tertiary level methodology for music theory teaching - Suzanne Konings (4) teaching of jazz theory - Erik Albjerg (5) choral improvisation - Árpád Tóth (6) Kokas pedagogy - Katalin Körtvési (repeat of the first week) (7) introduction to Kodály’s choral music for equal voice choirs - Lenke Igó II) Creative Workshop - composition games Faculty: Judit Varga (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien) Description of the course: The course is aiming to develop different creative skills that lead into music composition. Discussing and trying basic compositional techniques, such as harmonization (classical, romantic, modern), counterpoint and formal exercises. Playful exercise techniques for children, since every child is a composer by birth. Tools to develop their creativity, inner hearing and notation techniques. Possibility for individual compositional consultations. Course language: English, German Daily schedule: 09:00-10:00 choir rehearsal 10:00-12:30 musicianship lunch 13:00-18:00 group and individual lessons 20:00-21:00 concert III) Choral Conducting Faculty: Gabriella Thész, Wilma ten Wolde, Péter Erdei Description of the course: The course gives an opportunity for young choral conductors and choral conducting students with a reasonable amount of experience in working with choirs to develop their musical and technical knowledge necessary for the performance of classical choral repertory. The participants will work with Iinternationally renowned ensembles and master teachers. Conductors are expected to have some ability of score reading on the keyboard as well as good ability in singing parts of choral works in solo or small ensemble. The course is dIvided into technical preparation and live choral rehearsals in a laboratory situation where students gain experience in preparing for a public performance as the culmination of the masterclass. Applicants are expected to have a secure knowledge of the repertoire upon arrival. On the application form applicants are requested to specify their selection of strand (children’s choir, female youth choir or mixed choir) Repertory of the course will be fully uploaded later on. Daily schedule (except for Thursday on the second week): 09:00 - 10:00 choir rehearsal 10:30 - 12:30 musicianship according to the Kodály concept lunch 14:00 - 15:45 conducting technique 16:00 - 18:00 conducting technique/conducting lab 20:00 - 21:00 concert 1. conductors working with children’s choirs Leader of the course: Gabriella Thész Artist-in-residence choir: Columbus Children's Choir, Ohio, USA Material: Zoltán Kodály: - Hajnövesztő (Grow, Tresses) - Katalinka (Ladybird) - A 150. genfi zsoltár (Psalm 150) - Esti dal (Evening Song) Béla Bartók: - Leánykérő (Choosing of a Girl) - Lánycsúfoló (Mocking of a Girl) György Ligeti: Két kánon (Two Canons) Miklós Kocsár: Cat and Dog Ferenc Liszt: O Salutaris Hostia Miklós Csemiczky: Missa Brevis - Kyrie 2. conductors of youth and female choirs Leaders of the course: Wilma ten Wolde - conductor (Netherlands Female Youth Choir) and Irene Verburg - soprano and vocal coach Artist-in-residence choir: National Youth Choir of the Netherlands In this course you will work on your conducting as well as your vocal development. You will study the influence of your conducting style on choral sound, intonation and musical freedom. Subjects: - How to analyze and solve vocal issues with young singers - How to achieve a fresh and young, yet full bodied sound - How to work on flexibility and musical direction - How to integrate vocal development in rehearsals - How to develop your own breath and posture and how that effects the singing of a choir Material: Francis Poulenc: Litanies a la Vierge Noire Petites Voix - La Petite Fille Sage - Le chien perdu - Le petit garçon malade Frank Martin: Sonnet Béla Bartók: - Madárdal - Párnás táncdal Giuseppe Verdi: Laudi alla Vergine Maria Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Hebe deine Augen auf (from Élias) Hemlig stod jag en morgon - Trad. Swedish Folksong. arr. Susanne Rosenberg 3. conductors of mixed choirs Leader of the course: Péter Erdei Artist-in-residence choir: New Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir Material: Zoltán Kodály: - An Ode for Music - I Will Go Look for Death - Media vita in morte sumus - Fölszállott a páva (The Peacock) - Jézus és a kufárok (Jesus and the Traders) Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: - Der erste Frühlingstag, op. 48. - Drei Psalmen, op. 78. - Vier Lieder, op. 100. IV) Zenezen (piano course) Faculty: Anikó Novák, Katalin Körtvési Description of the course: 'ZeneZen' is a piano course that will demonstrate how the different aspects of musical instruction interact with each other and contribute to a holistic experience of musical learning. The master course is recommended not only for professional pianists but piano teachers and general music teachers as well. The training of students is approached from three perspectives: (1) piano performance that is supported by (2) the training of inner musical imagination through the systematic adaptation of the Kodály concept and (3) the development of the skills of self-expression through the practical adaptation of the Kokas pedagogy. The master course is thus built on three main pillars: piano class and coaching, musicianship training, free movement improvisation to music inspired by the Kokas pedagogy. Individual piano classes are also part of the program. Daily schedule: 09:00 - 10:00 choir rehearsal 10:30 - 12:30 musicianship and movement improvisation lunch 14.00 - 18:00 individual and group lessons 20:00 - 21:00 concert Compulsory material: - one piece by J. S. Bach from the following collections: Kleine Präludien und Fughetten, Two- and Three-part Inventions , Das Wohltemperierte Klavier I. II. (Urtext edition) - one piece from the Mikrokosmos series I-VI by Béla Bartók - one or more freely chosen composition according to the applicant's level of experience The title of the pieces have to be sent together with the application form. V) Vocal Masterclass for singers, choral singers and voice pedagogues Faculty: Renáta Darázs, Roland Hajdu, János Klézli, Éva Madarász, Balázs Székely Description of the course: The course stands on individual lessons, performance classes and lectures. Individual lessons give opportunity for the participants to develop their vocal technique, musical sensitivity and performing skills.The performance classes are based on the given repertory of the course and deal with the analysis and the background of the pieces. Lectures specialise on questions of vocal technique and voice pedagogy. Daily schedule: 09:00-10:00 choir rehearsal 10:00-12:30 musicianship lunch 13:00-18:00 individual lessons, performance classes, lectures 20:00-21:00 concert Material: - one piece from the LIST BELOW - one recitativo+aria (can be a cantata, oratorio or opera) - one Kodály-song or folksong arrangement - one freely chosen song or aria Further information: pronunciation guide to Kodály pieces will be given before the Seminar. For new applicants: applicants should be able to sing the pieces together with text from the score. LIST of songs: Schumann: - Mondnacht - Der Nußbaum - Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome Brahms: - Wie Melodien - Das Mädchen spricht - Die Mainacht - Auf dem Kirchhofe Kodály: - Árva vagyok - Magos kősziklának Liszt: - Die Loreley - Freudvoll und leidvoll - Der du von dem Himmel bist - Im Rhein, im schönen Strome Strauss: - Die Nacht - Morgen! Wolf: - Gebet - Elfenlied - Das verlassene Mägdlein

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