In 2017 the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music will be held in Barcelona, Spain, from 22nd to 29th July. The slogan of this symposium in cooperation with the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) will be “The Colours of Peace”.

The preliminary schedule of the program contains performances from 24 selected international choirs, 35 lectures and 4 masterclasses for conducters:

  • SIMON HALSEY – XXth century and contemporary
  • ROLLO DILWORTH – North american gospel, folk and african music
  • HELMUTH RILLING – From Baroque to Romanticism
  • ELISENDA CARRASCO – Children choirs

Application criteria for active students in the master classes of the WSCM11 are a minimum experience of five (5) years as the principal conductor of musical performances, a Video or URL links, with samples of rehearsals and performances, a ist of repertoire performed that is related to the master class.

Active students will work with the master teacher in open sessions with a rehearsal choir and an audience, and in private classes with the master teacher and a pianist only. Observer students will be able to attend private classes as well. There will be a maximum of six places for active students, and ten places for observer students, for every master class. Applicants for active students who are not selected will have priority as observers.

Deadline for masterclass application: November 30, 2016.

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