The renowned American soprano Valerie Girard will give masterclasses together with English pianist/conductor James Gray in the medieval town of Stia in the Casentino Valley in Tuscany. Masterclasses will be conducted in vocal technique and vocal repertoire as well as private voice lessons and individual coaching. The program will end with a grand concert with the Camerata di Colombaia Music Festival at the Pieve di Romena in Pratovecchio. Coaching in French Melodie, German Lieder, Italian, Spanish and English song will be available as well as appropriate operatic and oratorio repertoire. Master classes will be held in English. Language of private instruction available in English, French, German and Italian. Non-active participants are also welcome.
Course fee and accommodation
The course fee for active participants is €700 (which includes a professional video-recording of the final concert and transportation to and from Romena). Fee for non-active participants is €200.
Accomodations are not included in the fee, but can be arranged in affordable housing in apartments shared with other students nearby. There are lovely cafés, restaurants and shops also within walking distance, as well as swimming in the Arno at the municipal park (Parco del Canto alla Rana). Free Wi-Fi is offered in several of the cafes.
An initial selection for active participants will be made on the basis of the candidate’s CV and a demo-cassette, CD, DAT recording, or link to YouTube or other online source. Works chosen should be from the classical vocal repertoire (opera, oratorio, art-song). Those who wish to be a non-active participant do not need to submit any audio material. Please include your personal details, a short biography, photo and a list of repertoire you would like to work on during the course. Application Form
Payment for the course can be made by PayPal, postal money order or bank draft. For further information and questions email email@example.com
Master classes, Voice lessons, Coaching, Performance
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Date: July 6 - 16, 2018
Location: Musicaint – Scuola di Musica - Via del Vecchio Municipio 1, 52015 Pratovecchio/Stia (AR)
Registration Fee/Non-Refundable Deposit: €50
Final Registration & Payment: June 14, 2018
(Early registration is recommended to secure your place in the course!)
Send your application with materials to: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you prefer to send your materials or payments with postal mail,
please send an email to Ms. Girard and the mailing address will be provided.
Sponsored by the Musicaint Scuola di Musica Intercomunale del Casentino - www.musicaint.it