The renowned American soprano Valerie Girard will give masterclasses together with English pianist/conductor/countertenor James Gray in the medieval town of Poppi in the Casentino Valley in Tuscany. Masterclasses will be conducted in vocal technique and vocal repertoire as well as private lessons. Students will have the opportunity to perform in two concerts: one for an invited audience at the Palazzo Gatteschi and a grand concert with the Camerata di Colombaia Music Festival at the Castello di Poppi. 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 €600. Fee for non-active participants is €200.
We will help you to find affordable housing in apartments shared with other students nearby. There are lovely cafés, restaurants and shops also within walking distance.
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
Optional Language Course
Students attending Casentino Voice might consider adding a week, either before or after our course, to study Italian at an excellent school for foreigners in Poppi.
For more information: www.parlital.it/Italian-Language-School.html
Payment for the course can be made by PayPal, postal money order or bank draft. For further information and questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
Master classes, Voice lessons, Coaching, Performance
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Date: June 17 - 26, 2017
Location: Palazzo Gatteschi Crudeli, Via Cavour 78, 52014 Poppi (AR)
Registration Fee/Non-Refundable Deposit: €50
Final Registration & Payment: May 30, 2017
(Early registration is recommended to secure your place in the course!)
Send your application with materials to: Email: email@example.com
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.