10th European Academy for Choir Conductors

Fano, 25 august - 1 september 2019

The Academy is biannual professional masterclass open to experienced choir conductors who will practice with a highlevel pilot choir. The masterclass is opened to a maximum of 20 active conductors. At the end of the week, on Saturday, there will be a final concert conducted by the best participants who distinguished themselves during the course.
The Academy is organized in partnership with ECA European Choral Association - Europa Cantat and in collaboration with Arcom (Associazione Regionale Cori Marche), Municipality of Fano and Coro Polifonico Malatestiano.

The Academy

The European Academy is open to experienced choir conductors. You can register as an active participant or as listener. A maximum number of 20 active directors is admitted who will work for the first three days of the Academy. From the fourth day, 10 advanced students, selected by the teacher, will improve in preparation of the final concert. The other 10 conductors will continue their participation and will take part in the lessons as auditors. The active participants will have at their disposal an highlevel pilot choir for the entire duration of the Academy. At the end of the teaching activity, on the evening of Saturday, August 31th, a concert is scheduled by the best students of the masterclass. The working language during the Academy is English. The masterclass is included in the prestigious context of the Incontro Internazionale Polifonico Città di Fano, now in its 48th edition, which during the week offers an interesting concert program with toplevel choruses.

Lecturer

Virginia Bono (Argentina)
She is graduated in choral direction and in music education in Santa Fe (Argentina) and in Francoforte (Germany), she is director of Estudio Coral Meridies chamber choir, Youth Choir AsomArte, Coro Juvenil Femenino and Coro Infantil Jilgueritos of the Coral Institute of the city of Santa Fe . She won several prizes as director, among them: third place at the International Competition for Choir Conductors Mariele Ventre of Bologna (2003), award as Conductor of Honorary Merit at the popular music contest Mercosur Aamcant of La Plata, Argentina (2000). With the choirs she directs she has participated in national and international competitions winning numerous prizes and awards. She is often invited as a lecturer and choir director to hold choral conducting courses, master classes and workshops in Argentina, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Hungary, Portugal, Uruguay and Chile. She is often invited as a jury member of choral competitions and music and as a teacher of choral music in international festivals.

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