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UMass Lowell-Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop in Tuscany, Italy

Term To Study: Summer 2014
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2014
Program Starts: Jul 26, 2014
Program Ends: Aug 02, 2014
Major 1: Music
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Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Link 1: Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop website
Program Locations: Sarteano
Contact Name: Office Of Study Abroad & Int'l. Experiences
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What is Included: A collaborative and supportive workshop for conductors, music educators and singers. Daily conducting master classes and group vocal pedagogy utilizing the Rohmert Method of Functional Voicetraining.

Full participation cost is waived through scholarship granted by the Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop.

Students in this program are eligible to receive credit equivalent to Voice Pedagogy II, 73.245.

Breakfast and dinner is provided daily.
Estimated Costs: Students will need to purchase their own airline ticket. The Office of Study Abroad can offer guidance through this process.

Students will need to arrange for hotel stay, as suggested by the Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop. Students should plan for approximately $75/night for hotel stay. Reservation assistance will be provided to you by the Sarteano staff. Breakfasts and dinners daily are included in the hotel reservation.

Some meals are included, however students should plan accordingly for spendin money. The Office of Study Abroad and the Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop can assist with details.
Program Description

This is an exciting opportunity for Music majors!

2 UMass Lowell Music majors will be selected to participate in the Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting workshop in Tuscany, Italy!

Sing with choral musicians from all over the globe! Join Simon Carrington, Bronislawa Falinska & UMass Lowell Choral Director Brian O'Connell for their tenth consecutive year leading this workshop.

This intensive conducting workshop is geared for music educators and choral conductors with strong vocal ability who are interested in rehearsing and performing chamber choral music. You will be part of a twenty-six to thirty member ensemble that will prepare and perform a cappella choral music from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

As a music educator or conductor seeking the experience of working and learning in a small group, you will have the opportunity to establish and develop relationships and to make music with other like-minded musicians. Creating a cohesive and musical ensemble in such a short time period is essential to the workshop, and we will focus on techniques to help facilitate this over the course of the workshop.

Workshop sessions will be held in the Società Filarmonica, and we will close with a performance in the beautiful Teatro di Sarteano.

GPA of 3.0
Completion of Conducting II
Two faculty recommendations
Audition (one prepared song and sight-reading) in early March by invitation

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