Playing, playing, playing…this is the basic idea of the 43rd edition of our Summer Workshops.
Experience becomes the centre of teaching: every student will engage in two ensembles every day composed of different musicians and with several teachers, plus two improvisation lessons applied to their instruments, also with different teachers and in classes of a maximum of 8 different students.
The ensembles, as in previous editions, will be coordinated by the teachers playing together with the students, creating an atmosphere of empathy and sharing, always typical of our courses.
In these 15 days, we create the splendid atmosphere of a summer camp with lessons of five hours a day, to leave the students time to study and play together, in the equipped rooms we have available for them.
Every night we organize concerts for teachers, students’ jam sessions and ensemble performances. The jam sessions will take place in some clubs of the historical “Contrade” of the Palio di Siena, the world-famous horserace, where the history of the town meets the well-know hospitality of the Sienese people.
The participants will be able to study for two week, forming a community of 120 students from different countries, living this experience together with 30 international musicians, half of them from Italy and half of them from abroad. The workshops can count on a very good, competent staff who was able to form 60 ensembles – 30 for each week of the workshop – ensuring the very high quality of this event. The organization of the courses allows each student to take part in 4 different ensembles, who will then perform in the final recitals with their own teachers: a very high emotional and didactic experience.
A 20-people strong team in our office (employees and outside contributors) will be available to students and teachers, as these courses can become an important turning point in the lives and careers of the students and the tutors, an experience they will remember for life.
New features for 2013
• 15 Italian teachers
• 15 international teachers
• 60 music laboratories
• 120 students (maximum number allowed)
• 2 daily lessons in improvisation techniques applied to instruments
• 2 daily lessons in ensemble music.