SUMMER SESSION 2016
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World Youth Choir is looking for young, talented, experienced singers from all over the world, interested in improving their skills of choral singing while touring Germany and Belgium in second half of July 2016!
We are looking for singers who are:
Between 17 and 26 years old (on July 1st, 2016).
A passionate choral singer.
From a background of basic or semi professional music education.
Ready to meet new friends all over the world.
Able to speak English at an intermetiate level.
Seeking a different professional challenge.
Eager to learn in a multicultural environment.
Does it fit you? In that case the World Youth Choir is the place to be and sing!
Why should you join?
Beyond the project itself, the World Youth Choir is a way to network with choral youth in the world. Selected singers/session participants are considered cultural “ambassadors” of their country. In return they make friends with young people from all over the world, learn of new/ different singing techniques, improve interpretation as well as stage performance capacities while singing choral music of various styles, time periods and the many genres of each continent, learn about other cultures and bring back home choral music from different world countries.
The World Youth Choir by its music, performances and presence (sessions) in a different regions of the world, each or every other year, sends a message of peace, brotherhood, and the vitality of life itself, for which the UNESCO has named the World Youth Choir “Artist for peace” in 1996, recognizing its success as a platform for intercultural dialogue through music.
Location (rehearsal & tour): Summer session 2016 in Germany is organized by Jeunesses Musicales International and the World Youth Choir Foundation. The rehearsal session is hosted by Jeunesses Musicales Germany in the JMI World Meeting Center Weikersheim. The rehearsal session will be followed by a tour with concerts in Germany and Belgium (details will be confirmed by April 2016).
Language: Events will be conducted in English. Intermediate level of English is required.
Dates: 13/07/2016 (arrivals) to 02/08/2016 (departures tbc).
Repertoire: mixed secular and sacred repertoire.
Conductor: Filippo Maria Bressan, Italy.
Costs: No session participation fee. From arrival to Weikersheim until departure all accommodation, transportation and the material are provided by the organization Selected participants are however responsible for travel to and from the host country/final concert tour destination (all travel details will be communicated with chosen singers directly after the final international selection) and pocket money for their own private expenses.
Other important information: Selected participants are responsible for full preparation of the chosen repertoire before coming to the session (music material will be sent to all selected singers by mail before the end of May 2016) and visas and all official documents (health and travel insurance, etc.)
Deadline to apply: 31/03/2016
So... What are you waiting for? Take this opportunity of a lifetime!