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Kurt Thomas Cursus

Organizing institution
HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, HKU Utrechts Conservatorium
Course code
A30
Course fee
€ 890
Level
Bachelor level

The Kurt Thomas Cursus is an intensive course for (choral)conductors of all levels and genres. The unique concept of the course enables all participants to take part at their own level. The teachers will share their knowledge and expertise during nine days with the participants in a variety of classes and workshops. The participants will form choirs their selves, but the Kurt Thomas Course also collaborates with the professional Kurt Thomas Chamber Choir, Utrecht Conservatory Strings and several chamber musicians and soloists. The course concludes with a festive concert on Saturday July 15 2017 in the Nicolaïkerk in Utrecht.

The Kurt Thomas Cursus of the HKU Utrecht Conservatory is an intensive course for (choral)conductors of all levels and genres. The course will be focussing on:

• Conducting technique

• Rehearsal technique

• Voice training
• Repertoire from Gregorian chant through classical to light music

The teachers will share their knowledge and expertise during nine days with the participants in a variety of classes and workshops. The participants will form choirs their selves, but the Kurt Thomas Course also collaborates with the professional Kurt Thomas Chamber Choir, Utrecht Conservatory Strings and several chamber musicians and soloists.

The course concludes with a festive concert on Saturday July 15 2017 in the Nicolaïkerk in Utrecht.

Tags: conducting, choir, singing, classical music, summercourse,

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COURSE LEADER

Fokko Oldenhuis & Servaas Schreuders

LECTURERS

Servaas Schreuders Group A and B
Rob Vermeulen Group C and D
Louis Buskens Group B and E
Fokko Oldenhuis (cursusleider) Group A, B and C
Adrián R. Van der Spoel Group A and D
Mikhaïl Zemtsov Group C and E
Michael Gläser Group D and E
Jesper Holm Group A and B Vocal Pop & Jazz
Simone van den Dool Gregorian Chant
Harjo Pasveer Vocal coach

TARGET GROUP

Level A – amateurs

For beginning amateur conductors. Requirements: general musical training, reasonable tonal concept of the score and good use of the voice.

Level B – for experienced amateurs / beginning professional musicians
for the professional musician embarking on conducting or the amateur conductor with some experience. Requirements: clear tonal concept of the score, good use of the voice and insight into scores.
In groups A and B light music is also discussed, with piano accompaniment and possibly bass and drums. Other repertoire is a capella.

Level C – for experienced conductors with an instrumental ensemble

For more experienced conductors who will work with choir, soloists and a small instrumental ensemble: the professional musician, conservatory student of choral conducting and the advanced amateur conductor. Requirements: clear tonal concept of reasonably complex scores, sufficient conducting technique and experience as a choral singer.

Level D – professionals with chamber choir

For beginning or advanced professionals who will work with an a cappella professional chamber choir. Requirements: a good command of conducting technique, a clear tonal concept of complex scores and broad experience as a choral singer.

Level E – professionals with large choir and orchestra

For beginning or advanced professionals who will work with the Evening Choir formed by all course participants, with a string orchestra. Requirements: a good command of conducting technique, a clear tonal concept of complex scores and broad experience as a choral singer.

Gregorian chant group

You have affinity with Gregorian chant, a good voice and knowledge of square notation (or you are good at solfège).

COURSE AIM

Expand and share your knowledge and expertise of (choral)conducting.

STUDY LOAD

Nine full days of presence during the course. Beforehand you have to prepare and study the repertoire.

FEE

• € 890 - Group A-E excl. accommodation
• € 0 - Course + course materials
• € 1 - administratie
• € 350 - administratie huisvesting

Student discount Group A-E receive a €200.- discount.

All prizes are excl. meals and course material.

DISCOUNTS AND COMBINATIONS
» Overview of all available discounts

SCHOLARSHIPS

Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

MORE INFORMATION

Anne-Maartje Lemereis & Leonoor Coppoolse
ktc.muziek@hku.nl

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REGISTRATION

Deadline for registration: 08 May 2017

Application closed