Vancouver Early Music Programme 2013
Monday 29 July through Friday 9 August, 2013
[Opening Event: Concert by Ellen Hargis, Sunday evening 28 July]
Baroque Vocal Programme:
“The Compleat Singer”
Bringing movement, passion and projection
interpretation of baroque vocal music
Participation in ‘The Compleat Singer’ offers a unique opportunity to explore & experiment in all aspects of the Baroque singer’s development. The setting is intimate, the attention is intensely individual and the results are completely inspirational. This is a laboratory, not an audition!
Part participants have said of “The Compleat Singer”…
”…the teachers were incredible and opened our eyes to this music and way of singing….They spoke, taught and played with intelligence and passion, and awakened a hunger in us to delve into unknown territories.” (Mirielle Lebel, mezzo-soprano)
“Early Music Vancouver's "The Compleat Singer" summer programme is a unique and valuable experience for the aspiring young singer. In contrast to other programmes I have attended, Ellen Hargis creates an warm environment that facilitates personal growth, through experimentation, exploration and sharing. Because there is no final concert to polish in two short weeks, students are free to try new things, and take new risks throughout the entirety of the programme. Furthermore, the lack of competition for solo opportunities removes barriers to camaraderie between fellow musicians. I would gladly recommend this programme to both young aspiring singers and to more experienced hands. It is a flexible two weeks of coachings and collaborations that will tailor itself to your particular needs and interests.” (Megan Chartrand, soprano)
"The Vancouver Early Music Programme was for me the guide to start performing early music. There I found an excellent faculty that knew how to present the early music world to me and taught me how to approach my performance. I went there 7 years ago but I remember a lot of fun, interesting topics, great people and a really well rounded programme that inspired and expanded my curiosity of the music I still do every day." (Fabiana Gonzalez, soprano)
”…this programme has been instrumental to my career as a singer in untold ways. It opened up an exciting world of repertoire, history and interpretation to me the first time I attended.” (Deborah Rentz, mezzo-soprano)
”…this was the most amazing course I’ve ever participated in. The level of expertise was consistently and extraordinarily high from faculty and participants alike.” (Jeffrey Rich, tenor)
APPLICATION DEADLINES: The deadline for Registrations and for Scholarship Applications was Monday 15 April, 2013, and results have been announced by May 15.
Late registrations will be considered if space permits.
|| Ellen Hargis course director & voice
|| Steven Adby gesture, dance & stage movement
|| Christopher Bagan coach-accompanist - harpsichord, fortepiano, chamber organ
|| Lucas Harris coach-accompanist - lute
|| Michael Jarvis coach-accompanist - harpsichord, fortepiano, chamber organ
|| for information on each of the faculty members
The course focuses on seventeenth and eighteenth century vocal repertoire, and offers the following activities:
Masterclasses: Each singer will have three opportunities during the course to sing in the daily masterclass with Ellen Hargis.
Coachings: Each singer will have four 30-minute private coachings with staff accompanists.
Private lessons: During the course, each singer will have two private lessons with Ellen Hargis, and one private session with Steven Adby on stage movement and baroque gesture.
Movement Classes: Steven Adby will lead a daily class incorporating baroque gesture, stage movement, deportment and dance.
Sessions that introduce a wide variety of relevant topics - "Stage Beauty", ornamentation, rhetoric, costume, history of vocal technique; with recordings, slide shows, demonstrations and much discussion.
‘Early Music in Context’: Early Music Vancouver will present a series of early-evening lectures, presentations and panel discussions on a variety of subjects ranging from musical topics to history, art, and baroque theatre.
This intensive course is designed for advanced-level participants such as professional singers, university, conservatory and college students (advanced amateurs may be accepted if space permits).
for an application checklist of materials required when you apply for this Programme.
The number of full participants is strictly limited to twelve singers; as we anticipate full enrolment, it is strongly advised that applications be received by April 15. Selection of participants will be on the basis of the written application and audition recording; the criteria for acceptance will be the quality and experience of the applicants, as well as what we anticipate they will contribute to the course. Special consideration will be given to those on a professional early music training track.
A limited number of Participating Auditors will be considered, at a reduced fee. They will take part in most aspects of the course (including coaching from faculty coach/accompanists), but will not sing in the masterclasses nor receive private lessons.
Non-Participating Auditors will be welcome at any activity of the Programme; they may sit in on any of the sessions & lectures (except private lessons) but may not actively participate unless specifically invited by the instructors. Daily or Weekly Auditing Passes for Non-Participating Auditors are available; the weekly passes include tickets for up to two Vancouver Early Music Festival concerts taking place during that week.
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Programme registration includes free admission to the Vancouver Early Music Festival performances scheduled during the week(s) of the Programme for which you have registered.
for the Festival Schedule.
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for complete details on Scholarship Information.
Several residences are available on campus, all within a few minutes walk to the Music Building. Some residences include a Meal; those housed at other residences are able to purchase a Green College Meal Plan serately.
for details on the various Accommodation and Meal Plan options.
For those who live in the USA and are considering attending our summer courses or festival: please note that USA immigration services require everyone to carry a valid passport in order to (re-)enter into the USA. If you do not have a passport, please make the necessary arrangements early.
for on-line Course and Accommodation Registration.
Remember to also submit the required materials as outlined in our Application Checklist.
We pefer receiving your registration form and required materials on-line.
If this is not possible, you can also download, print and complete the forms from our on-line Course Brochure in PDF format, and mail the completed forms, together with the required materials, to:
Vancouver Early Music Programme & Festival
1254 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V6H 1B6, Canada
Tel: 604 732-1610
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to download a printable PDF file of the brochure