Age limit: 35 years
Entrance examination August 1 – 10 a.m.
The seminar will focus mainly on the study of great Renaissance and XX century scores.
Active students will be able to expand their repertoire of contemporary music through practice with the resident choir of Siena Cathedral.
The following may apply: choirmasters, intermediate or higher level students of composition, music students with a diploma in a discipline relevant to vocal music, undergraduate students of disciplines related to the art of singing, pianists with singing and/or choral experience.
For the entrance examination, candidates will be required to present:
● Thomas Tallis If ye love me
● Arvo Pärt Morning star
Lessons will focus on the following repertoire:
● Thomas Tallis O nata lux de lumine / In pace in idipsum / Te lucis ante terminum
● Morten Lauridsen O nata lux de lumine
● Arvo Pärt Da pacem Domine / De Profundis / Morning star
● Ēriks Ešendvalsd O salutaris Hostia
The seminar will be structured as follows:
Morning: theory lesson and practice of the contemporary and Thomas Tallis repertoire with the choir
Afternoon: all students (active and auditors) will attend the rehearsals of the following compositions:
Thomas Tallis Spem in Alium / Alessandro Striggio Ecce beatam lucem / György Ligeti Lux aeterna / Arvo Pärt Berliner Messe