CHORAL CONDUCTING

Age limit: 35 years

In-person entrance examination July 3 – 3:30 p.m.

Choir directors, intermediate level (or above) composition students, musicians with a diploma in the vocal disciplines, those pursuing a diploma related to voice, and pianists with experience related to voice and/or choir may participate in the Course.

For the entrance examination the candidates must present:
Adriano Banchieri Kyrie from the “Missa Paratum cor meum” per doppio coro
Ildebrando Pizzetti Cade la sera

The lessons will focus on the following repertoire:
Adriano Banchieri Missa Paratum cor meum per doppio coro
Giovanni Gabrieli Cantate Domino per doppio coro
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Stabat Mater per doppio coro
Alessandro Scarlatti Exaltabo te Domine a 4 voci
Antonio Lotti Crucifixus per otto voci
Giuseppe Verdi Ave Maria su scala enigmatica
Ildebrando Pizzetti Cade la sera
Goffredo Petrassi Nonsense
Luigi Dallapiccola Coro dei malammogliati a 6 voci

* If any candidate has difficulty finding the required edition, be it out of print, it is possible to request a copy by sending an email to the Secretary of Students.

The Course will be structured accordingly:
- morning: theory and practical exercises with the choir;
- afternoon: practical lessons with the choir.

At the end of the afternoon lessons all the students (active and auditing) will attend the rehearsals of the following compositions:

Luca Marenzio Madrigali
Johannes Brahms Fünf Gesänge op. 104
Iannis Xenakis Nuits