UZMAH | International music school
For many years now, a great music school comes to life on the west coast of the island Brač, thanks to UZMAH international school. This is your chance to apply to participate in the new season of workshops! The dates of the course are 19 through 30 July, 2018. The deadline for receipt of all materials is Friday, 23 February, 2018. Participants accepted into the course will be notified by email no later than 9 March, 2018.
THE COMPOSITION COURSE IS DESIGNED FOR COMPOSER-PERFORMERS AND CONSISTS OF:
(1) a series of daily group meetings with Professor Joel Hoffman
(2) cultural and outdoor group activities in Milna and nearby on the island of Brač
(3) a final concert of works by course participants. The course will focus on works written for the Milna Ensemble, which consists of the composer-performers who are the members of the course.
THE DAILY GROUP MEETINGS CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING:
(1) Composition Practicum: Writing for the Milna Ensemble
This is the main part of the course, in which students will have composed complete pieces in advance of the course for either the entire ensemble or some part of it. The pieces will be rehearsed and evaluated in depth in a group setting by Professor Hoffman as well as by other professors in residence in terms of compositional craft and idiomatic writing for the ensemble. There will be ample time for revision and refinement of the compositions, which will then be performed by the ensemble in the final concerts on 29 and 30 July in Milna.
(2) Improvisation Workshop
A number of principles of improvisation will be introduced and demonstrated, along with daily group exercises and structured improvisation events. This part of the composition course is also open to other music students taking part in the “UPBEAT” International Summer Music School.
(3) Presentations of work and discussions
Participants will give presentations of their music and in addition, there will be a number of organized discussions around topics of vital interest to composers and composer-performers.
WHAT TO SUBMIT?
Interested composers must send the following materials to Professor Hoffman by Friday, 23 February, 2018:
(1) a resume
In the resume, please make sure the following information is included: – composition experience, including works composed with year of composition – list of performances of your works – universities/conservatories attended with dates of degrees earned as composer – names of composition teachers – performance level on your instrument (e.g. beginning, intermediate, advanced) – list of repertoire performed on your instrument – list of performances and any awards/competitions won – names of instrumental/vocal teachers – universities/conservatories/music schools attended with dates of degrees earned as instrumentalist/vocalist (if applicable)
(2) date of birth, citizenship, mailing address, email address and phone number
(3) a score of one original work for a small ensemble scored for 2-15 separate parts
A live or MIDI recording of this ensemble piece is strongly encouraged but not required.
(4) a recording of two contrasting pieces in which you perform
The pieces may be either solos or ensemble pieces but in the case of the latter, it should be easy to individuate your playing from among the others in the ensemble (i.e. If you are a violinist, please do not submit a work for three violins!).
Please make sure you include information as to the work performed, duration of pieces and when/where the recording was made. Recordings may be either audio or video.
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR MATERIALS IN THE FOLLOWING WAY:
Send items 1 and 2 to Professor Hoffman by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Send items 3 and 4 as links via an internet delivery service such as yousendit.com or dropbox.com or soundcloud.com, and make sure that you advise Professor Hoffman by email where and how your materials are available online.
Please Do NOT send items 3 and 4 by email.
The principal language of the UPBEAT International Music Summer School is English. In addition, Professor Hoffman can accommodate students in Italian and French.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
International School UZMAH promotes non-institutional programs for the upbringing and education of children and young people in the field of art. Seminars that “UZMAH” organizes are of a very high academic level because professors are eminent artists coming from prestigious academies around the world such as the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, the Guildhall Music School in London, the Prayner Conservatory in Vienna, the Joseph Haydn Conservatory Eisenstadt. The seminar very often results in awards at Croatian and international competitions. Also, often, students who attended seminars get invited by the professors to study in their categories at prestigious academies around the world. See more about this amazing school on their official website.
Frequently asked questions
Ok, so I got to the island. What now?
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I really want to visit Brač! How do I do that?!
Brač is an island which can be reached by sea and air. Here are some basics.
BY SEA ///
There are two ferry lines connecting Brač with a land.
First is in Supetar, connecting Brač with Split, and the second is on Sumartin, connecting Brač with Makarska. There is a third port that can be reached by regular local boat lines, and that is Bol, on the south part of the island. Here, you can reach Brač from Split, or from a neighbouring island Hvar. More information about ferry lines and timetables you may find here.
Also, if you own or rent boats, you may just sail into any place on island Brač. We suggest Brač Deluxe for transfers!
BY AIR ///
Brač has its own small airport, situated in the middle of the island. More and more flights are introduced each year, and all the necessary information you may find on the airport’s website. If you need transportation from the airport to any other place on the island, may we suggest contacting some of the #bestofbrac service providers, such as Taxi Peša, Brač Deluxe, Rent a Motorino or M&B rent. Check them out!
Once you’re on the island, rent a car, use taxis or local transportation. For online booking with discount, click here.
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