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EL Masterclasses - Multimedia & Acting Diploma - Vocal Dept.

Europa Lirica -  EL Masterclasses - Multimedia and Acting Diploma -  Vocal Department - Residencies Vienna -  Budapest and Bucharest.

The music labour market is constantly evolving. Skills, competences, and qualifications in the new multimedia technologies that musicians need change over time. To deal with these changes musicians need to be equipped with a variety of new basic skills which are currently not part of the music traditional education system.

The Europa Lirica’s Multimedia Diploma – Vocal Department is the first and sole program available designed to offer an intensive one-summer fellowship that focuses solely on the practical skills necessary to prepare for new multimedia recording technologies. Coursework includes weekly excerpt classes, masterclasses, and the opportunity to rehearse and perform alongside members of the Europa Lirica and Europa Philharmonia Orchestra and Choir. Completion of 1 curriculum session will result in the EL Multimedia Diploma – Vocal Department and special eligibility for 3 consecutive year sessions will result in the Academy Prize in recognition of one musician who demonstrates outstanding artistry. NB: 3 years curriculum is mandatory to obtain the Stanislavsky System for Opera Singers Diploma.


A- Complete curriculum - Masterclasses and Faculty Corses :

6.500 (EUR) Per Sumer/Session.
NB: Extraordinary applications for Research Grants and Study Scholarships will be studied on a case-by-case basis. 

Program Length, 20 course series over 4 weeks. Courses are delivered in seminar workshop mode combining lectures, case studies, rehearsals, presentations and/or project exercises.

B-  Only Masterclasses :

2.500 (EUR) Per Masterclass series: Multimedia series / Acting-Prosody series.
NB: Extraordinary applications for Research Grants and Study Scholarships will be studied on a case-by-case basis. 

Masterclass length, 5 course series over 1 week. Courses are delivered in seminar workshop mode combining lectures and case studies and project exercises.

NB: Masterclasse attendance shall not create any Diploma entitlement. A certificate of participation will be issued at the end. 

Terms and conditions:
All payments are non-refundable and should be made in advance within the specified time frame. A mandatory attendance rate of 90% is requested. Neither diploma nor certificate will be issued below this rate.

Application Checklist:
NB: You need to be above 21 years of age when you apply for the EP Multimedia Vocal Studies. Exceptional admittance will be studied on a case-by-case basis.

All applicants must send to:  audition.tempus[@]gmail.com
Cover letter - inlcuding a complete CV/resume including: date of birth - permanent address and a recent head shot.
Recent recording or a recent video link on YouTube or Vimeo of two contrasting excerpts and a concerto exposition.

We strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible to EL Masterclasses - Multimedia Diploma, as there is limited space in the program.admit applicants to the program on a rolling basis.

Detailed Curriculum:

-- Academy Fellows meet almost weekly with their faculty instructor focusing solely on new multimedia technics required at vocal recordings and concerts. Academy Fellows are assigned a primary and sometimes a secondary faculty instructor.

---Weekly classroom sessions over the course of the curriculum period consist mostly of excerpt classes under the guidance of faculty and guest artists. Academy Fellows are required to play at excerpt classes, which explore the appropriate technique and style necessary to achieve the musical goals of key multimedia approaches. These sessions may include but not be limited to special guests, readings, sectionals, and rehearsals. They may also consist of the below described Masterclasses.

--- Academy Fellows should attend and perform in all masterclasses with other renowned vocal pedagogues over the course of the curriculum period. While Academy Instructors offer certain views of vocal material, it is also important for Academy Fellows to study other approaches to the same literature. As masterclass pedagogues come from a variety of musical backgrounds, Academy Fellows are exposed to other schools of thought challenging preconceived notions and facilitating musical individuality.

--- The Europa Lirica’s Multimedia Diploma – Vocal  Department is the only available program that focus solely on vocal multimedia development. The Europa Lirica’s Multimedia Diploma – Vocal Department something earned; therefore, the studio sessions serve as juries in evaluating the progress of each fellow. Studio and performance work are held throughout the session and are overseen by the Vocal Department, Music Director.

---In the tradition of the “Studio Experience”, selected Academy Fellows are required to perform in recordings alongside members of the Europa Lirica and Europa Philharmonia as trainees over the course of true recording sessions. These sessions will require rehearsals toward the end of some weeks and can culminate in concerts or tours. 

--- Stanislavsky System for Opera singers – First and sole program available worldwide 3 years :

Unique curriculum opportunity to work under Maximianno Cobra’s adaptation of Stanislavsky System to the Opera world. Entirely based on 25 years of practice as a conductor, stage director and screenwriter, Maximianno Cobra has adapted Stanislavsky’s writings including the notes handed down by Irina Novitskaya, one of the maestro Stanislavsky’s assistants's from the short-lived Opera-Dramatic Studio in the 1930's. Mo Cobra takes into consideration the updated and authoritative new translations of Prof. Jean-Norman Benedetti (Born London, 1930- Died London, 2012).

The reading of the following book is highly recommended before attending to the courses.

An Actor's Work: A Student's Diary
Hardcover: 728 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (January 10, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 041542223X
ISBN-13: 978-0415422239

--- Master of Advanced Studies in Linguistics applied in the field of Opera and Lied | Intensive course – Italian – German and French.

Special focus will be for linguists and prosody studies and lead by tongue-native coaches in collaboration with EL’s Artistic Director Maximianno Cobra. No compromise will be allowed between music and text pronunciation, diction and meaning. Extensive cold readings taking into consideration only the prose and them analysing how to apply it to the music score is at the core of this series of courses.

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