Session II
December 9 — 15, 2022
Medinea on Air
© Fanny Roustan

Medinea On Air is a progamme offering online training sessions to young artists.

Medinea On Air aims to offer online training sessions focusing in particular on the preparation of classical musicians and improvisers who wish to audition for the upcoming Mediterranean Youth Orchestra's Symphonic Sessions and Medinea Sessions; and more broadly, on essential topics to enrich the artistic training of artists. During these online meetings, all courses are interactive and all conducted by the best teachers and mentors in the Mediterranean basin.

During this session, emphasis is placed on preparation for the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra’s auditions (March–November each year), both musically and technically. A technological section presents tools to create videos and sound recordings, as well as solutions to rehearse together while in different parts of the world. The following section, devoted to professional skills, gives keys to deal with outreach projects. A cultural section tackles Middle Eastern and Balkan music, and their appropriation by jazz musicians questioning more generally what is the Mediterranean Identity.

Session II - Programme

Friday 9 December

2pm UTC : Keys to build your artistic outreach workshop | Career Development and Human, Social and Entrepreneurial Skills and Aesthetics
Speakers: Violaine Fournier | Mark Withers
Proposed by the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra and the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence

Monday 12 December

3pm UTC : Home recording for performers | Digital Technology
With the rise in popularity of social media sites such as YouTube and Instagram, performers’ online presences have gained importance. In addition, during the pandemic, many amateur and professional performers became acquainted with home recording, which also proved to be a viable option for professional recording studios, voiceover recording studios and audiobook companies. Because of these developments, many performers built themselves home studios or transformed their bedrooms into sound recording spaces. Since home recording has become important for performers, this webinar will introduce performers to home recording practices. We will discuss essential sound recording equipment and software. Then, the ways to use this equipment and to do home recording will be illustrated via a sample recording session. Finally, the post-production phase of mixing and mastering will be explained
Speakers: Oğuz Öz | Laçin Şahin
Proposed by Istanbul Technical University MIAM

Tuesday 13 December

2pm UTC: Audition’s strategy | Audition and Competition Preparation
: Quentin Hindley
Proposed by the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra and the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence

Wednesday 14 December

From 1:30pm to 3:30pm UTC : Online Musical Collaboration | Digital Technology
We are at an exciting time in the history of musical collaboration. With digital infrastructure improving globally and Internet speeds increasing, the possibility of making music remotely with other musicians is becoming a reality. In these sessions, we will explore the potentials and limitations, as well as the pros and cons, of available infrastructure and software for online musical collaboration, and talk about what future digital developments will mean for musicians working online. We will learn how to initiate and join an online music session, by connecting to other musicians remotely in other parts of the same country or in different countries and playing together in real-time.

  • 1:30 UTC : 1/3 - Introduction to the World of Online Musical Collaboration
    We will look at what it means to collaborate musically online, the role that infrastructure and available hardware play, and the pros and cons of live as well as ‘like live’ online collaboration.
  • 2:30 UTC : 2/3 - Online Collaboration Solutions
    We will consider and discuss currently available software solutions for collaboration online and establish the strengths and weaknesses of those solutions.
  • 3:30 UTC : 3/3 – Practical Examples and the Future
    The session will featuring a demonstration of creating a live online collaboration session and of joining a session. We will also show the experience of playing with others online, consider issues that may cause complications with this process, and talk about the future possibilities of online collaboration.

Speakers: Max Erwin | Mario Frendo | Joseph Marshall
Proposed by ARC Research & Consultancy and supported by L-Università ta' Malta - School Of Performing Arts

Thursday 15 December

1pm UTC: Middle Eastern music traditions and jazz | Aesthetics, Cultures, Identities and Artistic Encounters
2pm UTC: Balkanic music traditions and jazz | Aesthetics, Cultures, Identities and Artistic Encounters
: Enrico Merlin
Proposed by Ente Musicale di Nuoro

Time to be confirmed: What is a Mediterranean Identity | Aesthetics, Cultures, Identities and Artistic Encounters
Proposed by the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra and the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence


Medinea On Air is a European Union Erasmus+ funded programme that unites six partners from the Mediterranean region: the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (France), the Ente Musicale di Nuoro (Italy), ARC Research and Consultancy (Malta), the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (Portugal), the University of Ljubljana – Academy of Music (Slovenia), and the Istanbul Technical University (Turkey).