Outreach skills: workshop for singers - Académie du Festival d'Aix in the framework of enoa - 2017 February

2018-2019 Outreach skills workshops

November 16 2018 to March 16 2019
This is the course for you if you believe that musicians are versatile artists and loyal citizens who want the art they passionately endorse to reach the masses, and that their ability to interact with audiences – no matter if they’ are newcomers, youngsters or remote – is both asset and source of mutual benefit!

With this in mind, the Académie du Festival d’Aix has designed outreach skills workshops to address issues surrounding the transmission, introduction and exploration of music for young and remote audiences through creativity and interaction.

The course is organised in one-off themed training sessions held in Aix-en-Provence throughout the year. They are directed by renowned artists who share a love for pushing boundaries by creating innovative projects. Tutors include the clarinettist and community education projects leader Mark Withers (LSO Discovery). 

The sessions use a creative process of experimentation and improvisation for singers and musicians from all backgrounds and musical genres (classical, jazz, current and traditional music, etc.). The idea is to help these musicians find employment as well as to fuel their personal quest for excellence and their drive to share their art. Young artists have the chance to put what they have learnt into practice with field projects in partnership with Passerelles, the Festival’s educational and outreach department.

 

INTRODUCTORY MODULE — 2018, November 16-19

Tutor: Mark Withers, clarinettist, artistic and education projects leader at the London Symphony Orchestra Discovery

Content:
• Understanding the role of musicians in outreach skills
• Introduction to basic creative techniques and group management 

Session designed for musicians and singers

COMPREHENSIVE MODULE — 2019, February 11-16

Tutors:
Mark Withers, clarinettist, artistic and education projects leader at the London Symphony Orchestra Discovery
Geneviève Sorin, dancer and choreographer

Content:
• Design and implementation of themed/multi-disciplinary creative exercises and workshops
• Group role play

Session designed for musicians and singers


PROJECT DEVELOPMENT MODULE — 2019, March 11-16

Tutors:
Mark Withers, clarinettist, artistic and education projects leader at the London Symphony Orchestra Discovery
Raphaël Imbert, saxophonist and conductor

Content:
Assistance and support designing interactive mediation projects led by musicians in both artistic and project management terms (finance, production, staging, marketing etc.).

Session designed for musicians and singers. Priority given to artists who have already attended one or more outreach skills sessions.

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