Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée - Session de création interculturelle - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2017

2018 intercultural creation session

July 5 2018 to July 21 2018
An open program to the finest young improviser musicians from the Mediterranean

The intercultural creation session of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (MYO) is designed to a dozen of future professional musicians from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region (France) and from the Mediterranean practicing musical improvisation (jazz, traditional musics…) if composition. This training session offers an intercultural experience of an ensemble life in creation, rehearsals and concerts on tour within the stimulating frame of the Festival d'Aix. The intercultural creation session of the MYO provides a unique intercultural creation and collective composition training where a dozen of young artists can benefit from the experimented coaching of Fabrizio Cassol, jazzman and composer, in order to produce their own collective and original music.

Every year, almost 600 musicians apply to one of our audition organized in twenty countries of the Mediterranean and some 100 young talents are selected to participate in one of the MYO's sessions.

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INTERCULTURAL CREATION SESSION #1

Dates: from 5 to 21 July 2018 (travels on the 4 and 22 July 2018)
City: Aix-en-Provence • France

Musical director: Fabrizio Cassol
Career development: Christiane Louis (Philharmonie de Paris)

PROGRAMME
Musical improvisation and collective composition workshops, rehearsals in tutti and smaller groups
Coaching sessions for the project and career development

CONCERTS
AIX-EN-PROVENCE • Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède • 18 July 2018 - 09:30 pm
MARSEILLES • La Savine • 19 July 2018 - From 06:00 pm
CASSIS • Fondation Camargo • 20 July 2018 - 08:00 pm
AVIGNON AJMi Jazz Club - La Manutention  21 July - 06:30 pm

 

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INTERCULTURAL CREATION SESSION #2

Dates: from 16 to 30 August 2018 (travels on the 15 and 31 August)
City: Nuoro • Sardinia, Italy

Musical director: Fabrizio Cassol

PROGRAMME

Musical improvisation and collective composition workshops, rehearsals in tutti and smaller groups

CONCERT
NUORO • 30 August 2018

 

This session is part of the Nuoro Jazz International Workshops, organized by Ente Musicale Nuoro
with the support of
Medinea (Mediterranean Incubator of Emerging Artists) and Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
  Ente Musicale di Nuoro     Europe

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ANNUAL AUDITIONS

The Mediterranean Youth Orchestra select classical musicians through annual auditions in 20 or so cities in the Mediterranean from December 2017 to April 2018 with the support of partners leading national youth orchestras.

PARTNERS OF THE AUDITIONS

In France
Darius Milhaud Conservatoire of Aix-en-Provence • Conservatoire of Grand Avignon • Pierre Barbizet Conservatoire of Marseille • Pierre Cochereau Conservatoire of Nice • Conservatoire of Toulon Provence MéditerranéeHigher Institute of Music - Europe and the Mediterranean (IESM)

In the Mediterranean
ALBANIA University of Arts of Tirana - Art Academy • ALGERIA National Higher Institute of Music in Algiers (INSM) • CROATIA Zagreb Academy of Music • EGYPT Cairo National Higher Conservatoire of music • GREECE National Conservatoire of Athens / State Conservatoire of ThessalonikiUniversity of Macedonia - Department of Music science & Art • ITALY Milan Conservatoire • LEBANON Ghassan Yammine Arts School in Beirut / Lebanese National Higher Conservatoire of music • MALTA ARC Research and Consultancy • MOROCCO Rabat National Conservatory of Music and Dance • MONACO Prince Rainier III Academy • PORTUGAL Lisbon Higher School of Music • SLOVENIA Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana • TUNISIA Higher Institute of Music of Tunis / Higher Institute of Music of Sfax / Higher Institute of Music of Sousse

Recruitment in cooperation with different national youth orchestras
Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra • CYPRUS
Joven Orquesta Nacional de España (JONDE) • SPAIN
Palestine Youth Orchestra / Edward Said National Conservatory of Music • PALESTINE
Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra • TURKEY

PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS
The auditions of the intercultural creation session are opened to young artists from the Mediterranean.

Age of the applicants: 18 to 30 years old

Countries of the applicants: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cyprus, Croatia, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malta, Morocco, Monaco, Montenegro, Palestine, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey

Musical practices
Open to all instruments and voices
Musical improvisers : traditional and Mediterranean musics, jazz...
High instrumental level / Ease with musical collective practices

Level required
♦  Very good instrumental or vocal level.
♦  High practice of the musical improvisation, even the capacity in the composition
♦  Career-oriented higher studies in music. It is not compulsory to be a student to apply to this session.
♦  A first orchestra within an intercultural ensemble will be appreciated.
♦  During the session, the training will be conducted in English.

AUDITION TEST
During the audition, the candidate has to play:
► A standard tune from the musicians’ original musical field (jazz standard, traditional tune, etc.)
► A personal composition or an arrangement

Candidates are required to demonstrate proficiency in their chosen idiom, including instrumental technique and improvisation skills.
The candidate has to perform one of the two pieces as a soloist so that the jury can grasp the personality and the musical universe of the musician during the audition.
The audition of each musician will last maximum 15 minutes, including a short interview in English or French with the panel about the candidate’s musical journey and his/her projects for the future.

AUDITION'S SCHEDULE (under construction)
Sunday 26 November 2017: La Valette, MALTE
Monday 8 January 2018Rabat National Conservatory of Music and Dance • MOROCCO ⇒ Applications directly with the Institute
Thursday 11 January 2018: Conservatoire of Toulon Provence Méditerranée • FRANCE
Monday 15 January 2018:
Darius Milhaud Conservatoire of Aix-en-Provence • FRANCE
Tuesday 16 January 2018:
Pierre Barbizet Conservatoire of Marseille • FRANCE
Wednesday 17 January 2018:
Conservatoire of Grand Avignon • FRANCE
Tuesday 18 January 2018: Prince Rainier III Academy • MONACO
Friday 19 January 2018:
Pierre Cochereau Conservatoire of Nice • FRANCE
Sunday 21 January 2018:
National Higher Institute of Music in Algiers (INSM) • ALGERIA
Applications directly with the Institute
Tuesday 23 January 2018: Zagreb Academy of Music • CROATIA 
Applications directly with the Academy
Wednesday 24 January 2018: Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana • SLOVENIA ⇒ Applications directly with the Academy
Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd February 2018:
Giuseppe Verdi Milan Conservatoire • ITALY
Thursday 15 & Friday 16 February 2018:
Lisbon Higher School of Music • PORTUGAL ⇒ Applications closed
Monday 19 February 2018: Higher Institute of Music of Tunis • TUNISIA ⇒ Applications directly with the Institute
Wednesday 21 February 2018 : Higher Institute of Music of Sousse • TUNISIA ⇒ Applications directly with the Institute
Tuesday 22 February 2018: Higher Institute of Music of Sfax • TUNISIA ⇒ Applications directly with the Institute
Friday 23 February 2018 : National Conservatoire of Athens • GREECE ⇒ Applications directly with the Conservatoire
Saturday 24 February 2018University of Macedonia - Department of Music science & Art • Thessaloniki, GREECE
⇒ Applications directly with the University
Monday 15 March 2018: University of Arts of Tirana - Art Academy • ALBANIA ⇒ Applications directly with the Academy
Thursday 22 March 2018 : Cairo National Higher Conservatoire of music • EGYPT ⇒ Applications directly with the Conservatoire
Friday 23 March 2018 : Lebanese National Higher Conservatoire of music / Ghassan Yammine Arts School in Beirut • Beirut, LEBANON
⇒ Applications directly with the Institutes

APPLICATIONS
Online application
The applicants who want to apply for auditions in France, Monaco, Italy or Portugal must imperatively apply online.

APPLY ONLINE

Applications directly with the partner for the audition
For other countries, applicants must apply through the participating higher conservatories of music, music academies or universities which are our partners for the auditions organization, please contact directly our partners (see the list above).

Video-application
In some specific cases, the MYO will be very pleased to consider a video-application if there is no audition in some applicants’ Mediterranean countries (Syria, Libya, etc) and if the musician has any possibility to travel and meet the jury in one auditions’ venue.
If you are resident of one country which hosts an audition, please note that the MYO will always favor the musicians who made the effort to travel to audition.

To proceed to the video-application, follow these compulsory steps:
► Complete the registration form online
► Add your 2 video links:
- one video recording of a standard tune
- one video recording of a personal composition or an arrangement
One of video recording should be performed with the candidate as a solo player.


FEES
The MYO will not cover the costs of the applicants related to auditions.
The MYO covers all the tuition, accommodation, meals and travels fees of the participants of the 2018 intercultural creation session.


HELP & INFORMATIONS :  ojm@festival-aix.com

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