Concert de création interculturelle de l'Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée - Académie 2018

2019 Intercultural Creation Sessions

March 18 2019 to August 31 2019
An open program to the finest young musicians and improvisers from the Mediterranean

The four 2019 intercultural creation sessions of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (MYO) are each open to a dozen of young and talented musicians from the Mediterranean basin (building their careers to become professional artists) and who have an intense practice of musical improvisation, even of the composition. Each session is designed for a large diversity of musical aesthetics and Mediterranean expressions and hosts all styles of music using elements of improvisations (jazz, traditional music, early music, etc.).
Fabrizio Cassol, composer and jazzman, guides these sessions and proposes to experiment with techniques of collective composition, within an ensemble, with the aim of leading to the creation of a common musical production which also reveals individual singularities. This training offers a unique intercultural experience of the life of an ensemble in creation, in rehearsals and on tour.


INTERCULTURAL CREATION SESSION #1

Dates — from 18 to 31 March 2019
Venue International Cultural Center of Hammamet, Tunisia
Musical direction — Fabrizio Cassol
Programme — Musical improvisation and collective composition workshops, rehearsals in tutti and smaller groups
This session welcomes Zied Zouari, Tunisian violinist and composer.
Concerts — Hammamet • International Cultural Center of Hammamet • 29 March 2019
Sidi Bou Said • Ennejma Ezzahra Palace • 30 March 2019

Session in partnership with the International Cultural Center of Hammamet and with the support of Medinea network and of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union


INTERCULTURAL CREATION SESSION #2

Dates — from 14 to 30 April 2019
Venue Istanbul Technical University - Dr. Erol Üçer Center for Advanced Studies in Music (MIAM), Turkey
Musical direction — Fabrizio Cassol
Programme — Musical improvisation and collective composition workshops, rehearsals in tutti and smaller groups
The participants of this session will have the opportunity to meet Misirli Ahmet, Turkish darbuka player.

Session in partnership with the Istanbul Technical University - Dr. Erol Üçer Center for Advanced Studies in Music (MIAM) and with the support of Medinea network and of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union


INTERCULTURAL CREATION SESSION #3

Dates — from 5 to 21 July 2019
Venue — Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, France
Musical direction — Fabrizio Cassol
Career development — Christiane Louis (Philharmonie de Paris)
Outreach skills — Mark Withers (London Symphony Orchestra)
Programme — Musical improvisation and collective composition workshops, rehearsals in tutti and smaller groups
Coaching sessions for projects and career development
Workshops for outreach skills projects
For this session, the participants will have the possibility to meet the composer, trumpeter, santûr player and vocalist Amir ElSaffar.
Concerts — Aix-en-Provence • Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède • 18 July 2019 - 9:30pm
Cassis • Fondation Camargo • 17 July 2019 - 8pm
Avignon • AJMi Jazz Club •  19 July 2019 - 9:15pm

Session with the support of Medinea network and of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union

 

INTERCULTURAL CREATION SESSION #4

Dates — from 16 to 30 August 2019
Venue Ente musicale di Nuoro, Italy
Musical direction — Fabrizio Cassol
Programme — Musical improvisation and collective composition workshops, rehearsals in tutti and smaller groups

Session in partnership with Ente musicale di Nuoro and with the support of Medinea network and of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union

 

ANNUAL AUDITIONS

The Mediterranean Youth Orchestra will select musicians through annual auditions happening in 20 cities from November 2018 to March 2019 in the Mediterranean and with the support of different partners leading Mediterranean institutions. 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.

 

With the support of

CultureMécénat musical Société Générale

Fondation Stavros Niarchos

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS
It is not compulsory to be a student to apply to this session.
Age of the applicants — 18 to 30 years old
Musicians from the following countries can apply — Albania, Algeria, Bosnia, Cyprus, Croatia, Egypt, Spain, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malta, Morocco, Monaco, Montenegro, Palestine, Portugal, Slovenia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey.

Musical practices
♦ Musical improvisers (traditional and Mediterranean music, jazz, etc.)
♦ High instrumental level, at ease with musical collective practices
♦ Open to all instruments and voices

Minimum level required
♦  High instrumental level or high vocal level – Intense practice of musical improvisation, even of musical composition. Career-oriented higher studies in music.
♦  There is no requirement to have been or to be a student in a higher education institution.
♦  A first orchestra within an intercultural ensemble will be appreciated.
♦  During the sessions, the training will happen in English.

AUDITION TEST
During her / his audition, the musician has to play:
♦ A standard tune - from the musicians’ original musical field (jazz standard, traditional tune, classical piece, etc.)
♦ A personal composition or an arrangement

Candidates are required to demonstrate proficiency in their chosen idiom, including instrumental technique and improvisation skills.
The musician has to perform one of the two pieces as a soloist.
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)
23 November 2018 | 2:00 pm — National Conservatory of Music and Choreographic Art of Rabat (CNMAC) • MOROCCO ⇒ Applications directly with the Institute
24 November 2018 | 3:30 pm — Visa for Music • Rabat, MOROCCO
17 & 18 December 2018 Lisbon Higher School of Music • PORTUGAL Applications until 12 December
14 & 15 January 2019 Darius Milhaud Conservatoire of Aix-en-Provence • FRANCE
16 January 2019 Conservatoire of Grand Avignon • FRANCE
17 January 2019 Pierre Barbizet Conservatoire of Marseille • FRANCE
18 January 2019 Pierre Cochereau Conservatoire of Nice • FRANCE
24 January 2019National Higher Institute of Music in Algiers (INSM) • ALGERIA ⇒ Applications directly with the Institute
29 January 2019 Zagreb Academy of Music • CROATIA ⇒ Applications directly with the Academy
30 January 2019 Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana • SLOVENIA ⇒ Applications directly with the Academy
31 January 2019University of Arts of Tirana - Art Academy • ALBANIA ⇒ Applications directly with the Academy
4 February 2019ARC Research and Consultancy • MALTA ⇒ Applications directly with the institution
5 & 6 February 2019Giuseppe Verdi Milan Conservatoire • ITALY
27 February 2019 — Cairo Academy of Arts • EGYPT
University of Macedonia - Department of Music science & Art • GREECE ⇒ Applications directly with the institutions
28 February 2019 — Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of music / Ghassan Yammine Arts School in Beirut • LEBANON
National Conservatory of Athens • GREECE ⇒ Applications directly with the institutions
11 March 2019 — Prince Rainier III Academy • MONACO
26 March 2019Higher Institute of Music of Tunis • TUNISIA ⇒ Applications directly with the Institute
27 March 2019Higher Institute of Music of Sousse • TUNISIA ⇒ Applications directly with the Institute
28 March 2019Higher Institute of Music of Sfax • TUNISIA ⇒ Applications directly with the Institute
27 April 2019Bilkent University - Faculty of Music and Performing Arts • Ankara, TURKEY ⇒ Applications directly with the University
30 April 2019 ITÜ MIAM • Istanbul, TURKEY ⇒ Applications directly with the Institute


FEES
The Mediterranean Youth Orchestra of the Festival d’Aix, the network Medinea and its members cover all the tuition, accommodation, meals and travel fees for these sessions. 
However, the MYO will not cover the costs of the applicants related to auditions.

HELP & INFORMATIONojm@festival-aix.com

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

APPLY ONLINE

For other countries, applicants must apply through the participating higher conservatory of music, music academy or university which is our partner for the auditions organization (see the paragraphe Partners of the auditions), please contact directly our partners.

EXCEPTIONAL VIDEO-APPLICATIONS

Rules — In some specific cases, the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra will be very pleased to consider a video-application if there is no audition in some applicants’ Mediterranean countries (for example: musicians from Syria, from Lybia, etc) and, if the musician has not any possibility of travel and meet the jury in one auditions’ venue. If you are resident of one country which hosts an audition, please note that the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra will always favor the musicians (of an equivalent level) who made the effort to travel to pass the audition.

How to process? To proceed to the video application, please follow these compulsory steps:
Complete our registration form online
Add your 2 video-links:
- Video recording of a standard tune (see the paragraphe Audition test)
- Video recording of a personal composition or an arrangement (see the paragraphe Audition test)
One of video recording should be performed with the candidate as a solo player.

PARTNERS OF THE AUDITIONS

In France Darius Milhaud Conservatory of Aix-en-Provence • Conservatory of Grand Avignon • Pierre Barbizet Conservatory of MarseillePierre Cochereau Conservatory of NiceConservatory of Toulon Provence MéditerranéeIESM Europe et Méditerranée

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 Academy of Arts • GREECE National Conservatory of Athens / University of Macedonia - Department of Music science & Art • ITALY Milan Conservatory • LEBANON Ghassan Yammine Arts School in Beirut / Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of music • MALTA ARC Research and Consultancy • MOROCCO National Conservatory of Music and Choreographic Art of Rabat (CNMAC) • 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 • TURKEY Bilkent University - Faculty of Music and Performing Arts / ITÜ MIAM
Selection in cooperation with different national youth orchestras — CYPRUS Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra • SPAIN Joven Orquesta Nacional de España (JONDE) • PALESTINE Palestine Youth Orchestra / Edward Said National Conservatory of Music • TURKEY Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

The artists will be selected in collaboration with the Medinea network’s members.

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