The Summer Academy
Is a FULL WEEK of Marimba and percussion music! Intended primarily for advanced marimba students, percussion teachers, professionals, as well as marimba enthusiasts (Passive only)! Also intermediate through less advanced players are welcome to enroll in the course, if they prepare minimum two pieces of moderate difficulty. (Suitable are some pieces from”Funny Marimba Series” by Zivkovic for example) We will have a 6 FULL days of practicing, lessons, Master classes, and chamber music. Selected participants will perform in public concerts on tour right after the course. In 2018 special guest artist will be Prof. Benjamin Toth from University of Hartford, USA. All partitipants will have percusison ensemble as well as additional lectures with Prof. Benjamin Toth.
There will be two possibilities to participate
in the course: as an performing participant (active) or observer (passive participant).
It is highly recommended that players who wish to perform in the course apply early, since the number of active participants will be limited to 24.
(Apply early to get better rate and be sure that you can be active participant. We expect that summer 2018 will be booked out before the first deadline. So, IF you want to attend, make SURE to apply early. You will also save 40 Euro if you apply before April 1st!).
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Each active participant should prepare two composition of his choice. ANY Original WORK FOR Marimba. Interested percussionists may also apply, (active) if they prepare at least one of Zivkovic’s percussion works (among anything else, they wish). Players of any level are welcome as observers (passive participant). Each active participant will get TWO Individual lessons on the prepared pieces during the course, (individual lesson, open master class format, whose length depends on the difficulty and length of the piece he is performing. approx. 20-40 minutes each lesson). All active partitipants will also perform in various chamber music combination coached by Benjamin Toth.
Passive participants will also be involved in fundamental questions like grip, technique, etc but will not be involved in any performing or any individual lesson.
PUBLIC CONCERT with the participants and Nebojsa Zivkovic
We are working to organize public concert in Germany, right after the course. (to be confirmed) ONLY selected participants will perform in a public concert in that will take place in the Area. Also percussion ensemble, marimba duets, and ANY chamber music combinations are possible.
Feel free to take you partner with you to Germany, since Palatina is a beautiful holiday and recreation area. We are also working on other concert possibilities in the area!!
The emphasis of the academy will be laid on the following themes:
Three lectures by Nebojsa on various aspects of marimba performance, education, and teaching
Work on pieces prepared by participants (included are also solo PERCUSSION works or chamber music)
Fundamental performing problems – some aspects of mental attitude towards solo performing.
Four mallet grip and technical exercises (sound, endurance, power-kicks, etc..)
Fun & NON-JAZZ improvisation on the marimba (as you know, improvisation was there much before Jazz was invented)
SOUND approach on marimba, sound projection, personal observations
Introduction of new works for marimba and percussion (bring YOURS if you have something interesting!!)
Musical and formal analysis for all of Zivkovic’s compositions of interest, with emphasis on CONCERTOS.
Chamber music, duets, percussion trios, marimba and piano, etc…
ACADEMY SITE: JUGENDHERBERGE BINGEN am Rhein
in Romantic holiday area in the southwest Germany, directly by the river side on RHINE.
The Academy will take place in the Jugendherberge Bingen am Rhein in VERY (!!) cool romantic Area, in Palatina (Rheinland-Pfalz) GERMANY, some 40 miles west from FRANKFURT/Main, (direct trains from Airport building directly). Jugendherberge Bingen is recently refurnished and restored into a modern, excellent place with charming atmosphere. Accommodation is in nice rooms ( Double/ Triple/Quads) with bathroom. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are INCLUDED IN A ACADEMY FEE. We strongly believe, that good music needs also a good atmosphere to develop. Jugendherberge is in a perfect location for a holiday we have just few minutes walk to the river Rhine and all beautiful BOAT -TRIPS possibilities… (Rhine-castle tour possible! CHECK THE INTERNET) So feel free to take your family / partner with you and prolong your stay in Germany after the course for a nice vacation. This is a famous WINE area in Germany, and we will be having an organized evening of original wine-tasting! Visit excellent website of that Area: www.zum-wohl-die-pfalz.de
ACADEMY SITE: Jugendherberge Bingen.