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Zivkovic’s International Summer Academy for Marimba & Percussion 2018
(ZISAMP) July 29th to August 5th 2018 in GERMANY
Jugendherberge, Bingen am Rhein
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!).
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.
Telephone. +49 6721 / 32163
VISIT www.bingen.de to experience more about the Bingen and Area.
NB: This is NOT application nor information address.
ARRIVAL, DEPARTURE AND DETAILS OF THE ACADEMY:
Total Academy duration is one WEEK.
All participants should arrive on SUN. July 29th 2018 in the afternoon (around 2-4 PM).
Departure is after breakfast on SUN. August 5th 2018.
There will be a welcome-dinner on arrival evening for all, and we will have a preparation of the instruments and lessons schedule.
After 6 full days of work (6 hours per day master classes, lectures, and in addition to that, PRACTICING CHAMBER MUSIC) selection for the public concert will be made.
Possibly one Internal academy concert with ALL participants will take place on Sat. August 4th.
We want to work hard and learn, BUT we also want to MEET each other and to exchange experience and be friends.
We will also try to have one free afternoon to go on river Rhine and see a bit of this beautiful area.
IF YOU ARE COMING BY CAR, PLEASE TAKE YOUR MARIMBA WITH YOU. We will have several YAMAHA MARIMBAS available.
We will practice chamber music, with Marimbas and percussion. Therefore also PERCUSSION GROUPS (duo, trio, quartett) are very welcome.
WITH AN CONFIRMATION of your APPLICATION YOU WILL GET AN EXACT MAP of the SITE and EXPLANATION HOW to ARRIVE to the ACADEMY SITE
ACADEMY FEE and APPLICATION DEADLINE:
This is an ALL INCLUDED FEE. (Lessons, Academy, accommodation in double or triple or quadruple rooms, 3 meals a day – all included.
IF YOU want to have a SINGLE ROOM, this is MAY BE possible too, with extra charge.
We do expect course to be full soon and will probably need all rooms to be triple occupancy)
APPLICATION DEAD LINE IS: JUNE 1st 2018. Applying before APRIL 1st will save you € 40.-
Application before APRIL 1st 2018: ACTIVE: Euro 580.- PASSIVE: Euro 400.-
- Application after APRIL 1st 2018: ACTIVE: Euro 620.- PASSIVE: Euro 400.-
Your partner, spouse, or any family member who would simply like to come with you and enjoy this beautiful area, is welcome,
but we must give the priority to the ACTIVE participants, so that confirmation to the non-course visitors is possible only AFTER the dead line.
(It is possible to find private accommodation somewhere in the town next to our Course site too)
HOW TO APPLY? MAILING ADDRESS FOR APPLICATION AND PAYMENT REGULATION:
ONLINE APPLICATION FORM: CLICK HERE
print and fill out the pdf form OR the form below if you have problems with PDF files, and mail it to the following address:
Top-Drum / Zivkovic
YOU ALSO MAY SAND YOU APPLICATION FOMR VIA E-MAIL: summeracademy/at/zivkovic.de
If you are comming from oversea, and pretty sure that you WILL participate at academy, it is better to transfer a FULL payment along with the application, instead to first place deposit and the rest afterwards..
The reason: Bank will take you probably about 30 Dollars for the transfer.. Speaking of Banks:
MAKE SURE THAT ALL BANK FEES go to YOUR debit, upon arrival to the course the missing money taken by the banks (fee) will be charged.
In case you pay in full but do NOT come, and cancel BEFORE March 1st, your full amount will be returned to you. If you cancel AFTER MARCH 1st, only a DEPOSIT (200 €) will be withhold and
rest will be paid back to you. Canceling AFTER JUNE 1st, – requires 50% charge of the total fee. Along with the application a deposit of €200.- must be made. (this deposit IS PART OF THE TOTAL FEE!!)
(Pay pal or bank transpher, ask for bank details whith the applicaiton)
ANY QUESTIONS?? CONTACT Nebojsa Zivkovic