Courses

Four orchestra courses under the direction of various guest conductors.

Three chamber music courses.

Courses totalling five to fifteen days of work, culminating in one to four concerts in Saintes, France and abroad.

Courses are a wonderful opportunity to briefly join the JOA before applying for our Master’s degree.

Upcoming Courses

  • October 12th – 17th, chamber music and mediation session with Arnaud Guillou (classical repertoire – Tuning 430)
  • November 29th – December 4th, Orchestral session conducted by Christophe Coin : classical repertoire – Tuning 430. Jumentier, Desvignes, Asioli, Haydn (Symphony n°60 ut majeur  Il Distratto)
  • February 2nd – 7th, chamber music session (romantic repertoire)
  • May 17th – 24th, Orchestral session conducted by Alessandro de Marchi (classical repertoire – Tuning 430, L’isola disabitata, Hob.XXVIII:9 (Haydn, Joseph)
  • Festival de Saintes 2021 : 2 orchestral sessions
  • Conducted by Stéphanie-Marie DEGAND (Classical repertoire, Rossini, Viotti, Cherubini)
  • Conducted by Philippe Herreweghe (romantic repertoire, Dvorak)

Admission Requirements

  • Desired profile for a JOA course applicant:
    – has finished or is finishing a degree in modern instruments (graduate/finishing their training within a higher music academy);
    – already familiar with the historical approach;
  • Procedure:
    If you meet these criteria, send us an email, at least two months before the course, with:
    – an up-to-date CV,
    – a recent recording (3 min max), classical or romantic repertoire if possible.

However, due to last-minute withdrawals, we still recruit musicians after that deadline.

Costs/Accommodation

Chamber music courses
– For your first session of the current season, a €70 contribution to teaching fees + €15 for your compulsory membership for our association, or €85 in total.
– For your second session of the current season (and following sessions), only a €70 contribution to teaching fees.

Orchestra courses
– For your first session of the current season, a €110 contribution to teaching fees + €15 for your compulsory membership for our association, or €125 in total.
– For your second session of the current season (and following sessions), only a €110 contribution to teaching fees.

Once you have paid that amount, we cover your nights’ accommodation and all your meals, which will be provided on-site.

Transport costs are at your expenses.

Contact

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