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.

Orchestra Course – 9-13 July 2019

Artistic director:  Alessandro Moccia

Repertoire
Mozart – Symphony No. 34
Haydn – Symphony No. 104

Trainers
Alessandro Moccia, violins & violas
Andrea Pettinau, cellos and basses
Dona Agrell, wind instruments and kettledrums

End-of-course concert
13 July at 4.30 p.m., Festival de Saintes.

Orchestra Course – 14-19 July 2019

Artistic director: Nicolas Simon
Violin: Charlotte Julliard

Repertoire
Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto, Op. 64
Dvorak – Symphony No. 7

Trainers
Amaryllis Billet, violins
Agathe Blondel, violas
Ageet Zweistra, cellos
Joe Carver, basses
Emily Worthington, woodwinds
Stefan Legée, brass instruments and kettledrums

Concerts
18 July at 5 p.m., Festival Musique en Ré
19 July at 4.30 p.m.., Festival de Saintes.

Chamber music and cultural mediation course – 5-11 October 2019

Repertoire
To be determined.

Trainers
Arnaud Guillou, cultural mediation and stage production

Instrumental trainers
To be determined.

End-of-course concerts
Several performances are planned for various audiences (schools, companies, etc.).

Orchestra Course – 26 November-2 December 2019

(Dates to be confirmed)

Director: Raphaël Pichon
Soprano: Jeanine de Bique
Baritone: Edwin Fardini

Repertoire
Brahms – “A German Requiem”

Trainers
To be determined.

Concerts :
30 November at 8.30 p.m. – Abbaye aux Dames, Saintes
1 December at 5 p.m. – Théâtre des Quatre Saisons, Gradignan
2 December at 8.30 p.m. – Seine Musicale.

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;
    – aged 18 to 30.
  • 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.

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 €60 contribution to teaching fees + €15 for your compulsory membership for our association, or €75 in total.
– For your second session of the current season (and following sessions), only a €60 contribution to teaching fees.

Orchestra courses
– For your first session of the current season, a €100 contribution to teaching fees + €15 for your compulsory membership for our association, or €115 in total.
– For your second session of the current season (and following sessions), only a €100 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.

You must pay your return travel fees within France.
For courses with our foreign partners, we pay for return flights from Paris or Lyon.

Contact

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It will be conserved during the time of the course and is intended only for an internal use by the association.
In accordance with France’s Act on Information Technology, Data Files and Civil Liberties, you can exercise your right to access and modify your data by contacting us at: communication@abbayeauxdames.org.