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.

Chamber music and cultural mediation course – 3-10 October 2019

Repertoire
Classical period

Trainers
Arnaud Guillou, cultural mediation and stage production

Instrumental trainers
Sirkka Liisa Kaakinen – Strings
Emmanuel Padieu – Wind
Joe Carver – double bass

 

End-of-course concerts

9 October 2019 – 7.30 pm

Several performances are planned for various audiences (schools, companies, etc.).

Orchestra Course – 26 November-2 December 2019

Director : Raphaël Pichon
Soprano : Jeanine de Bique
Baritone : Edwin Fardini
First violin : Peter Hanson

Repertoire
Brahms – “A German Requiem”

Trainers
André Feydy, trumpet
Gesine Queyras, double bass
Peter Hanson, violin
François Miquel, clarinet

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 – Boulogne-Billancourt

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.

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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