The Art of Slavic Songs & (on demand coaching) Polish Opera Repertoire

Name and place of institution

Grażyna and Kiejstut Basewicz Academy of Music in Łódź, Łódź, Poland.

Period of the EOA module in 2017-2018

15th February – 15th May 2018 (3 months)

(available within Erasmus+ exchange)

Description of the module

Professional preparation (including language coaching) for singing artistic songs of Slavic composers (Polish, Russian, Czech (Bohemian) – among others: S. Moniuszko, F. Chopin, K. Szymanowski, P. Tchaikovsky, M. Mussorgsky, D. Shostakovich, A. Dvorak, B. Smetana, etc.)

On demand the possibility of a professional preparation (including language coaching) of a specific role out of the Polish Opera Repertoire – for instance Król Roger (K. Szymanowski)

Speciality of this module in comparison with other courses in Europe

Solo singing: professional preparation for the performance and interpretation of varied vocal works in terms of style, form and expression, with particular attention paid to the needs of the individual student.

Working with a pianist: artistic collaboration between the soloist and pianist, working on a shared idea with high artistic and aesthetic values in the context of each song or opera-part.

Names of the Professors of this module

Solo singing: Prof. Urszula Kryger (mezzosoprano), Prof. Beata Zawadzka- Kłos (soprano), Prof. Włodzimierz Zalewski (bass), Prof. Piotr Miciński (bass), Prof. Ziemowit Wojtczak (baritone), Prof. Krzysztof Bednarek (tenor)

Number of EOA students

Minimum 1 – Maximum 4

The enrolment is also open for duos (singer + pianist)

Number of teaching/production hours of the EOA module

Working with the vocal coach:
• approximately 12 hours for postgraduates
• approximately 24 hours within an Erasmus+ exchange

Working with the pianist:
• approximately 12 hours for postgraduates
• approximately 24 hours within an Erasmus+ exchange

Number of ECTS credits within Master's accreditation

20 credits

Entrance examination

Application deadline: November 30th, 2017

Entrance examination:
• submit recordings
• the application must include a link to a video recording (candidate singing with piano accompaniment as well as a c.v..

Description of the final examination

Location of the concert/recital/presentation: the chamber music hall of the Academy of Music in Łódź, at 4 1-go Maja St.

Total expenses of the EOA module per student

€ 499,00* ** for singers only (postgraduate studies)

€ 699,00* ** for duos (singer + pianist) (postgraduate studies)

*Prices do not include travel, accommodation or living expenses.

** Prices are only applicable for students not currently studying for a bachelor, master's or third cycle degree.

Module type: Training
Academy of music: Łódź
Period: spring

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