OSL 3. Audition Training

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

March 15th – June 15th 2021

During this module we will focus on audition training and the challenges that comes with this. We will arrange several audition training activities with feedback from a jury.

We will also focus on mental training – how to deal with stress and nervousness, and we will talk about the opera business in general:

  • how to write a professional CV
  • what repertoir to sing
  • how to get an agency
  • career strategy
  • masterclass

We also provide acting classes in how to move and act on stage

Name(s) of the professor(s)

  • Mental training: Nils-Harald Sødal and Kari Anne Bierkestrand
  • Acting: Jacopo Spirei, Stephen Hutton, Birgit Nordby and Nina-Lill Svendsen
  • Vocal coaching: Solveig Kringlebotn, Toril Carlsen, Magnus Staveland and Ole Jørgen Kristiansen
  • Musical coaching: Olesya Tutova, Luca De Marchi, and Markus Kvits
  • Italian language: Margherita Podesta Heir

Open for:

  • 1-2 singers

Number of teaching / production hours of the EOA module:

  • 120 hrs

        Number of ECTs

  • 24

Application

Via application form in EOA website. Keep in mind you will need to include:

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Videos

Description of the final examination:

  • Audition

Entrance examination: week number, location, digital yes/no, material/repertoire etc.

  • Digital material sent before December 1st 2020

MAA 3. Audition training for singers

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

  • September – October – November 2020

Audition are complex processes that need to deal with many different angles of the professional world. It goes without saying that to prepared he musical part of it is crucial to have any success at all, but many other factors play a tremendous role in it, too.

Key words that define the module:

  • Vocal training
  • Technique and style skills
  • Strategic thinking applied to:
    • Choice of right opportunities
    • Repertoire selection
    • Career development
  • Mapping the market.
  • Networking
  • Simulation of the auditions
  • Masterclass
  • Individual follow-up and personalized advice. Personal planning development

Open for:

1 to 4 singers from the EOA academies can participate

The coaching includes:

  • Individual vocal coaching on style, interpretation and applied technique by our vocal staff.
  • Language coaching (depending on the language of the programmed opera)
  • Strategic thinking basic skills (subject Your Art as a Business)
  • Advice provided by external experts, active in the opera world.

Name(s) of the professor(s) of this module:

  • Vocal coaches: Yvonne Schiffelers, Susanne Schimmack, Axel Everaert, Frans Kokkelmans
  • Management: Miriam Pascual
  • External experts:
    • Pablo Romero: Assistant Artistic Director ABAO Ópera Bilbao. Former singer and former head of the vocal department of CBL Management, artists agency based in London)
    • Waut Koeken: Intendant Opera Zuid

Application

Via application form in EOA website. Keep in mind you will need to include:

  • CV
  • Repertoire
  • Videos

Final Examination:

Permanent Artistic Evaluation + Performance in simulated audition

LOD 2. Professional preparation (coaching) to participate in vocal auditions

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

February – May 2021 (min. 3 months)

Description of the EOA module

  • Professional preparation to participate in all kinds of vocal auditions. Preparation includes:
  • assistance in choosing the appropriate repertoire for a given type of voice (i. a. according to Rudolf Kloiber’s catalogue);
  • work with a singing teacher on vocal technique;
  • work with the phonetics specialist on the text of the opera;
  • arias that are being prepared;
  • work with the pianist on the style and musical issues;
  • preparation for public performance on the stage.

Name(s) of the professor(s) 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)

Possible extra’s beside the module

  • The Student also has the opportunity to work in the recording studio to prepare the demo recording (possible additional fee – about 20 EUR per hour)
  • Possible performance(s) in institutional concerts according to the schedule

Minimum and maximum number of EOA students

  • Minimum: 1
  • Maximum 4

Number of teaching / production hours of the EOA module

  • Working with the vocal teacher – approx. 20 hours – individual classes
  • Working with a pianist – approx. 20 hours
  • Working with phonetics specialist – 10 hours
  • Rehearsals in the chamber concert hall – 6 hours

The performance at the chamber concert hall of the Academy of Music in Łódź, at 32 Gdańska St. – 3 hours

25 ECTS credits

Entrance examination:

  • Submit recordings. The application must include a link to a video recording (candidate singing with piano accompaniment).
  • Deadline: November 2020.

Description of the final examination

  • Location of the final concert: the chamber concert hall of the Academy of Music in Łódź, at 32 Gdanska St.

Total expenses of the EOA module per student and what is included / excluded in this price

  • Module is available within an Erasmus exchange (SMS or SMP)
  • Module could be also available as postgraduate studies. The fee is then approx. 1500 EUR (not included travel and living costs).

GEN 3. Audition Training

Period of the EOA module in 2020-2021

September 21st, 2020– January 24th, 2021

Open for:

1-3 vocal students

Content:

  • Strategy of auditioning
  • Career strategy
  • Construction of a target repertoire according to the purpose of the auditions
  • Vocal technique and style coaching
  • Phonetics and operatic diction
  • Preparation of the auditions
  • Knowledge of the international operatic world
  • Simulation of the auditions
  • Masterclass
  • Training for participation in Vocal Competitions
  • Auditions for Swiss and International professional partners
  • Individual follow-up and personalized advice

Full methodology program concerning the preparation of all kind of auditions for Opera Houses, Agencies, Opera Studios, etc. Individual teaching with full recognition of the artistic potential and possibilities of each student in agreement with the international professional context.

Meetings with the recognized personalities of the operatic world and auditions for Swiss and international professional partners.

Name(s) of the professor(s) of this module:

  • Marcin Habela (career strategy)
  • Nina Uhari, Réginald Le Reun (preparation of the auditions and style coaching)
  • Florence Million-Krattenmacher, Melody Louledjian (methodology of the auditioning)
  • Sacha Michon (phonetics and operatic diction)

Vocal technique and style coaching: students choose one of the Vocal Department professors: Alexander Mayr, Maria Diaconu, Jeanne Roth, Stuart Patterson, Marcin Habela, Clémence Tilquin, …

Possible extras:

  • Preparation of an entire role from opera repertoire: Nina Uhari.
  • Grotowski’s Actor Training, Marc Mayoraz.
  • Masterclass and seminars
  • Chamber music

24  ECTS

100 hours

Entrance examination: Required repertoire

  • 4 different pieces from the international operatic repertoire

Description of the final examination:

  • Progress examination
  • Final simulation of the auditions

Total expenses of the EOA module per student and what is included/ excluded in this price:

  • Full time module: free for students in Erasmus Programme (Swiss Mobility Programme)

Communication language: English and French

GEN 2. 20th and 21st Centuries and Contemporary Vocalities

Full time Module:

  • September 21st, 2020 – January 24th, 2021
    • or
  • February 19th, 2021 – Mary 19th, 2021

Open for:

  • Min. 1, max. 2 vocal students

Module for students currently studying for a bachelor, master’s or third cycle degree

Content:

  • Vocal technique and style coaching in contemporary repertoire.
  • Vocal improvisation and contemporary vocalities.
  • Vocal coaching.
  • Masterclass contemporary repertoire (methodology of scores lecture)
  • Contemporary Chamber Music
  • Public performances and discussion of all requirements of the chosen repertoire.

Full methodology programme about the different approaches to contemporary repertoire and contemporary vocalities. A choice of repertoire according to the student’s needs. Individual teaching with full recognition of the artistic potential and possibilities of each student.

Name(s) of the professor(s) of this module:

  • Marcin Habela, Jeanne Roth, Alexander Mayr (vocal technique and style coaching)
  • Eric Trémoilières (vocal improvisation and contemporary vocalities)
  • Juliette de Banes Gardonne (contemporary vocalities)
  • Nina Uhari (vocal coaching)
  • Luisa Castellani, Juliette de Banes GArdonne(masterclass contemporary repertoire)
  • Guy-Michel Caillat (Contemporary Chamber Music)

Possible extras:

  • Preparation of an entire role from 20th-century or contemporary opera repertoire, Nina Uhari.
  • Grotowski’s Actor Training, Marc Mayoraz.
  • Masterclass and seminars.
  • Professional Practice (career strategy, preparation for auditions and auditions at artistic institutions in Switzerland)

24 ECTS

100 hours

Entrance examination: Requiered repertoire

  • 4 different pieces from the 20th century and Contemporary repertoire

Description of the final examination

  • Progress examination

Total expenses of the EOA module per student and what is included/ excluded in this price:

  • Full time module: free for students in Erasmus Programme (Swiss Mobility Programme)

Communication language: English and French