Academy Program: July 10 – July 31, 2022
The Academy Program is designed for young professionals, college, and pre-college musicians of all ages. The 2022 Cremona Academy offers programs for Strings and Wind instruments, Piano, Voice, Composition, and Conducting.
Courses of studies comprised of private lessons, masterclasses, chamber music, ensemble and orchestral studies, solo, ensemble, and orchestral performances, and a variety of optional classes, including participation in sightseeing and educational tours.
Students will participate in interactive workshops, lectures, and group round-table discussions.
The Three-Week Program starts on July 10, 2022. Participants of the Two-Week Program will join the Academy for Weeks Two and Three, starting on July 17, 2022.
Week One: July 10 to July 17, 2022:
- 5 Private lessons
- 5 Chamber music coaching
- Technique, interpretation, and performance practice workshops and seminars
- Competition preparation class
- Student Recitals, solo, chamber music and ensemble performances
- Distinguished Faculty Concert Series
- Work with accompanists (strings/wind/voice)
- Optional classes
- Interactive workshops, lectures, and group discussions
Weeks Two and Three: July 17 to July 31, 2022 (for participants of the three-week and two-week programs)
- 6 Instrumental/vocal/composition private lessons
- 6 Chamber music/sonata classes
- Piano, wind, and vocal ensembles and performance seminars
- Orchestral program (strings/winds)
- Vocal and Opera Scenes Program
- Technique and interpretation workshops
- Interactive workshops, lectures, seminars, and round-table group discussions
- Student solo, chamber music, ensemble, and orchestral performances
- Distinguished Faculty Concerts Series
- Work with accompanists (strings/winds/voice)
Optional Classes (three-week and two-week programs)
- Composition Class
- Conducting Class
- Competition Preparation Class
- Audition Preparation Class
- Improvisation Class
- Ear Training and Musicianship Class
- Collaborative Piano Class
- Introduction to Historical Keyboard Class (hands-on class for pianists)
. . . and this is how it works:
- Students have their instrumental/vocal master classes (private lessons) with one or more faculty members.
- Students are expected to practice, and individual practice sessions are scheduled every day.
- Practice rooms are available for extended practice time. Students are expected to take part in at least one of the many solo performances.
- On chamber music days, all groups and ensembles are assigned two sessions: one coached by a faculty member and another to work by themselves, applying what they have learned.
- Rooms are also available for extended chamber music and ensemble rehearsals beyond assigned time.
- All chamber music groups, instrumental and vocal ensembles, as well as the Academy Chamber Orchestra, are featured in special concerts at the end of the Academy.
- In addition to great learning opportunities and intensive work at the Academy, students are offered unique sightseeing and educational tours to experience and appreciate rich Italian culture, history, and traditions. Previous Academies included city tours to Venice, Mantua, Milan, Verona, Genoa, Parma, Bologna, Brescia, Bergamo, city tours of Cremona, visits to the Giuseppe Verdi House, the Stradivari Museum, and the New Violin Museum of Cremona.
All students who have successfully completed the Academy program will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. A Special Certificate of Honor may also be awarded to the most outstanding students of the Academy, as determined by Faculty members and Directors of the Academy.