Project Canción Española was conceived to promote the teaching of Spanish song repertoire around the world so that it becomes a part of the core curriculum in conservatories and university music programs everywhere (including Spain!). Inasmuch as French, Italian, German and English repertoire are required subjects for singers and accompanists who are studying to be professional musicians in music programs around the world, we see no reason why the vast Spanish repertoire should not also be included.
Project Canción Española with
Interpretation of Spanish Vocal Repertoire
July 14-18, 2014
Julio Alexis Muñoz, Jorge Robaina and Helen Tintes-Schürmann
Professors of Vocal Repertoire at the “Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid”
Nan Maro Babakhanian,
Director, Project Cancíon Española
Master Classes and Lectures
Public Performances in Madrid’s famous Chamber Music Festival,
Clásicos en Verano”
Project Canción Española presents a 5 day course of daily master classes with Julio Alexis Muñoz and Jorge Robaina, distinguished faculty of the “Escuela Superior de Canto” in the Palacio Bauer in Madrid near the Prado Museum, the National Archives and the Royal Opera House. Nan Maro Babakhanian, Director of Project Canción Española will also offer master classes. Spanish and Flamenco are included. All participants perform final concert (programmed in Madrid’s “Classico´s en Verano” series) in the conservatory’s beautiful 18th century Theater.
The course includes daily master classes and private sessions of performance and interpretation, with extra lectures, Spanish and Flamenco scheduled at the beginning and end of the day.
In addition to lectures, concerts, masterclasses and private coachings, all students will be invited to participate in various activities around Madrid such as museum visits, musical archive visits, cxcursions to nearby towns such as Segovia or Toledo and, of course a Paella and/or Cocido meal. (Participants pay only for the activities they choose to do. The excursions to other towns will be day trips from Madrid and will most likely be scheduled on the weekend of July 19-20. If any participants wish to travel around Spain before or after the course we will be happy to assist in any way possible)
Course Cost: 250 Euros
Approximate Housing Cost: 35 night in Madrid near school.