The Modern Academy 2015 (10-25 June 2015, Hong Kong)

January 22, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers, Performers by mwhiteside

10-25 June 2015

The Modern Academy is an in-depth short course tailored to advanced students and young professionals, through an intensive study and collaboration with faculty and peers, to enhance their skills of performance and composition in modern music. The course is offered in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Hongkong, with the support of Spring Workshop, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the University of Hong Kong.

With an internationally distinguished faculty, The Modern Academy 2015 is offered for the first time to conductors, singers, composers, and performers of most orchestral instruments (either as ensembles or individuals). The composition course is 16 days in length, and 11 days for all others. The programme is open to applicants from all nationalities.

A special focus of 2015 is the study of works of Edgard Varèse and Luciano Berio. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Varèse’s death and 90th anniversary of Berio’s birth. A special event will be a joint faculty/ student performance of Varèse’s masterpiece, Étude Pour Espace.

The course in 2015 provides an inspiring working environment: the opportunity to study rarely performed modern masterworks under expert mentorship, take part in special cross-disciplinary creative projects, and participate in a mini-festival of contemporary music concerts. We challenge you, to do something different this summer.

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