Aurora Music Festival – Trollhättan/Vänersborg Masterclasses and Orchestra 2019 - Trollhättan/Vänersborg, - Trollhättan/Vänersborg - Sweden
Aurora Music Stockholm Festival and Competition and Trollhättan/Vänersborg Festival are online and published at our website:
http://www.auroramusic.se/stockholm-masterclasses-2019/ and http://www.auroramusic.se/trollhattanvanersborg-2019/
This is where all students must apply! Below you will find a flyer for your class at the festival.
In preparation for the upcoming festival and masterclasses we would like to ask for your help in spreading the word about our masterclasses in your own extensive networks of colleagues & students.
It is essential for the continuation of our work that the Aurora Festival continue to attract strong classes of young artists on all instruments. Even though Aurora has produced 44 masterclasses & festivals in the past 13 years, our network needs continuous growth and development in order to maintain the experience and possibilities that we are able to offer to new generations of young musicians.
We would be extremely grateful if you could help us in this respect and thank you in advance for your efforts.
The masterclass is also advertised on Facebook https://facebook.com/AuroraMusicFestivals, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/auroramusicfestivals/, and on Musicalchairs https://www.musicalchairs.info/courses.
The following is how we present the masterclasses on our website to prospective students:
Course period: August 17-25, 2019, August 26 – September 1, 2019
Location: Stockholm, Sweden, Trollhättan/Vänersborg, Sweden
Age Restrictions: None
Registration fee: None
Selection list will be published:
Course fee: NO COURSE FEE
(In order to qualify for no course fee applicants must submit documentation proving they are citizens of the EEA and have completed at least 30 University Level credits. Non-EU students or students without sufficient accreditation can apply subjects to a fee).
Accommodation: Accommodation, food and travel costs are not included. Aurora will recommend cheap accommodation alternatives to students. In Trollhättan there are host families provided
All students will receive:
open individual solo masterclasses (Stockholm only, there will be no piano accompanists for the masterclasses except for the vocal classes concerning lied repertoire)
chamber music classes and concerts
rehearsals and concerts with the Aurora Symphony Orchestra (except pianists and singers)
seminars and open workshops
free tickets to all concerts that are not sold out
optional participation in the Aurora Music Competition (Stockholm only)
You absolutely must be in Stockholm from 17 August at 09:00 AM to 25 August at 21:00
Aurora Music Competition
1500 Euros in Prizes
Main Stage Performance Opportunities
• Jury prize: 1 000 EUR + solo performance on the last day of the festival!
• Audience prize: 500 EUR
• Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, Voice
Last year in Stockholm the jury chose to split their prize between a wonderful clarinetist and an exciting percussionist both from Poland with the audience giving their prize overwhelmingly to the Marimba specialist! Who will it be this year?
The Aurora Music Competition in Stockholm is back, remodelled and redesigned for another exciting opportunity for our students at the festival. Students will have the opportunity to register for the competition for a symbolic fee and will all have the opportunity to perform for an international panel who will make a selection for the semi-final and finally the public final which takes place during the festival! All students who sign up will have their opportunity to be heard in the early days of the festival and the winner(s) will perform on the final day of the festival.
Expressing your inner love of music. Sharing timeless personal stories, emotions and experiences written by some of history’s greatest creative geniuses through your own personal voice and expression. The opportunity to change the lives of your listeners forever. The burning desire to move, charm, and dazzle your audience.
If this applies to you, then apply now to the Aurora Music Competition. Embedded into the heart of the Aurora Festival experience which includes masterclasses from some of the worlds greatest pedagogues, chamber music coaching and performances and the opportunity to have fun with and listen to musicians from all over the world, is the Aurora Music Competition.
The competition is open to all participants at the Aurora Festival Masterclasses. Each participant has the option to take part with a solo work for their instrument between 5 and 15 minutes in length. Aurora does not supply a pianist but you may bring your own or ask one of the many participating pianists at the festival to support you!
The jury will select the student that to them best represents the Aurora spirit, or might chose to divide the prize between multiple candidates, who receive or share 1000 euros. The winner(s) will then perform as part of the festival Grande Finale on the Aurora Festival main stage. The live audience will also cast their vote to choose a winner of the 500 euro audience prize.
• For European students, upon acceptance into the Aurora Festival Masterclasses, an application fee of 50 euros applies to all students who also wish to participate in the Aurora Music Competition. For students from outside the EU, this fee is included in the course fee.
You MUST have the following three items prepared BEFORE you start your application!
A copy of an official document from your academy which proves that you have completed at least 30 study credits or an equivalent thereof at a university level music school, academy or university.
A copy of your passport or identity card
An audio or video-recording. The only way to audition to Aurora is by adding an audio or video URL (web address) into the Aurora application form. The most common tools for this are Soundcloud, Youtube, Googledrive or Dropbox but of course you can use any other provider. The link must be open, meaning we will not accept applications requiring login details or password, please make sure in advance that your link works and is accessible to avoid any problems. The recording must be of a solo performance (with or without accompaniment). Repertoire is up to you. One piece is enough. Minimum time is 5 minutes.
24 May DEADLINE to Apply online. Click APPLY HERE below. It takes about 10 min and you need to have the link to your audition and all documents ready.
19 June. Aurora will send out an email to all selected students.
23 June. Deadline to confirm your participation.
15 July. Chamber Music and Orchestra repertoire will be sent by email.
12 Aug. Detailed Schedule and Program will be sent by email.
16 Aug. Arrival in Stockholm
18 Aug. 930 AM Official registration at the course venue in Stockholm
25 Aug. 10 PM Final concert and the course ends
26 Aug. departure
26 Aug. Check in Trollhättan
1 September 10 PM Final concert and the course ends