A selection for Early Music teachers in Genève

HEM – Genève will hire professors of Baroque Bassoon and Historical Harps 


Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève (HEM) has announced a selection procedure for a teacher of  Baroque Bassoon (in sobstitution of Prof. Lorenzo Alpert) within the Early Music Department. Furthermore, for the Orchestra Instruments Department, one Harp teacher with competence in Historical Harps will be selected. The required qualifications for the posts (both part-time for an amount to be determined) are:

  • Academic degree from a university level music institution, or equivalent title;
  • Renown at the international level in the performance field;
  • specific teaching experience for at least 5 years;
  • Ability to integrate in collective projects within a team and a dynamic environment;
  • Mastery of French (official language of HEM);
  • Practising and mantaining a significant professional activity outside the School.

The job main responsibilities will be:

  • Teaching their subject to students enrolled in Bachelor and Master courses;
  • Contributing to the elaboration, follow-up and evaluation of study programs (contents, repertories, goals, methods, means);
  • Assisting students in the elaboration of their final papers;
  • Taking part in continuing education and research programs, as well as in services managed by HEM.

The deadline for applications is 30 November 2017. Detailed information is available in the official announcements (in French):

Info: webpage www.hesge.ch/hem – e-mail azucena.giron@hesge.ch

Accademia Nazionale di Danza announces the 3rd edition of “il Corpo nel Suono”

From October 26 to 29 in Rome an international conference to explore the relationship between music and dance and the role of the musician in dance

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This is the official communiqué of the international conference organized by Accademia Nazionale di Danza (AND) in partnership with Conservatorio Statale di Musica “A. Casella” – L’Aquila:

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Il Corpo nel Suono 2017

III International Conference
October 26th – 29th, 2017
Accademia Nazionale di Danza, Rome

The Accademia Nazionale di Danza (AND) is pleased to present the third edition of il Corpo nel Suono, an international conference dedicated to gain insight into the relationship between music and dance, and the role of the musician in dance.

The conference will take place at the AND from Thursday October 26th to Sunday October 29th and it aims to prompt and bring out a critical approach to the mutual interaction of sound and movement, within the different contexts where it occurs, from the educational to the choreographic and the performative. This also includes the choreomusicological as well as the historical and anthropological perspectives of that relationship.

Il Corpo nel Suono will also be the time to take a closer look to the role played by the musician in dance, as well as to the objectives and strategies of his education, comparing the european experiences of Paris, Copenhagen, Glascow and Barcelona with the AND experience, which, together with the Conservatorio de
L’Aquila, for several years has been focusing on training the “Maestro collaboratore per la Danza”.

Through the organization of the conference, the AND confirms a continuity plan of this meeting, considering it a major opportunity for growth and enhancement of the standing of the musician in dance, who is essential in any choreomusical context both educational and professional.

For more details: www.ilcorponelsuono.com

Contacts: AND, tel. (+39) 0657177710 – mail: up@accademianazionaledanza.it

Roma, 19 September 2017

Accademia Nazionale di Danza

Istituto di Alta Formazione Coreutica
Largo Arrigo VII, 5 Roma
Infoline 06-57177771 www.accademianazionaledanza.it


The program features workshops, lectures, roundables and performance with: Nacho Blanco, Francesco De Rubeis, Massimiliano Greco, Marta Guercini, Kim Helweg, Suzanne Knosp, Tristan Lofficial, Marco Melia, Han Otten, Nicola Pangia, Flavio Pescosolido, Fabrizio Pieroni, Rafel Plana, Franck Prévost, Prathap Ramachandra, Daniel Roberts, Debra Shannon, Jonathan Still.

It’s possible to download a PDF with the schedule

Our photos from the previous edition can be seen at these links: 

Registration open for “2nd Cycle Diploma in Music Accompaniment for Dance”

The course, one of a kind, will be hosted in Rome and in L’Aquila (Italy)

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The Second Cycle Diploma Course in Music Accompaniment for Dance – established in 2011 as a joint venture by Music Conservatory “Alfredo Casella” at L’Aquila and Accademia Nazionale di Danza at Rome and continuing in the academic year 2017/18 – has seen many of its graduates find jobs as pianists for dance in private and public Institutions such as Choreutic High Schools, Opera theatres and dance companies.

The course features practical and theoretical lessons, workshops and on-the-job training, with the attainment by the students of 120 ECTS credits (see prospectus). Classes and training activities will be hosted partly in Rome and partly in L’Aquila, with the involvement of teachers from both institutions. The registration deadline is on July 31st, 2017.

This is our translation of the announcement published by the two Institutions:

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Would you like to become a 

Enroll in the Second Cycle Diploma Course offered by the Alfredo Casella Music Conservatory at L’Aquila and the National Dance Academy at Rome

Learning Outcomes
The course offers a unique training in order to become a Music Accompanist for Dance and Ballet. Thanks to highly qualified teachers, during the two years of the course students will acquire a sound historical knowledge in dance and ballet; they will refine their competence in performance and composition, fully developing their ability in extempore composition, an indispensable skill in order to accompany classes in classical as well as contemporary dance; they will learn to interact in a proficient and reliable way with teachers, students and professionals in the fields of dance and ballet.

Career Prospects
The course will offer to the students concrete employment opportunities, including, but not limited to, piano accompaniment in private and public educational institutions, in theatres and operatic venues, in dance companies. Furthermore, it offers opportunities as musical experts for dance and ballet in information and outreach activitities, in the media and audiovisual sector and as professionals in live performance.

Structure of the course
The course features practical and theoretical lessons, laboratories and on the job training with the attainment from the students of 120 ECTS formative credits. The lessons and any other educational activities will be located at either the National Academy of Dance in Rome or the Conservatory of Music at L’Aquila, with the involvement of professors from both institutions.

Prerequisites of the Course
Diploma in piano performance(1st cycle) or equivalent training.
The entrance examination consists of:

  1. piano performance of a 10 minutes program chosen by the applicant;
  2. first sight reading of a piano reduction from a romantic ballet;
  3. improvisation of 16 bars as assigned by the examination board.

Enrollment: Apply to “Alfredo Casella” Conservatory at L’Aquila (studenti@consaq.it)
Info: +39.0862.22122 (Student Office); +39.328.0649381 (Prof. Alvaro Lopes Ferreira)

Humor Bizzarro 2017: Angela Paletta – Baroque oboe and QiGong

Course program and teacher’s curriculum

The course is open to amateurs or professionals who wish to approach the baroque and classical repertory with the period instrument or with the modern one. The program will focus on performing and interpretative aspects and on reed building tecniques. Particular attention will be given to the study of respiration with specially aimed QiGong exercises. Individual and collective classes will aim to the study of the soloistic and chamber repertory of the period, both sacred and profane, possibly in conjunction with singing, dance or theatre classes. It’s possible to agree with the teacher on a special repertory proposed by the student. A limited number of study instruments, kindly supplied by the maker Alberto Ponchio (website http://www.anciuti.com), will be available for the class; students are therefore advised, if possible, to bring their own instrument.

A limited number of study instruments, kindly supplied by the maker Alberto Ponchio (see the Anciuti website), will be available for the class; students are nonetheless advised, if possible, to bring their own instrument. Oboi_Ponchio_2

ANGELA PALETTA,  after obtaining her diploma in Oboe at the  “A. Boito” Conservatory in Parma, has followed perfecting courses with I. Goritzki, P. Pollastri, P.W. Feit, P. Grazzi and A. Mion. She collaborates, playing both oboe and cor anglais, with several orchestras, among which Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra Sinfonica “G. Verdi” in Milan, Orchestra “Mozart” in Milan (where she also been in charge of the orchestra), Orchestra Filarmonica di Verona, Orchestra del Festival “T. Varga” at Sion (Switzerland), Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino, led by distinguished conductors and soloists such as H. Schiff, T. Varga, J. Horowitz, G. Cassone, Y. Kless. M. Rogliano, V. Sardelli. She took part in many chamber concerts with Trama Ensemble and with several ensembles in Italy and abroad. Since 2001 she collaborates as cor anglais and principal oboe with Orchestra Sinfonica di Adria and with Silver Symphony in Padova; since 2006 with Orchestra “G. Verdi” di Parma and Orchestra da Camera “F. Gonzaga” in Mantova. With the latter in May 2010 she has recorded the Concerto per oboe e archi by A. Marcello. She is also often active in the field of performance with period instruments, collaborating regularly with several early music groups among which Accademia di Musica Antica di Bazzano, Orchestra Barocca di Berna and with the “Il Teatro della Memoria” early music and dance company. She teaches Oboe at Scuola di Musica “Rinaldi” in Reggiolo and at Associazione Musicale ”Santa Cecilia” in Reggio Emilia.

Info about workshop costs and registration is available at this link.

Humor Bizzarro 2017: Marco Rosa Salva, Recorder

Course program and teacher’s curriculum

English music from the second half of the 17th century.
The course is open to students of any level and will deal specifically with music by John Jenkins, Matthew Locke, Henry Purcell, John Blow. Individual lessons and ensemble consort classes will be featured (a number of replicas of historical instruments will be avaiable). For the individual lessons, students can suggest pieces of their choice, also different from the main theme of the course.

Marco Rosa Salva studied recorder with Aldo Bova in Venice and with Pedro Memelsdorff in Bologna, where he also graduated with a dissertation of Musical Dramaturgy. He has achieved a vast concert activity, collaborating with many medieval, Renaissance and baroque ensembles, such as Sonatori della Gioiosa Marca, Accademia di S. Rocco – Venice Baroque Orchestra, Cappella Ducale di Venezia, Pastime, Ensemble Antonio Draghi, Cappella della Pietà dei Turchini, L’Aura Soave, Il Complesso Barocco, Consort Veneto, I Barocchisti, Delitiae Musicae, Il Viaggio Musicale, La Venexiana, En Chordais, Cantar Lontano, performing in Italy, Europe, Turkey, United States, Mexico, China, in festivals among which Megaron Musica (Thessaloniki), Silk Road Festival, (Hong Kong), Gubbio Arte Medievale, Festival de Sablè, Settimane musicali al Teatro Olimpico (Vicenza), St. Galler Festspiel, Tage alter Musik (Regensburg), Lufthansa Festival (London), Festival di Cremona, Trentomusicantica, Notti malatestiane (Rimini). He has recorded for RAI, ORF and for the labels Stradivarius, Echo, Fonit Cetra, Tactus, Nuova Era, Skira, Naxos, Opus 111, Glossa. With the ensemble La Girometta (as a player of recorder and director) he deals in particular with the reconstruction of Italian 15th  Century dance music, producing shows, masterclasses and lecture demonstrations. He teaches at Scuola di Musica Antica di Venezia since 1993 where, since 1998, he holds the post of director; he teaches courses and seminars at several Conservatories in Italy and abroad and at Italian Universities.

Info about the workshop costs and registration form are available at this link.

Humor Bizzarro 2017: Paolo Di Segni, “Quadrilles at the time of Jane Austen”

Course program and teacher’s CV

“Quadrilles at the time of Jane Austen”
Early 19th century Social Dances

The course, open to students of any level, will focus on the technique and the steps of dances featuring in the balls described by Jane Austen, following the handbooks and treatises of the early 19th century.

Paolo Di Segniborn in Switzerland and introduced to music and rhythmics according to the Jaques Dalcroze method, has studied pianoforte and violoncello. Since 1976 he specialized in historical dancing under the guidance of such teachers as B. Sparti, F. Lancelot, S. Wynne. He has taken part in many concert tours in Italy and abroad with Early Dance ensembles such as Gruppo di Danza Rinascimentale di Roma, La Cortesia del Ballo, La Follia, Il Teatro della Memoria. Since many years he devotes himself to the reconstruction and popularization of 19th Century social dances, presenting them through performance, Ball openings or as Maitre de Cérémonie. He has curated TV programs on the Quadrille for TeleMontecarlo, taken part in Telethon ’97, ’98 and ’99, held seminars at Scuola di Ballo del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and in Catania for Balletto di Sicilia.

In Naples, in collaboration with Associazione Dimensione Polifonica, he has held courses and directed performances and events on the Renaissance and on the 19th century for Comune di Napoli, Provincia di Napoli and Regione Campania (Marzo DonnaMaggio dei Monumenti, Valzer in Villa). He has collaborated with the Orchestra del Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari conducted by J. Acs; in Rome he regularly  directs 19th century Balls in venues such as Palazzo Barberini, Palazzo Taverna, Hotel Quirinale, Borgo di Tragliata, Accademia Nazionale di Danza.

Info on the workshop costs and registration is available at this link.

Humor Bizzarro 2017 – Ilaria Sainato: “Cupid’s Garden – Le Jardin de Cupidon” – Dances and Contredanses in England and France between the 17th & 18th century and Rhetorical Gesture Seminar

Course program and teacher’s curriculum

Ilaria 2“Cupid’s Garden – Le Jardin de Cupidon” – Dances and Contredanses in England and France between the 17th & 18th century
The course is aimed towards dancers, musicians and whoever wishes to approach or to further the knowledge of baroque dance technique.  The theoretical and practical classes feature warm-up, study of basic choreutic technique and of choreographies, mainly reconstructed from the Beauchamp–Feuillet notation; part of the classes will be devoted to questions pertaining sources, dance notation and treatises, choreographic repertory, giving a particular attention to the connection and integration between music and dance, with reference to problems of performance of dance music. During the course, the choreographic  and
musical correspondences, borrowings and  influences between England and France will be investigated through the study of choreographies by André Lorrin, Mr. Isaac and John Essex. The choregraphic numbers will be chosen by the teacher according to the level and the needs of the participants.

Rhetorical Gesture Seminar
The seminar is aimed towards singers, dancers, actors, musicians and whoever is interested in the repertory of musical theatre of the 17th and 18th centuries. It offers to the students a further tool for performing such repertory through an in depth examination of the typical features of baroque theatre, of rhetorical gesture and of themes such as the stage proxemics, the roles and typical characters, the theory of affections.

Ilaria Sainato graduated in Musicology at the Università degli studi di Pavia-Cremona, with a dissertation in Phylology about Italian dance of the Quattrocento. She has studied Renaissance and Baroque dance with Veronique Daniels, Barbara Sparti, Deda Cristina Colonna, Ana Yepes. She teaches Renaissance dancing at Scuola di Musica Antica di Venezia and gives courses and theoretical-practical seminars at schools, institutions and associations in Italy and abroad. She organizes shows about dance of the 15th to 17th Century in collaboration with several ensembles and companies; in particular with La Girometta she deals with the reconstruction of Italian dance repertory of the Quattrocento and Cinquecento from the original treatise sources taking in to account their musical concordances. She has extended her research to problems in reconstructing 17th and 18th Century theatrical performance with music, in particular regarding staging and gesture, collaborating to several stage productions such as  Don Giovanni by W. A. Mozart, Il Ballo delle Ingrate by C. Monteverdi, La Fida Ninfa by A. Vivaldi, Atalanta Fugiens by M. Maier, Flavio Cuniberto by G. D. Partenio; she has also directed this latter. She has been assistant direcctor for: Mulier Fortis by J. B. Staut, The Fairy Queen by E. Purcell and Così fan tutte by W. A. Mozart (directed by Deda Cristina Colonna), Madama Butterfly and Turandot by G. Puccini (directed by Hiroki Ihara), Rigoletto by G. Verdi (directed by Ivan Stefanutti), Sonnambula by V.Bellini (directed by Stefano Vizioli). She collaborates with As.Li.Co. – Teatro Sociale di Como as Stage Manager.

Full info about the workshop costs and the registration form are available at this link.