JAZZ SUMMER COURSE
16th-21st of August 2021
ABOUT THE COURSE:
Professional and award-winning musicians run the course from around Europe.
The course is aimed at singers of an intermediate to advanced level. The course is perfect for you if you would like to spend a focused amount of time developing your general musicianship skills as a singer and gain further experience with performing.
Expect a well structured week that offers a wide variety of classes and workshops and regular performance opportunities such as jam sessions and open mic nights. The course has an organic open structure, meaning that we will always consider what the individual would like out of the course.
The week leads up to a final performance where you get to perform with a professional rhythm section in front of an eager audience on the main square of Izola.
The course's main focus lies in developing personal expression and individual sound by exploring the 'jazz approach.’ This includes looking at improvisation, the art of listening, the ability to interact with your fellow musicians, and improving band leading skills.
Beyond Vocals Jazz Summer Course takes place inside the stunning premises of The 'Manzioli Palace,' located in the most central point of the old town. The performance hall provides excellent facilities and space such as a grand piano, stage, and vocal PA and carries characteristics of Venice's Gothic style.
IN BETWEEN WORKING HARD
The week is an opportunity to meet new likeminded people and great singers from all over the world.. During the week we'll be enjoying beautiful meals together at some of the local restaurants, picnics by the sea and of course the annual boat trip where we grab a guitar and sail out to serenade the sunset together accompanied by local wine and pizza from the legendary pizzeria Napa.
Izola is an old fishing town in SouthWestern Slovenia on the Adriatic coast of the Istrian peninsula. Everyone who comes here always comes back.!!
There is an energy here that is hard to describe, and it is a beautiful space to relax and be creative in, and don't get me started on the food and the wine....! But on top of the list, it is the beautiful people here that make Izola what it is, and every year they embrace my students and the course with open arms, and together, we all have the best time!
Find out more about Izola HERE.
HOW TO APPLY
The course allows 12 singers MAX.
Intake will be based on an "audition" type process to maintain an equal level. This will include providing a short biography and two contrasting recordings.
The deadline to apply THIS YEAR is a little later than usual due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Please get in touch before the 16th of May if you are interested.
In the case of having to postpone the course, you can expect a full refund.
PLEASE SEE THE DROP DOWN MENUE FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE COURSE INCLUDING THE COURSE STRUCTURE.