The afternoon options provide an opportunity to choose from a variety of courses to suit your own interests. We appreciate that it can be difficult to decide but most classes follow a progression so we would encourage you to choose carefully and to attend your chosen sessions throughout the week. All sessions will be dependent on numbers, and the BKA reserves the right to cancel a course if the numbers are insufficient.
Methodology (click on this link for information)
Choral Workshop led by Árpád Tóth. The Choral Workshop usually focusses on a particular aspect of singing together e.g. world music, early music, community choir repertoire. This year the group will sing different and very varied settings of the Marian hymn, Salve Regina, from plainchant to Tóth. Suitable for any level of experience.
Music will be provided but if you want to a have look or download it, click on the link. N.B. This is a large file!
(Please note that, if you are doing Methodology Primary 2, it will continue into Session 2 – so please don’t choose anything else!)
Chamber Choir directed by László Nemes. This choir is for experienced singers with reasonable sight-reading ability. Knowledge of solfa, whilst helpful, is not essential. Availability of places will depend on the balance of voices
Open Lessons / Dalcroze. On Tuesday and Wednesday there will be opportunity to watch Orsolya Szabó’s inspirational teaching. She is always happy to work with whoever would like to take part, whether pianist, instrumentalist or singer so, if you would like to play or sing, please let Nicky know (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For the remaining three days Helen Dawson is coming hot-foot from another summer course to run Dalcroze sessions (N.B. Helen’s sessions will be repeated in Session 3)
Choral Conducting (four groups). Please click the link for more information.
IT in the Classroom / Dalcroze. Following interest generated at the recent Spring Course, Emma Ede will deliver two sessions (Tuesday and Wednesday) on using IT (Information technology) in the Kodály classroom. For the rest of the week, Helen Dawson will run a repeat of her session 2 Dalcroze classes..
Group Vocal Technique Lessons with Allan Hubert-Wright. Allan will be teaching in his unique way in a series of group vocal lessons. Students attending these sessions will work together on any vocal issues that they might have – and will gain the most benefit by working with Allan on a daily basis throughout the week.