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PULSE programme

The educational programme, which runs parallel with the singers’ programme, is very diverse and therefore appropriate for anyone: students, conductors, creators, educators and others who are interested in choral music. The educational programme consists of the PULSE Programme and Study Tours.

The PULSE programme (formerly known as Conductors’ and Composers’ programme). Together with many colleagues from Europe and beyond, you can get to grips with hot topics in the choral world of today, attend workshops, lectures and a Study Tours. Check the participation methods and rich programme BELOW!

Participation method

1.) PULSE PROGRAMME AS YOUR FIRST CHOICE

Those of you who would like to attend only this programme throughout the festival can secure a place NOWthe registration will be open until 15 February 2021.
Please mark the PULSE programme as your first choice on the registration form.
By registering you will secure your place in this programme, but you will receive further information to sign up for individual workshops most probably in April via the e-mail provided in the registration form.

2.) PULSE PROGRAMME FOLLOWING A 4- OR 6-DAY WORKSHOP

This form of participation is possible for those of you opting for a Full Festival Package Deal (of 8 days) and choosing a 4- or 6-day workshop. After the workshop is finished, you can join the PULSE programme, but the invitation to apply will follow in the spring via our website, social media and e-mail you provided in the registration form.


Workshops and lectures

Several workshops and lectures will be held each morning and you can choose to take part in two of them daily. The detailed list will be published in April 2021.

Lecture/PanelTitleMentorCo-funded by EU
BusinessSilicon Harmonies - What can choir leaders learn from high-tech startups? Jaka Levstek (SI)EPIC, ECA-EC, Co-funded by the European Union Creative Europe Programme
BusinessBeyond Talent – Career Development for MusiciansGal Faganel (SI)EPIC, ECA-EC, Co-funded by the European Union Creative Europe Programme
EducationAn inspiring choir system in Slovenian schools and Choir pyramid in St. Stanislav's InstitutionInge Breznik (SI), Damijan Močnik (SI)
EducationA choir school: Continuous learning with a common goal from an early age to adulthoodGlòria Coma Pedrals (ES)
EducationPresentation of the Real projectJosef Sjöblom (SE)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesCanon is a good rehearsalSebastjan Vrhovnik (SI)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesChoireography for CanonsPanda van Proosdij (NL)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesThe Lost Boys of Singing - reflections on why boys do not simply walk into a children's choir and thriveJoakim Olsson Kruse (SE)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesHow to conduct Open Singing - tips and tricksJan Schumacher (DE)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesEnsemble Groove: Everyone's the DrummerKevin Fox (CA/UK)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesSpeaking choir conceptFlorian Hein (DE)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesAuthentic choir singing of the BalkansZvezdana Novaković (SI)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesContemporary composition techniques for less demanding compositionsDamijan Močnik (SI)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesRehearsing without wordsTom Johnson (BE)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesHow to switch from classical to pop/jazzChristian Fris-Ronsfeld (DK)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesYoung Slovenian ComposersAmbrož Čopi (SI)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesIcebreakers - A Playful Approach to Group Dynamics and MusicalityTine Fris-Ronsfeld (DK)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesLaban system for Choir conductorsDominique Tille (CH)Training Leading Voices, ZIMIHC, Co-funded by the European Union Creative Europe Programme
Repertoire/Didactic approachesNon Jazzy Choir ImprovisationGary Graden (US/SE)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesVocal PaintingJim Daus Hjernøe (DK)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesThe Inteligent ChoirJim Daus Hjernøe (DK)Training Leading Voices, ZIMIHC, Co-funded by the European Union Creative Europe Programme
Repertoire/Didactic approachesCollaborative writing and arrangingMorten Vinther Sørensen (DK)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesChoral conducting vs. Orchestra conductingJosep Vila i Casañas (ES)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesEastern Africa Choral Music, Performance and practiceKen Wakia (KE) (in cooperation with Africa Cantat)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesTurkish Folk MusicÇiğdem Aytepe (TR)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesGregorian chant in a choir program?Hans Leenders (NL)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesFrom 16th to 18th century: a capella or with instruments?Erik van Nevel (BE)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesGospel Music Taught By RoteAnthony Leach (US)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesTips and tricks on composing for children's choirsTadeja Vulc (SI)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesMusica Femina: repertoire by women composersMaria Goundorina (BG/DE)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesSeniors in the spotlightSilvija Pročkytė (LT), Monika Lojen (SI)Training Leading Voices, ZIMIHC, Co-funded by the European Union Creative Europe Programme
Repertoire/Didactic approachesHow Piazzola was arranged for choirsSilvana Vallesi (AR) (in cooperation with America Cantat)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesSlovenian choral music of the 20th centuryJerica Bukovec (SI)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesBulgarian folk music - a bridge between agesDonka Miteva (BG/DE)
Repertoire/Didactic approachesBarbershop Harmony - A Brief HistoryDoug Harrington (US)
Round tablePresenting the Winners of European Award for Composers 2020Jan Van der Roost (BE), Maarten Van Ingelgem (BE), Hans Helsen (BE), Jeroen Beckers (BE)
Round tableResilience of the choral world post-Covid for choral organisations and conductors/managersto be announced
Science and healthSinging as an elixir of life: Singing Hospitals and Singing with Aphasia patientsElke Wünnenberg (DE), Fanny Eckhardt (HU)Training Leading Voices, ZIMIHC, Co-funded by the European Union Creative Europe Programme
Science and healthHygiene of your voicedr. Miha Zabret (SI)
Science and healthNeuroscience and arts: what art does to the brainprof. dr. Zvezdan Pirtošek (SI)Training Leading Voices, ZIMIHC, Co-funded by the European Union Creative Europe Programme
Science and healthHow to detect the onset of neurological disease from composers' scoresprof. dr. Zvezdan Pirtošek (SI)Training Leading Voices, ZIMIHC, Co-funded by the European Union Creative Europe Programme
Social aspectSing Me In: Examples of the use of collective singing for the inclusion of (young) migrants*Rahela Durič (SI), others to be announced
Sing Me In, ECA-EC, Co-funded by the European Union Erasmus+ Programme
Social aspectLet music build bridges - Introduction of Superar and Cantania children's projectsJudit Morvay (HU), Elisenda Carrasco Ribot (ES)
Social aspectSinging together in harmony with Nature*Peder Karlsson (SE)
Social aspectChildren’s Choirs in Changing CommunitiesLyn Williams (AU)Training Leading Voices, ZIMIHC, Co-funded by the European Union Creative Europe Programme
Social aspectSHIFT: Inclusion in the operations of cultural organisationsSophie Dowden (UK/DE), Sonja Greiner (DE), other guest speakers to be announcedSHIFT, EMC, ECA-EC, Co-funded by the European Unioni Erasmus+ programme
Social aspectSHIFT: Environmental sustainability in the operations of cultural
organisations
Sophie Dowden (UK/DE), Sonja Greiner (DE), other guest speakers to be announcedSHIFT, EMC, ECA-EC, Co-funded by the European Unioni Erasmus+ programme

The list of lectures is pending further updates. The final list will be published in April 2021.

PULSE programme: 1-day Study Tours

Would you like to have an insight into the processes that go in ateliers? You are kindly invited to join one the one-day guided study tours that will allow visitors to see and talk about the content and the repertoire chosen, conductors’ interpretations, their practice leadership etc.

Mentor:

Patrick Secchiari (CH) (1-day Study Tours within PULSE Programme)

Patrick Secchiari, a lecturer at the Bern University of the Arts, conducts various choirs and is passionate about performing unconventional concerts. Therefore, flash mobs, sing-along events, scenic construction-site concerts and open singing are just as much a part of his professional activity as engagements in theatres and festival productions. Besides teaching, Secchiari is also responsible for professional training of the Swiss Choir Association and presides over the Swiss Federation Europa Cantat and the Swiss Youth Choir.

Marked lectures of the PULSE Programme are included in different EU-(co)funded programmes:

EPICTraining Leading VoicesSing Me InSHIFTCreative Europe ProgrammeErasmus+
European Choral Association ECA-ECZIMIHCEuropean Music Council (click!)