Registration takes place on Monday August 2nd between 5 and 7PM at the Saint-Denis International School in Loches.
The entrance is located rue Henri Dunant. You can temporarily park in the courtyard of the school to unload your luggage
There are parking lots nearby. You will receive useful information about the time and rooms of your classes and, for those staying at the school, the location of your bedroom.
A welcome drink is organized at the beginning of the evening with the presentation of the teachers and is followed by a festive dinner.
Wether On-site or Off-site accommodation is chosen, all meals (lunches and dinners) are included every day from the first to the last evening with the following exceptions:
Breakfast in included for On-site Participants only.
All bedrooms at Saint-Denis have a small bathroom.
Classes start on Tuesday Aug 3rd 2021 and end on Wednesday Aug. 11th
They take place every day between 9am and 12pm and between 3pm and 5pm except on the “rest day” (free day)
Each participant has one hour of class with a teacher per day and per group.
For pianists, there are practice rooms with a piano at their disposal which are reserved for them and shared according to a pre-established schedule.
An orchestra class is organized from 1:30 pm to 3 pm. Also, depending on the schedule, it is possible to participate in the choir which takes place between 4 and 5 pm.
Orchestra and choir are optional but, if you wish to participate, you should attend regularly as these classes perform on the last day.
On top of the 2 groups assigned to each participant, the instrument sections (flutes, celli…) meet once or twice with their respective teacher during the workshop to prepare for the concert on the last evening.
During the “free time” (between the classes and on the rest day), you have the possibility to practice on your own, to meet other students in order to progress on a score, to listen to the orchestra rehearsal, to read, to walk around… or to do nothing at all.
The participants present the works of their groups during “musical moments” from the third or fourth day on, according to a schedule decided by the teachers.
The teachers themselves also perform once or twice during the workshop. A must see ! (and listen)
Unless otherwise specified, the 5th day is the rest day.
On that evening, an informal concert takes place with humorous or more serious works.
Anyone who wants to take part in these concerts is welcome, solo pieces, duets, or more, no restriction, just imagination.
An evening not to miss, either as participant or attendant. This is totally OFF the workshop frame, that’s probable why it was named the “OFF”
the Plastic Arts group exhibits its art works within the last days, with musical notes in the background.
A concluding concert is given on the last evening.
Each instrument section plays a piece or two, followed by the orchestra and the Choir.
the final dinner is a festive one where each member can share the memories of these intense and beautiful moments spent together.
Coda is scheduled for the morning of Thursday, August 12, 2021.