The constitution of the groups of the chamber music workshop starts in May according to the number of registered participants. It is therefore recommended to register as early as possible in order, in particular, to meet the wishes of the works and composition of the groups.
For those who register for the first time, please consult ” the workshop before the workshop… “.
The internship takes place at the St Denis middle and high school in Loches (Saint-Denis International School), located 5 minutes walk from the city center. Reception on the first day of the course takes place between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
The entrance is located rue Henri Dunant (at the bend), accessible from avenue Bas Clos. Be careful, Saint-Denis also has another address, 19 avenue du Général de Gaulle, which does not allow access to the course.
Vehicles are parked outside of St Denis (large parking lots nearby), except for people with reduced mobility, and except on the day of reception and the day of departure to unload or load luggage.
Loches is accessible by train or bus from the TOURS Centre train station (1h15 from Paris by TGV).
Trainees arriving at Loches train station can ask the organizers to pick them up by car provided that they inform them in advance of their arrival time.
During the month of July, an exchange is organized between the trainees to propose or request carpooling (“blablaloches”).
Depending on the option chosen, it is possible to be accommodated during the internship. It is up to those who do not wish to benefit from on-site accommodation to make their own reservations for hotel rooms, guest rooms or any other place.
The rooms :
These are boarding rooms located in two buildings at the center of all activities.
People who have difficulty climbing stairs will have to inform the organizers.
There are two categories of rooms:
Spacious rooms, located in the Padré Piot building (category A room) ;
Accommodation in this building can be in a single room or in several (double or triple) rooms depending on the chosen rates.
Rooms located in the Saint-Joseph building, smaller and less comfortable (category B room).
Whatever the chosen category, the rooms are air-conditioned (collective adjustment) and each of them is equipped with a small bathroom (sink, shower, toilet).
The meals :
Meals are taken on site at the canteen of Saint-Denis and are provided every day except 2 evenings during the course and on the day of rest. The trainees must then arrange to have lunch and dinner outside or inside the college.
Breakfast is served every day and is included for those staying on site.
All courses take place in college classrooms, whether it be chamber music, introductory music or visual arts.
Euromusica rents pianos installed in the teachers’ rooms and in the concert hall. Some of them are installed in work rooms with hours reserved for pianists according to a pre-established schedule.
For the other instrumentalists, remember to insure your instruments and to bring the necessary material in addition to your scores and a music stand (strings, cellophane, reeds, tuner, metronome, music paper, erasers, pencils, tape, folders for your scores …).
The art teacher provides the necessary material.
The concerts take place in the Salle Agnès Sorel near the venue.
The free time is occupied in particular by the work of scores between classes and by rehearsals that the trainees can organize among themselves, outside the presence of the teachers.
Loches and its surroundings also offer many leisure activities: visit of the Loire castles, tour of the town, stroll in the town especially on market days, sports activities with in particular a municipal swimming pool. You will find a lot of information on the website of the tourist office of Loches.