Presentation on theme: "International choir events Young Choir Managers - Nordic Forum 2009 Types of events Traveling with a choir International networking."— Presentation transcript:
International choir events Young Choir Managers - Nordic Forum 2009 Types of events Traveling with a choir International networking
Introduction ⇨ Vocal music is different from instrumental music. Language is also part of our musical expression. International choir events have a linguistic side to them. ⇨ I am board member of international choir federation Europa Cantat (EC). Members from 42 different countries.
Contents ⇨ Typical international choir events ⇨ Traveling with a choir ⇨ Your own experiences from traveling with choirs or taking part in international events in your own country
Some types of international choir events ⇨ Visiting a foreign choir or receiving guests from abroad (group exchange) ⇨ Commercial competitions (pay to participate) ⇨ Non-commercial competitions (get paid to participate) ⇨ Concert festivals ⇨ Festivals with pedagogical content (Norbusang etc.)
Traveling with a choir ⇨ Plan the trip well in advance ⇨ Different cultures means different planning ⇨ New friends ⇨ Learning from traveling ⇨ Remember that you are a guest ⇨ Security issues
International networks ⇨ Many ways of finding partners and events. Choral federations, travel agencies, Youth helpdesks, web societies, IMs ⇨ Constant dialogue – within limits ⇨ Collect information ⇨ There are no stupid questions ⇨ Share your knowledge
So... ⇨ It is an honour to receive guests ⇨ It is an honour to be a guest ⇨ There is always more to learn ⇨ Your own experiences