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1 Art Director Bernhard Kugler22. September 2008Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw Talent Advancement

2 Art Director Bernhard Kugler22. September 2008Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw 1. Background-History 1.1 The city of Calw residents centre of the Northern Black Forest city for administration and school issues

3 Art Director Bernhard Kugler22. September 2008Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw 1. Background-History 1.2 Foundation 1983 by Hans-Jörg Kalmbach 1.3 Nomenclature Aurelius = patron of the Hirsau Monastery

4 Art Director Bernhard Kugler22. September 2008Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw 2. Organization 2.1 Responsible body Aurelius Sängerknaben are part of the Calw Music School, which is maintained by the City of Calw.

5 Art Director Bernhard Kugler22. September 2008Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw 2. Organization 2.2 The Choir home the Choir Building is the „Georgenäum“ foundation of 1871 used to be a library for youth education since 1999 home of the Aurelius Sängerknaben

6 Art Director Bernhard Kugler22. September 2008Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw 2. Organization 2.3 Staff 3 persons for choir direction and voice training 3 persons for voice training and soloist coaching a specialist for scenic activities 3 persons for artistic administration most of them work part-time

7 Art Director Bernhard Kugler22. September 2008Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw 2. Organization 2.4 Financing 4 columns of financing 1.Membership fee 2.Subvention by the City of Calw 3.Sponsoring 4.Remuneration

8 Art Director Bernhard Kugler22. September 2008Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw 2. Organization 2.5 Society of friends of Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw purpose: connects between parents, choir boys, art direction and administration

9 Art Director Bernhard Kugler22. September 2008Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw 3. Choir structure a total of 200 choir members no boarding school system

10 Art Director Bernhard Kugler22. September 2008Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw 3. Choir structure 3.1 Phase to get a first glimpse boys start at the age of 6 systematic search for talented boys in the region Northern Black Forest 4 weeks of try-out: gaining insight in choir work voice training once a week

11 Art Director Bernhard Kugler22. September 2008Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw 3. Choir structure 3.2 Forechoir 1 year choir practice once a week (60 min) individual voice development by voice training once a week (20 min) pieces for one voice, appropriate for children canons give first experiences in singing with several voices small singing performances

12 Art Director Bernhard Kugler22. September 2008Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw 3. Choir structure 3.3 Buildup choir 1 – 2 years choir practice twice a week (2x 90 min) individual voice training once a week (30 min) focus on rehearsing and performing a musical comedy with singing and playing challenges some boys have solo parts work on choir singing and improving the sense of hearing

13 Art Director Bernhard Kugler22. September 2008Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw 3. Choir structure 3.4 Trainee Choir individual voice training once a week (40 min) choir practice twice a week (2x 120 min) preparation for solo parts and singing in the Concert Choir by participating in ensemble practices (once a week) focus on development of sacred and secular music acquirements of sight singing und music theory deepening of performing experience in concerts and church services after exam in singing and music theory: change to Concert Choir

14 Art Director Bernhard Kugler22. September 2008Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw 3. Choir structure 3.5 Concert Choir choir practice at least twice a week (2x 120 min) individual voice training once a week (40 min) peak of choir education mixed choir (best of the educated boys and after change of voice returned men) frequent guest performances in Germany and abroad, CD- and DVD-productions during change of voice: special mentoring offer

15 Art Director Bernhard Kugler22. September 2008Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw 3. Choir structure 3.6 Soloists education during weekly voice training lessons additional soloist preparation special advancement of very talented singers since 1987 engagement of boy soloists in many german cities (Berlin, Frankfurt,...) and abroad (F, GB, A, NL, CH, E, P, Japan)

16 Art Director Bernhard Kugler22. September 2008Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw 4. Scopes of duties 4.1 Motivation age-based handling of all children and young people community attractive choir programs, concerts and travels prospect of soloist career (motivation for parents + children) high-quality education offer in the region (motivation for parents)

17 Art Director Bernhard Kugler22. September 2008Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw 4. Scopes of duties 4.2 Mission maintenance of sacred and secular choir music in diverse forms and casts different choir levels with age-based sacred and secular literature up to soloist performances

18 Art Director Bernhard Kugler22. September 2008Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw 4. Scopes of duties 4.3 Vision parallel choir and solo education  acquirement of musical and social competences education in choir through teacher-student-relationship but especially through companionship

19 Art Director Bernhard Kugler22. September 2008Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw Thanks for your attention!


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