Participants to the Barcelona Festival of Song have many opportunities to perform and learn from great teachers.
Every day they have master classes, lectures and workshops dedicated to the different countries's history, composers and songs. They also have diction classes, Alexander Technique sessions and private coaching sessions.
Once the participant have register we send him or her the repertory that she or he has to prepare for the course. Each participant will have to prepare minimum 10 art songs from the Iberian and Latin American repertoire. The songs are in Spanish, Catalan and Brazilian Portuguese.
Dr. Patricia Caicedo, director of the Barcelona Festival of Song, designs for each of the participants, his/her own personalized development program, designed around his/her unique abilities, level of development & goals. The goal is to reinforce their strengths and to identify and overcome their weaknesses. Singers should arrive to Barcelona with their repertoire ready to sing at the master classes. At the classes we will help them to perfect their diction, style and interpretation. In total there are 68 hours of classes.
At the Barcelona Festival of Song we will have master classes, where the instructor works with each singer on a rotating basis. Those observing learn by example and can relate new concepts of technique and interpretation to their own preparation. Everyday we offer 4 hours of Master Class
Spanish Art Song
Catalan Art Song
Latin American Art Song in Spanish, Portuguese and Indigenous languages
Brazilian Art Song
The song with guitar accompaniment
Every day we have 2 hours of lectures about different countries and composers with the intention of giving the tools to contextualize the repertoire. We visit archives and library collections of music in order to give participants the tools that allow them to research on their own in the future.
The Latin American Art Song: An introduction. History and development of the genre in the context of musical nationalism.
The Art Song in Spain during the XIX and XX Centuries: History, development, composers and repertory
The Catalan Art Song: History and development during XIX and XX Centuries, main composers and works.
The Brazilian Art Song During the XIX and XX Centuries. Most representative composers and works.
The Andean Countries: Colombia, Venezuela, Perú, Bolivia, Ecuador. Most representative composers and works of XIX and XX centuries.
Southern Cone: Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina. Most representative composers and works of XIX and XX centuries.
The Spanish & Cuban Zarzuela.
Mexican Vocal Music for voice and piano.
Flamenco music: vocal technique and styles.
In addition to frequent individual work in the master classes, Active participants are scheduled for private lessons with Patricia Caicedo, Lenine Santos and members of the faculty.
Individual coachings are scheduled for all active participants, focusing on musical preparation with respect to style, tradition and accuracy of presentation.
All active singers have the opportunity to perform, at the discretion of the Artistic Director, in two or more public recitals in Barcelona.
Inaugural concert (Including the premiere of the art song cycle commissioned by the Barcelona Festival of Song)
2 Concert with the participants open to the public, the closing concert is present by the participants.
7 concerts with well known artists from around the world.
Faculty Master Classes/ Workshops Each member of our international faculty will present a master class devoted to the repertoire in a particular linguistic tradition or area of interest.
Alexander Technique sessions, relaxation and breathing techniques workshops. Guitar Master Classes and individual lessons
Catalan diction for singers
Spanish diction for singers
Portuguese diction for singers
Workshops Classes in Spanish, Catalan and Brazilian Portuguese diction integrated into the weekly schedule, is offered to all attendees.
If you are interested in obtaining the complete schedule please send us an email.