International masterclass for conductors

International masterclass for conductors
Mid Europe Raffalt 5 Meisterkurs Ueli Kipfer

Location: congress Schladming; 8970 Schladming, Austria

Date: Monday, July 12, 2021 - Friday, July 16, 2021

The International masterclass for conducting takes place from July 12 – 16, 2021 as part of Mid Europe. A limited number of active participants will conduct and discuss the repertoire listed below and rehearse them with a professional wind band. The masterclass will be held in English. If you would like to observe, you have the option to enroll as a passive participant. Passive participants may attend the entire workshop and contribute in discussions. To conclude the master class, selected active participants will have the opportunity to present their work with Paulo Martins and Kevin Sedatole in a concert on Friday July 17, 2020.

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Masterclass Conductors 2021

Paulo Martins
The Portuguese conductor Paulo Martins will be attending Mid EUROPE for the first time in 2020, supervising the orchestral projects WYWOP and WAWOP in addition to the master class "Conducting". Among his teachers are the renowned conductors Jan Cober, Osvaldo Ferreira, Ernest Schelle, Eugene Corporon and Jorma Panula. Paulo Martins has been awarded several times the "Certamen Internacional de Bandas de Valencia" Prize. He is currently a teacher at the Porto Conservatory, artistic director of the International Philharmonic D 'Gold Competition, and artistic director of the Orchestra and Youth Symphony Orchestra of Santa Maria da Feira and the Portuguese Band Academy (APB).


Kevin L. Sedatole
The American is almost a "regular guest" at Mid EUROPE, Kevin Sedatole has been invited as a guest conductor several times, including Mid EUROPE 2020, where Kevin and Paulo Martins run the master class "Conducting" and support the orchestral projects WYWOP and WAWOP. Kevin Sedatole serves as Director of Bands, Professor of Music, and Chair of the conducting area at the Michigan State University College of Music. At MSU, Professor Sedatole serves as administrator of the entire band program totaling over 700 students His performances range from the United States to Europe and Japan.

List of Works for the Masterclass

Grad 2-3 Yukiko Nishimura Ancient Flower Carl Fisher
Grad 2-3 Brian Balmages Marche Diabolique FJH Music Company Inc
Grad 3 Carol Chambers To create a Voice Carl Fisher
Grad 3 Franco Cesarini Renaissance Suite Mitropa
Grad 4-5 Andrew Boysen Sinfonia N°4 Kjos
Grad 4-5 John Mackey Until The Scars ostimusic