Prague Summer Academy
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lesson lesson Lessons are given in classrooms of the College of Music of the Academy of Performing Arts every day between 9 AM and 6 PM. Each lesson lasts fifty minutes. The basic fee for the Prague Summer Academy includes five lessons over the course of two weeks.

 

 

 

lessonShorter residencies have fewer lessons, but a requirement for active participation is at least three lessons. Extra lessons can be ordered in the Prague Summer Academy’s office. All students may attend lessons of their colleagues. Non-commercial photographs are taken during lessons, to be used in promoting the next year of the Academy. Students may record their lessons for their own needs.

Chamber class

Chamber class

Students interested in ensemble playing may sign up for a chamber class. This may involve duos of violin and piano or cello and piano, piano trio, string trio, or various other groupings. Ensembles already in existence may sign up, as well as individuals who have no previous experience in chamber playing. Those having no musical partner can work with an invited student of the Conservatory or the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague for a fee. We recommend consulting Milan Agency Prague concerning the chamber class.

Repertoire

Repertoire

We recommend preparing four or five compositions from Baroque, Classical, and Romantic repertoire. It is better to prepare a larger number of concert works of shorter duration, because in the case of long works there is no guarantee that they will be studied in their entirety. The student provides his or her own music including piano accompaniment. In the case of chamber music, a score for the teacher must also be provided.

Piano accompaniment

Piano accompaniment

Piano accompanists will be available for violin, viola, cello, and wind instruments lessons. Students studying compositions with piano accompaniment must provide signed piano parts to the Prague Summer Academy office as soon as possible after arrival. Students who have five lessons will have two of them with piano accompaniment, and those staying a shorter time one. Students chosen for the closing concert have the right to one extra rehearsal with piano. Additional sessions with piano accompaniment can be ordered in the office for a fee.

Practice

Practice

Instruments other than piano and bowed stringed instruments can be studied based on special arrangement with Milan Agency Prague. There is a wide selection of experienced teachers available in Prague – from the Conservatory, the Academy of Performing Arts, and the Czech Philharmonic.

Languages and interpreters

In the office of the Prague Summer Academy one can speak Czech, Japanese, English, or German. Interpreters are available for students who speak only Japanese the lessons. The interpreters are usually students at the Academy of Performing Arts or the Conservatory in Prague.

Closing concert

Closing concert

A limited number of students can perform in this concert. They are recommended and prepared by the teachers. Recommended length of the composition is five to eight minutes. Performers play without financial compensation, and no professional recording is made. The dress rehearsal is held in the Gallery on the day of the concert. Each student or ensemble can rehearse fifteen minutes according to the prepared schedule.

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