for Singers and Pianists (and Teachers)
Julio Alexis Muñoz and Jorge Robaina
Professors of Vocal Repertoire at the “Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid”
Special Master Classes and Lectures:
Helen Tintes-Schürmann, Director International Spanish Music Center
Nan Maro Babakhanian, Director Project Canción Española
All students will perform in Madrid's Classical Chamber Music Festival:
"Clasicos en Verano"
Competition to sing two concerts (Madrid and Granada)in 2013/14 with the
Orquesta de la Universidad de Granada
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This five day course is the result of a new collaborations between the “Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid” (ESCM), Project Canción Española and the International Spanish Music Center. Participants will have the opportunity to study with Jorge Robaina and Julio Alexis Muñoz, distinguished faculty of the “Escuela Superior de Canto” in the “Palacio Bauer”, located in the center of Madrid near the Prado Museum, the National Archives, the Royal Opera House and many other tourist attractions. Nan Maro Babakhanian, director of Project Canción Española will also offer master classes. There will be additional courses of Spanish culture and language as well as Flamenco Rhythm and Dance and, finally, all participants will perform in the conservatory’s beautiful 18th century Theater in the Gala closing concert. This concert is programmed as part of Madrid's famous "Clasicos en Verano" Chamber Music Festival.
The course includes daily master classes and private sessions of performance and interpretation, with extra lectures, Spanish and Flamenco scheduled at the beginning and end of the day. In addition to lectures, concerts, masterclasses and private coachings, all students will be invited to participate in various activities around Madrid such as museum visits, musical archive visits, cxcursions to nearby towns such as Segovia or Toledo and, of course a Paella and/or Cocido meal. (Participants pay only for the activities they choose to do. The excursions to other towns will be day trips from Madrid and will most likely be scheduled on the weekend of July 6-7. If any participants wish to travel around Spain before or after the course we will be happy to assist in any way possible)
This year all accepted singers will be eligible to compete to sing concert with the "Orquesta de la Universidad de Granada" in their 2013/14 season.
Once a participant secures their place in the course, they will be sent scores provided by the orchestra to choose from so that they can prepare one, along with any other song or aria in Spanish (see list below for ideas) to present for the competition which will be held during the course (day to be determined, but most likely on the 12th of July).
Once accepted in the course, we will send more information and the scores.
The following is a list of recommended repertoire for the course
E. GRANADOS Complete collection of songs
Please use the new edition of Edicions Tritó
I. ALBÉNIZ Complete collection of songs
Please use the new edition of Edicions Tritó
M. DE FALLA Complete collection of songs
Please use the new edition of Ediciones Manuel de Falla, revised by Miguel Zanetti
J. TURINA Complete collection of songs
J. RODRIGO Complete collection of songs
E. TOLDRÁ Complete collection of songs
F. PEDRELL Canciones Arabescas
A. VIVES Canciones epigramáticas y Canciones catalanas
J. ARÁMBARRI Ocho canciones vascas
F. LAVILLA Complete collection of songs
M. CASTILLO Complete collection of songs
E. MORERA Cançons de carrer
J. GURIDI Seis Canciones Castellanas
X. MONTSALVATGE Complete collection of songs
F. MOMPOU Complete collection of songs
O. ESPLÁ Complete collection of songs
E. HALFFTER Complete collection of songs
R. HALFFTER Complete collection of songs
C. HALFFTER Complete collection of songs
A. GARCÍA ABRIL Complete collection of songs
F.M. ÁLVAREZ Complete collection of songs
C. PRIETO Complete collection of songs
F. GARCÍA LORCA Canciones españolas antiguas
F. SOR Seguidillas
M. GARCÍA Caprichos líricos
M. FUENLLANA, L. DE NARVAEZ, D. PISADOR Complete
collection of songs
P. CAICEDO The Latin American Art Song. A Critical Anthology and Interpretative Guide for Singers. Please use the new edition of Edicions Tritó
Web links to publishers
Tuition: 250 Euros Scholarships available (does not include lodging and activities – lodging will cost about 30-50 euros/night and food about 25 euros/day)
Lodging information: We have contacted various housing options near the School (in the center of Madrid). Once you have registered for the class we will send you the information and would be happy to contact any of them to help you make your reservation.
One of the options is the following
Hotel Sterling: 50 euros a night (two people can share and pay half each) with continental breakfast. Next to the Escuela.
(Antiguo Hotel Alexandra)
C/San Bernardo, 29-31
Tel. +34 91 542 04 00
Fax. +34 91 559 28 25
Please send 2 audition MP3’s and a resume including education and performing experience to:
If you cannot send your audition online,send it by post to:
Curso Internacional de Interpretacíon del Repetorio Vocal Español
Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid
Calle San Bernardo 44
91 532 85 31
Questions: contact Nan Maro Babakhanian, Administrative Director 34 645 822 393
Singers: All audition selections should be art songs in at least two different languages; one of which should be Spanish if possible (it is fine if you don’t have a Spanish art song)
Pianists: Should include at least one chamber piece, preferably with a singer, if they would like to be considered for the duo masterclasses.
Preference is given to duos who apply as duos, so please indicate your duo partner on the application form:
Applicants will be informed of their acceptance status within two weeks after their audition materials are received.
Applications will be accepted until June 15th
Returning students (those who have attended courses offered by the “Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid”, Project Canción Española or the International Spanish Music Center should apply by email, but do not need to include an audition or resume. They will be considered with the other students for scholarship (merit based).