fredag 30. mars 2012

Lund International Choral Academy 2012

Universitetet i Lund (S) tilbyr masterklass i direksjon 18.-25. oktober 2012. Det er ingen deltakeravgift på kurset. Søknadsfrist for å delta er 15. april 2012.

Du kan lese mer på

torsdag 29. mars 2012

Nytt fylkesmusikkråd i Sogn og Fjordane

Sogn og Fjordane kulturnettverk, Musikkens studieforbunds og Norsk musikkråds fylkesledd i Sogn og Fjordane, ble nedlagt 14. mars.

27. mars ble det stiftet et helt nytt Sogn og Fjordane musikkråd. Les mer om bakgrunn, det kompetente styret, vedtekter, prosjekter i 2012 osv her:

Nyheter fra European Choral Association, mars 2012

Deadlines for applications in March

European Academy for Composers in Graz (AT) - 31/3/2012 Deadline for applications of conductors
Deadline for compositions submitted for the composition competition Details on 

International Singing Week in Briançon (FR) - 31/3/2012Details on  

Choral Arts Management Programme - CAMP in St. Lô (FR) - 31/3/2012
Detailed information on this Study Tour for managers and the application form are available here. Further information about the Polyfollia festival is available on 

Eurochoir 2012 in Czech Republic

We are happy to give more details on the EuroChoir 2012 in Lomnice nad Popelku (Northern Bohemia, Czech Republic) which starts on Saturday July 7th 2012 and ends on Sunday July 15th 2012 (see flyer>> here). More information about the conductors, repertoire, concerts, accommodation, food etc. is now available on the new Deadline for applications is April 30th 2012. 

Major project VOICE receives EU funding

We are happy to report that the European Union has decided to support the multiannual cooperation project “VOICE - Vision On Innovation for Choral music in Europe” under its Culture Programme. VOICE is a is a European project coordinated by the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat with 14 partners (choral organisations, festivals, cultural centres and universities) accross Europe. It is one of 14 multiannual cooperation projects selected by the European Union among 54 applications submitted in October 2011. It will run from June 2012 to May 2015 and has a total budget of almost 2,4 million EUR, with a subsidy from the European Union of almost 1,2 million EUR. You will find a full description of VOICE, our project partners, the aims of the project and the activities planned from 2012 to 2015 on the VOICE section of our Website >> here and a Press Release in English >> here.

NEW Calendar Feature on our Website

We have added a new feature to our website: Under "Events 2012" you will now find a menupoint "Calendar of choral events". You can only travel during a specific period of time but have not decided about your country of destination, yet? Or you want to visit a certain country and want to know which choral events are offered there? Or maybe you want to find out more about special event or about a specific type of events? All this is possible now with this new online calendar. You can search for choral events in Europe and beyond, organised by the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat and by others. You can even submit your own international choral event >> here.

Fundraising for Friends of Choral Music

On March 10th 2012, in the presence of our Board, we organised a fundraising concert with two very different choirs, the Youth Choir of the Friedenskirche in Bonn conducted by Katharina Wulzinger,and the Mixed Choir of Tallinn english College from Estonia conducted by Margot Peterson. They presented a varied programme, delighting the audience with a mix of fun songs, choreography and exquisite vocal quality. The main newspaper of Bonn, the Generalanzeiger, reported about the concert on March 12th - see text in German here. After the concert the audience donated 864 EUR for the association "Friends of Choral Music in Europe". If you also want to support the association, tell your friends about it, organise a fundraising concert yourself, become a friend of the association or give a donation, go to or write to or visit our Facebook page.

The European Choral Association is supported by the European Union, the German Ministry of Youth and the City of Bonn

European UnionGerman Ministry of YouthCity of Bonn

Member of:
International Federation for Choral Music - IFCM, European/International Music Council (EMC-IMC), Culture Action Europe, Musica International, Choral Festival Network

International Federation for Choral MusicEuropean Music CouncilCulture Action EuropeMusica InternationalChoral Festival Network

onsdag 28. mars 2012

SommerSangUka 2012

SommerSangUka 2012

Bli med på SommerSangUka 2012
13/8 - 17/8
Et tilbud for deg mellom 11-19år som er glad i synge.
Temaet i år er popkongen Michael Jackson.

Les mer på våre nettsider:

tirsdag 13. mars 2012

International Study Tour for Choral Managers

Polyfollia - ECA-EC logos

2nd Choir Arts Management Programme - deadline for application on March 31st!

Polyfollia 2012: 5th World Showcase and Marketplace for Choral Singing
2nd Choral Arts Management Programme - CAMP
(International Study Tour for Choral Managers)

Discover from inside how we work and how we deal with this amazing challenge:
building the unique international showcase and festival of choral art in the world.

You already work in the choral field and you intend to develop an event? 
You want to discover and practice new ways and new tools to improve?
Come, share and learn with colleagues from all over the world,
develop your own international network and take part to this unique event in the world.

Apply for CAMP: the Choral Art Management Programme of Polyfollia and ECA-EC!
Download here the application form and read all the practical information on our website.
We are happy to report that the European Union has decided to support the CAMP under its Culture Programme
through the multiannual cooperation project
  “VOICE - Vision On Innovation for Choral music in Europe”.
Thanks to that support,we will be able 
to help a few participants with a little grant for their international travel.
Please fill in the referring fields in the application form. 

Main topics discussed:
  • crossed artistic and technical perspective on concerts
  • a showcase & market day dedicated to professionals
  • a world artistic committee to select the best
  • looking after invited ensembles and amateur choirs before and during the festival
  • managing a large volunteer team
  • dealing with audience in the concert halls
  • working with local partners
  • conferences with international experts of the choral world
  • international choral structures, networks and events...

Please note: application has to be sent before March 31st 2012.
If you meet any difficulty please contact Hélène:

mandag 5. mars 2012

Kortreff i Narvik 15.-17. juni

Narvik skolekor inviterer til kortreff i hjembyen sin 15. til 17. juni. Det blir opptog i sentrum, småkonserter, stor felles konsert i Narvik Kulturhus og fest for korene på lørdagskvelden. Mer informasjon kan du få ved å kontakte Ung i Kor Nord,

søndag 4. mars 2012

Nordisk sprog, musik og kultur til nordiske børn og unge [konferanse]

29. og 30. september 2012 inviterer Norbusang (nordisk råd for barne- og ungdomskororganisasjoner) til en konferanse om nordisk språk, musikk og kultur for barn og ungdom. 
Alle korledere (dirigenter) i de nordiske lande inviteres til en konference i DGI-byen i København med fokus på det nordiske samarbejde. De nordiske lande er tæt på hinanden kulturelt, geografisk, sprogligt, musikalsk. Man kan tale om en særlig nordisk mentalitet og livsforståelse. Men alligevel kan det svært at forstå hinanden, rent konkret forstå hinandens sprog.
Denne konference tager fat på disse spørgsmål og kommer med forslag og ideer til, hvordan nordisk sprog, musik og kultur kan indgå i korarbejdet for børn og unge i de nordiske lande.

Mer informasjon finner du på Der kan du også melde deg på.