OBJECTIVE: IMPROVMENT OF ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL PRACTICE
IN CHARGE: MAESTRO EDUARDO ABI HARB
COST: $22,000 / AN
STARTING DATE: APRIL 2018
FINANCING 100% UNTILL 2020: FONDATION ENGIE
The entire orchestra participated in this workshop, with the number of students varying from 70 to 76 depending on their personal commitments (details in the appendix). The various breaks scheduled throughout the day allowed the students to better cope with the intense pace that was required. In addition, the teachers held sessions of discussion and exchange during the classes with their groups in order to allow participants to express themselves and gain confidence. Indeed, in this phase of development, the main objective of these workshops is to facilitate the genuine expression of the students and to allow them to gain confidence and to find a true motivation. Progress in the way they perform then comes more naturally. These processes were initiated according to the pedagogy developed by El Sistema of Venezuela.
In addition, we held an outdoor work session on January 21st with the orchestra and the choir, along with the teachers and guests artists, which allowed for the energy and motivation to spread out positively.
These intense encounters fit perfectly within our pedagogical approach because, in addition to learning music, they allow the students to express themselves and their personalities along with sharing a strong bond with professional musicians.