Applications, including all requested documents, videos and application fees, must be received by the masterclass office before April 1st, 2020. Applications must be accompanied by the following documents (in English), sent to conducting(at)parnumusicfestival.ee:
- Application form (online) with two VIDEO recordings (online) of max. 20 minutes of representative conducting sessions. Video recordings must be uploaded to YouTube or a similar website. Please use the correct place in the application form. The video may contain both rehearsal and concert, but avoid parts with silence or speaking.
- Two different, recent photos in JPEG format (max. 5MB per picture)
- A scanned photocopy of passport or ID-card (with translation if necessary)
- The application fee of 80 Euro (see payment details below)
- Short biography of max. 300 words in English (Word format).
Incomplete applications, applications received after the deadline (April 1st) or applications without the payment of the application fee will not be taken into consideration. Payment of the application fee must be in our bank account before the deadline. Please note that due to a numerous applications, we will send the confirmation about receiving your application around April 1.
Based on the applications submitted, candidates will be selected by the jury to participate at the masterclasses as an active, student or passive participant. If the applicant is not chosen to participate at the Academy, he or she will be put on a reserve list. Unfortunately we have a limited number of places, but in case a selected participant cancels or fails to be present, we will invite the next participant on the reserve list.
Successful applicants will be invited and notified latest on the 1st of May per email. Participants must confirm their participation by email within 2 weeks and pay the participation fee within a month (until June 1). If one fails to do so, the applicant will be automatically excluded from participation. Vacant place(s) will be offered to a candidate(s) selected from the reserve list.
Interested audience, musicians etc. can apply to be an auditor during the masterclasses (please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or conducting(at)parnumusicfestival.ee). Auditors are not participants and therefore not placed on the reserve list, don’t conduct and don’t receive certificates. Auditors have however access to all rehearsals of the Järvi Academy and to concerts of the Pärnu Music Festival.
Active participants will participate in all activities of the masterclass, including conducting orchestra rehearsals, piano sessions and lectures. Before every academy concert, teachers will choose the participants who will conduct at that concert. Every active participant will conduct the orchestra(s) almost daily supervised by the teachers. The fee for an active participant is 2000 EUR.
Student participants take part and are present during all masterclass activities, including sessions with pianos, but will conduct orchestra rehearsals every other day. Student participants will replace an active participant, in case one cancels or fails to be present. The fee for a student participant is 1000 EUR.
Passive Participants take part and be present in all the masterclass activities, but do not conduct in orchestra rehearsals. However, during the sessions with pianos, they will be scheduled to have a lesson with one of the teachers. The fee for a passive participant is 600 EUR.
All participants need to obtain their own scores, study and prepare them for the masterclass rehearsals and other sessions. All participants will be informed about the final repertoire and/or changes. Organizers reserve the right of radio and television broadcast. Participants are not entitled to demand any charge for the utilization of such recordings or broadcasts.
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE
Payments should be transferred to the non-profit company Järvi Festival. Use only and exactly this data for bank transfers as given here below. Only in the place for ‘messages’ or ‘description’, you can mention “application/participation…etc” or you name, in case the payment is made from an account with another name.
Account holder: MTÜ Järvi Festival
Address: Papiniidu 19, 80042, Pärnu, Estonia
Account no: 10220123825013
Bank name: SEB Pank
Bank address: Tornimäe 2, Tallinn 15010, Tallinn, Estonia
BIC (Swift) code: EEUHEE2X
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