Virtual Master Series 2020

11/13/2020 04:00 PM - 11/22/2020 09:00 PM ET

Category

National - Live Event

Description


Virtual Master Class in Solo Ringing with Linda Krantz
November 14 and 22, 2020


Virtual Master Class in Composition with Jason Krug
November 13-15, 2020

 

This event gives participants the opportunity to hone and perfect their skills in either solo ringing or composition with master clinicians Linda Krantz and Jason Krug.

 

SOLO RINGING

Attend as a Solo Participant or an Observer. Each Solo participant will be coached on one piece under Linda Krantz's tutelage. Participating solo students and observers will have roundtable discussions throughout the two days reflecting on the coaching sessions as well as important topics related uniquely to solo-ringing.

Not quite ready to step to the solo table? Then participate as an Observer. You will get to observe Linda's coaching first-hand, and contribute to the Roundtable discussions

For those who wish to participate as solo ringers, an application is required before acceptance to the event. The application requires candidates to provide a link to a video of them playing the piece they would like to be coached on. The video should show a clear view of the ringer and the bells on the table, preferably from the front. The application will also request information about each candidate’s music education and handbell experience.

Observers do not need to submit an advance application – just proceed to registration.

Technical Requirements:

1. Participants must have the ability to make a video of themselves playing a solo piece, where the participant and bells on the table are in full view.

2. Have computer with webcam, mic, and adequate internet connection to participate in extended video meeting

3. Access to needed bells, equipment, and set-up space for the duration of the event

Solo Ringing Application

 

COMPOSITION

Up to six composers will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with Jason Krug to hone their skills in composing and arranging. This master class is primarily for directors and musicians who may not be experienced composers/arrangers, but now find themselves in a situation where they need to arrange music for their ensemble that will allow for compliance with safety restriction in place due to COVID. Participants should have knowledge and understanding of music theory principles. Compositions should be primarily small ensemble (3 octaves or less) and with no shared bells. Participants will have ample time to work on compositions. Students will electronically share their work with Jason throughout the event. There will also be opportunities for group discussion and collaboration.

For those who wish to participate as composers, an application is required before acceptance to the event. The application will request information about each candidate’s music education and handbell experience, as well as their experience and goals related to composing and arranging. Once selected candidates will submit a draft of the composition they would like to work on to be recorded by an ensemble.

Observers do not need to submit an advance application – just proceed to registration.

We will have an ensemble who will play and record the composition drafts and provide feedback, then have a closing concert of the finished compositions at the end of the event.

Technical Requirements:

1. Participants must have music notation software able to save files in MusicXML format

2. Have computer with webcam, mic, and adequate internet connection to participate in extended video meeting

Composition Application

 

OBSERVERS

There are two possible options to attend as an observer.

Single Event Observer: Attend either the Solo-Ringing or the Composition Master Classes.

  • - Watch hours of one-on-one coaching over the two-day event from our master clinician
  • - Participate in roundtable and group discussions
  • - Experience new or unfamiliar repertoire

 

Master Series Observer: Attend the Composition Master Class live, watch the recorded day one session of the Solo Ringing, then attend day 2 of the Solo Ringing live.

  • - Experience the entire Master Series
  • - 4.5 days of Coaching and Discussion sessions
  • - Participate in six Roundtable discussions

 

REGISTRATION FEES

Solo-Ringers – $175 (limited to 8, pre-application required)
Composers – $175 (limited to 6, pre-application required)


Single Event Observer – $95

Master Series Observer – $150

 

Registration Steps:

  1. Login to your Handbell Musicians of America Member Account
  2. Solo Ringing applicants:
    • From the login welcome screen, follow the link to the Solo Ringing Application.
    • Answer all the questions on the application.
    • Include a link to a RECENT (made within the past 6 months) video of you ringing the piece you would like to be coached on as part of this application. The camera shooting the video should be positioned in front of you so the video shows a clear view of your ringing and the bells on the table. Load the video to YouTube as “unlisted” and provide the link in the space indicated on the application form. Videos not following these requirements could result in your application being disqualified from consideration.
    • Note: You cannot save and return to the application, so please have the video uploaded and link available BEFORE you begin the application.
    • Submit the completed application by 5:00 PM Eastern on October 23, 2020
    • After the deadline, all applications will be reviewed and successful candidates will be selected based on the merit of their application and video submission.
    • Those selected will be provided with the link to register for the event as a Solo Ringer.
    • NO SOLO-RINGING CANDIDATES SHOULD REGISTER FOR THE EVENT BEFORE THEY ARE OFFICIALLY ACCEPTED.
  1. Composer applicants:
  • From the login welcome screen, follow the link to the Composition Application.
  • Answer all the questions on the application.
  • Submit the completed application by 5:00 PM Eastern on October 23, 2020
  • After the deadline, all applications will be reviewed and successful candidates will be selected based on the merit of their application and video submission.
  • Those selected will be provided with the link to register for the event as a Composer
  • NO COMPOSITION CANDIDATES SHOULD REGISTER FOR THE EVENT BEFORE THEY ARE OFFICIALLY ACCEPTED.
  1. Observers – follow the registration link to complete and pay for your registration

 

Cancellation policy: A full refund, minus a $25 administrative charge, will be issued for cancellations made prior to November 1, 2020. No refund will be given for cancellations made after November 1, unless the reserved space can be filled by someone on the waiting list, then a full refund minus a $25 administrative charge will be given.

 

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