NJZ Summer Academy
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NEBOJSA JOVAN ZIVKOVIC's Zivkovic's International Summer Academy for Marimba & Percussion 2014
(ZISAMP) August 17th - 24th 2014 in GERMANY
APPLY ONLINE NOW: CLICK HERE.
The Summer Academy
Is a FULL WEEK of Marimba and percussion music! Intended primarily for advanced marimba students, percussion teachers, professionals, as well as marimba enthusiasts (Passive only)!
Also intermediate through less advanced players are welcome to enroll in the course, if they prepare minimum two pieces of moderate difficulty. (Suitable are some pieces from"Funny Marimba Series" by Zivkovic for example) We will have a 6 FULL days of practicing, lessons, Master classes, and chamber music. Selected participants will perform in public
concerts on tour right after the course. In 2014 special guest artist will be Prof. Benjamin Toth (University of Hartford, USA). ALl partitipants will have percusison ensemble, hand drumming and additional lectures with Prof. Toth
There will be two possibilities to participate
in the course: as an performing participant (active) or observer (passive participant).
It is highly recommended that players who wish to perform in the course apply early, since the number of active participants will be limited to 25.
(Apply early to get better rate and be sure that you can be active participant. NJZ-biannual Summer Academy is ALWAYS BOOKED OUT, this is not joke,
see the pictures of previous courses. We expect that summer 2014 will be booked out before the first deadline. So, IF you want to attend, make SURE to apply early).
WANT TO SEE HOW MUCH FUN WE HAD LAST TIME AND HOW OUR CONCERTS WERE LOOKING LIKE?
PHOTOS ZISAMP 2002 PHOTOS ZISAMP 2004 PHOTOS ZISAMP 2006 PHOTOS ZISAMP 2008 PHOTOS ZISAMP 2010
Each active participant should prepare at least one composition (better two though!!) of his choice. ANY Original WORK FOR Marimba. Interested percussionists may also apply, (active) if they prepare at least one of Zivkovic's percussion works (among anything else, they wish). Players of any level are welcome as observers (passive participant). Each active participant will get TWO Individual lessons on the prepared pieces during the course, (individual lesson, open master class format, whose length depends on the difficulty and length of the piece he is performing. approx. 20-40 minutes each lesson).
Passive participants will also be involved in fundamental questions like grip, technique, etc but will not be involved in any performing or any individual lesson.
PUBLIC CONCERT with the participants and Nebojsa Zivkovic
We are working to organize public concert in Germany, right after the course. ONLY selected participants will perform in a public concert in that will take place in the Area. Also percussion ensemble, marimba duets, and ANY chamber music combinations are possible. Feel free to take you partner with you to Germany, since Palatina is a beautiful holiday and recreation area. We are also working on other concert possibilities in the area!!
The emphasis of the academy will be laid on the following themes:
Three lectures by Nebojsa on various aspects of marimba performance, education, and teaching
Work on pieces prepared by participants (included are also solo PERCUSSION works or chamber music)
Fundamental performing problems - some aspects of mental attitude towards solo performing.
Four mallet grip and technical exercises (sound, endurance, power-kicks, etc..)
Fun & NON-JAZZ improvisation on the marimba (as you know, improvisation was there much before Jazz was invented)
SOUND approach on marimba, sound projection, personal observations
Introduction of new works for marimba and percussion (bring YOURS if you have something interesting!!)
Musical and formal analysis for all of Zivkovic's compositions of interest, with emphasis on CONCERTOS.
Chamber music, duets, percussion trios, marimba and piano, etc...
ACADEMY SITE: CASTLE ENGERS, (Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz
in Romantic holiday area in the
southwest Germany, directly by the river side on RHINE.
The Academy will take place in the
Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz, in VERY (!!) cool
literally next door to baroque Castle "Schloß Engers", in
Palatina (Rheinland-Pfalz) GERMANY, some
60 miles northwest from FRANKFURT/Main, next to city of
LANDESMUSIKAKAKDEMIE (means: STATE MUSIC ACADEMY) is a
refurnished old aristocratic House, restored into a modern, excellent
charming atmosphere. Just next to the Castle Wall ! In
we do go to EAT (walk) in the Castle Engers.
Accommodation is in
nice double-rooms ( or Triple/Quads , if more than 25
participants) with, bathroom.
lunch and dinner. We strongly believe, that good music needs also a
atmosphere to develop. Academy is in a
perfect location for a holiday we have literaly 20 STEPS to the
Rhine and all beautiful BOAT -TRIPS possibilities... (Rhine
tour possible) So feel free to
take your family / partner with you and prolong your
stay in Germany after the course for a nice vacation.
This is a famous WINE
area in Germany,
and we will be having an organized evening of original
wine-tasting! Visit excellent website of that Area: www.zum-wohl-die-pfalz.de
For more information here is the Picture and Address of the Castle,
AND Music Academy (building on RIGHT NEXT to CASTLE):
ACADEMY SITE: CASTLE AND ACADEMY
ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE CASTLE.
Schlossstraße 2, 56566 Neuwied-Engers,
Tel. +49 26 22 / 92 64 122 Fax: +49 26 22 /
92 64 266 E-mail : info(at)landesmusikakademie.de
VISIT www.engers.de to experience more about the Engers and Castle, and visit www.landesmusikakademie.de to learn about Academy.
NB: This is NOT application nor information address.
ARRIVAL, DEPARTURE AND DETAILS OF THE ACADEMY:
Total Academy duration is one WEEK. All participants should arrive on
SUN. Aug. 17th 2014 in the afternoon (around 3-4 PM). Departure is after breakfast on SUN. August 24th 2014. There will be a welcome-dinner on
arrival evening for all, and we will have a preparation of the instruments
and lessons schedule.
After 6 full days of work (6 hours per day master classes, lectures, and in addition to that,
PRACTICING CHAMBER MUSIC) selection for the
public concert will be made.
Possibly one Internal academy concert with ALL participants will take
place on Sat. August 23rd.
We want to work hard and learn, BUT we also want to MEET each other
and to exchange experience and be friends.
We will also try to have one free afternoon to go on river Rhine and
see a bit of this beautiful area.
IF YOU ARE
COMING BY CAR, PLEASE TAKE YOUR MARIMBA WITH YOU. We will have
several YAMAHA MARIMBAS available.
We will practice chamber music, with Marimbas and percussion. Therefore also GROUPS are very
WITH AN CONFIRMATION of your APPLICATION YOU WILL GET AN EXACT MAP of the SITE and
EXPLANATION HOW to ARRIVE to the ACADEMY SITE
ACADEMY FEE and APPLICATION DEADLINE:
This is an ALL
INCLUDED FEE. (Lessons, Academy, accommodation in double or triple or quadruple rooms, 3 meals
a day - all included.
IF YOU want to have a SINGLE ROOM, this is MAY BE possible too, with
We do expect course to be full soon and will probably need all rooms to be at least double occupancy)
APPLICATION DEAD LINE IS: JUNE 1st 2014! Applying before APRIL 15th will save you € 40.-
- Application before
APRIL 15th 2014: ACTIVE: Euro 540.- PASSIVE: Euro
- Application after APRIL 15th 2014: ACTIVE: Euro
580.- PASSIVE: Euro 350.-
Your partner, spouse, or any family member who would simply like to
come with you and enjoy this beautiful area, is welcome,
but we must
give the priority to the ACTIVE participants, so that confirmation
to the non-course visitors is possible only AFTER the dead
(It is possible to find private accommodation somewhere
in the town next to our Course site too)
HOW TO APPLY? MAILING ADDRESS FOR APPLICATION AND PAYMENT REGULATION:
ONLINE APPLICATION FORM: CLICK HERE
print and fill out the pdf form OR the form below if you
have problems with PDF files, and mail it to the following
If you are comming from oversea, and pretty sure that you WILL participate at academy,
it is better to transfer a FULL payment along with the application,
instead to first place deposit and the rest afterwards..
Bank will take you probably about 30 Dollars for the transfer..
MAKE SURE THAT ALL BANK FEES go to YOUR debit, upon
arrival to the course the missing money taken by the banks (fee)
will be charged.
In case you pay in full but do NOT come,
and cancel BEFORE FEBRUARY 1st, your full amount will be returned to you. If you cancel AFTER FEBRUARY 1st, only
(200 €) will be withhold and rest will be paid back to you. Canceling AFTER APRIL 1st, - requires 50% charge
of the total fee. (this is because it has to be paid to the academy
for sleeping and food even if you do not come) Along with the application a deposit of €200.- must be made. (Pay pal or bank transpher, ask for bank details whith the applicaiton)
ANY QUESTIONS?? CONTACT Nebojsa Zivkovic
Anmeldung/Application form (copy and paste the text below or use PDF-form)
Herewith I apply for a Zivkovic Summer Academy 2014 .
PLEASE PRINT IN ALL LETTERS!
Vor- und Nachname
Name and Surname:_____________________________________
Date of birth:______________
Tel./ Phone: _____________
E-mail: __________________________ (you MUST enter e-mail)
Beruf / Profession: ________________
Teilnahme / Participation: AKTIV: [ ] PASSIV: [ ]
SCHOOL / TEACHER NAME:
Vorbereitete Kompositionen / Prepared compositions
Datum,Unterschrift / Date, Signature:
Along with this
application you should pay a
deposit of € 100.-. or (USA participants, write check on US $
150.-) This deposit will be later subtracted from the total sum. This
deposit will be withheld in case of YOUR cancellation.