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.
Apply for CAMP: the Choral Art Management Programme of Polyfollia and ECA-EC!
|Main topics discussed
• contrasting artistic and technical perspectives 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 the audience in concert halls
• working with local partners
• conferences with international experts of the choral world
- international choral structures, networks and events...
Read the practical information page for more details and to download the application form.
Polyfollia is the biennial reference meeting point and marketplace for the best emerging professional or amateur ensembles and for music promoters & concert organizers involved in this field. Acting as an activist non-profit organization, it aims to promote a cappella choral work at its best, presenting to these promoters as well as to the general public the largest range of creative choral music: early, contemporary, traditional, jazz, classical, pop, acoustic, amplified… from 4 to 40 singers, and from all regions of the world. At the same time, it is a huge "choral festive party" where hundreds of amateur singers meet and mix. Figures 2010: 49 concerts, 14 selected ensembles from 14 countries / 4 continents, 127 free events (mini‐concerts, workshops…), 52 amateur choirs, 100 promoters from 22 countries, 41 festival staff + 140 volunteers, general public 33.000.
The European Choral Association – Europa Cantat (ECA-EC) is the premier European choir organisation, dedicated to education and cultural exchanges among singers of all ages. It is the result of a merger (2011) between Europa Cantat, founded in 1960/1963 and the AGEC, founded in 1955. A European network of choir and conductors' organizations, choirs as well as individual singers, conductors, composers and managers and directly represents today more than 1 million people and reaches out to more than 20 million people in over 40 European countries including new and future members of the EU. It offers festivals, singing weeks, youth choirs and training courses all over Europe, including the EUROPA CANTAT Festival organised every three years in a different European country and attracts several thousand singers, conductors, composers and managers (next festival: Torino, Italy, July 2012). More info: www.europeanchoralassociation.org
The cooperation between Polyfollia and ECA-EC began in 2008 with the first Youth Forum initiated in Caen in cooperation with IFCM, which aimed at discovering and offering training opportunities to choral managers. Then Europa Cantat organized the first Youth Event Management Program in the context of its festival in Utrecht in 2009 — to be continued at its next festival in Turin (2012). Polyfollia organized a first Study Tour for young professionals in 2010, again in cooperation with ECA-EC.
The 2012 CAMP will be lead by Anne-Marie Cretté, board member of Polyfollia and musical advisor of the festival, in cooperation with Sonja Greiner, Secretary General of ECA-EC.
Contact: Hélène LE ROY firstname.lastname@example.org