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JEWISH MUSIC: ENSEMBLE AND SONG
During this course you will learn to play and sing Jewish songs from different traditions: Ashkenazi music (from Eastern Europe) and Sephardi music (from Spain and North Africa), Israeli folk and pop, North American Jewish music and more.
Our starting point is based on the talents you already have. Maybe you play an instrument and want to learn even more, or you like to sing. You will learn basic music theory – reading sheet music, harmony and chords, transposing and rhythm – to develop your singing or to be able to comp yourself or someone else.
The course is given in English and welcomes both new and old participants.
Course material is included in the cost for this course.
About the teacher
Valeria Conte is a multi-talented Italian clarinettist who has been studying and performing Klezmer music since 2006 (www.valeriaclarinetta.com), investigating its connection to Jewish culture and civilization. She has attended various seminars and workshops about Klezmer music and Yiddish singing and culture in Europe and beyond. BA in classical clarinet and MA in global music, Valeria has been performing internationally within multicultural settings and other various World music styles. With her Klezmer quartet, Vallila Klezmorim, and in cooperation with Konserttikeskus (www.konserttikeskus.fi), Concert Centre Finland), she brought Klezmer musical culture to Finnish schools. She currently performs in Stockholm original arrangements of traditional and newly composed Klezmer melodies with her trio Valeria’s Klezmer Chariot (www.facebook.com/valeriasklezmerchariot).