PCP Abroad: ICELAND 2019!
August 5 – August 16, 2019
Come join us for PCP in Iceland 2019!
Iceland is a place of natural beauty and fairytales. Where else can you experience geysers, volcanos and glaciers, see the Northern lights, and live the legends of Vikings and the “hidden people”? Iceland is also home to a thriving music scene. From the winter’s Dark Music Days Festival of Contemporary Music, to recording studios and concert spaces, to a world class orchestra, cutting edge composers and vibrant music schools, Iceland is a nexus where contemporary meets tradition in classical music.
PCP’s inaugural trip to Iceland in 2018 was such a success that we have decided to offer it again in 2019! This year, we will be partnering with the Harpa International Music Academy, a 10 day international music festival with most concerts and events taking place in Reykjavik’s stunning Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center.
A limited number of students will be invited to participate in PCP in Iceland. During the Iceland session, activities will include:
Private lessons: students will receive 3 private lessons during the festival, and have the option to perform their solo repertoire in recitals with staff pianists.
Chamber coachings: students will be placed in chamber groups with other music students from around the world, receive 2 coachings per week with festival faculty, and perform their works at Harpa.
Masterclasses with international faculty: the faculty consists of top international soloists, chamber musicians, and pedagogues.
String orchestra: a true cross cultural collaboration, with a final concert at Harpa.
Musical seminars: topics will range from practice techniques, overcoming stage fright, to composition and theory.
Sightseeing: no trip to Iceland is complete without a trip to the country’s most popular touring destinations. And even in August, there may be a Northern Light or 2.
Students will be housed in dormitory style accommodations, in the center of Reykjavik. There will be an American counselor living with the group.
Requirements to apply to the Iceland 2019 extension:
Minimum age is 15
Application deadline: Feb 1 2019
Notification made by Feb 15 2019
You must attend PCP Session 3