PCP Abroad in 2020: Trebinje, Bosnia-Herzegovina
2020 August 3-15 Trebinje, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Plan to join us for PCP in Bosnia-Herzegovina when we join the Music and More SummerFest!
Trebinje is a city located in Republika Srpska, an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina 19 miles from Dubrovnik on the Adriatic Coast. It is the southernmost city in Bosnia and Herzegovina situated on the banks of Trebišnjica river in the region of East Herzegovina. Trebinje is known as “the city of the sun and platan trees”, and it is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The city is the economic and cultural center of the region of East Herzegovina.
Music & More SummerFest provides an opportunity for students to study and collaborate with some of the finest names in classical music.
The weekly schedule will include private instruction, chamber music coaching; master classes and lecture presentations. Solo, chamber ensemble and string orchestra performances will make up the balance of the schedule. Participants will have three individual lessons with their primary instructor, one additional individual lesson with a second artist-faculty member and four chamber music coaching sessions. Formal MMSF evening concerts as well as additional informal public performances will be created throughout the festival.
All master-classes are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend as many of them as possible. Ample daily practice and rehearsal times will be available to each participating musician.
A limited number of students will be invited to participate as PCP in Trebinje, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Requirements to apply to the Trebinje, Bosnia-Herzegovina extension:
Minimum age is 16
Application deadline: Feb 1, 2020
Notification made by Feb 15, 2020
You must attend PCP Session 3 before the trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina.
2021 Dates in Iceland to be determined
Plan to join us for PCP in Iceland 2021! This will be our third adventure in Iceland.
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 followed by another successful trip in 2019 where we partnered with the Harpa International Music Academy. In 2021, we hope to partner again 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. 2021 dates to be determined.
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 2021 extension:
Minimum age is 15
Application deadline: Feb 1, 2021
Notification made by Feb 15, 2021
You must attend PCP Session 3 immediately before to the trip to Iceland