Here’s how it works
WHAT: Our primary goal is the refreshment of the spirit with this in-person Rhine River Baroque Oboe Retreat. Situated between Frankfurt and Cologne in Germany, Castle Freusburg is in a breathtakingly beautiful corner of this earth. Our retreat has three main points of focus:
- ensemble work: chamber music, Baroque band and important orchestral literature for Baroque double reeds
- reed making skill development and strategies
- Baroque dance instruction and its application in performance
We will hold this seminar at 415Hz. You are welcome to bring your 392Hz – 442Hz instruments for reed support and 1 on 1 coaching sessions. We cover all aspects of reed making from the tube to the finished reed, with and without machines.
While we will cover specific works in the repertoire (including important orchestral works), we hope you will also bring your own literature.
LANGUAGE: English and German spoken
FOR WHOM: This retreat is optimal for professional, aspiring and amateur oboists who want to increase their freedom, ease, agility, and achieve intense musical expression with historically informed performance practice on Baroque double reeds.
If you are new to Baroque instruments or in need of an instrument, contact us at email@example.com so we can determine if we can meet your personal needs in the scope of this retreat.
WHEN: 17-22 October 2022
REGISTRATION CLOSES: 20 September 2022
57548 Kirchen (Sieg)
COVID 19: We are subject to the hygiene rules of the German government and the policies of the Youth Hostel Freusburg.
The daily schedule includes 3 meals, Kaffee & Kuchen, reed making, coaching and oboe band or dancing sessions.
SCHOLARSHIP: Students may be eligible for scholarship to cover coaching and teaching. (Please note, travel, room, board and materials costs are not covered by the scholarship.)
To apply for a scholarship, please submit the following:
- a resume or curriculum vitae
- short video demonstrating contrasting performance styles
- cover letter explaining why this is important to you and what outcome you desire
Scholarship applications due by 15 Sept 2022.
Please send all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.