Location: Online

Medinea On Air is an online learning programme that aims to provide specific preparation for classical musicians and improvisers who wish to enrich their musical training. This programme is free upon registration and for all young artists – instrumentalists, composers and conductors – students, professionals, researchers from the Euro-Mediterranean region and above.

This session opens with two feedback sessions, during which participants can exchange with jury members and other candidates about their experiences with orchestral auditions in general, and, more specifically, auditions conducted during the first two sessions. The technical section also concentrates on studio recording, editing techniques, and collaborating with a sound engineer. Special emphasis is placed on professional skills that can be useful for artistic leadership, such as the ability to find opportunities to play with a group and the involvement of local communities in artistic projects. Finally, the cultural section introduces participants to Portuguese and other Latin music traditions.

Programme:

Thursday 9 February
1PM UTC: Auditioning for professional orchestras (1/2): Feedback session with jury members | Module Audition and Competition Preparation
This webinar will be an opportunity to learn about the expectations of jury members during orchestra auditions. Advice will be given to former and future candidates by professors from the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana who have long been working in orchestras and have served as jury members for professional orchestra auditions. Participants are free to ask them questions on chat at any time during this webinar, which will be paired with the next one: “Auditioning for a professional orchestra (2/2). Feedback session with former candidates”.
Speakers: Ana Dolžan, Matej Grahek, Franc Kosem
Proposed by University of Ljubljana, Academy of Music
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2PM UTC: Auditioning for professional orchestras (2/2): Feedback session with former candidates | Module Audition and Competition Preparation

Whereas the first “Auditioning for a professional orchestra” webinar focused on jury members expectations during orchestra auditions, this one will concentrate on former candidates’ experiences. The Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana has alumni and teachers who passed auditions for various international orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Wiener Philharmoniker. This webinar will therefore be an opportunity to learn about different aspects of orchestra auditions through the experiences of recognized international orchestra members. Participants are free to ask them questions on chat at any time during the webinar.
Speakers: Andrej Žust, Petra Kovačič, Matic Kuder
Proposed by University of Ljubljana, Academy of Music.
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Friday 10 February
1PM UTC: Orchestra auditions for conductors | Module Audition and Competition Preparation
This webinar is an opportunity for musicians to make the experience smoother and help them perform at their best. Participants will be able to find out the most important things they need to keep in order to be technically competent and, above all, expressive.
Speaker: Marko Letonja
Proposed by University of Ljubljana, Academy of Music.
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2PM UTC: Making performance opportunities happen | Module Career Development and Human, Social and Entrepreneurial Skills

Any musician who has something to tell would like to have an audience. This is why a musician needs to learn about the business side of music. In an increasingly diverse and competitive music industry, with the rapidly changing scene of performance venues, the road to a successful performing career remains this familiar old word: networking. Whether face-to-face or digitally, interacting with others is one of the best ways for musicians to get more visibility, improve their understanding of the industry, and find more performance opportunities. This webinar will feature two classical musicians based in Istanbul who are still exploring new ways of making performance opportunities happen.
Speakers: Amy Salsgiver, Jerfi Aji
Proposed by Istanbul Technical University MIAM.
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Monday 13 February
2PM UTC: Multi-cam video production techniques for live performed music
| Module Digital Technology
Video production for live performances and recordings can be technically challenging since audio editing and mixing are most often carried on a Digital Audio Workstation. As a consequence, video has to be handled on a separate software. Without a proper workflow, editing and synchronization of video recordings become very problematic, especially when there are multiple cameras and takes. This webinar will cover the technical challenges of using separate software for audio and video editing, and provide an easy-to-follow workflow that solves synchronization issues. It will feature real-world examples to better understand how to synchronize multiple audio edits and multi-cam videos.
Speaker: Ozan Sarier
Proposed by Istanbul Technical University MIAM.
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3PM UTC: The Experience of studio recording and recording technology | Module Digital Technology
We now live in a continuous exchange of information and culture. A massive portion of that shared content consists of media products created in recording studios. In the era of home recording and democratization of sound, the existence of recording studios and high end recording gear have become questionable. Due to recent developments within the media industry, many studios are trying to adapt to the latest demands of the major companies and digital music platforms. This webinar will tackle the steps of music production in relation with the structure of music recording studios and technology. The latest developments of media and music production culture will be presented.
Speaker: Can Karadoğan
Proposed by Istanbul Technical University MIAM.
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Tuesday 14 February
1PM UTC: Connecting artistic creation and local communities | Module Career Development and Human, Social and Entrepreneurial Skills

Sofiane Ouissi, choreographer, dancer and curator, began his career in cultural entrepreneurship by co-creating the Festival “Dream City” with his sister Selma Ouissi, also a choreographer and dancer. Born in 2007 as a reaction to the artistic stagnation in Tunisia, “Dream City” was organized clandestinely before obtaining official recognition, and being carried by the Association “L’Art Rue”. In this webinar, Sofiane will discuss ways for artists to overcome the lack of opportunity to perform; ways to become an entrepreneur as an artist; ways to invest spaces not intended for art; the links between art and activism; and the richness of interdisciplinarity.
Speaker: Sofiane Ouissi
Proposed by the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.
Register for this webinar HERE

Wednesday 15 February
1PM UTC: Individual expression and the collective: issues on listening and score analysis in chamber music | Module Aesthetics, Cultures, Identities and Artistic Encounters
One major challenge of chamber music pedagogy concerns listening. Drawing attention to score analysis and the study of each element’s function in the full polyphonic texture, has shown to be a solid tool to develop an embracing group listening. This webinar will present this methodology through the case of recorded rehearsals of Johannes Brahms’ Piano Trio op. 8 (1st and 2nd movements). It will show how to achieve efficient listening and understanding of interweaving polyphonic parts. By adopting this method, the interpretative discourse of chamber and orchestral ensembles can achieve coherence in meaning, discernment on unified decisions, as well as a real collective identity.
Speaker: Paulo Pacheco
Proposed by Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa.
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2:15PM UTC: Artistic identity within the Portuguese contemporary music scene | Module Aesthetics, Cultures, Identities and Artistic Encounters

Luís Tinoco, composer and lecturer at the ESML, will focus his presentation on the individual expression of four Portuguese composers. He will share and discuss with the participants contrasting music samples of recent works. The presentation of these works will be complemented with a conversation moderated by Dr. Carlos Caires.
Speaker: Luís Tinoco
Proposed by Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa.
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3:30PM UTC: The body in the endless flight of singing | Module Aesthetics, Cultures, Identities and Artistic Encounters

The energy around us, how urgent it is to be whole: breath, intellect, heart, guts, movement and stillness, in this flight that Music is. It’s risky… Yes, it is! But just imagine the view from above! Jazz singer Maria João will share some of her views on singing and vocal performance.
Speaker: Maria João
Proposed by Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa.
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If you have any questions about the Medinea on Air programme or any issue registering, please consult the Q&A section or contact us at medineaonair@medinea-community.com.

Medinea On Air is a European Union Erasmus+ funded programme that unites six partners from the Mediterranean region: the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (France), the Ente Musicale di Nuoro (Italy), ARC Research and Consultancy (Malta), the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (Portugal), the University of Ljubljana – Academy of Music (Slovenia), and the Istanbul Technical University (Turkey).

In addition to “Audition and Competition Preparation”, the Medinea On Air programme provides three other modules: “Digital Technology”, “Career Development and Human, Social and Entrepreneurial Skills” and “Aesthetics, Cultures, Identities and Artistic Encounters”.

4 broadcasting sessions are scheduled over a year with 38 live interactive webinars giving the floor to renowned artists and high-qualified pedagogues. They are free and open to all upon registration and will last about 40 minutes each.

Financial Support

Erasmus+

FAQ

What is Medinea On Air? How is it planned ?

Medinea On Air is an online, free and interactive exchange of knowledge programme. It intends to enrich young musicians’ musical training with digital skills, career development skills, and knowledge of Mediterranean music traditions and provides specific preparation for Mediterranean Youth Orchestra’s symphonic and Medinea sessions.

38 live interactive webinars are scheduled giving the floor to renowned artists and high-qualified pedagogues. They are open to all upon registration and will last about 40 minutes each.

The different webinars are part of four modules: Audition and Competition Preparation, Digital Technology, Career Development and Human, Social and Entrepreneurial Skills, and Aesthetics, Cultures, Identities and Artistic Encounters.

Four broadcasting sessions will take place between April 2022 and May 2023.

What are the participation requirements? and how to proceed to register?

Medinea On Air specifically targets instrumentalists and conductors with a classical music background and musicians who have an intense practice of musical improvisation in jazz and traditional music, even of the composition. However, Medinea On Air is open to all upon registration. It is totally free and no specific prerequisite is required to register and attend the webinars. Every registrant is automatically selected to participate in the session.

By clicking on the link at the bottom of this page, you will be redirected to a list of registration forms where you will have to enter your email address and some information about yourself. Please make sure you give us real information, as we will use it to generate your certificate of attendance if needed.

What do I need during each webinar? Can I have a certificate of attendance?

We advise you to carefully read the descriptions of each webinar provided on our website in order to prepare yourself and your questions.

To join a Zoom meeting: you do not need to have a Zoom account yourself. You only need to click on the link to the webinar you want to attend and it will automatically open in your browser. Your computer/tablet/smartphone must be equipped with a camera. You may use headphones as well.

These webinars have been designed to encourage interaction between speakers and participants, so it is up to you to make the most of these opportunities to interact with these professionals and to engage them with all your questions.

Yes, you will have a certificate of attendance if you wish to. We will send you a link to a form after the end of the broadcasting session. After giving your feedback, you may check a box to require a certificate. We will get back to you within three weeks with a PDF of an official certificate of attendance.