This module is devoted to a key objective of the Medinea On Air programme: to provide training for young musicians who wish to audition for the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra symphonic and Medinea Sessions. It proposes three kinds of webinars: comments and discussion on videos taken during successful or failed auditions, mock auditions, and feedback sessions with jury members and with participants who have been successful. Advice will also be provided on how to deal with anxiety before and during a musical performance. Two additional webinars will tackle the more specific case of conductors. The module is useful for any musician who would like to lead their own band, group or ensemble at some point in their career.

This webinar presents, the current training sessions of the MYO  and introduce the artistic mentors. The presentation will provide an overview of these opportunities open to young artists from the Mediterranean Basin and an explanation of how to access them. Then, the pedagogical coordinator of the Medinea On Air programme, will introduce the different themes that frame the programme and its objectives.
Speakers: Pauline CHAIGNE and Martin GUERPIN.
Proposed and coproduced by the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.

In this webinar you will be given general tips and advice on how to be successful during the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra audition, and other orchestral auditions for woodwind and percussion instruments as well, by professors at the University of Ljubljana Academy of Music who are also experienced in playing for professional orchestras.
Speakers: Simon KLAVŽAR, Jože KOTAR, and Karolina ŠANTL ZUPAN
Proposed and produced by the Academy of Music, University of Ljubljana

In this webinar, you will be given general tips and advice on how to be successful during the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra audition and other orchestral auditions for brass instruments, by professors at the University of Ljubljana Academy of Music who are also experienced at playing in professional orchestras.
Speakers: Jure GRADIŠNIK, Dušan KRAJNC, and Boštjan LIPOVŠEK
Proposed and produced by the Academy of Music, University of Ljubljana

In this webinar, you will receive general tips and advice on how to be successful during the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra audition, or other orchestral auditions for string instruments as well, from professors at the University of Ljubljana Academy of Music, who are also experienced at playing in professional orchestras.
Speakers: Gal FAGANEL, Zoran MARKOVIĆ, Janez PODLESEK, and Maja ROME
Proposed and produced by the Academy of Music, University of Ljubljana

The aim of this presentation is to highlight the importance of psychological skills in honing your performance. The main topic is: how to efficiently re-direct pre-performance excitation towards your flow, in an optimal performing state? What are the criteria for performance excellence? What are the basic psychological skills for optimal performance? What is the relationship between performance anxiety and flow? Which are the strategies to cope with pre-performance excitation on a physical, emotional and cognitive level, and how can you use them?
Speaker: Katarina HABE
Proposed and produced by the Academy of Music, University of Ljubljana

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).

Medinea On Air aims to provide specific preparation for classical musicians and improvisers who wish to audition for the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra’s symphonic and Medinea Sessions; and more broadly, to enrich young musicians’ musical training. Therefore, in addition to Audition and Competition Preparation, the programme provides three other modules: Digital TechnologyCareer Development and Human, Social and Entrepreneurial Skills and Aesthetics, Cultures, Identities and Artistic Encounters.