ACADEMY “ARTE E VITA”
present Breno Italy International Music Academy
WITH SOPRANO Maghan McPhee and pianist Carl Philippe Gionet
Maghan McPhee’s commitment to training young singers has lead her to found and direct the Breno Italy International Music Academy (BIIMA) in 2014. This two week, yearly program focuses on each individual singer and pianist, working alongside others on body awareness, repertoire, technique, diction and performance. On a daily basis, each musician has lessons, coachings with both teachers, and participation in the masterclasses. The results of this work is show-cased in performances over the course of the two weeks. This kind of one on one and personalized training is rare amongst summer programs. Making music at the convent in the Italian Alps surrounded by the Italian language, inspires each artist to push themselves beyond what they think they are capable of, and grow tremendously in this short period of time. On top of their training, the students take in the sights of Verona and an opera at the ancient amphitheatre.
How does one find their true voice, their own unique sound that lives within? An inspired artist is able to express who they are, while serving the text and staying true to the music they are interpreting. One needs a safe space with proper guidance, no distractions and inspiration to be able to explore and find their voice. At BIIMA, our goal is to create a safe and nurturing environment to ignite what is already there.
When: July 20 - August 3, 2018
Where: Academy “Arte e Vita” - Breno (Italy)
Addressed to: Voice and Piano students ages 18-35, a minimum of 5 students, a maximum of 20
Tuition to BIIMA, includes room and board at the Accademia Arte e Vita in Breno for the duration of the program. Payment is non-refundable.
Tuition is payable to Cieli Vibranti, with a 50 Euro paypal fee upon acceptance of the program, is due on May 15 th, 2018.
Voice and piano instruction is provided by Maghan McPhee and Dr. Carl Philippe Gionet, respectively. Coachings related to artistry and collaboration techniques are also conducted for all students by both instructors.