CLASSES & CURRICULUM

A lively mix of daily activities exposes participants to multiple dimensions of Argentine tango music. A typical day includes sessions in instrumental techniques, chamber music, arranging, and large ensemble.

 

PRACTICE TIME & TANGO TECHNIQUE

9:00AM-10:15AM

Learn techniques and idioms unique to Argentine tango performance on your instrument with our instructors. 

SMALL ENSEMBLES

10:45AM – 12:00PM

Participants are placed in a group of five to eight musicians and learn two pieces for performance at the end of the week. Each of the groups will be accompanied by one of our resident instructors full time. 

LUNCH BREAK

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Get to know your ensemble colleagues and other festival participants over lunch.

ORQUESTA TÍPICA

1:00PM – 2:15PM

In our first activity of the afternoon, we will explore the repertoire of major orchestras of the 1940s as well as modern composers under the direction of Julián Peralta.

ARRANGING / THEORY ELECTIVES

2:45PM – 4:00PM

Our students self-select which of the theory or arranging electives they wish to attend: (1) Introduction to Music Theory and Arranging (TBD); (2) Intermediate Tango Arranging (Julián Peralta).

DINNER BREAK

4:00PM – 7:00PM

Another opportunity to meet colleagues, practice or rest before we get to our night activities.

SPECIAL EVENING EVENTS

8:00PM – 9:30PM

Each night features a new activity: opening night dinner, faculty and guest concert, outreach jam session, master class and dress rehearsal, gala concert. On the final night, the large ensembles will perform their repertoire for tango dancers from the region in our closing milonga.

2022 SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

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