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 & INDIVIDUAL LESSONS
Learn techniques and idioms unique to Argentine tango performance on your instrument with our instructors. Each student will receive one individual class during the week. The rest of the time is used for practice or assignments from arranging class.
CHAMBER MUSIC AND COACHINGS
10:30AM – 12:00PM
Each of the groups will be accompanied by one of our resident instructors full time. In addition to that, each ensemble will receive coaching from Julián Peralta and play in the masterclass for the other faculty to comment.
LUNCH BREAK / TANGO TALKS
12:15PM – 1:45PM
Get to know your ensemble colleagues and other festival participants over lunch. We will also plan on getting together on some of the days for our Lunch Talk Series. More information coming soon!
2:00PM – 3:45PM
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 our master teachers.
4:00PM – 5:30PM
Welcoming back maestro Julián Peralta and his Arranging Masterclass! If you haven’t participated in the past and would like an introductory course, join Ben Bogart in his Intro to Arranging class.
5:45PM – 6:30PM
Another opportunity to meet colleagues, practice or rest before we get to our night activities.
SPECIAL EVENING EVENTS
8:00PM – 9:30PM
Each night a new activity: movie night, faculty and guest concert, master classes with guest faculty, Gala Concert. On the final night, the large ensembles will perform their repertoire for tango dancers from the region in our closing milonga.