Summer Interpretation Courses in Prague
Every year in June and July young musicians from United Arab Emirates come for two weeks to Prague to study their repertorie intensively with PMCP pedagogues. They have individual as well as music theory lessons every day and have enough space and time for own practicing. During the off-program they enjoy Prague, one of the most beautiful and exciting European cities.
In 2016 the courses will take place in following days (minimal number of participants is 9):
27 June – 8 July (26 June arrival day, 9 July departure day)
GCC Competition and Masterclasses in Dubai
Every year in January the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries competition for young virtuosos is hosted and organized in Dubai by National Conservatory / Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra and its director Mr. Riad Kudsi.
This competition is open to all types of musical instruments including Western, Arabic and other folk instruments and voice. The age limit of participants is 18 years, they compete in several levels according to their age and skills. The competition has two rounds.
Jury members are pedagogues of PMCP and local and international musicians and professors.
Winners of 2016 GCC Competition:
1st prize - Sophie Sukendro
2nd prize - Sarah Turner
3rd prize - Freddie Welch
1st honorary mention - Kai Tanadol Sung
2nd honorary mention - Nayla Ahmad
3rd honorary mention - Fatima Al Raqbani
1st prize - Yuri Goto
2nd prize - Salma Amalia Schild
3rd prize - Dogukan Demirel
1st honorary mention - Samuel Sukendro
2nd honorary mention - Azalia Arman
3rd honorary mention - Akeesha Rodriguez
2nd prize - Maria Guiracossian
1st prize - Eljin Yoo
Eljin Yoo and Xialoin Zhang
For detailed information contact Mr. Riad Kudsi:
Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra,
National Conservatory Dubai,
6th floor, Thomsen Reuters Building
Dubai Media City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1st prize - Majd Aburas
2nd prize - Jolina Hamdan
3rd prize - Sherief El Shentenawi
1st honorary mention - Ian Fernandez
1st prize - Xiaolin Zhang
2nd prize - Tan Caner
3rd prize - Gabriel Hajjar
1st honorary mention - Umayma Al Shunnar
2nd honorary mention - Eujean Cha
3rd honorary mention - Mira Ghobash
1st prize - Leyth Elmani
2nd prize - Dylan Ahn
honorary mention - Hisham Maarraoui
1st honorary mention - Saba Vaziri
2nd honorary mention - Jude Soussan
3rd honorary mention - Katya Eid
International Music Study Exam (IMSE)
WHAT IS IMSE?
International Music Study Exam (IMSE) is a project developed by Premier Music College of Prague, National Conservatory Dubai and Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra. It is intended for students who like music, work conscientiously and find enjoyment and satisfaction in completing the assigned tasks. It represents an opportunity for students who want to succeed amongst strong competition and continue their studies at conservatories and universities worldwide.
HOW IS IMSE ORGANIZED?
IMSE consists of 12 levels. Each level includes two stages. Each stage lasts approximately one semester and includes prescribed musical instrument and music theory curricula. At the end of each semester (in January and in June) the students will be examined in these curricula by a professional pedagogical jury and gain the appropriate number of points. After completing the exam, the student receives a certificate in which the professional committee attests that the student’s playing level corresponds to the same level of performance at the best music schools worldwide.
The certificate entitles the student to automatically continue the studies at PMCP in the following year. The musical virtuosity and technical skills of a successful graduate of level 12 entitles the graduate to apply for entrance exams to universities of his/her choice worldwide (e.g. in Prague).
None of these steps may be omitted; only in exceptional cases, extremely-talented students may be examined in multiple stages at a time.
The levels are divided into:
basic studies (leve 1-6)
intermediate studies (level 7-9)
advanced studies (level 10-12
The exam consists of:
Instrumental performance (120 points altogether, each part is 20 points)
etudes (technical exercises)
sonata or sonatina
Music theory exam (100 points altogether)
theory (40 points)
acoustic analysis (20 points)
musical dictation - melodic, rhythmic (20 points)
solfege (20 points)
WHY APPLY FOR IMSE?
PMCP exams are intended for students who like music, work conscientiously and find enjoyment and satisfaction in completing the assigned tasks. It represents an opportunity for students who want to succeed amongst strong competition and continue their studies at conservatories and universities worldwide.The basic impulse for this music project was the long-term cooperation between PMCP and the National Conservatory - Dubai. PMCP teachers appreciate the work results of the National Conservatory - Dubai and would like to combine their efforts to create the best conditions for developing Arab students! talent. The cooperation is based on experience with the Central European study system. A balanced selection of technical and recital exercises and compositions makes playing a musical instrument accessible and inspiring for students. The system of studies which consist of independent work, master courses, exams and a contest creates school rules that make the students and teachers feel a sense of belonging and friendly cooperation in an inspiring competitive environment.