International Rhythm Course Utrecht

Course code
A28
Student fee
€490
Course fee (excl. housing)
Price
€650
Course Level
Bachelor
Variations

The International Rhythm Course Utrecht is a six day program taking place at the Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands, where previous and new IRC participants come together in Utrecht to continue the learning and make music together. 

The aim of the International Rhythm Course is to solidify the fundamental expressive qualities of rhythm and explore its rich world to apply to your own music.

The course is led by composer/flutist Ned McGowan, the eminent Carnatic violinist Dr. Mysore Manjunath, renowned percussionist B.C. Manjunath, and vocalist Kristina Fuchs (main teacher voice Antwerp Conservatory).

Next to daily classes with the teachers, rehearsals, collaborations and performances (optional) and will be a main focus. Material and pieces to be prepared, according to the level of each participant, will be given before the course begins.

The Carnatic system of rhythm with its practical approach to complexities, forms the International Rhythm Course's basic method for both a foundation and a structured exploration of rhythm in music. The IRC teaches the traditional approach to rhythm from the Carnatic perspective and places it both theoretically and practically next to Western methods. B.C. Manjunath will teach the basics of proper Konnakkol syllables and pronunciation, and the rhythmical approach of hispieces take a prominent role in the course materials.

Throughout the week there will be a mixture of lectures, classes, workshops, and rehearsals with an opening concert on the first evening. Theory will be given and a deep understanding of the material in practice will be emphasized.

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Course director
Ned McGowan

Target audience

The IRC Utrecht is open for new participants and those who have taken IRC 1, IRC 2 or participated in the previous summer course. The IRC is designed for professionals, college-level students, and experienced amateurs. A high rhythmic proficiency level is not necessary, as theory, exercises and homework are given in a way that the participants can choose their appropriate difficulty. Performers of all instruments and composers are welcome regardless of style (i.e. Classical, improvised or non-Western musics). Existing ensembles and bands are welcome to apply as a group, as well as other rhythmical art forms (dance, rap, etc...) . If there are any doubts or questions about qualifications, just write for more information.

Aim of the course

The aim of the International Rhythm Course is to solidify the fundamental expressive qualities of rhythm and explore its rich world to apply to your own music.

Study load

In case we will not be able to offer this course in location due to COVID-19 regulations, this course will be offered in an online format. 

Costs

Course fee:
Price
€650
Student fee:
Student fee
€490
Included:
Fee covers
Course fee
Housing fee:
Housing cost
200
Housing provider:
Utrecht Summer School

More information

Registration

Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
01 June 2021