Regulations of Vicenza in Lirica 2014


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1 – Vicenza in Lirica
“Concetto Armonico” cultural association organizes the  Second International Master Class of Opera singing and Chamber singing Vicenza in Lirica from 24th June to 05th July 2014.

Master Classes will be as follows:

  • From 24th to 28th June Chamber singing master class with Professor Norman Shetler.
  • From 1st to 5th July Opera Singing Master Class with maestro Sherman Lowe.


2 – Lessons and location
The Master Classes will be held in “Gallerie d’Italia – Palazzo Leoni Montanari” in Vicenza (Contrà Santa Corona 25) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday. Each Master Class will have a teacher and a pianist for the accompaniment.


3 – Admission
Singers of any nationality will be admitted to classes, and there will be no more than 12 students and 30 auditors for each class.


4 – Enrollment
The enrollment deadline is

  • 15th June 2014 for the chamber singing maste class,
  • 22th June 2014 for the opera singing master class.

Online enrolment only by completing the application form which can be found on or and attaching the following documents:

  • enrolment form
  • short personal résumé (bio) (.doc/.rtf/.pdf format)
  • copy of an identity document (.jpeg/.gif/.png format)
  • copy of the payment of the enrolment fee (.jpeg/.pdf/.png format)
  • copy of the student’s “Concetto Armonico Card”, if he is an affiliate of the association who registered before 30thApril 2014

5 – Payments
The enrollment fee to the Master Class is 80,00 euros (which includes 25,00 euros as affiliation fee – affiliates pay an enrollment fee of 55,00 euros) and it is to be paid by money transfer to:
Filiale di Vicenza
IBAN it60 o 08590 11800 000081026140

Should the student fail to attend classes, the enrollment fee is not refundable.
The attendance fee is 280,00 euros for each single Master Class.
Attendance fee for auditors is 50,00 euros for each Master Class.
The attendance fee must be paid by the end of the week prior to the Master Class beginning. Students must bring copy of the payment when they arrive for the master class.
Concetto Armonico affiliates who registered before 30th April 2014 will have a 10% reduction of their attendance fee.
Students who wish to attend both master classes will pay the enrolment fee only once and will get a reduction of 100,00 euros on the total amount.


6 – Extra reharsals
The pianist of the Master Class will be at the student’s disposal each Monday before the master class begins for a rehearsal. Applicants are kindly asked to state on the application form if they are willing to have a rehearsal on Monday.
Students will be offered a welcome cocktail on the first day of each master class.


7 – Chamber Singing Master Class – DUOS
Students of Norman Shetler Master Class can enroll as a “duo” (singer and pianist). In this case, the enrolment fee (80,00 euros) is paid only once and the attendance fee is 450,00 euros for the “duo”.
“Duos” and single students will be granted the same amount of time to study with the teacher. The pianist of the “duo” may accompany other students of the master class if the teacher agrees.


8 – Attendance
Students must attend all their lessons and take part to all the activities scheduled for the master class.
Students must attend to at least 80% of the total lesson hours, otherwise the Master Class Attendance Certificate will not be released.


9 – Agreements
“Concetto Armonico” will not reimburse the participants for any travelling or accommodation expenses. Any existing agreements with hotels, restaurants and cafés for reductions to the students will be communicated further on.


10 – Cancellation
Should students fail to reach the required number, or should any such causes occur  beyond control of the organization, the Master Class may be cancelled . In these cases, participants will be reimbursed the enrollment fee and the cost of the money transfer.


11 – Final Concert
Students who are ready for a public performance (the teacher and “Concetto Armonico” artistic direction will be assessing the student’s preparation) will participate to the final concert on the last day (Saturday) of each master class at Gallerie d’Italia – Palazzo Leoni Montanari.
Students chosen for the concert must ensure their presence. Students will not receive any reimbursement for their performance. The attendance certificate will be given to each student at the end of the concert of the single master class.


12 – Other activities and concerts
Students of the Master Class may be chosen for other concerts in Italy and abroad organized by “Concetto Armonico”. During each master class students can be called for a concert which will be organized in Vicenza: “Concerto del Giovedì” (Thursday’s Concert). Participation to  these performances will be agreed separately with “Concetto Armonico” artistic direction. Students can list on the enrollment form two arias and a duet that they intend to perform at the “Concerto del Giovedì”. Concetto Armonico will offer dinner to the students performing on the “Concerto del Giovedì”.


13 – Auditors
Auditors must attend to at least 80% of the total lesson hours otherwise the Master Class Attendance Certificate will not be released. Auditors may ask questions and make comments during the master class when the teacher will allow.


14 – Audio and Video Recordings
By applying to the Vicenza in Lirica, the participant authorises Concetto Armonico – Associazione Culturale to make video and/or audio recordings, to take pictures, to transmit by radio or TV broadcast any of his/her lessons, rehearsals, concerts or Opera presentations, organized either by Concetto Armonico – Associazione Culturale  or by selected third party organizations or individuals. In particular, the participant surrenders to Concetto Armonico all the rights of said video and/or audio recordings and pictures for any use that might be relevant to the event. Concetto Armonico reserves the right to use all pictures, audio and video recordings for promotional purposes related to the present edition of the Festival or to future editions, or to release the audio and/or video recordings for demonstrational or promotional purposes.


15 – Final Conditions
The organization of the master class “Vicenza in Lirica” declines any responsibility for any risks or damages, to persons or property, caused to the students while participating in the master classes.
Enrollment to the master classes implies the whole acceptance of the above stated regulations.


The logo of "Vicenza in Lirica" contains the detail of the work by Pietro Longhi, La lezione di musica, 1760-1770 ca. © Collezione Intesa Sanpaolo, Gallerie d’Italia - Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Vicenza.