Otakar Ševčík Seminar

Teachers (without age limitation) are welcome to attend a seminar on selected methodological and interpretation topics. Of course, lectures on the Ševčík Method are also included.

From the 7th to the 13th of August 2023 teachers and other Ševčík enthusiasts are invited to Horažďovice to attend the first international seminar on Otakar Ševčík ever. Every day there will be an opportunity for the visitors to attend public masterclasses. They will have an exclusive access to the private part; individual lectures or creative workshops with small children. The seminars will focus on the life and work of Otakar Ševčík and the theme of the instrument methodology generally.

Teachers, who will have brought their instruments with them, will be welcomed to participate in a collective performance of the Š experimental orchestra which will be taking place in the evening. The collective concert will be the climax of this part of the program.

For a little extra price teachers can enjoy full board and the accommodation.

What do we offer?

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Seminars

Every day teachers and all interested persons will have a chance to learn something about Ševčík’s life and work.

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Unlimited access to the classes

The academy will be partly nonpublic and only teachers will have a chance to see any lesson they want.

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Individual consultations

Teachers will be meeting every day the lecturers and are welcome to discuss selected topics with them.

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Orchestr Š

Seminar attendees can also play together with all lecturers and students in an experimental Orchestra Š.

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Festival concerts

In the price are included tickets to all concerts with reservation of best seats and VIP access.

Seminar Schedule

HISTORIC RECORDINGS OF CZECH FOLK MUSIC

Tuesday, 8 August 2023, 2:00 p.m.

Horažďovice Municipal Museum

ZDENĚK VEJVODA, Ph.D.


Lecture with audio clips will present an overview of historic Czech folk music recordings in the context of developments in audio recording technology and the work of Czech folk music researchers and research institutions.

FOLK MUSIC IN THE PRÁCHEŇ REGION

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 2:00 p.m.

Horažďovice Municipal Museum

Mgr. IRENA NOVOTNÁ


The Prácheň region, of which the City of Horažďovice is part, has always been famous for the musicality of its inhabitants. At this lecture, we will learn about the local bagpipe tradition, and at the end of the lecture participants will have an opportunity to try playing a real set of Czech bagpipes.

OTAKAR ŠEVČÍK IN AMERICA

Thursday, 10 August 2023, 2:00 p.m.

Horažďovice Municipal Museum

TOMÁŠ JAMNÍK, Ph.D.


Otakar Ševčík travelled to America three times during his life - in 1921, 1923, and 1932. Why did he undertake these voyages? Were they successful? During this lecture we will learn all about Ševčík's overseas trips.

Otakar Ševčík Seminar 2024

date 4th–18th August 2024
  • Seminars
  • Unlimited access to the classes
  • Individual consultations
  • Orchestr Š
  • Festival concerts
300 USD / 280 €
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