Program

The program is open to students of all ages and nationalities.
Students can take part in the Festival as a participant or an auditor.

The INTERNATIONAL SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAM offers:

    • private lessons
      with highly qualified teacher from the most important international schools and universities. Four to six of 45 minutes/one hour private lessons per week guaranteed. Classes run usually from 10am to 1.00pm and from 3.00pm to 6.00pm, 6 days per week or at the teacher’s discretion.
      Master classes, lectures, and workshops could take place at different timetables.

 

    • chamber music classes
      in various ensemble formats and participation in final concerts.

 

    • orchestra classes (sacred music and symphonic repertoire)
      Ample time will be dedicated to sacred and symphonic repertoire. Daily classes and participation in final concerts. 

 

    • solfège, harmony, music history and analysis
      For those participants who are interested, the program offers the opportunity to deepen their musical knowledge with main courses of

      • Solfège and music theory
      • Harmony
      • Music history and analysis

      also geared to exams in conservatories and academies.
      The lessons will be held by Maestro Lorenzo Porzio, teacher of music, chorus and orchestra at Convitto Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome, famed institute twined with Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
      Single and group lessons can be scheduled individually and will not be in conflict with the schedule of the main instrumental lessons and orchestral rehearsals.
      The price may vary according to the number of lessons and hours requested by the student. The lessons will be held in Italian. For information, please contact Narnia Arts Academy

 

    • Composition Course “Music for Thrillers” with award-winner composer Marco Werba
      The course is aimed at composition students and those who want to deepen and study the dynamics of commentary music applied to a thriller, horror and science fiction film. It will be supplemented by a workshop in which students will be able to experience the notions acquired during the masterclass, composing songs for some fragments of films and submitting their scores to the teacher. This course will give students the opportunity to deal with the appropriate tools, collaboration with the director and writing a scene music applied to a genre film. At the end of the masterclass there will be a performance at the Narni theater, in which the compositions of the students will be performed, and the participation diplomas will be delivered.

 

    • master classes, lectures, workshops
      Through a series of master classes, lectures and workshops, the participants will have the opportunity to learn about many fundamental aspects of music making which are not usually taught in school, such as:

      • how to organize a career without a manager
      • the importance of communication
      • performing in front of audiences
      • the advantage of a healthy posture
      • how to develop a persuasive and powerful stage presence
      • techniques to overcome performance anxiety

      and more. These activities can be scheduled individually and will not be in conflict with the schedule of the main instrumental lessons and orchestral rehearsals.
      The price may vary according to the number of lessons and hours requested by the student. The lessons will be held in Italian. For information, please contact Narnia Arts Academy

 

    • concerts 
      The Narnia Arts Academy offers all students the chance to participate in the Narnia Festival with evening concerts and shows held in prestigious venues in Narni and Umbria.In addition, students will have many chances to try out their improved skills in daily student concerts held at 6.00pm in the Churches of Santa Maria Impensole (1.100 a.C.) and San Francesco (1.200 a.C.), and at the City Hall. Those preparing international competitions are given priority and will be offered a special solo recital. Every student will be given the opportunity to perform.

 

    • guided tours
      Weekly excursions will connect the students to the vast culture and history of Italy, offering them the same inspiration and inner enrichment that for centuries have influenced the greatest artists.

 

    • practice pianos
      Practice pianos will be available for 2-3 hours daily at the additional cost of 30 euros per week.

 

    • certificate of attendance
      At the end of the course, all participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

 

    • chaperon service for unaccompanied kids and teens
      We have chaperons at the campus. You can leave your kid with us for the whole duration of the course. A group will be formed. The group will lodge at the hostel or at a designated hotel. A chaperon will accompany the group to all daily activities, to lunch and dinner, and will sleep at the hostel with the kids.
      Example of activities with the chaperon:
      The chaperon will meet the children for breakfast at the hostel or designated hotel and will take them to their classrooms for the lessons.
      Children will stay with their teacher until 1.00pm (lesson or practice time).
      At 1.00pm the chaperon will take the children to lunch.
      At.3.30pm the chaperon will take the children to orchestra classes.
      At 5.30pm the chaperon will take the children to the afternoon concerts or free time.
      At 7.30pm the chaperon will take the children to dinner.
      At.9.30pm the chaperon will take the children to the evening concerts in Narni or to free time.
      Afterward, the chaperon will take the children to the hostel or designated hotel for the night.
      The distance from the hostel to the main square in Narni is about 5 minutes walk. The designated hotel is located on the main square.
      Please contact us for further information. The chaperon service has an additional cost of 50 euros per week.

 

FACILITIES

The Narnia Festival and International Summer Training Program takes place in magnificent historical buildings, including a classical Italian style opera house, the S. Domenico Auditorium, the University of Narni, the City Museum in Eroli Palace, in several ancient churches and numerous practice and teaching studios provided with wireless internet connection.