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Annual singing course

DESIGNED FOR

Beginners and those students who are not familiar with the basic repertoire of traditional flamenco: Alegrías, Fandangos, and Soleares. To enrol you must show a tuning capacity.

 


 

Course aim

To introduce the students to the vocal technique, to the rhythm, and the interpretation of basic flamenco styles.
The aim of the 1st Singing Course is to introduce the students to the technical, rhythmical, melodical, structural, stylistic and literary expression of flamenco singing, first through the study of the styles closest to Andalusian Folklore (Fandangos de Huelva and Abandolados), and then through other essential flamenco rhythmical styles (Tangos, Cantiñas, Soleares). Another of the aims of the 1st Singing Course is to introduce the students to the “secrets” of the “cante atrás”, singing accompaniment to dance, in styles such as Alegrías, Bulerías de Cádiz, and Tientos.

 


 

SUBJECTS

The program includes theoretical and practical subjects like technique, flamenco styles and accompaniments methods, from Monday to Friday. The 1st Singing Course has three core subjects (common to all specialties), one of them optional.
The required level of singing performance skills is described in the School Curriculum as it applies to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Courses in this speciality.

AUTUMN TERM SUBJECTS
Technical Subjects Teacher’s guide
Vocal Technique I
Stylistic Subjects Teacher’s guide
Flamenco Styles I
Singing Accompaniment to Dance I
Tangos workshop
Theoretical-Practical Subjects Teacher’s guide
Core Subjects:
History and Musical Theory of Flamenco I
Compás (Rhythm)
Optional Subjects (One of three):
Musical Theory and Language I
History and artistic biographies of outstanding performers in Singing, Dancing, and Guitar I
Spanish Language for Foreigners I *

* Subject to cancellation if enrolment is insufficient.

SPRING TERM SUBJECTS
Technical Subjects Teacher’s guide
Vocal Technique II
Stylistic Subjects Teacher’s guide
Flamenco Styles II
Singing Accompaniment to Dance II
Bulerías workshop.
Theoretical-Practical Subjects. Teacher’s guide
Core Subjects:
History and Musical Theory of Flamenco II
Tablao: the basis and traditional codes of Flamenco I
Optional Subjects (One of three):
Musical Theory and Language II
History and artistic biographies of outstanding performers in Singing, Dancing, and Guitar II
Spanish Language for Foreigners II *

* Subject to cancellation if enrolment is insufficient.


 

TEACHERS

Liliana Aracil, María José Pérez, Manuel Romero, Lidia Montero, Patricia Lozano y Pepa Sánchez, José Antonio Galiani, Esperanza Fernández, Antonio Molina El Choro, Armando Mateos, Pura Navarro.**

 


 

** The teaching Staff list of the School of the Cristina Heeren Foundation for Flamenco Art is subject to changes and modifications depending on academic needs and professional commitments.

Designed for

Students who have approved all the subjects of the 1st year Singing Course at the Fundación Cristina Heeren, with a minimum note of 7 (out of 10), or who can demonstrate in the level test that they possess a minimum flamenco singing repertoire: Fandangos, Cantiñas, Tangos and Soleá.

 


 

AIM
Enrich the students’ flamenco repertoire, through the learning of more difficult songs and consolidate the vocal technique and introduce them to the first notions of the accompaniment to dance, while building and analysing of different choreographies analysis of medium difficulty.

The aim of the 2nd year Singing Course is to master the techniques learned the previous year and used them in different flamenco styles, trying to enrich the stylistic repertoire and introducing them in the study and variations of the singing accompaniment to dance, with the traditional resources of this specialty.

 


 

SUBJECTS

The program includes theoretical and practical subjects like technique, flamenco styles and accompaniments methods, from Monday to Friday. The 2nd Year Intermediate Singing Course has three core subjects (common to all specialties), one of them optional.
The required level of singing performance skills is described in the School Curriculum as it applies to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Courses in this speciality.

AUTUMN TERM SUBJECTS
Technical Subjects Teacher’s guide
Vocal Technique III
Stylistic Subjects Teacher’s guide
Flamenco Styles III
Singing Accompaniment to Dance III
Bulerías workshop II
Theoretical-Practical Subjects Teacher’s guide
Core Subjects:
History and Musical Theory of Flamenco III
Tablao: the basis and traditional codes of Flamenco II
Optional Subjects (One of three):
Musical Theory and Language I
History and artistic biographies of outstanding performers in Singing, Dancing, and Guitar I
Spanish Language for Foreigners I *

* Subject to cancellation if enrolment is insufficient.

SPRING TERM SUBJECTS
Technical Subjects Teacher’s guide
Vocal Technique IV
Stylistic Subjects Teacher’s guide
Flamenco Styles IV
Singing Accompaniment to Dance IV
Bulerías workshop III
Theoretical-Practical Subjects Teacher’s guide
Core Subjects:
History and Musical Theory of Flamenco IV
Tablao: the basis and traditional codes of Flamenco III
Optional Subjects (One of three):
Musical Theory and Language II
History and artistic biographies of outstanding performers in Singing, Dancing, and Guitar II
Spanish Language for Foreigners II *

* Subject to cancellation if enrolment is insufficient.


 

TEACHERS

Esperanza Fernández, Liliana Aracil, María José Pérez, Manuel Romero, Rosi Navarro La DIvi, Patricia Lozano, Lidia Montero, Pepa Sánchez, José Antonio Galiani y Félix Vázquez. **

 


** The teaching Staff list of the School of the Cristina Heeren Foundation for Flamenco Art is subject to changes and modifications depending on academic needs and professional commitments.

Designed For

Students who have approved all the subjects of the 2nd year of the Singing Course at the Fundación Cristina Heeren, with a minimum note of 7 (out of 10), or who can demonstrate a clear domain of the vocal technique and a high knowledge of the accompaniment to dance with palmas. The student is also expected to know the most important Cantes de Levante, the principal styles of the Cantiñas’ family, and all of the basic styles of the Soleá. To be in the Advanced Level, we also consider mandatory the knowledge of the structure, the resources and the fundamentals to the accompaniment to Dance in the rhythm of Soleá, Soleá por Bulerías, caña, Cantiñas and Tientos-Tangos.

 


 

AIM

The aim of the 3rd year is to complete the students’ professional education and convert them into professional singers, for this reason they will study the more complex styles, in their different versions. In Singing Accompaniment to Dance, they will study, apart from the basic styles, such as Soleá, Seguiriya, and Bulerías, other styles, also very important, such as: Farruca, Bulería por Solea, Guiajira, Martinete, Petenera etc.

We also ask our students to integrate all the technical, stylistic, historic, and choreographic knowledge, into a new artistic personality.

 


 

SUBJECTS

The programm includes theoretical and practical subjects like technique, styles, and combined from Monday through Friday. The 3rd year consists in two Core subjects (common to all specialties), and a Final Project that will be the last step to complete the program of the Fundación Cristina Heeren.

AUTUMN TERM SUBJECTS
Teacher’s guide
Vocal Technique V
Stylistic Subjects Teacher’s guide
Flamenco Styles V
Singing Accompaniment to Dance V
Analysis of Singing Styles and their Accompaniment I
Theoretical – Practical Subjects Teacher’s guide
Core Subjects:
Stage and Musical Production
“Tablao”: Rules and Traditional Codes of Flamenco IV
SPRING TERM SUBJECTS
Technical Subjects Teacher’s guide
Vocal Technique VI
Stylistic Subjects Teacher’s guidee
Flamenco Styles VI
Singing Accompaniment to Dance VI
Analysis of Singing Styles and their Accompaniment II
Bulerías workshop IV
Theoretical-Practical Subjects Teacher’s guide
Core Subjects:
Audio Recording Techniques
“Tablao”: Rules and Traditional Codes of Flamenco V

 

Final Project.

 

TEACHERS

Esperanza Fernández, Liliana Aracil, María José Pérez, Manuel Romero, Rosi Navarro “La Divi”, Patricia Lozano, Lidia Montero, Pepa Sánchez, José Antonio Galiani y Félix Vázquez.**

 


 

** The teaching Staff list of the School of the Cristina Heeren Foundation for Flamenco Art is subject to changes and modifications depending on academic needs and professional commitments.

Designed for:

Students who have passed with outstanding results (Grade A) all the practical subjects of the 3rd year course of the Cristina Heeren Foundation.

 


 

COURSE AIM

Complete the students training as Flamenco Singers, through a program of adaptation to the professional and/or pedagogical world. Students in the 4th year will gain practical experience by carrying out specific tasks, designed to attend individual gaps and learning necessities of each student by participating in audio-visual projects, productions, and events, and collaborating in the classes as repeating or assistant student in subjects of other specialities.

TEACHERS

The staff of teachers at the Fundación de Arte Flamenco Cristina Heeren's school is subject to change and renewal, due to professional commitments and academic needs.