Perform at Summer Camp in Kerkrade
By Saul Charlesworth, World Projects Project Manager
Every four years in the small town of Kerkrade in the south east of the Netherlands, the World Music Contest (WMC) attracts tens of thousands of musicians from all corners of the globe.
Over the past 30 years, the WMC has become synonymous with a spectacular music festival of the highest quality. In addition to the contest itself, a large-scale outdoor festival with music and other activities is a feature of the entire town centre of Kerkrade for more than three weeks. At the 15th WMC in 2005 272 bands from more than 30 countries and more than 19,000 musicians took part.
World Projects is pleased to announce its partnership with the WMC to produce the ‘WORLD YOUTH MUSIC CAMP’ in conjunction with the WMC in July, 2013. This music camp is targeted towards youth wind and brass ensembles from all around the world and is designed to bring them together during the WMC period in Kerkrade.
During the camp, youth musicians will work with world renowned music educators and also have the opportunity to break out in to smaller chamber ensembles and massed bands. These ensembles will be made up of a mixture of musicians from the ensembles attending the camp and rehearse and perform music selected by the guest conductors.
Performances for both the attending ensembles and the combined groups will take place at various venues throughout the town of Kerkrade, put in place for the concurrent World Music Contest.
In addition to the camp, groups will also be able to choose a variety of ‘extensions’ to nearby destinations including Brussels, Dusseldorf/Cologne, Luxembourg, Amsterdam and many more. These extensions will offer additional performance and sightseeing opportunities.
Please contact World Projects for more information.