Type of Seminar:
The seminars of the “Labyrinth” musical workshop are categorized as follows:
Α) Master Classes/ Open Seminars
Β) Music Groups/ Instrument Centered/ Vocal
- Open Seminars: They are focusing on general aspects of specific instruments or of specific vocal traditions. These seminars target students whose level is that of a low-medium category and there is much more emphasis on aspects of general technique as well as on basic theoretical groundwork. The maximum number of participants for the open seminars is 20.
For Beginners: We have on several occasions noticed that often students of a not so advanced level find themselves in the company of other advanced students and that the inevitable gaps in their knowledge prevent them from being able to effectively follow what is being taught. If a beginner wants to participate in an open seminar, he has to know that the teacher will not focus on him.
- Instrument Centered: Τhe seminars in which the subject of study is a particular musical instrument or a family of musical instruments. The students can participate in the class if they have the particular musical instrument. The level depends on the seminar.
- Music Groups: These are seminars in which the subject of study is defined by the teacher and described in the title of the seminar. In these seminars, the student can participate with any musical instrument or with the voice.
- Vocal: These are the seminars in which the students participate with their voices. The subject of study is defined by the professor and is described in the seminar title.
Level Of Seminar:
- Beginners: Beginners are those who are in their first 6 months of interaction with their instrument of choice and who do not have previous experience on another instrument. They are usually not yet able to perform an entire composition and are as yet without rudimentary theoretical knowledge
- Basic Level: The Basic level is one at which the students are familiar with and able to execute the essential rudimentary techniques relevant to their instrument. They are also able to execute simple material from the repertoire of their instrument correctly albeit without all of the ornamentation characteristic of a complete rendition of the piece. They should also be familiar (where relevant) with the basic concepts and structures of the theoretical aspect of the tradition to which their instrument belongs.
- Intermediate level: The intermediate level is one at which the students are considered to be competent exponents of their chosen instrument as well as capable of performing compositions from the entirety of the repertoire of the instrument at an acceptable level. At this level a student is capable of performing within the context of a concert but not yet as a soloist.
- Advanced Level: At this level the student is a full-fledged musician capable of performing as a soloist on his/her instrument as well as to engage in teaching activities. Advanced students are suitable for master-classes, too.