Summer Music Academy

Summer School for Choral Conductors of School, Childrens' and Youth Choirs [Corfu, 2-8/7/19]


JULY 2-8, 2019


GUEST PROFESSOR – The renowned British conductor of children’s and youth choirs

JOY HILL, Conductor of the Chamber Choir and RCMJD Parry Voices at

Royal College of Music Junior Department

Joy Hill specializes in the pedagogy of children’s choirs particularly the age group of 8 – 18 years. She applies an original and innovative method to the building of young choirs and to the healthy vocal development of young voices. The choirs she has directed for many years, are considered to be leading choral groups in the UK.

Application Form
Short CV of Joy Hill

The teaching material covers the following areas:

α) Lab choir (SSA) ages 12 – 17 years, with Joy Hill as clinician

b) Vocal development for young Choirs. Lectures by Joy Hill

c) Choral Conducting Techniques, under the supervision of Joy Hill

d) Choral Rehearsal with the participant’s SATB choir, with conductor Joy Hill

During the duration of the Summer Academy there will be concerts of youth choirs in the evenings and a final concert of the participants’ choir July 7th conducted by Joy Hill



10.00-11.15 Choral Pedagogy with children’s lab choir

11.15-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-12.45 Vocal technique for young voices, issues relating to intonation, rehearsal strategy

12.45-13.00 Questions and discussion

16.00-17.00 Conducting Technique level I (free, non-compulsory lab)

17.00-18.00 Conducting Technique level II (free, non-compulsory lab)

18.00-19.15 Choral Conducting Techniques with Hill and SATB choir

19.15-19.30 Coffee Break

19.30-21.00 Choral rehearsal of the SATB participants’ choir.

21.15-22.00 Choral Friendship Concerts (free admission for participants)

Sunday July 7th

20.30 Participant’s Closing Concert at Ionian Academy

Monday July 8th Departure



University lodging: 15 euros per day (limited number of rooms, upon registration priority, after application acceptance and fee payment).




Application form to be sent to: or FAX: ++30 26610 26024

Participation fee to be sent to: PIRAEUS BANK GREECE: ΙΒΑΝ GR 9801724510005451059102893 BIC: PRBGRAA

STATEMENT: “For Choral Conducting Summer School” on bank slip.

For further information, please contact: +30 26610 53284 Professor Emeritus Dr. Caldi, or e-mail:

Director: Dr. Miranda Caldi, Professor Emeritus Ionian University

University lodging: 15 euros per day (limited number of rooms, upon registration priority, after application acceptance and fee payment).

Joy's Hill Short CV

Joy Hill is a member of staff at the Royal College of Music Junior Department London where she conducts the Chamber Choir (since 2001) and RCMJD Parry Voices and formerly directed choirs at the internationally acclaimed Purcell School. She is the UK representative on the World Choir Council for Interkultur and was a member of the Artistic Committee for the World Youth Choir.

She was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study choral conducting and choir training in Sweden and won the Vancouver Chamber Choir Scholarship to study conducting with Jon Washburn in Canada. In recognition of her work with choirs in the Baltic States she was awarded an artist abroad bursary from Arts Council England to work at the Choir School and Cathedral in Kaunas, Lithuania. Joy was Senior Lecturer in Music and Music Education at the University of London UCL Institute of Education and a member of the Centre for Performance Science at the Royal College of Music; she is a published author in the Oxford Handbook of Singing.

Joy specializes in presenting workshops and master classes that explore the art of building young choirs through the development of repertoire and by working creatively within rehearsals as well as in performance. She has worked with the African Children’s’ Choir in Uganda and performed with them alongside her Royal College of Music Junior Department choir before Her Majesty the Queen for Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey. In South Africa she worked with school choirs at the Stellenbosch University International Choral Conducting Symposium, Voices of Africa, and in Japan worked with The Wakayama Children’s Chorus.

Joy works extensively as adjudicator and guest conductor in the UK, where she was a judge for the Choir of the Year, and in Europe, the Baltic states and Beijing China. She has presented lectures at leading choral conducting institutions including the Yale School of Music USA Choral Conducting department and at the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Hungary.

I have always marveled at her unique ability to inspire singers to produce outstanding performances of great intelligence and musicality.
Composer Gabriel Jackson

Summer Academy: “Sound-movement-body-environment: Discovering relationships for enhanced understanding, expression and creation” [National Gallery, 24-27/6/19]

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Invited Speakers:

Olympia Agalianou, PhD
Specialized Teaching Associate,
Department of Early Childhood Education, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

Clare Hall, PhD
Lecturer in Performing Arts
Faculty of Education
Monash University Australia

With the participation of:

Zoe Dionyssiou
Assistant Professor of Music Education, Department of Music Studies, Ionian University

Ioanna Etmektsoglou
Associate Professor of Psychology of Music, Music Therapist, Department of Music Studies, Ionian University

We are pleased to announce the four-day Summer Academy 2019 "Sound-Movement-Body-Environment: Discovering Relationships for Enhanced Understanding, Expression and Creation", offered by the Department of Music Studies (specialization of Music Pedagogy and Psychology of Music) of the Ionian University. We are honoured to have the following two invited speakers: Olympia Agalianou, PhD, Specialized Teaching Associate at the Department of Early Childhood Education of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and Clare Hall,PhD, Lecturer in Performing Arts, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia. Workshops will be also conducted by Zoe Dionyssiou and Ioanna Etmektsoglou. The Summer Academy is addressed to music and art teachers of all levels, as well as primary and secondary school teachers, preschool teachers, students from the fields of music, audiovisual and visual arts, pedagogical departments, and anyone interested.

This yearʼs Summer Αcademy will focus on exploring relationships between sound, movement, the body and the environment. The body that listens, sounds and moves, learns how to relate, to perceive its limits and abilities and to create both individually and collectively, in a unique at any moment environment, which through its complexity provides opportunities for knowledge, relationships, expression and creation. In a dance that unfolds, as the sound prompts the emergence of motion and emotion, the individual finds opportunities to recognize “affinities” with his/her environment, to appreciate it, admire it, identify with it. In a natural way, he/she develops internal motivations to protect the other, the different, but essential. This “other”, may be another man, a place outside our door, an animal different from us, or even a culture that comes alive from the old times or takes on new forms. The Summer Academy aims to explore the multi-faceted relationships that develop through sound and movement - individually or in combination - between humans and their environment (living, geophysical, and cultural).

Morning sessions of the Summer Academy will take place at the National Gallery - Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Corfu Branch (Kato Korakiana), Monday - Thursday 10.00 - 14.30. Coffee, water, fruits and snacks will be offered in the morning breaks. Evening classes will take place at the Department of Music Studies (Old Fortress), between 17:30 and 19:30. The seminar will be held in Greek and/or English. It will be possible for English-speaking audience to attend, in which case partial English translation will be provided. Participants who play a musical instrument are advised to bring it. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance from the Summer Academy of Ionian University. The number of places is limited and it will be prioritized according to registration date. On the last day of the Summer Academy, Thursday 27 June 2019, at 19.00, selected group works by the participants will be presented at the Garden of the Municipal Art Gallery of Corfu. This event will be part of the opening event of the Symposium that will follow.

The Summer Academy is part of the Soundscape Week (24-30 June 2019), which will include concerts, workshops, soundwalks, and a symposium.The Symposium entitled "The Soundscape in which we Live" will take place between 27-30 June 2019 and it will be held at Ionian University (Auditorium I, Department of History, Ioannou Theotoki 72, Corfu). On Sunday 30 June 2019, an excursion to Lefkimmi Environmental Education Center of Corfu will be organized. Summer Academy participants will be able to attend free of charge to the Symposium and all concerts, workshops and excursions of the Soundscape Week.

For reservations please fill in the application form and mail it to: Given the availability of places, your participation will be ensured only upon depositing the suggested amount of money to the bank and sending an electronic copy of the receipt or the Number of transfer to the above e-mail.

Our aim is that the Summer Music Academy of the Ionian University will be a meeting place for creative dialogue and life-long learning of participants, around issues that refer to the teaching and learning of music in today’s society.

Terms and conditions

-The deadline for submission of applications for the early bird price is April 30th 2019 and for the regular price 31st May, 2019 (provided there are still places available).

-Participation will be confirmed after having received the bank deposit receipt by e-mail


- The name of the depositor must be stated on the bank receipt. All expenses and fees for national and international transfers are to be paid by the participant.

- Tuition fees should be paid to the following bank account:


IBAN: GR37 0172 4510 0054 5105 6646 108 (Ionian University)


- In case of cancellation of the seminar by the organizers, all money paid will be returned to the applicants.

- If the applicant withdraws his/her application before the closing date of application (31/5/2019), he/she will be refunded the sum of application reduced by 30 euros (or 15, student fee) that is charged by the organizers for administrative expenses.

- If withdrawal occurs after the closing date (31/5/2019), no refund would be given.

- In case of a serious difficulty on behalf of the tutors in organizing the seminar or part of it, the organizers have the responsibility to offer a similar seminar to the participants.

- Hotel bookings are to be made under personal communication by the participant.

- Travel expenses, food and insurance (travel, health, accident, etc.) are covered by the participants.

- At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate confirming their participation in the seminar.

- The organizers reserve the right to use audiovisual material from the seminars without revealing the names of the participants.

- By submitting their application, participants automatically declare that they have taken note and accept the terms and conditions of participation.

Academic Coordinators of the Summer Music Academy - Music Education Seminar

Zoe Dionyssiou,

Assistant Professor in Music Education, Ionian University


Ioanna Etmektsoglou

Associate Professor in Psychology of Music, Music Therapist, Ionian University


Clio Konstantakou



Department of Music Studies
Old Fortress
Corfu, 49 100
Secretariat: Tel. +30 26610 87522
Postgraduate Program: +30 26610 87523
Library: +30 26610 87551
Fax +30 26620 26024
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