Tango Academy

August 13 – August 18, 2024

The Stowe Tango Academy is open for string players (violin, viola, cello and bass), pianists and advanced bandoneon players.
Through workshops, lectures, master classes, chamber ensembles and the Stowe Tango Music Festival Orchestra, participants will learn the language of tango and develop style and technique in their instruments. Previous experience in Tango music is not required.

The Stowe Tango Music Festival Orchestra

The Stowe Tango Music Festival Orchestra plays a major role in developing and understanding the craft of tango music. All Tango Academy students will participate in the Stowe Tango Music Festival Orchestra, which provides a unique opportunity to learn and experience the essence of Tango through collaboration and performance with the faculty. Participants will study and perform a wide range of the most inspiring works of the Tango repertoire under the direction of Hector Del Curto. The orchestra will perform on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Music parts for the orchestra will be assigned in advance.


Participants are encouraged to attend the workshops and lectures offered by the faculty. Examples of workshops – the intro Tango dance classes for musicians; learning about tango orchestras from the golden age of Tango.

Master Classes

The Festival offers musicians the opportunity to study and perform in master classes in order to enhance their musical skills. Participants are encouraged to perform any traditional or new tango repertoire from solos to orchestral pieces. The master classes are open to the public at large.

Chamber Ensemble

All students of the Tango Academy may participate in one of the chamber ensembles. Students can choose to participate upon their acceptance to the Festival. Each group is offered coaching and have performance opportunities. Placement in an ensemble is not guaranteed.

Private lessons are also available. Students can make arrangements with each teacher to request private lessons.

Tango Academy Daily Schedule:
10:00 – 12:30 Rehearsal/Coaching
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch Break
2:00 – 3:30 Rehearsal/Coaching
3:30 – 4:00 Coffee Break
4:00 – 6:00 Workshop/Lecture/Master Class
6:00 - 7:00 Dinner
This schedule is subject to change.

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