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 of developing and understanding the craft of tango music. All of the 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 for orchestra will be assigned in advance.
Workshops and Lectures
Participants are encouraged to attend the workshops and lectures offered by the faculty. They include the intro Tango dance classes for musicians, lectures on tango orchestra from the golden age of Tango and lectures on Piazzolla and New Tango.
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.
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.