Alphorn on the Hupp with Martin Roos

Hupp Lodge Wisen Hupp 51, Wisen, Schweiz

Do you enjoy playing the alphorn in a challenging group? Then you can look forward to a course weekend with Martin Roos in the middle of the beautiful Jura landscape in Solothurn. Wisen. We play traditional and modern pieces together outdoors. On Sunday, April 28 at 4:30 p.m., a small concert will take place in Ifenthal at the end of the course. the church square; 8 minutes by car from the Hupp Lodge. This is immediately followed by a concert

CHF410

Büchel course with sound hike in the upper Toggenburg (with Balthasar Streiff)

Klangwelt Toggenburg - Feuerwehrlokal Hauptstrasse 1, Alt St. Johann, Schweiz

The Büchel is considered the little brother of the alphorn. Technically more demanding to play, its sound exudes a fascinating roughness. Melodically, we take a slightly different approach to the alphorn: the Büchel can be played in several voices, but it is also perfectly suited as a call and communication instrument in a simple sense, even without notes. In addition to the correct embouchure technique, we learn to play traditional and self-invented Büchelgsätzli in the middle of nature. The course

CHF595

Windy City Alphorn Workshop

North Chicago North Chicago, Illinois

The Windy City Alphorn Workshop is a three day event that takes place May 15-18, 2024 in North Chicago, Illinois. Information about specific venues for the workhop will be updated soon ​The Windy City Alphorn Workshop is taught using alphorns in the key of F. Alphorns will be available to rent if you do not have an alphorn of your own, do not wish to travel with your horn, or your alphorn does not play in the key of F.

USD375

Lake Tahoe Alphorn Seminar

University of Nevada (Reno at Lake Tahoe Campus) 999 Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village, Nevada, USA

From June 27th - June 30th 2024 we will be having an education-focused alphorn event at the University of Nevada, Reno's Lake Tahoe campus in Incline Village. Stay tuned for more details!

Stage de perfectionnement au cor des Alpes – Olivier Brisville

Nendaz Nendaz, Wallis, Schweiz

Afin de progresser plus rapidement, des stages de perfectionnement, sous forme de masterclass d'une durée de cinq jours, sont donnés par Olivier Brisville, plusieurs fois finaliste et vainqueur du Festival International de Cor des Alpes autant en solo qu'en groupe avec Les Briançonneurs. If the weather permits, the courses take place outside in the Pra da Dzeu region, because it is there that the Alpine coral is in its natural setting and enjoys the best sunshine. Dans le cas contraire,

CHF400

Alphorn seminar Diemtigtal

Hotel Kurhaus Grimmialp Schwenden

With four experienced musicians and alphorn teachers, the seminar at the Hotel Kurhaus Grimmialp in Schwenden, Diemtigtal, was a complete success in 2023. First info 2024: Included in the price - Lunch (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) incl. Non-alcoholic drinks in the Kurhaus - Seminar room, practice areas and other infrastructure To be paid additionally - other meals & accommodation - for participants not sleeping at the Kurhaus: CHF 84.- per participant (meal supplement, infrastructure) Course/concert program: This is currently being

CHF549

BDP “The mountain is calling” for alphorn players with Berthold Schick

BDB-Musikakademie Staufen Alois-Schnorr-Straße 10, Staufen im Breisgau, Deutschland

The educational week The mountain calls for alphorn players focuses on making music together in an alphorn ensemble three times a year. For five days, a repertoire is worked on and the basics of alphorn playing - breathing, embouchure, tone formation and intonation - are refreshed and deepened using pieces of different styles. In addition, instrument-specific features are addressed and new literature and impulses for practicing at home are provided. Excursions and concerts in the southern Black Forest region, where

EUR400

Midwest Alphorn Retreat

Lowell (MI, USA) - Franciscan Life Process Center 11650 Downes St NE, Lowell, Michigan, USA

The 2024 Midwest Alphorn Retreat will begin at 1:00pm, Wednesday, July 24th at the Franciscan Life Process Center in Lowell, MI (15 miles east of the Grand Rapids Airport).  We conclude after brunch on Sunday, July 28th. All meals, housing, group and private lessons, and all retreat activities and materials are included in your fee.  Bring your spouse! There are 22 on-campus sleeping spaces available on a first come first served basis. Once housing is filled there are many hotels

North American Alphorn Retreat

Utah - Snowbird Ski Resort 9385 S. Snowbird Center Dr., Snowbird, Utah, USA

Established in 2008, The North American Alphorn Retreat is the oldest and longest running alphorn workshop in North America.  This event is immersive, and provides a fantastic opportunity to learn about the alphorn in an idyllic alpine setting. In addition to our top notch instruction, the North American Alphorn Retreat provides group dinners where you will get the opportunity to speak with our instructors outside of the group rehearsal setting. 2024 marks the 17th annual retreat, and we are excited

USD375

Arosa Alphorn Academy. Traditional, modern and contemporary with Lukas Briggen

Arosa - Hotel Astoria Alteinstrasse 35, Arosa, Schweiz

Course for very advanced students as part of the Arosa Music Course Weeks. Lukas Briggen takes over from Balthasar Streiff in 2024. Information based on previous year, update to follow. For many musicians, the alphorn has the significance of a second instrument. The pure tuning and the relative lack of interesting scores have so far limited professionalization. But times are changing: the trend towards a radical expansion of the use of the alphorn has begun. The course takes this fact

CHF510 – CHF670

BDP “The mountain is calling” for alphorn players with Berthold Schick

BDB-Musikakademie Staufen Alois-Schnorr-Straße 10, Staufen im Breisgau, Deutschland

The educational week The mountain calls for alphorn players focuses on making music together in an alphorn ensemble three times a year. For five days, a repertoire is worked on and the basics of alphorn playing - breathing, embouchure, tone formation and intonation - are refreshed and deepened using pieces of different styles. In addition, instrument-specific features are addressed and new literature and impulses for practicing at home are provided. Excursions and concerts in the southern Black Forest region, where

EUR400

Alphorn Festival Kleinwalsertal 2024

Kleinwalsertal 6992, Österreich

A colorful program around the instrument of the mountains inspired alphorn friends throughout Kleinwalsertal. The sounds of the alphorn groups could be heard in various places on the mountain and in the valley as well as on alphorn hikes in the Gemsteltal and Bärgunttal valleys. In alphorn courses & workshops, led by Berthold Schick, experienced alphorn players and beginners who wanted to try their hand at playing the alphorn could expand their skills.

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