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

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!

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

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.

Alphorn course for advanced students with Bruno Zemp

Unesco Biosphäre Entlebuch Sörenberg, Schweiz

As an advanced alphorn player, during a course weekend you will expand your alphorn skills, improve your blowing technique and accuracy and devote yourself to playing in a group. Requirements: Advanced alphorn players. The alphorn is played in G flat / F sharp. Aims/content: Participants apply their knowledge of the alphorn, improve their blowing technique and accuracy, focus on music theory and playing in a group. Team: Bruno Zemp (musical director), Lukas Erni, Herrmann Schöpfer and Roger Konrad, alphorn players

CHF330

Tahoe Alphorn Experience

Palisades Tahoe 1960 Olympic Vly Rd, Olympic Valley, California, USA

The purpose of this alphorn gathering will be to experience playing alphorns in a group setting in the Lake Tahoe area. There will be an emphasis on playing musically and listening to the group for cohesion and timbre. We will be practicing playing in the traditional way with no conductor. You do not need to own an alphorn to participate in this event! There will be alphorns available for rental for a fee of $80. Thursday, October 3rd: 2:00pm-4:30pm -

USD300

Alphorn course for advanced students with Balthasar Streiff

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

Soft, bright sound. Light play in all positions. Play for a long time without getting tired. Inspired music-making. The course is aimed at all those who have already taken their first steps in alphorn playing and have mastered a (small) standard repertoire. We search for new worlds of sound in the instrument and also discover the potential that lies within us. Methodically correct practicing is just as important as the ability to listen to yourself. We improvise and cultivate group

CHF550

Bootcamp for advanced students – Alphorn School Zurich (Kumiko Jöhl-Sekiguchi)

Zürich - GZ Hottingen Gemeindestrasse 54, Zürich, Schweiz

The alphorn boot camp is a three-hour lesson for a small group. The topic is individually adapted to the course participants by the teacher. The individualized theoretical input and concentrated training guarantee a high level of learning success. But even if you have never played the alphorn before, you can take part and are guaranteed to join in the final concert. This bootcamp is particularly aimed at advanced learners. Teacher: Kumiko Jöhl-Sekiguchi

CHF120

BDB “NaturAlp” with Balthasar Streiff

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

The alphorn also needs to be played lightly and easily! - This course is aimed at anyone with at least intermediate experience on the alphorn. We look at the technical features of our natural horns, also in comparison to brass instruments with valves and slides. Because the sheet music always tempts us to play in an unfavorable way, we start without notes and thus train our auditory skills. This is followed by free playing and improvisation before we turn to

EUR230

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