Project Description

Schola Gregoriana ‘Ecce’

Accademia Corale AERCO Schola Gregoriana Ecce

The Schola Gregoriana ‘Ecce’ is promoted by AERCO in collaboration with the Direzione Musei dell’Emilia Romagna and with the Diocese of Ferrara-Comacchio.

The setting consists of a male choir and a female choir

At least one monthly meeting is scheduled on Sunday at the Pomposa Abbey (or in another venue) and also online meetings to organize the choral work.

Goals and motivations

Prerequisites

Good intonation and sight reading skills, it is not necessary to have specific knowledge relating to Gregorian notations, as the work relating to semiology (adiastematic notations, mainly sangallese and metense, and diastematic notations) and performance practice will be addressed together with the master.

Requests for admission

A cappella performance of a simple Gregorian piece previously assigned A cappella performance at first sight of short melodic fragments taken from the Gregorian repertoire. Send your admission request by filling out the online form online

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Accademia Corale AERCO Luca Buzzavi

Master of the Gregorian Schola ‘Ecce’

Luca Buzzavi

LUCA BUZZAVI – Schola Gregoriana Ecce

Luca Buzzavi obtained with full marks the second level degree in Prepolyphony at the G. Verdi Conservatory of Turin under the guidance of Prof. Fulvio Rampi, the first level diploma in Choir Direction and Choral Composition (with honors and mention of honor) at the L. Campiani Conservatory of Mantua, the master in Physics (with honors) at the University of Bologna, the 1st level University Masters in Teaching and Psychopedagogy for DSA and SEN and in Strategies and good practices in the classes multicultural (both with honors). He studied Classical Guitar and attended numerous masterclasses on choral conducting (in particular at the Guido d’Arezzo Foundation with Donati, Marzola, Marzilli, Pavese, Berrini, Graden, Corti, Busto, Rasmussen, Lah, Broadbent, and in other intensive courses with Phillips, Krawczynski, Leech), Orchestra Conducting (Nicotra, De Palma) and on Musical Didactics and Pedagogy (Leo, Astulez, Visioli, Piccardi, Oetterli, Paduano).

He teaches classical guitar, ear training and choral singing at the Andreoli Foundation of the municipalities of the Northern Area of Modena, where he prepares the choral singing class consisting of the Aurora Children and Youth Choir. For the same Foundation he is an external expert in the Primary School for projects related to Musical Preparation and the School Choir and a member of the Disability Project team.

He is artistic director of Accademia Corale Teleion (Poggio Rusco – MN) where he follows the Gamma Chorus chamber choir and the Gregorian Schola Matilde di Canossa, organizes and holds seminars and summer courses with illustrious teachers on Gregorian Chant and Polyphony; in particular he is artistic director and teacher at the School and the Summer Course of Gregorian Chant in collaboration between the Teleion Choral Academy and the professional ensemble Cantori Gregoriani. He taught the 1st Online Course of Gregorian Chant and the 2nd Online Course: Topicality and Rhetoric in Gregorian Chant, promoted by AERCO. He is a member of the editorial committee of the magazines FarCoro and Dirigo, lecturer at the regional course for school choir directors promoted by AERCO and a member of the Artistic Commission of USCI Lombardia. He has obtained important results and awards in national choral competitions as director, composer and commissioner.