Project Description

Schola Gregoriana ‘Ecce’

Accademia Corale AERCO Schola Gregoriana Ecce

In collaboration with the Directorate of the Museums of Emilia Romagna and the Diocese of Ferrara-Comacchio, AERCO continues to promote the Schola Gregoriana Ecce through hearings extended to anyone who intends to carry out a specific and in-depth course of executive practice. The vocal ensemble will act as a laboratory choir for the activities of the School and all students of the School itself will be invited to participate as auditors in the Schola rehearsals. These meetings will be, in principle, on a monthly basis, with headquarters at the prestigious Pomposa Abbey and with satellite offices at the facilities that will invite the Schola for open rehearsals, liturgies, workshops and concerts. The director appointed by AERCO to follow the activities of the Schola Gregoriana Ecce is Maestro Luca Buzzavi.

Annexed to the Schola Gregoriana Ecce, the Ecce research group will be established, made up of scholars in the sector who will coordinate in various work programs dedicated to Gregorian Chant and other related repertoires.

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.

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