Académie Anglicorde is a two week music camp taking place during the Toussaint school break in Boulogne-Billancourt, a suburb of Paris. By inviting American teachers, Académie Anglicorde gives French students the opportunity to learn new techniques to hone their musicianship through American-School pedagogy.
Two central elements make this project extremely relevant: the desire for more English within the French education system and the infusion of new pedagogical viewpoints within current music education. For the American population in Paris, which represented a quarter of our student body last year, it is an opportunity to reconnect with the American Music World. We believe that our job as music teachers is to not only teach musical language, but also help students build themselves as individual members of society. By bridging the language and pedagogical aspects of music teaching, we will improve our students’ self-esteem, motivation, creativity, questioning and instrumental technique.
To sign up for Académie Anglicorde:
Fill out this application form. (application fee 10€ for Boulogne* and 20€ for non Boulogne*)
Print this document and send it to Association CordeUS, 190 rue Gallieni, 92100 Boulogne (application fee 15€ for Boulogne*, and 25€ for non-Boulogne*)
*live in Boulogne-Billancourt, or study at the Boulogne Conservatory.
Instruments: For full time enrollment, violin, viola, cello, piano, flute, clarinet.
Other instruments can be included in the chamber music plan.
Dawn Wohn, violin
Dawn Dongeun Wohn is an accomplished violinist who is equally in demand for solo as well as chamber music performances. She has appeared as a soloist for live-broadcast performances with the Korean Broadcasting Symphony and the Daejon City Philharmonic, and with other orchestras such as the New York Sinfonietta, the Aspen Conducting orchestra, Japan’s Telemann Ensemble and the Vivaldi Youth Ensemble. As a veteran of broadcasted performances, she has performed on national PBS radio show, From the Top. In addition, she has performed in solo and chamber music recitals at Carnegie Weill Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Paul Hall, Merkin Hall, and Jordan Hall. She is the winner of numerous competitions including the Juilliard’s String Honors, the Korean Young Musicians’, the Music Journal and The Korean Daily Times competition. In addition, she became a two-time grand prize winner of the Catholic and Music Society competitions. Read more...
Deborah Pae, cello
Cellist Deborah Pae is captivating audiences on world stages as a seasoned recitalist and chamber musician. Since her international debut in 2003 at the 45th Annual Grammy Awards honoring cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and her European recital debut in 2005 on the Musée de Louvre recital series in Paris, Ms. Pae has performed across four continents and appeared at the invitation of the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Musée de Grenoble, Neue Galerie, Strad for Lunch Series, and the Van Wezel Foundation’s Young Artists Series. She has been featured at a number of highly regarded festivals including Marlboro, Ravinia, Amsterdam Cello Biënnale, 7th Adam International Cello Festival in New Zealand, International Musicians Seminar and Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove, Perlman Music Program, and has been a participating artist on Ravinia’s 2012 Steans on Tour. Read more...
Nathaniel LaNasa, piano
Pianist Nathaniel LaNasa has performed at Carnegie Hall, Benaroya Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Aspen Music Festival, Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance, Bowdoin Music Festival, Miller Theater and the Museum of Modern Art. He has presented many premieres, including three concerti and several works dedicated to him. He has appeared as soloist with the New Juilliard Ensemble, Tactus New Music Ensemble, MSM's Composers' Orchestra, and other ensembles. For his performance of Berg's Kammerkonzert, the New York Times praised "the stormy lyricism conjured by pianist Nathaniel LaNasa" and the Portland Press-Herald lauded his "definitive interpretation" of George Crumb's Vox Balanae at the Gamper Festival. For his performances of the works of Tobias Picker as soloist and as a member of the Tobias Picker Ensemble, Nathaniel was recognized for his "poise and elegance" and his "deft sense of precision." Read more
Holly Rudd, Flute
Jay Hutchinson, Clarinet
Curriculum A : Advanced instrumental curriculum in English.
For violin, viola, cello and piano.
13 to 20 year old students who would like to improve their instrumental technique and musicianship. This course is taught in English and offers an American inspired pedagogy. This cultural enrichment, complementary to French conservatory education, will help students find more possibilities for expression, create their own musical identity, and improve technical capacities through exercises and approaches inspired by great American pedagogues.
Lessons every day, 4 chamber music coachings, 2 assisted chamber music rehearsals, 3 group classes, 1 concert (not mandatory.)
Each student will attend 1 other student's lessons.
Curriculum B : Approach of the English language through the musical language.
For violin, viola, cello and piano.
This curriculum, if more insistent on English progress still includes intensive musical training with high level musicians.
Lessons every day
4 chamber music coachings, 3 group classes, 1 assisted chamber music rehearsal, 5 cultural assignments, 1 concert (not mandatory)
Each student will attend two other students' lessons.
Curriculum C: chamber music and interpretation
For students who play another instrument than violin, viola, cello and piano.
4 chamber music coachings, 2 assisted chamber music rehearsals.
2 interpretation lessons.
Curriculum D: chamber music, preformed ensembles.
Students over 16 in a trio, quartet or quintet who would like to benefit from chamber music coachings.
4 chamber music coachings.
1 assisted chamber music rehearsal.
Must attend 3 lessons of students of their choice.
Will have the opportunity to play with their teachers at the end of the academy.
Every other day for two weeks , or just one week of the academy.
5 lessons, and 4 chamber music coachings or guided rehearsals.
A la Carte
If you would like to create your own schedule, do not hesitate to contact us! email@example.com or 07 50 92 49 30.
1 lessons: 45 euros
1 group class: 15 euros
1 chamber music coaching
- 30 euros for one
- 15 euros per member if group
About the location
This commune in the western suburbs of Paris is limited North by the Bois de Boulogne and shares its East border with the 16th arrondissement of Paris. First most populated town of the region after Paris, it is home to one of the top conservatories in the country, prestigious cinema studios, and the main television channel TF1. The Ile Seguin, which used to welcome the Renault factories is now being reconverted into a gigantic cultural quarter.
Watch the "support" video to see the beautiful old library where the piano lessons will take place.
Lessons and coachings will be divided between the auditorium of the Marmottan museum, with a grand piano and the Collège Bartholdi, which includes a lounge area and study space. The Boulogne Conservatory will be open for practicing.
About the President
Mathilde Geismar, viola- pedagogic coordination
Violist Mathilde Geismar is an active teacher and chamber musician appearing on prestigious stages in America, Europe and Asia.
She was noticed very early, appearing as a soloist at age 10 with the Pontarlier Orchestra in France. At the age of 16, she was invited to play chamber music concerts at Chateau de Canisy, in France. There, she collaborated with faculty of the Paris and Boulogne Conservatory.
In the United States, she shared the stage with Kim Kashkashian, Dimitri Murrath and Garth Knox at the Music for Food series. She also played with the prestigious chamber orchestra A Far Cry. Mathilde was a member of the Image piano quartet from 2008 to 2010, winner of the CMS competition in 2009. A year later, her piano quartet performance of Fauré was broadcasted on AMF radio.
As a baroque violist, she toured in Asia with Robert Mealy and Simon Carrington as a guest artist of the Yale Collegium Singers. Read more...