European Jazz and Pop Orchestra


The EJPO is a symphonic orchestra with a rhythm section which takes place once a year for a week. In tutti, sectional, ensemble and improvisation courses the technical and musical characteristics of film, jazz and pop music are treated. The repertoire ranges from John Williams to Hans Zimmer, arrangements of pop and rock classics, jazz medleys and live music to short films. Our main focus lies on having an orchestration like a typical classic orchestra, but including huge drums, e-bass and e-piano but specializing on film, rock, pop and modern music as its repertoire.

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Talents and tutors from across Europe


2017 the orchestra has grown to a size of approximatly 60 members from all over Austria and several other european countries like Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Spain. Within 6 days the whole program will be rehearsed and afterwards performed in three concerts. The workshops are lead by experienced tutors from Austria, Estonia, France, Germany, Spain and Australia.

Organization


The EJPO 2018 will come together from 12th of August 2018 to 19th of August 2018 in Lambach / Upper Austria.

This year with music of the successful TV series "Game of Thrones", the video-game "Journey", classics by E. Morricone and many more!

The following instruments can participate:
Strings  Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
Woodwinds  Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon
Brass  Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Tuba
Rhythm  Percussion, Drumset, Piano, E-Guitar, E-Bass, Harp, etc.
Fancy secondary instruments are desirable for the ensemble pieces.

Course Fee: 198€
Accomodation with full board: 206€ (optional)
Total: 404€

Additional siblings: 20% off for the course fee


When signing up for the accomodation in the student dorm of the ABZ Lambach you get not only a place to sleep, but leisure time rooms and three meals a day. In the close surrounding of the dorm are tracks for walking and running along with the river Traun and an outdoor swimming pool.


The recommended minimum age for participation is 15 years.
Also adult musicians and younger talents are very welcome!

Be open minded to new playing techniques, interested in new (exercise) methods and show team spirit!

1st Violin  all positions, all bowing techniques, you should be able to play concertos like Haydn C - Major, Mozart G - Major, Beethoven "Spring sonata", Romance in F - Major, etc.
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2nd violin  1st-3rd position, basic bowing techniques, you should be able to play concertos like Accolay Concertino in A - minor, Vivaldi Concertos, Haydn G - Major, etc.
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Viola  1st - 3rd Position, all bowing techniques, i.e.: Händel concerto in B - Minor, Telemann conzerto in G - Major, Fiorillo/Kayser studies, etc.
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Cello  all positions, all bowing techniques, i.e.: Dotzauer studies, W.A. Mozart sonata in Bb flat - Major, Breval conertino in A - Major, Saint-Saens "The Swan", etc.
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Bass  all positions, you should be able to play works like Franz Simandl: 30 studies, Domenico Dragonetti : Solo in D - Minor, Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi: conzerto f. double bass and orch.- 1.movement.


1st Position  final exam (gold) in music school or basic studies in music university or "Prima la musica" first and second prizes.

2nd Position  2nd exam in music school (silver) or "Prima la musica" first and second prizes.


No problems in reading music (full to 1/16)
At least three of these instruments can be played: drumset, timpani, mallets (tones), triangle, cymbals, bass drum, small drum, congas, bongos



In addition to the rehearsals of orchestra, the register-courses and leisure time, there are going to be also ensembles in the afternoon. Everyone has to choose one of these and add it to the registration.

The main aim of the brass ensemble is on playin traditional and famous music by heart and entertain the audience. Although special breathing and playing techniques are treated.


The string ensemble is in a sense a classical string chamber orchestra set up, but performs written works from different genres. Over the years we have have built up a large repertoire including Phillip Glass, Max Nagl, Allegre Correa, Joanna Lewis, Jazz standards arranged for strings, Beatles and Film Music.


Style: african and oriental music, with beat in 5 or 7 and singers are very welcome. Free space for improvisation.


Jazz methodology for improvisation for all instruments and levels. We work by ear and apply basic improve theory to our instruments. The repertory is depending on the instrumentation.


Every year additionally to the music videos and self-made films are shown which are produced in this ensemble. You neither have to be creative nor eloquent. Also you don't need experience. It's all about the fun. Everybody, who would like a bit of variety to his instrument, is welcome. We have room for everybody and every talent. Join us and let's create something special!



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Probier's Mal Mit Gemütlichkeit - Text
Probier's Mal Mit Gemütlichkeit - Notation
Wickie und die starken Männer - Text
Wickie und die starken Männer - Notation

2018


The EJPO 2018 will come together from 12th of August 2018 to 19th of August 2018 in Lambach / Upper Austria.

The EJPO presents its work in two concerts in different locations in Upper Austria.

This year's program includes:
Around The World
Autumn Leaves
Castillo Del Mar
Duke Ellington
Final Fantasy X
Game Of Thrones
PS4 Journey Suite (Was Born For This, Nascence and Apotheose)
Wickie und "Probier's mal mit Gemütlichkeit" mit Projektchor Wels-Land
Once upon a time in America
Santana
The Typewriter
Video Games Live
Blackwater (Streicherstück)

Saturday, 18th of August 2018, 20:00, ABZ Lambach
Sunday, 19th of August 2018, 11:00, ABZ Lambach


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Anything unclear? More questions or even ideas and feedback?
Don't hesitate to speak to the director himself.

0043-699-10935622

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Werner Fait
Puchingerweg 2
4651 Stadl-Paura
Austria

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