The "European Jazz and Pop Orchestra" is a symphonic orchestra with 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 music.
Its very improtant to the European Jazz and Pop Orchestra to have an orchestration like a typical classic orchestra plus huge drums, e-bass and e-piano but though having only film, rock,pop and modern music as its repertoire.
Additional to the work in the big orchestra and registers ensemble courses can be choosen (Brass/Strings/Jazz/Rhyhtmn/Worl Music)
2018 the EJPO Workshop will take place from
12th - 19th of August 2018
in Lambach/ Upper Austria.
"Game of Thrones"
"E. Morricone: One upon a time in America"
"aus PS4 Games:The Journey Suite"
"L. Anderson: Type Writer"
Course fee € 198
(Voluntary) Accomodation with full board € 204
Total Costs: € 404
Reduction for Brothers and Sisters -20% from the course fee
2017 the orchestra has grown to a size of approximatly 60 members which are from all over Austria and several other european countries.
Within 6 days the whole program will be rehearsed and afterwards performed in three concerts. The rehearsals are lead by experienced tutors from Australia, Estonia, France, Germany, Spain and Austria.
The following instruments can participate:
- strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass)
- woodwinds (flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon)
- brass (trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba)
- rhythm section (percussion, drumset, piano, e-guitar, e-bass, harp, etc.)
Fancy secondary instruments are desirable for the ensemble pieces (didgeridoo, duduk, aquaphon, etc.)
The recommended minimum age for participation is 15 years. Also adult musicians and music students are very welcome!