International Choir Competition, Grand Prix and Festival

International Choir Competition, Grand Prix and Festival

San Juan, Argentina

June 17 - 20, 2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE: San Juan Canta has scheduled its next edition for June 2021. However, we clarify to those interested that it can only be done if the general and sanitary conditions post COVID-19 allow us to guarantee the health of all those involved in the possible programming : Jurors, participating choirs, organizers and public.

PREVIOUS EDITIONS

San Juan Canta 2018

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PARTICIPANT CHOIRS

Host choir:
Coro Arturo Beruti. Conductor: María Elina Mayorga. San Juan, Argentina

FESTIVAL

Camerata Vocal Córdoba. Conductor: José Rodrigo Varillas. Córdoba, Argentina

Coro Femenino Cantares. Conductor: Éder Camuzis. Brasilia, Brasil

Vox Populi Project. Conductor: Julio César Morales Pineda. Xalapa, Veracruz, México

Vox Prima - Ensamble Vocal. Conductor: Ricardo Portillo. Mendoza, Argentina

COMPETITION

Agrupación Coral Ad Libitum. Conductor: María del Luján Perotti. Rosario, Argentina

Coral Gloriana. Conductor: Rodrigo Asselborn. Santa Fe, Argentina

Coro del Colegio Santísimo Redentor. Conductor: Débora Maccarone. Buenos Aires, Argentina

GICBA, Grupo de Interpretación Coral de Buenos Aires. Conductor: Juan Martín Picarel. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Incantare Coro Femenino. Conductor: Natalia Vadillo. Córdoba, Argentina

Pneuma Coral Femenino. Conductor: Paula Elgueta Sierra. Santiago de Chile, Chile

The Portland State Chamber Choir. Director: Ethan Sperry. Portland, Estados Unidos

Vocal Consonante. Conductor: Eduardo Ferraudi. Buenos Aires, Argentina

WINNERS

COMPETITION - Universal Choral Repertoire Category

First Prize GOVERNMENT OF SAN JUAN: Incantare Coro Femenino. Conductor: Natalia Vadillo. Córdoba Argentina.

Second Prize ARTURO BERUTI: The Portland State Chamber Choir. Conductor: Ethan Sperry - Portland, Oregon, USA

COMPETITION Popular, Folk and / or Traditional Choral Music Category

First Prize CAMARA DE DIPUTADOS DE SAN JUAN: Incantare Coro Femenino. Conductor: Natalia Vadillo. Córdoba, Argentina.

Second Prize: The Portland State Chamber Choir. Conductor: Ethan Sperry - Portland, Oregon, USA
ADICORA Award (Association of Choir Conductors of the Argentine Republic) for the best artistic performance, open to all participating conductors: Eduardo Ferraudi

GRAND PRIX SAN JUAN CANTA

First Prize GRAND PRIX SAN JUAN CANTA: Incantare Coro Femenino. Conductor: Natalia Vadillo. Córdoba, Argentina.

Second Prize GRAND PRIX SAN JUAN CANTA: The Portland State Chamber Choir. Conductor: Ethan Sperry - Portland, Oregon, USA


Prize for the choir most voted by the public, awarded by the Banco San Juan Foundation: Incantare Coro Femenino. Conductor: Natalia Vadillo. Córdoba Argentina.

Additionally, the Jury awarded two special mentions:
- To Eduardo Ferraudi for his contribution to Latin American choral music through his choral versions.

- To Paula Elgueta Sierra for her successful selection criteria of repertoire.

The Jury invited, in recognition of his extraordinary performances, to participate in the Gala Concert to:
Vox Prima Ensamble Vocal. Conductor: Ricardo Portillo (Mendoza, Argentina).

GICBA Grupo de Interpretación Coral de Buenos Aires. Conductor: Juan Martín Picarel (Universal Choral Repertoire Category)

Vocal Consonante. Conductor: Eduardo Ferraudi (Popular, Folk and / or Traditional Choral Music Category)

International artistic incentive award:

The winners of the first and second prizes will enjoy an additional artistic prize: they will have their participation with accepted entrance insured in the competitions associated with San Juan Canta:


CHORAL FRATERNITY CONCERTS

Performed at schools, museums and cultural spaces of the City and surroundings.

WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCE

Hugo de la Vega: "Argentinean musical geography"
Julio César Morales Pineda: "The Choral Arrangement Through Popular Mexican Music"
Guillermo Pellicer: "The Choir in the Classroom".
JURY AND GUEST PROFESSORS:
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María Elina Mayorga
Founder and Artistic Director


María Elina Mayorga began her activity as a choir conductor with Coro de Cámara Arturo Beruti. She is also the conductor of Universidad Catolica de Cuyo's choir since 1986. She has given many concerts, with both of her choirs, both nationally and internationally (Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Perú, Brasil, Mexico, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria and Israel) Between 1998 and 2002 she was the conductor of the Asociación de Maestros Sarmiento's choir. From April 2002 until December 2004 she created and conducted the Choir of Casa Natal de Sarmiento.
María Elina Mayorga graduated as a Musical Education Professor from Universidad Nacional de San Juan. She obtained a second degree in University Teaching at Universidad Católica de Cuyo. Her work as a Teacher includes secondary and college teaching. She worked as a Senior Professor at Universidad Nacional de San Juan.
María Elina Mayorga has studied Choral Conduction with Antonio Russo in Buenos Aires. Ever since, she is continuously studying to improve herself: Néstor Zadoff, P. Caillard in Paris; Carlos Lopez Puccio and María del Carmen Aguilar, Claudio Morla, Néstor Andrenacci , Clara Cortázar , Frank Druschel and Dolf Rabus (Choral Managing); Werner Pfaff. She continues with her Choral Conduction classes with Antonio M. Russo, continuing up to the present. She has been attending Singing lessons with Prof. Ana Sirulnik in Buenos Aires.
She promotes the performance of numerous and excellent choirs from Argentina and other countries in San Juan. She organizes permanent cycles for diffusion of choral repertoire, Concerts in Museums, Didactical concerts, Local school choirs festivals, etc.
María Elina Mayorga is the founder and Artistic Director of "San Juan Coral" International Choral Festival, which is celebrated since 1998 and is prestigious among similar events in the entire world. Since 2007, as conductor of Coro de Cámara Arturo Beruti and President of its Artistic Committee organize ANSILTA, Choral Festival and Competition and since 2013 created Canto en Sol, Choral Festival for children and young choirs. Awards In the year 2001 the Centro Sanjuanino para la Cultura named her "Remarkable Personality 2001". In October 2002, UPCN (Unión Personal Civil de la Nación) recognized her contribution to culture. In December 2003, the Province's Government, through the Culture Secretary, awarded her recognizing her work. She has received identical awards from National Gendarmerie (2004), Club de Leones (2005), Municipalidad de Coquimbo and Casa de Chile in San Juan (2006). In March 8, 2007 (International Women's Day) she was awarded "Illustrious Woman" by the Municipality of San Juan City. In March 2010 it was declared “Bicentennial Outstanding Women” by the Women's Directorate of the Ministry for Human and Social Development of the Government of San Juan. In September 2011 the San Juan Rotary Club awarded the “Professional Excellence Award” International activity In November 2000 she was a Jury in the VIII "G. P. da Palestrina" International Choir Contest, celebrated in Rome and the Vatican City. During years 2001, 2002 and 2003 she has worked as a conductor and a conduction professor in Mexico DF (Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes) and Brasil (Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, Baurú y Universidad de Sao Paulo) In May 2004 she dictated a seminary about choral interpretation and conduction in Universidad Autónoma de México's National Music School. In November - December 2004 she was a jury, panel member and invited conductor in Colombia's 1st National Choir Contest. In 2005 she was a guest conductor, panel member and lecturer in the "Comunicantus" International Seminary, organized by Sao Paulo University’s Communication and Art School. In 2007 he served as guest professional Choir of the University of Veracruz, Xalapa (Mexico) In 2008 he traveled to Marktoberdorf special guest of Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher and Bayerischen Chorverbände Musikakademie Marktoberdorf to attend the International Sacred Music Festival. In May 2009 he traveled to Israel where he gave two workshops and a conference as a guest of The Professional Center & Moran Israeil Vocal Choir In August 2012 she was invited by the Agrupación Lírica Ciudad Jardín (Viña del Mar - Chile) for concerts and a lecture about Coral Management for "Valparaiso - South American Coral Epicenter”, project selected and awarded by the Regional Government of Chile. In May 2013 she participated as co-presenter with Alejandra Blech on a conference regarding Argentinean Choral Music at the 1st “Music of the Americas” Symposium, in North Dakota, organized by NDSU and ACDA. In June 2015, she presented a paper on “The Music in the Jesuitic Missions in South America” during the ACDA’s Second National Symposium on American Choral Music: The Music of Latin America.
María Elina Mayorga is Board Member of Choral Festival Network CFN
Choral event creation and organization
• "San Juan Coral" International Choir Festival - since 1998.
• "ANSILTA" Festival and Competition for Argentinean Choirs - since 2007.
•"Unidos en el canto" cultural program, which includes concert, workshop, course and meeting organization. Joint project of Coro de Cámara Arturo Beruti, Coro de la Asociación de Maestros Sarmiento, Coro de la Casa Natal de Sarmiento and Coro de la Universidad Católica de Cuyo. Years 2001, 2002 y 2003.
• Regional choral encounter, in adherence to the Choral Singing International Day. Auditorio Juan Victoria.
• "Domingos culturales" cycle in San Juan's Casa España, Centro de Estudios Universidad Católica de Cuyo.
• "Descubrir Cantando" regional choir festival, for students of primary and secondary school.
• "Canto por Santa Fe" solidary choir festival, in aid of the victims of the Santa Fe province floods. Auditorio Juan Victoria, may 2003.
• Coordinator in the celebration of Universidad Católica de Cuyo's 50th anniversary, September 2003.
Among others Works dedicated to María Elina Mayorga Antonio M. Russo: "Eros - Selene - Eros" Profane cantata, based on poems by Pablo Neruda and San Juan Federico García Lorca, for soprano, choir, and orchestra. Premiered by Coro de Cámara Arturo Beruti, Andrea Maragno and Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Nacional de San Juan in the Juan Victoria auditorium, November 8th 1996, under the composer's conduction. Three carols, published by Ediciones GCC 2003: "Mi señora he visto un niño", "A las doce de la noche" and "Nació, nació pastores". “Angelus”, published by Ediciones GCC 2006. Daniel Blech: choral arrangement of A. Piazzolla's "Oblivion", for 8-voice choir, premiered in the Juan Victoria auditorium during the IV International Choir Festival "San Juan Coral 2004” and other folk music arrangements. Vivian Tabbush: choral arrangement of E. Villavicencio's "San Juan por mi sangre", premiered in the Juan Victoria auditorium during the "Festival de Invierno" of june 2003, in the XXXº anniversary of Coro de Cámara Arturo Beruti, under the arranger's conduction. Alfonso Paz: choral arrangement of J. Fandermole “Oración del Remanso”
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T. J. HARPER
CHAIRMAN OF THE JURY


T. J. Harper, DMA http://www.harpertj.com/
Dr. T. J. Harper is Associate Professor of Music and the Director of Choral Activities & Music Education at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. He is the 2014-2015 Professor of the Year and recipient of the Joseph R. Accinno Teaching Award. He conducts the college’s three choral ensembles: I Cantori, Concert Chorale and the Oriana Women's Choir. He teaches courses in Conducting, Secondary Choral Methods, Applied Conducting, and Applied Voice.

Choirs under the direction of Dr. Harper have performed at the 2014 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) National In-Service Conference in Nashville, TN, the 2013 American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) New England Collegiate Choral Conference in Keene, NH, the 2012 ACDA Eastern Division Conference in Providence, RI, the 2011 NAfME Eastern Division Conference in Baltimore, MD, and the 2010 Rhode Island Music Educators Association (RIMEA) Spring In-Service Conference. International performances by invitation include Austria (2015), Czech Republic (2015), Spain (2013), and Italy (2011).
Dr. Harper maintains an active schedule in the US and abroad as a guest conductor, clinician, and jury member. Recent engagements include Cantos del Alma in San Juan, Argentina;5th Guangdong International Choral Conductor Workshop in Guangdong, China; the 2nd European Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations in Magdeburg, Germany; ANSILTA Concurso Coral y Festival in San Juan, Argentina; Örebro Choral Festival & Walpurgisnacht Celebration in Örebro, Sweden; conducting master classes in Italy, Spain, South Korea, and honor choirs in California, Mississippi, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Engagements as a lecturer, presenter, and guest speaker include the 2015 Scandinavian Choral Music Symposium in Stockholm, Sweden; the 2015 Yale University International Choral Festival in New Haven, CT; the 2014 NAfME National In-Service Conference in Nashville, TN; the Mississippi ACDA/MMEA Summer Conference in Hattiesburg, MS; the Vermont/New Hampshire ACDA Summer Conference in Hanover, NH; Dankook University Choral Music Symposium in Seoul, South Korea; Harvard University; Hofstra University, and the New England ACDA Collegiate Choral Conference.
Dr. Harper is the Director of the ACDA International Conductors Exchange Program (ICEP). He is the President of the Rhode Island Music Educators Association (RIMEA). He is the immediate Past-President of the Rhode Island chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. He is the Rhode Island State Representative and founding member of the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO). Dr. Harper is also the Artistic Director of The Chamber Singers of New England.
Dr. Harper’s interests have led to research of the Nazi influence on German choral music and the music of Hugo Distler. His dissertation is entitled, Hugo Distler and the Renewal Movement in Nazi Germany. His research has also led to projects funded by the Providence College Committee on Aid to Faculty Research (CAFR) exploring voice-science in the choral rehearsal; the music of Johannes Brahms at the Brahms Institute in Lübeck, Germany and the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria; the music of Maurice Duruflé at St. Peter’s Abbey in Solesmes, France; and the folk music traditions of the Korean Peninsula at Dankook University in Seoul, South Korea. His publications have appeared in the ACDA Choral Journal, the International Federation of Choral Music (IFCM), the NAfME Online Choral Forum, the RIMEA Music Education Journal-RIMER, and he is also a contributing author to the recently published Student Engagement in Higher Education: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Approaches for Diverse Populations. (Routledge)
Dr. Harper received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California where he graduated with honors. He received the Master of Arts in Choral Conducting from California State University, Northridge and the Bachelor of Arts degree and Choral Conducting from California State University, Fresno. He has had the privilege of studying with Dr. William Dehning, Dr. Nick Strimple, Dr. Magen Solomon, Paul A. Smith, and Dr. Gary L. Unruh. He taught middle school and high school in the California public school system for six years and was honored for excellence in teaching in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. As a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, MENC, ACDA, Chorus America, NCCO and the International Federation of Choral Music (IFCM), Dr. Harper is an advocate for the promotion of undergraduate education and choral music in the public schools and institutions of higher education.
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DAVID RAMÍREZ
JUROR


Maestro David Ramírez is Professor of the School of Music of the University Nacional in Costa Rica and coordinator of the career of choral Conductorship, where has forged a well-recognized Chair in the Central American region. It has over 35 years of experience directing choirs and ensembles in a professional manner.
He is President and founder of the Costa Rican Institute Pro music Coral, institution nonprofit for the development of the choral art, where teaches courses specializing in choral Conductorship. Is the director and founder of "el Café Chorale" and "Intermezzo choir", groups with which has represented the choral culture of Costa Rica in festivals and international competitions in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Slovakia, Spain, Wales, England, Italy Czech Republic, Switzerland, United States, Mexico and Guatemala.
Master Ramírez has a production of 13 CDs with its choirs and has received three times the national prize of music in Costa Rica as recognition for excellence in the choral field.
He has been invited as participants, seminarian, lecturer and jury in international competition in Mexico, Guatemala, Germany, England, and the United States.
Recently he has been appointed President of ACDA-Costa Rica, as a new branch of the American Association of Director's choirs (ACDA) headquartered in the United States.
He obtained his master of Honor of choral Conductorship at the State University of California, Los Angeles (Call State L.A.), United Stat
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JOSHUA HABERMANN
JUROR


2011 marked Joshua Habermann’s first year was as Chorus Director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus, the official vocal ensemble of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Habermann is also Music Director of The Desert Chorale, a professional chamber choir based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Prior to his DSO appointment, Habermann was assistant conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, where he prepared the chorus for performances with conductors Michael Tilson Thomas and Charles Dutoit. Recordings as a singer with the SFSC include Christmas by the Bay and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, a Grammy nominee for Best Choral/Orchestra Recording.
Habermann has appeared in numerous conferences and festivals, including international engagements in Brazil, Cuba, Costa Rica, Germany, Czech Republic, France, China, and Singapore. As a singer (tenor), he has performed with the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus under Helmuth Rilling, and made three recordings with Austin-based Conspirare: Through the Green Fuse, Threshold of Night, and Requiem, a Grammy nominee and Edison Music Award winner for Best Choral Recording.
Recent conducting projects include Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn’s The Creation, Mozart’s Requiem, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, J.S. Bach’s B Minor Mass, Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil and a collaboration with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in Aaron Copland’s rarely-performed masterwork, In the Beginning.
A passionate advocate for music education, Habermann has served on the faculties at San Francisco State University and the University of Miami and worked with young singers and conductors in master classes and workshops throughout the United States and abroad. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Texas, where he teaches conducting and choral literature.
A native of California, Habermann is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Texas at Austin, where he completed doctoral studies in conducting with Craig Hella Johnson. He lives in Dallas with his wife Joanna and daughter Kira.
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LOURDES SÁNCHEZ
JUROR


Head of Division of the National Choir - Simon Bolivar Musical Foundation.
She studied music at the National Conservatory of Music "Juan Jose Landaeta" and the National School of Music "Pedro Nolasco Colón" both in Caracas. She graduated from the School of Arts, Major in Music, the Central University of Venezuela, and studied at the Latin American Musicology Master in the same house of higher learning.
In the coral area, she stood out as soprano Madrigalists group "Vicente Emilio Sojo" in Coral Ateneo de Los Teques, and integrated the Ancient Music Instrumental Group "Tientos". She was assistant director of the Coral Intevep and directed the Industrial Bank of Venezuela Cantoría. In the Core Los Teques, El Sistema, he founded the Choir of the Symphonic Orchestra of Miranda, and for 15 years led the Choir Boys Choir of Los Teques with which he toured Ecuador, Peru and Chile, highlighting his participation in the Biennial Boys choir of Vina del Mar, International choir Festival in the city of Cusco.
She participated on several occasions in the International Festival of Choirs of Guayaquil, Ecuador; Festival Cantan Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia; Coral Link Festival, Guatemala, and festivals of Sacred Music in Popayan and Pamplona, Colombia. He went into the temple La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, and at the Abbey of Montserrat, in Catalonia, Spain and Saint Nikolaikirche in Potsdam and Berlin Passionkirche concert tour with female Cantoria "Ludus Vocaliter".
With a solid musical and choral training, Lourdes Sanchez assumed the leadership of the National System of Youth and Children Choirs of Venezuela -belonging to Simon Bolivar Musical Foundation, and a vast network management choirs throughout Venezuela. Under this program, is director of Los Cantores de Venezuela Children and the National Youth Choir "Simon Bolivar" of Venezuela, with whom he has developed an intensive work of dissemination of choral repertoire a cappella and large assemblies symphonic corals. He is also director of the Cantoría Ludus Vocaliter, female vocal group.
Lourdes Sanchez is instructor training workshops choral directors and as such is part of the team choirmasters of Latin Voices Choir program, the Andean Development Corporation -CAF-, through which has taught courses in Ecuador, Peru , Bolivia and Brazil. It is also permanent collaborator of the Red Coral Yucatan, Mexico.
In 2012 she received rave reviews for his rigorous work of musical direction during the first international tours of the National Youth Choir "Simon Bolivar" of Venezuela. In Germany he conducted in the Chorfest and the Alte Oper, Frankfurt, also in Kelkheim, Wuppertal and Cologne. In the United States directed at Lincoln Center a special concert by the CNJSBV and Dance Company "Jose Limon" and the Headquarters of the United Nations-UN, New York and Kennedy Center and the room -IDB- American Development Bank in Washington. In 2013, he represented Venezuela with the National Youth Choir Simon Bolivar in the World Choir Festival "America Cantat" in Bogotá, and in May gave a workshop for choir directors in Ibague, Colombia, invited by the Corporation Coral Colombiana. Their participation in the Salzburg Festival, included a cappella concert with the National Youth Choir Simon Bolivar in the Salzburg Mozarteum and concerts with symphonic and choral Symphony Orchestra "Simon Bolivar", under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel. This year includes a tour in the UK, highlighting a concert at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
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FELIPE RAMOS TAKY
JUROR


Holder of extensive training in music and other disciplines, he studied piano and flute at the Modern School of Music of Santiago de Chile and later Choral Direction at the Institute of Music of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He perfected himself in this specialty in Chile, Spain, England, Peru and Argentina; and deepened his studies in Renaissance music in the United States, England and the Czech Republic. He has been a university professor of his specialty, expert evaluator of the Ministry of Education of Chile for the music area and advisor of the Ibáñez-Atkinson Foundation in the RedCoral program.
With more than 10 years of experience in the direction of choirs and vocal ensembles, he has performed in the most important stages of his country and abroad. With the Chamber Choir of the UC has addressed a varied choral and symphonic-choral repertoire a cappella and, fruit of this work, he was named in 2013 as Assistant Director of the Chamber Choir of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He founded the Ensemble Oltremontani, dedicated to the interpretation and study of Renaissance music, with whom he has premiered several works of the repertoire in Chile and competed in London, England. He has been a juror of the National Choir Contest Growing Singing in Chile in several versions and since 2018 he has been named Executive Coordinator of that program.
He is currently conductor of the Ensemble Oltremontani, Assistant Conductor of the Chamber Choir of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Executive Director of Agencia C and Executive Coordinator of Crecer Cantando.
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HUGO DE LA VEGA (Argentina)
Guest Professor


Born in Córdoba on 02/20/1946.
As a child, he began his musical activities as a member of the Coro de Niños Cantores de Córdoba created and conducted by Mº Herbert Dielh.
From a young age he ventures into the choral direction forming different vocal and choral groups such as: Coro de Cámara de la Esc. Sup. de Com. Manuel Belgrano, Coro Juvenil Mixto del Instituto Domingo Zípoli de la Esc. de Niños Cantores de Córdoba, Coro Polifónico de la Prov. de Córdoba, Coro del Seminario de Canto del Teatro del Lib. Gral. San Martín, Coro de Ciencias Económicas, Coral Resonancia, Coral Josep María Castelló. Within the groups, Grupo Azul, Azul Musicantes, Magüey and Canto Primo stand out.
He is self-taught in his training having been nourished conceptually with notable Masters. In addition to his first mentor, Herbert Dielh, with the M º César Ferreyra, M º Mario Perini, M º Nicolás Alessio.
He works both in Universal Music and in Argentine Music, being a pioneer of what later became known as Arregladores de Nuestra Música (Arrangers of Our Music).
Some arrangements have been published in Editoriales Lagos and GCC. Many of their choral versions are sung, sometimes recorded, by choirs of the country and abroad. He frequently offers lectures, workshops and clinics about his work and experiences. On numerous occasions he is invited as a guest conductor by various choirs from the country and abroad.
In recent years he has been a creator and producer of productions and shows.
In his extensive work, he has organized and formed many choral groups and has integrated, as an active member, various organizations dedicated to promoting choral music through festivals, meetings, jury competitions and other national and international events.
In 2001 he was appointed a member of CAMU - UNESCO for his career and work.
He is a member of ADICORA's CHC having been President for two periods.
In 2015, he was named President of Adicora Filial Córdoba and in October he received the 400-year Culture Award from the National University of Córdoba.
In 2017, he participated in the Forum of Arrangers of Latin America. He is recognized for his career and his arrangements on Cuchi Leguizamón's works commemorating the 100th anniversary of his birth.
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GUILLERMO PELLICER (Argentina)
Guest professor


He graduated from the Superior Artistic-Musical Institute Domingo Zipoli as a Choirmaster. He studied regular music composition at the National University of Cordoba, and postgraduate studies in Choral Direction at the Conservatory of Music in Geneva (Switzerland).
He studied with Maestri Michel Corboz, Carlos Lopez Puccio, Gabriel Garrido, Guillermo Opitz, Alberto Balzanelli, Dante Andreo and Alberto Grau, among others.
As a conductor, he joined the Vocal Ensemble of Lausanne (Switzerland), the Madrigal Ensemble of the Ancient Music Center of Geneva (Switzerland), Coro Contrapunto, Coro Municipal and the Chamber Choir of the Province.
He performed as director of numerous amateur choirs for children and adults. He was guest conductor of the Orquesta del Conservatorio Provincial de Música Félix T. Garzón, the String Orchestra of the Municipality of Córdoba, the Municipal Choir of Córdoba, the Mixed Choir of the Instituto Zípoli, and the Choir of the Catholic University of Córdoba.
He taught choral conducting courses and workshops to prepare works in various choirs of the country. He is often required as a jury of musical and choral competitions. He is a founding member of ADICORA (Association of Coro Directors of the Argentine Republic) and participated in its first executive committee. In 2017 he received from the Deliberative Council of the City of Córdoba a Declaration of Acceptance in recognition of his activity carried out in the field of culture and education.
He directs the Children's Choir of the City and the Choir of Children Singing of Córdoba and is the titular assistant director by a contest of the Chamber Choir of the Province.
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JULIO CESAR MORALES PINEDA (Mexico)
Guest professor


Born in Tampico, Tamaulipas, he began his studies in 2005 at the Universidad Veracruzana. Winner of the 1st Place in Choral Arrangement on Traditional Veracruz Music, performed by the IVEC; and the 1st. Place to Best Choral Arrangement in the Jalisco Canta 2015 Competition. The composer was chosen by VocalEssence to perform residency of the "Cantaré" program, in Minneapolis, MN. A representative of Mexico in the International Conductor Exchange Program, by the ACDA. His music has been released in various countries of Europe and the Americas. His works can be found at Hal Leonard Corp.

San Juan Canta 2016

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PARTICIPANT CHOIRS

FESTIVAL

SEIBO grupo vocal (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Coradictos Conductor: Gonzalo Villalba (Mendoza, Argentina)
Coro de la Universidad Católica de Cuyo Conductor: María Elina Mayorga.
Coro Arturo Beruti (organizador y anfitrión) Conductor: María Elina Mayorga.

ANANKÉ participated in the category of Promotion of new choral groups: Female Vocal Group. Conductor: Leo Balistrere Godoy (Chubut, Argentina)

COMPETITION

Camerata de la Luna. Conductor: Francisco Mensa (San Luis, Argentina),
Coro de la Escuela Universitaria de Música. Conductor: Ana Laura Rey (Montevideo, Uruguay),
Coro de la Universidad de Guayaquil (mixed and female group) Conductor: Fernando Gil Estrada (Guayaquil, Ecuador),
EVU - Estudio Vocal Universitario. Conductor: Guido Vacca (Mendoza, Argentina),
Ipsun Ensamble. Conductor: Máximo Díaz (Talca, Chile),
Vocal Cantigas. Conductor: María Fernanda Ferronato (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

WINNERS

Category female and male voices

SECOND PRIZE ARTURO BERUTI : Vocal Cantigas. CONDUCTOR: María Fernanda Ferronato

Category mixed choir

First Prize GOBIERNO DE SAN JUAN: Camerata de la Luna, Conductor: Francisco Mensa
Second Prize ARTURO BERUTI: EVU - Estudio Vocal Universitario. Conductor: Guido Vacca

Special mentions of the Jury:

Special mention of the Jury for Ana Laura Rey: best artistic performance.
Special mention of the Jury for Coro de la Universidad de Guayaquil for its interpretation of Calle 13's "Latinoamérica".

CHORAL FRATERNITY CONCERTS

Performed at schools, museums and cultural spaces of the City and surroundings.

WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES

“The edition of choral repertoire, new possibilities and technological resources”, by María Luisa Vega Amado
“Meeting with the composer”, with Javier Busto
“Making coral music shine through impasto and balance”, by T.J. Harper
"Singing and vocal technique", by Sergio Carlevaris.
“Joint Reading: an experience with Brazilian repertoire”, by Marcia Hentschel.
“The international experiences of the Simón Bolívar National Youth Choir”, by Lourdes Sánchez.
JURY AND GUEST PROFESSORS:
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María Elina Mayorga
Founder and Artistic Director


María Elina Mayorga began her activity as a choir conductor with Coro de Cámara Arturo Beruti. She is also the conductor of Universidad Catolica de Cuyo's choir since 1986. She has given many concerts, with both of her choirs, both nationally and internationally (Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Perú, Brasil, Mexico, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria and Israel) Between 1998 and 2002 she was the conductor of the Asociación de Maestros Sarmiento's choir. From April 2002 until December 2004 she created and conducted the Choir of Casa Natal de Sarmiento.
María Elina Mayorga graduated as a Musical Education Professor from Universidad Nacional de San Juan. She obtained a second degree in University Teaching at Universidad Católica de Cuyo. Her work as a Teacher includes secondary and college teaching. She worked as a Senior Professor at Universidad Nacional de San Juan.
María Elina Mayorga has studied Choral Conduction with Antonio Russo in Buenos Aires. Ever since, she is continuously studying to improve herself: Néstor Zadoff, P. Caillard in Paris; Carlos Lopez Puccio and María del Carmen Aguilar, Claudio Morla, Néstor Andrenacci , Clara Cortázar , Frank Druschel and Dolf Rabus (Choral Managing); Werner Pfaff. She continues with her Choral Conduction classes with Antonio M. Russo, continuing up to the present. She has been attending Singing lessons with Prof. Ana Sirulnik in Buenos Aires.
She promotes the performance of numerous and excellent choirs from Argentina and other countries in San Juan. She organizes permanent cycles for diffusion of choral repertoire, Concerts in Museums, Didactical concerts, Local school choirs festivals, etc.
María Elina Mayorga is the founder and Artistic Director of "San Juan Coral" International Choral Festival, which is celebrated since 1998 and is prestigious among similar events in the entire world. Since 2007, as conductor of Coro de Cámara Arturo Beruti and President of its Artistic Committee organize ANSILTA, Choral Festival and Competition and since 2013 created Canto en Sol, Choral Festival for children and young choirs. Awards In the year 2001 the Centro Sanjuanino para la Cultura named her "Remarkable Personality 2001". In October 2002, UPCN (Unión Personal Civil de la Nación) recognized her contribution to culture. In December 2003, the Province's Government, through the Culture Secretary, awarded her recognizing her work. She has received identical awards from National Gendarmerie (2004), Club de Leones (2005), Municipalidad de Coquimbo and Casa de Chile in San Juan (2006). In March 8, 2007 (International Women's Day) she was awarded "Illustrious Woman" by the Municipality of San Juan City. In March 2010 it was declared “Bicentennial Outstanding Women” by the Women's Directorate of the Ministry for Human and Social Development of the Government of San Juan. In September 2011 the San Juan Rotary Club awarded the “Professional Excellence Award” International activity In November 2000 she was a Jury in the VIII "G. P. da Palestrina" International Choir Contest, celebrated in Rome and the Vatican City. During years 2001, 2002 and 2003 she has worked as a conductor and a conduction professor in Mexico DF (Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes) and Brasil (Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, Baurú y Universidad de Sao Paulo) In May 2004 she dictated a seminary about choral interpretation and conduction in Universidad Autónoma de México's National Music School. In November - December 2004 she was a jury, panel member and invited conductor in Colombia's 1st National Choir Contest. In 2005 she was a guest conductor, panel member and lecturer in the "Comunicantus" International Seminary, organized by Sao Paulo University’s Communication and Art School. In 2007 he served as guest professional Choir of the University of Veracruz, Xalapa (Mexico) In 2008 he traveled to Marktoberdorf special guest of Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher and Bayerischen Chorverbände Musikakademie Marktoberdorf to attend the International Sacred Music Festival. In May 2009 he traveled to Israel where he gave two workshops and a conference as a guest of The Professional Center & Moran Israeil Vocal Choir In August 2012 she was invited by the Agrupación Lírica Ciudad Jardín (Viña del Mar - Chile) for concerts and a lecture about Coral Management for "Valparaiso - South American Coral Epicenter”, project selected and awarded by the Regional Government of Chile. In May 2013 she participated as co-presenter with Alejandra Blech on a conference regarding Argentinean Choral Music at the 1st “Music of the Americas” Symposium, in North Dakota, organized by NDSU and ACDA. In June 2015, she presented a paper on “The Music in the Jesuitic Missions in South America” during the ACDA’s Second National Symposium on American Choral Music: The Music of Latin America.
María Elina Mayorga is Board Member of Choral Festival Network CFN
Choral event creation and organization
• "San Juan Coral" International Choir Festival - since 1998.
• "ANSILTA" Festival and Competition for Argentinean Choirs - since 2007.
•"Unidos en el canto" cultural program, which includes concert, workshop, course and meeting organization. Joint project of Coro de Cámara Arturo Beruti, Coro de la Asociación de Maestros Sarmiento, Coro de la Casa Natal de Sarmiento and Coro de la Universidad Católica de Cuyo. Years 2001, 2002 y 2003.
• Regional choral encounter, in adherence to the Choral Singing International Day. Auditorio Juan Victoria.
• "Domingos culturales" cycle in San Juan's Casa España, Centro de Estudios Universidad Católica de Cuyo.
• "Descubrir Cantando" regional choir festival, for students of primary and secondary school.
• "Canto por Santa Fe" solidary choir festival, in aid of the victims of the Santa Fe province floods. Auditorio Juan Victoria, may 2003.
• Coordinator in the celebration of Universidad Católica de Cuyo's 50th anniversary, September 2003.
Among others Works dedicated to María Elina Mayorga Antonio M. Russo: "Eros - Selene - Eros" Profane cantata, based on poems by Pablo Neruda and San Juan Federico García Lorca, for soprano, choir, and orchestra. Premiered by Coro de Cámara Arturo Beruti, Andrea Maragno and Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Nacional de San Juan in the Juan Victoria auditorium, November 8th 1996, under the composer's conduction. Three carols, published by Ediciones GCC 2003: "Mi señora he visto un niño", "A las doce de la noche" and "Nació, nació pastores". “Angelus”, published by Ediciones GCC 2006. Daniel Blech: choral arrangement of A. Piazzolla's "Oblivion", for 8-voice choir, premiered in the Juan Victoria auditorium during the IV International Choir Festival "San Juan Coral 2004” and other folk music arrangements. Vivian Tabbush: choral arrangement of E. Villavicencio's "San Juan por mi sangre", premiered in the Juan Victoria auditorium during the "Festival de Invierno" of june 2003, in the XXXº anniversary of Coro de Cámara Arturo Beruti, under the arranger's conduction. Alfonso Paz: choral arrangement of J. Fandermole “Oración del Remanso”
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T. J. Harper
Chairman of the Jury


T. J. Harper, DMA http://www.harpertj.com/
T. J. Harper is Associate Professor of Music and the Director of Choral Activities & Music Education at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. He is the 2014-2015 Professor of the Year and recipient of the Joseph R. Accinno Teaching Award. He conducts the college’s three choral ensembles: I Cantori, Concert Chorale and the Oriana Women's Choir. He teaches courses in Conducting, Secondary Choral Methods, Applied Conducting, and Applied Voice. Choirs under the direction of Dr. Harper have performed at the 2014 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) National In-Service Conference in Nashville, TN, the 2013 American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) New England Collegiate Choral Conference in Keene, NH, the 2012 ACDA Eastern Division Conference in Providence, RI, the 2011 NAfME Eastern Division Conference in Baltimore, MD, and the 2010 Rhode Island Music Educators Association (RIMEA) Spring In-Service Conference. International performances by invitation include Austria (2015), Czech Republic (2015), Spain (2013), and Italy (2011).
Dr. Harper maintains an active schedule in the US and abroad as a guest conductor, clinician, and jury member. Recent engagements include Cantos del Alma in San Juan, Argentina;5th Guangdong International Choral Conductor Workshop in Guangdong, China; the 2nd European Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations in Magdeburg, Germany; ANSILTA Concurso Coral y Festivales in San Juan, Argentina; Örebro Choral Festival & Walpurgisnacht Celebration in Örebro, Sweden; conducting master classes in Italy, Spain, South Korea, and honor choirs in California, Mississippi, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Engagements as a lecturer, presenter, and guest speaker include the 2015 Scandinavian Choral Music Symposium in Stockholm, Sweden; the 2015 Yale University International Choral Festival in New Haven, CT; the 2014 NAfME National In-Service Conference in Nashville, TN; the Mississippi ACDA/MMEA Summer Conference in Hattiesburg, MS; the Vermont/New Hampshire ACDA Summer Conference in Hanover, NH; Dankook University Choral Music Symposium in Seoul, South Korea; Harvard University; Hofstra University, and the New England ACDA Collegiate Choral Conference.
Dr. Harper is the Director of the ACDA International Conductors Exchange Program (ICEP). He is the President of the Rhode Island Music Educators Association (RIMEA). He is the immediate Past-President of the Rhode Island chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. He is the Rhode Island State Representative and founding member of the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO). Dr. Harper is also the Artistic Director of The Chamber Singers of New England.
Dr. Harper’s interests have led to research of the Nazi influence on German choral music and the music of Hugo Distler. His dissertation is entitled, Hugo Distler and the Renewal Movement in Nazi Germany. His research has also led to projects funded by the Providence College Committee on Aid to Faculty Research (CAFR) exploring voice-science in the choral rehearsal; the music of Johannes Brahms at the Brahms Institute in Lübeck, Germany and the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria; the music of Maurice Duruflé at St. Peter’s Abbey in Solesmes, France; and the folk music traditions of the Korean Peninsula at Dankook University in Seoul, South Korea. His publications have appeared in the ACDA Choral Journal, the International Federation of Choral Music (IFCM), the NAfME Online Choral Forum, the RIMEA Music Education JournalRIMER, and he is also a contributing author to the recently published Student Engagement in Higher Education: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Approaches for Diverse Populations. (Routledge)
Dr. Harper received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California where he graduated with honors. He received the Master of Arts in Choral Conducting from California State University, Northridge and the Bachelor of Arts degree and Choral Conducting from California State University, Fresno. He has had the privilege of studying with Dr. William Dehning, Dr. Nick Strimple, Dr. Magen Solomon, Paul A. Smith, and Dr. Gary L. Unruh. He taught middle school and high school in the California public school system for six years and was honored for excellence in teaching in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. As a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, MENC, ACDA, Chorus America, NCCO and the International Federation of Choral Music (IFCM), Dr. Harper is an advocate for the promotion of undergraduate education and choral music in the public schools and institutions of higher education.
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Marcia Hentschel
Juror


Marcia Hentschel is a pianist, formed in the School of Music of Santos, refined with composer and professor Amaral Vieira. She studied conducting with teachers Juan Serrano, Benito Juarez and Oswaldo Luppi, and participated in the Winter Festival of Campos do Jordão from 1976 to 1978, in the classes of Robert Shaw, Wizuj and Diogo Pacheco. In 1990, she was a fellow of orchestral conducting at the II Festival of Art Manfredonia (Italy), directing at that time the Symphony Orchestra of Craiova (Romania). She participated in the International Study Tours for Choir Conductors in editions of Europa Cantat Festival held in Barcelona - Spain (2003), Mainz - Germany (2006), Utrecht - The Netherlands (2009) and Torino - Italy (2012).
She performed as guest conductor of the X and XI Laboratories corals Itajubá (Minas Gerais - Brazil) and was in charge of various university and corporate choirs, including the Choir of the Catholic University of Santos, School Choir Marcelo Tupinambá, Pirelli Coral, Coral das Tintas Coral, DowCoral (Dow Brazil) and Coral "Max Feffer" (Suzano Papel e Celulose). Since 1984 integrates CORALUSP group of directors, which is currently Artistic Director.
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Javier Busto
Juror


Born in Hondarribia (Basque Country-Spain) in 1949. Graduated in Medicine by the University of Valladolid. He works as a family doctor between 1977 and 2013, year of his retirement. Initiated into choral music by Erwin List. Conductor of Ederki Choir in Valladolid (1971-1976). Founder-Conductor of Eskifaia Choir in Hondarribia (1978-1994). Founder-Conductor of Kanta Cantemus Korua in Gipuzkoa (1995 - 2007). Founder-Conductor of Aqua Lauda Korua in Gipuzkoa (2014).
His scores are being published in Basque Country, France, Germany, Japan, USA, United Kingdom and Sweden.
Takes part as a jury in composition and interpretation competitions for choirs, in Antalya (Turkey), Arezzo (Italy), Debrecen (Hungary), Ejea de los Caballeros (Spain), Hamar (Belgium), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Krakov (Poland), Maasmechelem (Belgium), Maribor (Slovenja), Mérida (Venezuela), Montserrat (Catalunya), Neerpelt (Belgium), Riga (Latvia), Singapore, Split (Croatia), Takarazuka and Tokyo (Japan), Tours (France), Tolosa (Basque Country- Spain), Verona (Italy) and Yeosu (South Korea). *Guest Conductor in Argentina, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, México, Norwegian, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, USA and Venezuela.
Invited at "IV World Symposium on Choral Music in Sydney, Australia, 1996. *Golden badge in his hometown, Hondarribia (1999). Orfeón Donostiarra & University of the Basque Country Award (2012). Invited at "8th World Choir Games - Riga (Latvia) 2014". Invited at "Calella Canta al Mar" - Event Interkultur - Calella-Barcelona- 2015. Invited at "4º Festival Internacional de Coros de Cámara de Tlaxcala (México) - 2015. Invited as a jury at "Orientale Concentus IX International Choral Competition, Singapore - 2016. Invited as a jury at "SAN JUAN CANTA" International Choir Competition and Festival, San Juan (Argentina) 2016. Invited as a jury at "Worldchoir Celebration Competition" Tallin (Estonia) 2016.
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Lourdes Sánchez
Juror


Lic. Lourdes Sanchez Head of Division of the National Choir - Simon Bolivar Musical Foundation. She studied music at the National Conservatory of Music "Juan Jose Landaeta" and the National School of Music "Pedro Nolasco Colón" both in Caracas. She graduated from the School of Arts, Major in Music, the Central University of Venezuela, and studied at the Latin American Musicology Master in the same house of higher learning. In the coral area it stood out as soprano Madrigalists group "Vicente Emilio Sojo" in Coral Ateneo de Los Teques, and integrated the Ancient Music Instrumental Group "Tientos". She was assistant director of the Coral Intevep and directed the Industrial Bank of Venezuela Cantoría. In the Core Los Teques, El Sistema, he founded the Choir of the Symphonic Orchestra of Miranda, and for 15 years led the Choir Boys Choir of Los Teques with which he toured Ecuador, Peru and Chile, highlighting his participation in the Biennial Boys choir of Vina del Mar, International choir Festival in the city of Cusco. She participated on several occasions in the International Festival of Choirs of Guayaquil, Ecuador; Festival Cantan Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia; Coral Link Festival, Guatemala, and festivals of Sacred Music in Popayan and Pamplona, Colombia. He went into the temple La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, and at the Abbey of Montserrat, in Catalonia, Spain and Saint Nikolaikirche in Potsdam and Berlin Passionkirche concert tour with female Cantoria "Ludus Vocaliter".
With a solid musical and choral training, Lourdes Sanchez assumed the leadership of the National System of Youth and Children Choirs of Venezuela -belonging to Simon Bolivar Musical Foundation, and a vast network management choirs throughout Venezuela. Under this program, is director of Los Cantores de Venezuela Children and the National Youth Choir "Simon Bolivar" of Venezuela, with whom he has developed an intensive work of dissemination of choral repertoire a cappella and large assemblies symphonic corals. He is also director of the Cantoría Ludus Vocaliter, female vocal group. Lourdes Sanchez is instructor training workshops choral directors and as such is part of the team choirmasters of Latin Voices Choir program, the Andean Development Corporation -CAF-, through which has taught courses in Ecuador, Peru , Bolivia and Brazil. It is also permanent collaborator of the Red Coral Yucatan, Mexico. In 2012 she received rave reviews for his rigorous work of musical direction during the first international tours of the National Youth Choir "Simon Bolivar" of Venezuela. In Germany he conducted in the Chorfest and the Alte Oper, Frankfurt, also in Kelkheim, Wuppertal and Cologne. In the United States directed at Lincoln Center a special concert by the CNJSBV and Dance Company "Jose Limon" and the Headquarters of the United Nations-UN, New York and Kennedy Center and the room -IDBAmerican Development Bank in Washington. In 2013, she represented Venezuela with the National Youth Choir Simon Bolivar in the World Choir Festival "America Cantat" in Bogotá, and in May gave a workshop for choir directors in Ibague, Colombia, invited by the Corporation Coral Colombiana. Their participation in the Salzburg Festival, included a cappella concert with the National Youth Choir Simon Bolivar in the Salzburg Mozarteum and concerts with symphonic and choral Symphony Orchestra "Simon Bolivar", under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel. This year includes a tour in the UK, highlighting a concert at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
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Naomi Faran
Juror


Naomi Faran founded the Moran Choir and has remained its conductor and music director ever since. She graduated from Levinsky College of Education and the Conductors course at Tel Aviv University’s Rubin Academy. She then pursued advanced study of choir conducting at Denmark’s Copenhagen Conservatory and the Malmö Academy of Music in Sweden. Naomi is regularly invited to give master classes in conducting and workshops at symposia around the world, as well as being in demand as a judge in international competitions, a position she has fulfilled in Slovenia, Denmark, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Italia, Spain, Argentina and more recently at the Europa Cantat Festival in the Netherlands. In 1996 Naomi won the Outstanding Conductor award in an international choir competition. From 1992 to 2002 she was appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture to head a special project to promote and develop children’s and youth choirs in Israel. As part of this she held study workshops for teachers and conductors, taught choirs around the country and strengthened ties between composers and children’s and youth choirs. The year 2002 saw the foundation of the Israeli Center for Vocal Music, the home base of the Moran Choir, at Naomi’s initiative. The Center holds workshops for young singers, conductors, teachers and choirs.
A special focus aims to bring the Center’s activities closer to underprivileged communities by conducting joint projects with children suffering from cancer, children at risk and special needs children and adolescents It is Naomi Faran’s belief that singing is the most natural and profound human expression of all, bridging gaps between individuals, cultures and nations: “We should make sure that the culture of singing is implanted deep within all of us, to make us better, more sensitive people who can contribute more to our surroundings” She adds that for her: “Conducting means creating a balance between awareness and a flow in real time. Singing is simply being yourself”.
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Alejandra Blech
Artistic Secretary


She got her Choral Conducting degree at the National University of the Arts in Argentina. She has attended several workshops with: A. Russo, C. Morla, M. Moruja, A. Alonso (France), V. Hempfling (Germany), among others. In May 2013 she participated as co-presenter with María Elina Mayorga on a conference regarding Argentinean Choral Music at the 1st “Music of the Americas” Symposium, in North Dakota, organized by NDSU and ACDA. In June 2015, she presented a paper on “The Music in the Jesuitic Missions in South America” during the ACDA’s Second National Symposium on American Choral Music: The Music of Latin America. Currently, she is the founder and artistic director of the National Parliament’s Library Choir as well as Artistic Secretary for San Juan Coral, International Choir Festival; San Juan Canta, International Choir Festival And Competition and FORO CORAL AMERICANO. She is also TA to Mtro. Antonio Russo for Choral Conducting in the National University of the Arts.
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Sergio Carlevaris
Baritone


He took classes in vocal technique and repertoire with the teachers, Aida Filleni, Ricardo Yost, José creates Group V.O.I.C.E. in Würzburg (Germany), Maria Villanueva and María Rosa Farré. Performances include his participation in the Camerata Vocale conducted by Guillermo Opitz. Noxos passion (anonymous) and El Fenix de Mexico, directed by Gabriel Garrido. Magnificat (Bach) and Misa de Réquiem (Mozart) with the Chamber Choir of Córdoba. Midnight mass for Christmas (Charpentier), Passion St. John (Bach) and Magnificat (C.P.E.Bach) under the direction of Manfredo Kraemer. With the Stable Choir of Rosario under the leadership of Cristián Hernández Larguía Israel in Egypt (Handel). With the Company of the Lights, under the direction of Marcelo Birman, Las Danaides (Salieri), Armida (LullY), Iphigénie en Tauride (Gluck), Castor and Pollux (Rameau) David and Jonathan (Charpentier) Hippolyte and Aricie (Rameau) Platée (Rameau). For festivals performed Passion St. John (Bach), Passion St. Matthew and Oratorio Samson of Handel, directed by Mario Videla. For Juventus Lyrica Acis and Galatea (Handel), the Serva Padrona (Pergolesi). For Ars Hungarica. L'incontro improvviso (Haydn) and Orlando Paladino (Haydn). For Buenos Aires Lírica participated in the Opera Agrippina (Handel), Ariadne in Naxos (Strauss), Der Freischütz (Weber), L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi), Serse (Handel), and Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti). Within the Colon Contemporary Prometheus (L.Nono) and choir (L.Berio) cycle.
He was invited to perform concerts with the Capilla del Sol directed by Ramiro Albino. He integrates the project Bach Buenos Aires group led by Jorge Lavista. He participated as a soloist at the IX Festival international San Juan Coral 2015. He is a member of the national polyphonic choir.

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