JAPANESE TRADITIONAL MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL PROGRAM KOTO - SHAMISEN ( with voice ) - SHAKUHACHI ONE-WEEK INTENSIVE PROGRAM IN ENGLISH
AUGUST 8 - 14, 2016
Registration for the 2016 International Summer School is now online here.
Study Japanese traditional instruments at one of Japan’s most prestigious koto schools.
Rehearse and perform with other musicians in sankyoku ensemble settings.
Attend evening lectures by top scholars on various topics in Japanese music.
Seiha Hōgaku-Kai (正派邦楽会）announces the newly developed International Division for study of Japanese traditional musical instruments. The first program of its kind, the 2016 Summer School features English language courses in shakuhachi (vertical bamboo flute), koto (zither), shamisen (three-stringed plucked lute) and Japanese traditional singing. Seiha Hōgaku-Kai is an organization of the Seiha (Ikuta) school of koto, which is the largest koto school in the world. Faculty members include koto performer and Seiha Director Yasuko Nakashima, shamisen performer Kazuko Nakashima, koto performer Satoshi Okuda and shakuhachi performer Christopher Yohmei Blasdel.
The 2016 program will be held for one-week from Monday, August 8 through Sunday, August 14, 2016, in Tokyo. The program consists of group and private lessons for individual instruments, as well as afternoon sankyoku ensemble classes and an evening lecture series on Japanese music. Students have an option of taking the maximum number of lessons/classes as full-time students (100,000 yen) or taking individual lessons/classes of their own selections (5,000 yen per lesson/class).
Normal registration period for 2016 Summer School is April 4 through July 15, 2016. Late registration may be accepted any time after the deadline with a surcharge of 10%. Registration is done entirely online. The program is open to all applicants who are at least 18 years of age and have the ability to communicate in English. Japanese nationals who are interested in learning in English are also encouraged to apply.
For more details, please refer to the official website of the Seiha Hōgaku-Kai International Summer School: http://www.seiha-hogaku.jp/