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CATALYSE SCHOOL PROGRAM

2013-2014


SINGING CLASSES

CALENDAR & GENERAL CONDITIONS

Our school is open :
Monday through Thursday 2.00 pm to 10.00 pm, as well as Wednesday morning.
Please contact us to know more about our schedule.
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SINGING
In general, all singingclasses focus on:

- Body awareness
- Vocal and breathingtechniques
- As well as introduction to rhythm and harmony.

The musical teaching is oral and sensory.
Students progress in a spiritof trust, respect and of responsibility among each other.

Classes are composed of :
- a physical and vocal warm up
- an introduction to improvisation
- learning to sing as a group or solo
- learning to sing a cappella polyphony.

Classes are taught in French or in English (We are open to all languages and we encourage learning to sing in French, English, Spanish, Italian …).

In general, our teachng leans on the Circle singing spirit ant approach (ref. the Circle soNg* workshop conducted by Noga).

Concerts form an integral part of our pedagogy. They are formative and give the opportunity to come along with or be accompanied by amateur or professional musicians.

Music Option / Collège
Students who follow the “Music Option” included in the « disciplines communes » ("common disciplines") during the 1st and 2nd year of Collège can get a refund for the course followed at Catalyse up to a maximum amount of about CHF 1'400.- / year (Students should consult their school management for additional information).

Administration : An initial registration fee of CHF 60.- is collected for each registration.
A trial lesson is possible for each class.

See general conditions.


SINGING group classes
CHILDREN, TEENS


LES COMPTINES (NURSERY RHYMES) - NEW FORMULA
Thirsday 4.45-5.15 pm.
Focus : Sing and Learn nursery rhymes in groups of two (child and adult).
The child and the adult learn many children songs (parent, grandparent, cousin, neighbour, baby-sitter…) with a playing and sharing spirit.
This musical discovery workshop,taught in French, helps develop the sense of hearing, the concentration, the motivation by rhythm and melodic games from the songs.
Language :
The children songs are principally in French.
Contents :
Actual and old songs, and musical games.
Ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult.
45 mn/week, between 6 to 12 children / class.
CHF 300.- / term.


LES MUSICIENS EN HERBE (for the young child) - NEW
Tuesday 4.45 - 5.30 pm.
Focus :
Discovering music. Children learn about music in groups through games and body awareness, by listening and singing. Each child can expand their musical horizons and explore the pleasures of practice and musical give-and-take.
Content :
Rhythm, melodic, and song games.
Ages 3-6.
45 mn/week,
6 to 12 children / class.
CHF 300.- / term


MUSIC TOGETHER*
Monday & Friday, 9.30-10.15 & 10.30-11.15 am.
Purpose: musical awakening for babies and toddlers.
Setting:
The child is always accompanied by one or more parents or caregivers.
Language:
English, but accessible to all languages.
Content:
Under the leadership of two Music Together teachers who introduce songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. These are all musical experiences that are appropriate for babies and toddlers and easy for the parents and caregivers that accompany them (regardless of their own musical ability).
Material:
CD and illustrated songbook are included in the tuition fee.
Ages
6 month - 4 years old.
45 mn/week, 12 children/class.
CHF 290.- / term (+ CHF 50.- registration fee),
to be paid directly to Music Together.
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*Although this course takes place at Catalyse, it is not part of the regular program of our school


MINI HOBBY - NEW
Wednesday 1.30 - 2.45 pm.
Purely for the pleasure of singing.
Investment : Presence and desire to participate.
Content : Voice practice in groups and preparing a “repertoire”
1 concert/year possible.
Ages 6-8.
1h25/week, 8 students / class.
CHF 350.- / term.


HOBBY
Tuesday 4.00 - 5.00 pm.
Wednesday 2.45 - 3.45pm / 5.00 - 6.00pm / 6.00 - 7.00pm.
Thursday 4.30 - 5.30pm.
Friday 4.00 - 5.00pm.
Purely for the pleasure of singing.
Focus : Group songs, duets (solos if possible).
Investment : Presence and willingness to learn songs by heart.
Contents : Vocal work in groups and preparing a “repertoire”.
1 concert/year.
Ages 9-11 & 12-14.
1h/week, 4 students / class.
CHF 450.- / term.


PLAISIR
Tueday 3.00 - 4.30pm.
Wednesday 11.00 - 12.30am / 3.45 - 5.15pm / 5.30 - 7.00pm.
Thursday 5.30 - 7.00pm.
Privileged moment in which vocal practice and interpretation reveal the joy of singing.
Focus : Group songs, duets, solos.
Investment : Willingness to practice at home, to learn songs by heart.
Contents: Choosing and preparing a songbook.
2 concerts/year.
Ages 12-14 & 15-18.
1hr30/week, 4 students/class.
CHF 650.- / term.



PLAISIR PLUS
Tuesday 5.00 - 7.00pm / 7.15 - 9.15pm.
Thirsday 2.15 - 4.15pm.
Friday 5.00 - 7.00.
The curriculum:

- Weekly singing lessons +
- One Circle song* (so Noga) Jan. 23, 7:30 – 9h30 pm.
Privileged moment based on specific objectives and public deadlines.
Focus :
duets, solos + at least 2 group songs.
Investment : regular practice at home.
Contents : Choosing and preparing a “repertoire” , introduction to backing vocals, and duet singing.
At the beginning of the year, students are informed about the objectives to reach and are evaluated on an ongoing basis.
They are invited to participate in all of the school’s workshops and events.
3 concerts / year.
Ages 14-16 & 17-20.
2hr/week, 3 students / class.
CHF 1'100.- / term
.


LES INTENSES - NEW FORMULA
The course includes :
- one class « technique » 1hr per fortnight with 2 students/class, on Tuesday 6.15 - 7.15pm.
- one class « songbook » 2hr/week, 4 students/class, on Tuesday 7.30 - 9.30pm.
- “Stage presence” workshop :
- 6 Thursdays, from 7:30 – 9:30 pm: Oct. 10 / Nov. 7 / Nov. 28 / Jan. 30 / March 7 / May 8.
- 2 concerts at 8:00 pm : Dec. 19 / May 22 - Two Circle song* (so Noga) workshops, Nov. 21 / Feb. 13, 7:30 – 9:30 pm.
- One weekend of rehearsals or multidisciplinary workshops, according to need.
- Rehearsals and concerts.
Focus : solos, duets, backing vocals, a cappella group singing, advanced level.
Investment : the course requires a minimum of 30 minutes/day of homework, and the participation to the full program.
Contents :
with a certain vocal maturity, the student sings in various languages, in solo (sets of 15-20 mn) and with other voices. He/She explores the repertory and can develop his own compositions. He/She gets interested by the musical and cultural context (festivals, musical seasons…), while our "Pepinière" activities is brought to his/her attention.
The student experiments interacting with audiences and stages of various kinds (concert halls, bars, leisure centres, schools, retirement homes…), inside and outside Catalyse. He/she takes those opportunities to face various aspects of the show (technique, communication).
Students will be evaluated on their performance, commitment and progress during the year. At the end of this course, they will be in a position to better appreciate their musical future (relationship to music, intentions and future objectives).
At least 5 concerts / year.
Ages 15+.
max 4 students / class.
Selective entry on casting*.
CHF 1'300.- / term
.

*For the 2013-2014 program, the casting will take place on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013. The candidate shall interpret 2 songs a cappella, one of which in French + a 15 mn interview with a jury. He/She will be asked to think of 5 marking events (of any kind) that touched his/her life during the past year.


SINGING group classes
ADULTS


SING'n'SWING - NEW FORMULA
Tuesday 7.15 - 9.15pm.
Purpose :
Becoming familiar with the jazz standard songbook.
Investment : regular practice at home.
Content : performance themes (Melodies), initiation to harmony, rhythm and vocal improvisation. Vocal technique, listening to jazz standard, selection of repertory.
This class is available for all levels but students must show a real interest to discover the jazz world and all its components about it (Harmony colors, performance of a melody, musical creativity, discovery of various genres : swing, latin, valse, ballad...).
1 concert/year possible.
Ages 15+ & adults.
2hr / week, 4 to 6 students / class.
CHF 600.- / term.


VOCAL TECHNIQUE - NEW
Tuesday 6.15 - 7.15 pm.

Focus: Complementary course or self-study course.
Investment: Regular practice at home. Content: Mastering key concepts in learning to sing and in knowledge regarding the vocal instrument.
No concert.
Ages 15+ & adults
1hr / week, 4 to 8 students / class.
CHF 300.- / term.


UN POUR TOUS, TOUS POUR UN (Vocal group)
Wednesday 7.30 - 9.30 pm.
Sing and be part of a vocal group.
Focus : Polyphonic practice.
Investment : Learning all songs by heart and to attend lessons regularly.
Content : Learning to sing as a vocal group throughout various repertories for which everybody sings his/her own voice. From traditional song to pop music the vocal groups have many facets according to their sources of inspiration (popular song, traditional song, Barber shop, Gospel, A cappella song…). Rhythmic and harmonic approach. Vocal technique and collective improvisation approach. 
1 to 2 concerts/year.
Ages 18+.
2hr/ week, 4 to 6 students /class.
CHF 600.- / term.


CHANT' ADULTE PLAISIR
Thirsday 2.15 - 4.15pm.
Purely for the pleasure of singing.
Focus : duets, solos + minimum 2 group songs.
Investment : regular practice at home.
Contents: Selecting and preparing a songbook, learning several songs by heart, introduction to backing vocal, duet singing or more. It is suggested to take part in school workshops and events. Il est conseillé de participer aux ateliers et événements de l'école.
2 concerts/year.
Ages 18+.
2hr/week, 4 students/class (if the class is incomplete : 1hr30/week wih 3 students/class or 1hr/week with 2 students/class).
CHF 800.- / term.



SINGING
TRANSVERSAL APPROACH

NEW

At Catalyse, we are convinced that while art is related to creating, creators draw their inspiration from the diversity, vibrancy, and movement that surround them. Singers in training learn to interpret, to know more about themselves, to trust themselves, as well as to understand how to interact with others, how to share and exchange. Our goal is to help people learn how to live together through song and music in a way that promotes growth.

The transversal approach

The transversal approach is an innovative approach that enables us to offer courses in which the original teaching method integrates these concepts in an optimal way. Through improvisational work on various fronts (staff, stakeholders, content, etc.), Catalyse makes it possible to live in an ever-changing world and to accept and view limits as a positive factor. Sessions are hosted by a number of teachers who hold different and complementary skills. Interaction, emulation, co-creation are key words in this course that offers the opportunity for stimulating exchange among students as well as a more complete and diverse content, which is flexible and adapted to each group. The organization of course content is adapted to the needs and objectives set between the pedagogical staff and the students. Participants work in groups of different sizes (as well as individually), according to the situation. Participation in concerts is optional and is an integral part of the possible objectives.

HOBBY Transversal approach
Monday 4.30 - 5.30pm.
Purely for the pleasure of singing.
Focus : group songs, duets (solos if possible).
Investment : presence and willingness to learn songs by heart.
Contents : Vocal practice in groups and preparation of a “repertoire” .
Concert (optional).
Ages 9-14.
1h / week, 4 students / class.
CHF 450.- / term.



PLAISIR Transversal approach
Monday 5.45 - 7.15pm
Privileged moment in which vocal practice and interpretation reveal the joy of singing.
Focus : group songs, duets, solos.
Investment : willingness to practice at home, to learn songs by heart.
Contents: Choosing and preparing a songbook.
Concert en option.
Ages 12-18.
1hr30 / week, 4 students / class.
CHF 650.- / term
.


CHANT' ADULTE PLAISIR Transversal approach
Thirsday 2.15 - 4.15.
Purely for the pleasure of singing.
Focus : duets, solos + minimum 2 group songs.
Investment : regular practice at home.
Contents: Selecting and preparing a songbook, learning several songs by heart, introduction to backing vocal, duet singing or more. It is suggested to take part in school workshops and events. Il est conseillé de participer aux ateliers et événements de l'école.
Concert en option.
Ages 18+.
2hr / week.
CHF 800.- / term.



CHANT'ADULTE – « Feel the fear and sing it anyway+ » Transversal approach
Monday 7.30 - 9.30pm.
Purpose : Experiencing the pleasure of singing while liberating our fears.Voice is an emotional vehicle. There is no voice without breath and fear retracts when the breath amplifies and becomes conscious. Fear + breath = Positive excitement. Fear inhibits us , unless we learn to tame it , play with it to the degree it can even become a motor. Singing for pleasure, to dare to get accustomed with our fear, become author and creator of our own journey.Through voice exploration, group interaction and meeting with other voices, one opens to the pleasure, to sharing and to music.
A workshop just to blossom and taste the freedom of being in our voice (Voie : Path).
Content : Body and vocal excercices, improvisation and songs, in close or open spaces depending on the group’s desire. All in gentleness and deep listening. This isn’t a therapy but definitively makes you feel good !
This course is an integral part of the curriculum in the transversal approach, which seeks to promote exchange and contact with others.
No concerts. Students may follow this class only for one year.
Ages 18+.
2hr/week, minimum 6 students /class.
CHF 400.- / term
ou or an “à la carte” formula = CHF 215.- / 5 sessions.




PRIVATE SINGING COURSES
CHILDREN, TEENS, ADULTS

SOLO
For schedules, please contact us.
A lesson per week at regular date, for 35 lessons per year, from September till June.
When a student starts during the year, He/She follows to the end of the school year.
Investment : regular practice at home.
Contents: Choosing and preparing a songbook. Technique, improvisation and interpretation.
1 concert / year possible.
Children (ages 9+), teens, adults.
1 individual course / week.
CHF 1.200.- / term for 60 minutes.
CHF 900.- / term for 45 minutes.
CHF 600.- / term for 30 minutes.



SOLO "à la carte" - NEW
For schedules, please contact us.
5 private singing lessons to be schedules according to the student and teacher’s availability.
Focus : Private class during 30, 45 or 60 minutes, all levels.
Investment : regular practice at home.
Contenu : Varies according to students’ needs and expectations. This course is meant for people who need vocal and artistic help on a specific project or towards a specific deadline, for example.
All five lessons must be scheduled before the first lesson takes place.
No concerts.
Children (ages 9+), teens, adults.
1 lesson / week.
CHF 600.- / five 60-minute lessons.
CHF 450.- / five 45-minute lessons.
CHF 300.- / five 30-minute lessons.



SOLO + FM (Musical Training) - NEW
For schedules, please contact us.
A lesson per week at regular date, for 35 lessons per year, from September till June.
When a student starts during the year, He / She follows to the end of the school year.
Focus : Private class during 45, 60 or 75 minutes, all levels.
Investment : regular practice at home.
Contenu : Vocal practice and preparing a “repertoire” . Technique, improvisation, and interpretation. Practical and theoretical music lessons.
1 concert / year possible.
Children (ages 9+), teens, adults.
1 lesson / week.
CHF 1.750.- / term for 75 minutes.
CHF 1400.- / term for 60 minutes.
CHF 1050.- / term for 45 minutes.



WORKSHOPS



Circle soNg* (so Noga) - NEW FORMULA
With different teachers, including Noga, Frédéric Thierstein, Marie-Pierre Duceau and Jean-Marc Brouze
One Thursday per month from 7:30 to 9:30 pm :
Sept. 19 / Oct. 17 / Nov. 21 / Dec. 12 / Jan. 23 / Feb. 13 / March 20 / April 10 / May 15.

Get into the circle and step out of the box!
Focus : Sing together, share and exchange with your voice and creativity. All levels.
Investment : Monthly presence for the pleasure of the moment.
Content : A circle or a round...
We gather together and each voice speaks to the other, creating a circle of song. We play and listen to others and ourselves... We sing... As simple as that! We move and create in polyphony.
Following a repeated rhythm on a loop, the melodies make an instinctive harmony according to the mood, improvisations, and various colours.
This kind of practice focuses on the vocal instrument; it’s liberating and develops confidence in a relaxed setting. A total fitness of sorts!
Along the road we also acquire a good foundation in rhythm and vocal improvisation.
No prior musical knowledge required. Each person will grow and nourish others from the contact.
No concerts.

Ages 15+, teens & adults.
2hr/month, minimum of 7 participants.
CHF 150.- / year.


Circle soNg* (so Noga) / IMPRO+ - NEW
Hosted by Noga.
The complete cycle consists of :
- 2 Thursdays of Circle soNg* (so Noga), the date should be chosen among the dates below (please advise us of your participation).
- 3 Thursdays of Circle soNg* (so Noga) / IMPRO+ Jan. 16 / March 6 / April 3: 7:30-9:30 pm.
- 1 weekend: May 17-18 from 10 am to 5 pm.
- 1 concert.

Focus : Forming a group of singers invested and motivated by vocal improvisation and circle singing for musically advanced levels.
Investment : Presence for the whole cycle and individual work..
Content : Along the same line as the monthly Circle soNg* (so Noga), this workshop, which ends with a concert, offers more in-depth work. Participants discover and broaden their improvisational range by working with various sound, melodic, rhythmic, and amusing tools. They also experiment with polyphony (two or more simultaneous voices) and polyrhythm, as well as physical movement, communication, musical progression, nuance, and space.
1 concert at the end of the cycle.
Teens (ages 15+) and adults. For people who are vocally comfortable, possessing some experience with vocal improvisation.
Admission requires an interview. Register before December 1st, 2013.
24h - cycle of training, with a minimum of 12 participants.
CHF 400.- per cycle.

get to know more about circle soNg*


THE CATALYSE CHOIR - NEW
Tuesday 10h00 – 12h00.
Focus : Bi-monthly meetings for the pleasure of singing in groups. All levels.
Investment : Presence and willingness to sing.
Content : Collective vocal expression and preparing a “repertoire”, improvisation and interpretation for a regular artistic meeting.
1 concert / year possible.
Ages 18+ 2h / 2weeks, minimum of 9 participants.
CHF 150.- / term.


STAGE PRESENCE  - NEW
The cycle consists of:
- 6 Thursdays, from 7:30-9:30 pm: Oct. 10 / Nov. 7 / Nov. 28 / Jan. 30 / March 27 / May 8.
- 2 concerts at 8:00 pm: Dec. 19 / May 22.

Focus : Interpreting with ease and authenticity by working on one’s attitude and body language relating to the stage, with a pre-established “repertoire”. Advanced level.
Investment : Regular work at home.
Content : Simulation exercises on stage, confidence and awareness building of self, others, and the public. Opening, improvisation, and responsiveness.
2 Concerts / year.
15+ year old, teens, adults.
CHF 300.- / term.


Other workshops during the year





THEATER

All classes in French
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RECORDING STUDIO

We have a recording studio at Catalyse.
Students are welcome.
Recording of one song "LES INTENSES" :  CHF 100.-/song.


PLANNING / HOLIDAYS
2013 / 2014

SECRETARIAT RE-OPENS
Monday, 19 August 2013
START OF SCHOOL YEAR
Monday, 9 September 2013
AUTUMN
From Monday, 21 October 2013, until Sunday, 27 October 2013
CHRISTMAS
From Monday, 23 December 2013, until Sunday, 12 January 2014
FEBRUARY
From Monday, 17 February 2014, until Sunday 23 February 2014
EASTER
From Monday, 14 April 2014, until Sunday 27 April 2014
ASCENSION
Thursday, 29 May 2014
PENTECOTE
Monday, 9 June 2014
SUMMER HOLIDAYS
Saturday, 28 June 2014

Term distribution
35 weeks of courses
1st term: from 9 September 2013 until 20 December 2013 (14 weeks)
2nd term: from 13 January 2014 until 11 April 2014 (12 weeks)
3rd term: from 28 April 2014 until 28 June 2014 (9 weeks)

Catalyse reserves the right to make changes during the year.