Caux Artist Program

Come and challenge yourself to live and work as an artist with a world perspective!

06-19 July 2019

Caux Artist Program

 

About the Caux Artist Program

Since 2011 CAP has welcomed to Caux over 70 performing artists from all over the world. 

In keeping with the international and multi-cultural "spirit of Caux", CAP has had performing artists, faculty and mentors from Canada, Cameroun, Colombia, Germany, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland , Ukraine, United Kingdom and the USA.

 

Caux Artists 2017

 

CAP 2019

In 2019, CAP will return to Caux with an interdisciplinary summer course in Vocal Arts (classical, music theatre, jazz), Drama and the Humanities.

The Caux Artists Program takes place at the Caux Palace, the international conference centre of Initiatives of Change (IofC) Switzerland in Caux, Switzerland.

 

Caux Artists 2017

 

Support for CAP

The Caux Artists Program has received support from: IofC Switzerland, Initiatives of Change-Sweden, the Hahnloser Foundation (Switz.), the Concordia Foundation (UK), Kulture for Livet (Sweden), the Irene Prestwich Trust (UK), the Renewal Arts International Scholarship Fund ,the Caux Artists Scholarship Fund  (USA) and the Barbara Appleton Jackson Scholarship Fund (USA) making it possible to award numerous scholarships to deserving young artists.

 

Caux Artists 2017

 

CAP and Renewal Arts

The Caux Artists Program (CAP) is presented in association with Renewal Arts, an international network of people who share the conviction that the different forms of art can be positive and powerful forces for changing our personal lives and the wider world. Renewal Arts has presented International Forums in Caux, gathering hundreds of participants from all over the world. Renewal Arts grew out of Initiatives of Change (IofC), a diverse, global network committed to building trust across the world's divides. It is comprised of people of many cultures, nations, beliefs and backgrounds who are committed to transforming society through individual and inter-relational change, starting in their own lives.

 

Caux Artists 2013

 

Participants

The CAP participants are a select group of 12-16 artists from diverse cultural backgrounds who aspire to work in the fields of drama, music theatre and/or music. CAP is inviting actor/singers, singer/instrumentalists and broad-based musicians who have a vested interest in exploring the power of art as a catalyst for change in society, while at the same time strengthening their artistic skill and vision.

 

Caux Artists 2017

 

Program

The Caux Artists Program will consist of two overlapping phases: 

  • participation in individual and ensemble classes, lectures, rehearsals and performances
  • participation in selected events during the IofC conferences

The training involves networking with the IofC conferences and the Caux community and includes the provision of interdisciplinary arts events.

In addition to audio and video documentation of their performances, all successful participants receive an Artists certificate.

 

 

 

 

General Information

  • To build communities of artists from different cultures and faiths in a shared, sustainable commitment
  • To challenge artists to explore the ethical and spiritual dimensions of the arts
  • To build bridges across different cultures and faiths in the global community
  • To create a lively and challenging cultural exchange at the Caux Forum events in Caux, Switzerland
  • Language: English
  • Participation: Limited to 16 performing artists
  • New extended application deadline: 22 April 2019
  • Students are selected based on their application and their artistic aspirations. Music and Music Theatre students are requested (if possible) to submit either an MP3/CD or DVD as an example of their work. This is not an absolute requirement!

For further information, please contact us.

 

Contact:

Bev Appleton - Program Director
Caux Artists Program
PO Box 86
Harrisonburg, VA 22803
USA
Telephone: ++540-867-5571

Email

FAQ

CAP encourages applicants to fundraise. Some participants may be able to get funding from their universities. Others may be sponsored by NGO’s, places of worship, or local clubs, such as the Rotary Club. Other possibilities include Crowdfunding. The CAP has funds for approximately 10 half (1/2) Scholarships to be awarded on a need basis. If applicants need further information regarding funding contact CAP.

We do not have money for Artist’s travel expenses, but occasionally have been able to link up artists with people who have helped.

Please enquire if you need a visa from the nearest Swiss Consulate or your travel agent.

Our experience is that it can take up to three months to get a visa, so it is really important to make your application three months before your arrival date.

You are in charge of applying for your visa, once your local embassy has received the green light from Bern. We will send you the proper document by email once received in Caux.

You can find out where your local embassy is by clicking on this link.

Please note the Swiss representations for some countries, ie:

Zimbabwe: go to the Swiss representation in South Africa

Syria: go to the Swiss representation in Lebanon

Some embassies do not deal directly with visa requests but use a travel agency. Please check the appropriate contact for your country on their website before going.

Caux is two hours by car or train from Geneva and 25 minutes from Montreux. Direct trains run every hour from Geneva Airport to Montreux from 6am to 11pm (check exact times here). The last direct connection to Caux leaves Geneva Airport around 7pm. Please consider this when booking your flights.  Detailed information will be provided by the programme team.

You are housed in a shared room in the Caux Conference Center, or occasionally in a nearby house if the main house is very busy, and invariably in a same sex room.

Unless you have the prior agreement of the Caux Artists Program to stay for a longer period, you will be required to cover the cost of any additional days.

The earlier you apply the sooner we can respond to your acceptance, which is handled on a first come first served basis.

Please LIKE our FB page to receive any and all updates. Thank you for your interest in the Caux Artists Program.

Busy! With classes and rehearsals, service opportunities, meetings with interesting visitors over meals, music and theatre performances in the evenings, there are often too many great choices! Artists may also choose to sit out under the stars, go for a mountain hike at dawn, or walk to the nearby waterfall.

Students should contact their own universities, or work with a professor, to ascertain whether they can get credit for independent study. There are usually additional requirements.

Applications are received via the application form. Recommendation letters and transcripts can also be sent through the application form.

The project you describe (CAP) has my full and enthusiastic support. Without  music and art the deeper, wider change we seek will never arrive.

Rajmohan Gandhi, Past President of Initiatives of Change International


facilitators

Paul Agbih
African traditional percussion/Composer
Nigeria/Germany
Read More Hide More
Paul Agbih graduated as a teacher of English and Religion from the University of Benin, Benin city in Nigeria. Since 1985, he has been working with IofC on a voluntary basis either organizing conferences, facilitating, mentoring or giving leadership training in different countries. Paul grew up in a family of traditional dancers and drummers where rhythm and dance are passed on from one generation to another. He won several competitions in his secondary school days, hence he earned the name 'Agbih The Drummer Boy'. Drumming is a part of his life so he takes it to anywhere he goes besides composing. He is not only teaching drumming but also coaches teams and uses his drums for group meditation and supervision. He has performed with diverse groups and founded the drum group 'Rhythm and Life Band'. Paul sees drumming as a mirror to self reflection and a way of identifying beautiful and wonderful qualities that lie dormant in people. He helps participants to draw on their inner resources besides the fun and the positive energy that drumming creates among people. He is also trained in the TAKETINA method.
Bev Appleton
Drama/Music Theatre
USA
Read More Hide More
As Producing Artistic Director of Haymarket Theatre and Blue Ridge Theatre Festival (BRTF) Bev Appleton has produced and directed over 60 productions, including more than 20 musicals. His Haymarket Theatre won 25 Richmond, Virginia theatre critic awards. BRTF has presented shows internationally in Hungary, Romania, England, Scotland and Switzerland. As an actor, Bev has performed in shows from New York to Nevada and all over Europe. He was an Associate Artist at TheatreVirginia for nine seasons where he performed in 35 productions. For the past 10 years he has worked in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC  performing with the Manhattan Theatre Club, Walnut Street Theatre, Arden Theatre, MUMPuppet Theatre, Arena Stage and The Shakespeare Theatre in productions of Twelfth Night (Feste),  King Lear (Kent), Sweeney Todd (Judge Turpin), Man of La Mancha (Padre), Proof (Robert), Of Mice and Men (Candy), Pacific Overtures (Lord Abe/Kanagawa Madam), My Fair Lady (Doolittle), Oliver (Fagin), and Much Ado About Nothing (Antonio). As a director he has staged the musicals The Wiz, Shenandoah, The Fantasticks, Cotton Patch Gospel, The Apple Tree, Ain't Misbehavin', Dames At Sea, Annie, How To Succeed In Business . . . among many others. His film and TV work include supporting roles in six feature films and six made for TV movies including The New World, The Contender, My Name Is Bill W and The Fields. Bev was a member of the Virginia Museum Theatre Conservatory, has studied directing and acting in New York with Nikos Psacharopolus and has taught musical theatre classes both privately and on the university level. He created the Blue Ridge Theatre Festival Youth Ensemble, a training/performance program for young theatre artists. In collaboration with Renewal Arts he has presented performances of Cotton Patch Gospel, The Apple Tree, Wenceslas Square, Two Rooms, Muriel: The World Walked Into Her Heart and portions of his one-man musical theatre journey, Nice Work . . . IF You Can Get It! Bev was one of the founding members of Renewal Arts International and has been on the RA Planning Team since 1998 for the Renewal Arts Forums held in Caux, Switzerland at the Initiatives of Change International Conference Centre. Email  
John Burrows
Voice/Vocal Technique/Music Theatre
UK/USA
Read More Hide More
John Burrows has been acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic. He was born in England, and is now a US resident. In 1983 he founded The Lyric Opera of Dallas and served as Artistic Director for ten seasons. He appeared as guest conductor with the National Symphony Orchestra, Shreveport Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Opera Theatre of San Antonio, OperaDelaware, Nevada Opera, Opera Northeast, the American Music Theatre Festival, and Cleveland Lyric Opera. Venues have included London’s Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Barbican Centre, as well as Washington's Kennedy Center, Philadelphia's Academy of Music, and New York City's Kaye Playhouse. For 12 seasons, John Burrows prepared productions for English National Opera, and was the prompter for the legendary Ring Cycle at the London Coliseum. He also composed and arranged the music for a number of BBC Television drama productions. John has always maintained a strong interest in the training of young singers and actors. He headed the music theater departments at Southern Methodist and Temple Universities in America, and was a vocal coach for the Welsh National Opera Apprentice Programme, and for the London Opera Centre, and the Academy of Vocal Arts and the University of the Arts both in Philadelphia. For four years he led vocal workshops at the Centre Lyrique in Aix-en-Provence. Throughout his career, he has trained choruses. For three seasons he was the Assistant Chorusmaster with English National Opera. He prepared a 500 strong chorus in The Pirates of Penzance for the centenary production at the Royal Albert Hall. He was the Chorusmaster of the Pennsylvania Opera Theater preparing the choral forces for Rigoletto. At the Des Moines Metro Opera, he trained the choruses for La Traviata, Sister Angelica and Barber’s Vanessa. In the 1970s, John was the Musical Director of A Chorus Line at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and of Cowardy Custard and Cole at the Mermaid Theatre in London. For Initiatives of Change at the Westminster Theatre, John was Musical Director of Ragman, Love All and Poor Man, Rich Man. He also musically directed Un soleil en pleine nuit, The Silver Thread and The Apple Tree  here at Mountain House. More information here: www.johnburrows.net
Grace Carter
Voice and Vocal Technique
UK/Netherlands
Read More Hide More
British Soprano Grace Carter began her musical career as a pianist at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Having graduated in Postgraduate Vocal Performance from Trinity Laban, London, she is now based in Amsterdam working with Rosemary Joshua and Olivier Lallouette. Recent engagement highlights include: Therese (cover) in the Dutch National Opera’s production of Les Mamelles de Thirésias (Poulenc) with Roger Vignoles; Kate Pinkerton- Madame Butterfly (Puccini) in London’s Grimeborn Festival; Susanna - Le Nozze di Figaro in The Hague, Netherlands with the Residentie Orkest conducted by Jonathan Cohen; The Fairy Queen - Purcell with Bury Court Opera and the Southbank Sinfonia and Mlle Silberklang; Der Schauspieldirektor and Eleonora in Salieri's Prima la musica e poi le parole with Stichting Kamermuziek Warmond; Concert and oratorio appearances include Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem at St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Mass in C (Beethoven) for LSO St Luke’s and The Creation (Haydn) at St John’s Smith Square and Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with Het Nieuwe Mannheim Koor en Orkest. More information here: www.gracecarter.co.uk
Kathryn Gardner
Vocal Coach/Music Theatre/Opera
USA
Read More Hide More
Kathryn Gardner received her music degree from Emory and Henry College and a Master’s of Music Education  at James Madison University. She studied with Sharon Christman who was instrumental in helping her perfect the lyric coloratura repertoire. She was delighted to be able to work with Randolph Mauldin, a vocal coach from the Washington Opera Company.  Ms Gardner has earned accolades from her performances with numbers opera companies, symphonies and choral societies. She has toured throughout the east coast of America and France performing with the Virginia Ensemble.   Ms Gardner has been teaching voice and coaching for the past twenty years. Her students work on music from Opera to Broadway repertoire, perform throughout the USA and have been accepted to some of the top college music programmes. Kathryn draws upon many different disciplines to develop the technique for each student. She includes physical alignment, varied breathing and relaxation techniques to create and maintain a healthy and relaxed instrument.
Dida Guigan
Voice, Vocal Technique, Humanities
Lebanon/Switzerland
Read More Hide More
Dida Guigan is a graduate of the Swiss Jazz School in Bern, Switzerland. She continued her learning in Lebanon and Egypt with the support of the Swiss promoter Pro Helvetia, and over the course of four years immersed herself in many different singing techniques, languages and musical systems. For the last seven years she has accompanied and assisted choirs and individuals with personalized designed programs and workshops in Switzerland, Beirut (Collectif Kahraba, 3a 7abl el Hawa and the music hub) and the Emirates (Emirates Foundation Youth Mentoring Platform). As a singer, Dida’s approach to the voice is intimate. Through her own identity path, she has developed a unique technique based on listening to one’s inner voice as a foundation for expressing the melodic and spoken voice in a coherent and personal context. As both a soloist and band performer, she regularly tours in Europe and the Arab world with her different projects; in 2016, “Free” was selected for performance at Chouftouhonna, the feminist art festival of Tunisia. As a composer, Dida’s personal and authentic work also carries over into the field of theater, having worked with French Canadian sound and theater director Christelle Franca in Montreal. Dida’s vocal technique, writing and coaching skills are, as she says, the inevitable consequence of what her life brought her to explore: freeing one’s self from the rigid life constraints that are all too often imposed upon one. Her own story as an illegal international adoptee, and the ten-year search for her biological family, compelled Dida to create the NGO “Born in Lebanon”, designed to give a voice to, and free from the inside, the illegal international adoptees lost in an ongoing global conflict. She is regularly invited as a guest speaker on the subject of identity in different forms and contexts – artistic, physical and political. More information here: www.didaguigan.com
Jodie Marshall
Drama/Music Theatre
UK
Read More Hide More
odie Marshall set up A Mind Apart Theatre Company Limited in 2008 after finishing her degree in Drama at Lincoln University. Having found her love from the Brazilian social and political theatre, Theatre of the Oppressed, Jodie’s directing often leans towards bringing unheard voices out for the audience to hear whilst encouraging them to look deep into themselves. Jodie encourages her actors to stay true to their characters, whilst bringing historical themes and texts into the present, questioning current political and social themes in our society. She has experience of working with a wide range of abilities and ages and adapts her directing according to what her actors need. She also has experience training adults in a range of theatre and teaching techniques, including her own techniques and methodology created and used within A Mind Apart. Much of her directing has been done within her own theatre company, A Mind Apart, and with community dance and theatre groups in Brazil. This has included directing Forum Theatre, physical theatre and text based pieces for a range of audiences. She has successfully coached and trained various students into some of the top UK drama schools. Jodie has a strong passion for social fairness and justice, which has helped to ignite the fire for her work both here and abroad, both in theatre and with social enterprises and cooperatives and charities. She has a Masters in Co-operative and Social Enterprise Management with Sheffield Hallam University, and also works with other arts and youth organisations, offering consultation and mentoring.
Samuel Oram
Voice/Vocal Technique
UK
Read More Hide More
Award winning British baritone Samuel Oram has been acclaimed for singing “with fire and gusto” and for his "...masterful breadth of line”. He recently appeared as Belcore (L’Elisir d’Amore/Westminster Opera Company), Thoas (Iphigénie en Tauride/Euphonia Opera), Nardo (Finta Giardinera/RCMIOS), Marquis de la Force (Dialogues des Carmelites/BCO), Oberon (P.U.C.K./RCMIOS) and John in John Joubert’s new commission of Jane Eyre with the English Symphony Orchestra. On the concert platform, Samuel has performed a wide range of repertoire, including: Earth and Air and Rain (Finzi/Leeds Lieder), Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen (Mahler/CBSO), The Crucifixion (RCO/UK), The 5 Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams/Gower Festical) and Faure’s Requiem (BCO). For his work as a concert artist, Samuel is the prizewinner of the Royal Forest of Dean Herbert Howells' Prize; the Birmingham Conservatoire Singing Prize; the Doris Newton Club Prize, the Edward Brooks English Song Prize and is a Sybil Tuton Opera Scholar with Help Musicians UK. Along with performing, Samuel’s time is spent working with many performers and choirs around the UK as a conductor and a vocal coach maintaining relationships with the Royal College of Music Teaching Service, The Masters Music School, Westminster School. As a voice coach at the BBC, Samuel has worked with actors and actresses working within the remit of  television, radio and theatre. Recently, he has been teaching dancers at English National Ballet on their 2018 season and has been coaching school soloists, choirs and orchestras on various performances throughout the year. Samuel also maintains his own private teaching practice in the UK where he focuses on combining vocal technique with dramatic intent. Samuel received his Master’s in Performance from the Royal College of Music and from the Wales International Academy of Voice.
Daniel Schroeteler
Drums/Percussion/ Composition
Germany
Read More Hide More
Daniel Schroeteler performed his first concerts with his father from the age of five and studied classical drum set and later Jazz with Joop van Erven and Rene Creemers in Arnheim (NL). He taught at the music conservatories of Arnheim, Mainz and Cologne and gave workshops as a soloist or with bands in Usbekistan, Tadjikistan, Kasachstan, Kirgistan, India, Algeria, Brazil, Peru and Bolivia and studies intensively the traditional music of different cultures. As a musician he travelled extensively in Africa, Europe, the Near East and Russia. Daniel is today living in Berlin and performing with a wide range of internatioal Bands from the NDR Radio Big Band to Rock, Pop and World Music Ensembles to contemporary Jazz while maintaining and constantly developing his own strong voice on his instrument. He believes strongly in the words of Ernst Fischer: "Art must show the world as changeable - and help to change it.
Ben Schwendener
Piano/Composition
USA
Read More Hide More
Pianist Ben Schwendener sustains a unique voice in contemporary creative music, natural pedagogy and dialogue-based arts education. He is a leading authority on George Russell’s Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization. As a critically acclaimed pianist/composer, he has created music for small and large ensembles, dance companies, film, video and art installations, and has written volumes of children’s piano music. He performs frequently with his ensembles and on solo piano throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan.  He has produced eight CDs as leader / co-leader on Gravity Records (an independent label he co-founded in 1992), Label Bleu and Alabaster. His latest releases, both in 2011: Apfelschaun-New Episode (with Uwe Steinmetz) and his first solo release since 2005, the two CD Industrial Folk Music, are receiving wide recognition.  Schwendener was an Editorial Assistant to the late George Russell, and is a certified teacher of the Lydian Chromatic Concept.  He has presented the LC Concept and his own Creative Pedagogy at national and international seminars. Former teachers also include Ran Blake, Jimmy Guiffre, MiroslavVitous and Joe Maneri. Presently living in Boston, Schwendener is on the Faculty at the New England Conservatory, the Longy School of Music and the Rivers School Conservatory in Weston, MA, and at UMass Boston’s Creative and Critical Thinking Department in the Graduate College of Education. He is also founder and director of Gravity Arts, Inc., a non-profit organization providing customized educational services and products for individuals, groups and corporations. Mr Schwendener has created music for diverse ensembles, dance, film and art installations. He has produced eight CDs as leader. '…an artist who sees music as a form without boundaries, a medium of boundless possibilities and infinite potential.' (John Kelman, AllAboutJazz), Ben performs in the USA and internationally. More information here: www.benschwendener.com
Aching Shaiza
India
Vocal/Vocal technique/Piano
Read More Hide More
Aching Shaiza is a pianist and mezzo soprano. She graduated from Patkai Christian College, Nagaland and trained under the tutelage of an American organist, Mrs. Margaret A. Shishak, M.Mus Michigan University. Aching Shaiza is the founding Director of Delhi Genesis Choir, whose arrangements range from Classical to Jazz, Broadway and Pop. She holds a certificate in ATCL, Dip.ABRSM, Performer's Certificate both Piano and Voice from the associated board of Trinity College of Music and The Royal School of Music, London. She studied Musical Theater, Composition, Drama and Jazz study as part of the Caux Artist Program, 2011 Switzerland and  has worked as vocal coach and music director with high school Musical Productions: My Fair Lady, Mama Mia, Oliver and Jekyll and Hyde. She has performed at The Birmingham Symphony Hall, International Convention Center, London, Caux Switzerland, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, NCPA Mumbai and many places in India with visiting concert artists and debuted her choir composition  of "Hallelujah" in Malaysia which was well received with high appreciation. Over the years she has taught IB Music, MS and HS Choir at The British school of Music and The American Embassy School, Delhi and is a former faculty member of The Delhi School of Music (2009-2017) for Piano and Voice, HOD Music for Little Mozart, Delhi (2012-2015) and exam coordinator for The London College of Music (2015-2016). She teaches vocal techniques to professional artists and advanced musicians, trains young musicians for National level piano and voice competitions across the country of which many has won positions, prize winners and accolades for their level of technique and quality performance.   Many of her students are pursuing music degree programs and have been accepted in some of the top music conservatories such as Harvard University, Longy School of Bard, Royal College of Music, London, Manhattan School of Music, The New School NYC, and the Oberlin Music Conservatory.  At present, she is the Head of Department for voice at THEME Music Institute, Delhi .
Joanna Marie Skillett
Voice/Vocal Technique/Opera
UK
Read More Hide More
Soprano Joanna Marie Skillett was recently awarded a Distinction from The Royal Academy of Music for her Masters Degree. She has appeared as Soprano soloist for The Royal Opera House’s Production Park Grand Opening; the lead role in the premiere of Random for English Touring Opera and at the Lytham Proms with gold status soprano Lesley Garrett. Her performance schedule also includes concerts with The Royal Opera House’s Head of Music David Syrus; the distinguished Opera director John Copley at Amersham Music Festival (as Mimì in La Bohème); performances at some of London’s most prestigious venues such as St-Martin-in-the-Fields, The National Portrait Gallery, St Paul’s Cathedral and St James’s Palace; and as a Guest Solo Artist for Macmillan’s ‘For Dusty’ Tribute at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Recent operatic role debuts include Mozart’s La Contessa (Amersham Music Festival), Donna Elvira (Opera Up Close / Soho Theatre on London’s West End), First Lady (Regents Opera UK Tour) and Puccini’s Musetta of La Bohème at Windsor’s Theatre Royal (London Festival Opera), in the presence of HRH Prince Edward. Joanna made her professional debut with English Touring Opera as ‘The Voice of the Sea’ in Speakout!, a newly written full-length opera which featured a support cast of every pupil from Corbets Tey School, a school devoted to the care and encouragement of children with special needs. Following the show’s huge success, Joanna worked with ETO’s educational department again to develop Speakout! as an educational resource for schools and a published show. Joanna continues to be a collaborator with the ETO Team to this day, as well as other music organisations, on nationwide performance projects and workshops. When not performing herself Joanna runs her own private music teaching practice, is Musical Director to several local choirs and orchestras and is launching a new Charitable Trust for School Education and Community Music Projects later this year. She is an active supporter of Music and the Arts within the Community and was awarded The Royal Academy of Music Open Academy Clifford Chance Fellowship. Joanna was inducted as a Patron for Corbets Tey School and in 2012, Joanna was made an Ambassador for the international Concordia Foundation; an organisation that aims to build bridges through Music and the Arts. More information here: www.joannamariesoprano.com
Uwe Steinmetz
Arrangement/Composition/Saxophone
Germany
Read More Hide More
Uwe Steinmetz works as a free-lance composer, saxophonist and lecturer up to and beyond the borders of Europe, including: India, Ethiopia, Korea and the USA. He has so far released fifteen CDs in Germany and the USA as a leader and toured with his own music on four continents in over thirty countries. He studied in Berlin, Berne, Boston and Kodaikanal (India), teaches Ensemble Music, Composition/Arrangement and Saxophone. He is currently a member of the faculty of the HochschulefürMusik in Rostock. Next to his work as a performer he has been commissioned to compose Oratorios, Passions, String Quartets and other chamber music, his most recent work based on Milton's Paradise Lost was premiered in June 2013. He also directs CRESCENDO JAZZ, a global network for Jazz and Christian Spirituality. Uwe firmly believes that 'Music unifies mind and soul and brings us closer to truth in ourselves, the world and beyond all things. Music shines a fresh, healing light on our momentary fears and longings, our perishable happiness and unhappiness.' More information here: www.steinmetzmusik.com www.crescendo-jazz.org
Pauline Warjri
Voice and Vocal Technique
India
Read More Hide More
Pauline Warjri is a freelance musician from Shillong, Meghalaya, India. She has written for solo piano, voice, choirs, jazz band and other instruments (Western and Eastern). She has collaborated with musicians of various genres both national and international. She has been to Caux, Switzerland several times from the year 2002 -2011 as a performing artist at the arts a la carte, plenary session’s speaker and to conduct a choral workshop. She has toured Poland, England and Switzerland, Sri Lanka in the year 2004, with the Shillong Boys Choir from Meghalaya and with her brother, pianist Neil Nongkynrih and as a trainer of the Shillong Chamber Choir in 2006. Pauline was the local piano examiner for the Bangalore School of Music 2002-2006 and founded the Bangalore Chamber Choir in 2004 a truly versatile group whose repertoire ranged from Clapton to Handel and Bach to contemporary music. On her return to Shillong in 2007 Pauline founded the Aroha Choir and the Aroha Children’s Choir besides founding the Aroha Music School. She is engaged in spreading music education to a cross section of people from all over the North-East. She has written several music text books at the primary, junior and intermediate level and advanced students as well. Her Oratorio (the first Khasi Oratorio) - written for choir, jazz band and indigenous Khasi instruments was premiered in June 2009 (Shillong) in collaboration with one of Germany’s most exciting  jazz quartets the U-team. Pauline currently trains student teachers and other students (piano and voice) for the London College of Music Examinations. She is also the Representative of the Centre.  She formed the Aroha Music and Cultural Society in 2011 to provide a platform for young performers in the city of Shillong and has hosted a number of artists from Austria and England as well.

related stories

Svitlana Gordijenko

One way to make the world live as one

When I first took part in the Caux Artists Program (CAP) in 2013, its director, Bev Appleton, told us, ‘Be the best you can be, so we can teach you more’. This year I came back for the third time. The...


fees

TOTAL
  • US$ 2,000*

*This covers: tuition, classes, workshops, rehearsals, performances, meals, lodging

 

Contact

 

Bev Appleton - Program Director
Caux Artist Program
PO Box 86
Harrisonburg, VA 22803
USA
Telephone: ++540-867-5571

Email