AKS 2016 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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ACGP16 Participant Information

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 11-14 August 2016 Kaohsiung, Taiwan | 高雄,台灣 Participant Overview There are 3 things that choirs and/or participants of the Asian Choral Grand Prix (ACGP) can sign up for. ASIAN CHORAL GRAND PRIX To be invited to be part of the Asian Choral Grand Prix (ACGP) is already a significant achievement. The ACGP offers choirs …

ACGP16 Welcome

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] AKS Asian Choral Grand Prix 11-14 August 2016 Kaohsiung, Taiwan | 高雄,台灣 Apart from workshops and presentations, the Asia Kodaly Symposium will also feature for the first time, the Asian Grand Prix for Choral Singing. The Asian Grand Prix for Choral Singing is a by-audition choral festival where amateur and professional-level choirs come together …

AKS 2016 Featured Clinicians

[vc_row][vc_column][tm_image image=”5812″][tm_spacer size=”xs:20;sm:20;md:20;lg:20″][vc_column_text] 11-14 August 2016 Kaohsiung, Taiwan | 高雄,台灣 This list is accurate as of 31 July 2016. [/vc_column_text][tm_spacer size=”xs:20;sm:20;md:20;lg:20″][tm_grid columns=”xs:1;sm:2;md:3;lg:4″ column_gutter=”lg:32″ row_gutter=”lg:30″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][tm_image action=”custom_link” image=”6334″ custom_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fkam.sg%2Faks-2016-featured-clinician-professor-laszlo-norbert-nemes-hungary%2F|||”][tm_spacer size=”xs:20;sm:20;md:20;lg:20″][vc_column_text]Dr. habil László Norbert Nemes, AKS Chairman, Jury[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][tm_image action=”custom_link” image=”6359″ custom_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fkam.sg%2Faks-2016-featured-clinician-maestro-ko-matsushita-japan%2F|||”][tm_spacer size=”xs:20;sm:20;md:20;lg:20″][vc_column_text]Maestro Ko Matsushita (Japan), AKS Asian Choral Grand Prix Jury Chairman[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][tm_image action=”custom_link” image=”6392″ custom_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fkam.sg%2Faks-2016-featured-clinician-albert-tay-singapore%2F|||”][tm_spacer size=”xs:20;sm:20;md:20;lg:20″][vc_column_text]Maestro Ko Matsushita …

Asia Kodaly Symposium 2016 Programme & Topics

[vc_row][vc_column][tm_image image=”5812″][vc_column_text] 11-14 August 2016 Kaohsiung, Taiwan | 高雄,台灣 We are very pleased to have secured the workshops and concert venues with the kind support from main partner Natus Cantorum (Taiwan) 天生歌手合唱團 – our venue partners, the National Kaohsiung Normal University Ho-Ping Campus 國立高雄師範大學 and the Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Kaohsiung City Government 高雄市政府文化局 for …

AKS 2016 Introduction

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Introduction The Asia Kodaly Symposium (AKS) is a biannual event presented by the Kodaly Academy of Music (Singapore) in collaboration with the Kodaly Institute of the Liszt Academy of Music (Hungary). The symposium sees a panel of world class international educators and conductors coming together to share their experience and expertise in lively hands-on …