Varna International Choral Festival “Professor Marin Chonev”


Join the Varna International Music Academy for a musical experience of a lifetime in the coastal city of Varna, Bulgaria. The Varna International Choral Festival “Prof. Marin Chonev” brings together choirs from around the world for educational and concert programs in what promises to be an exhilarating celebration of choral music along the beautiful shores of the Black Sea.


We are inviting choral directors, choral singers, and conducting students to join the Festival, which will feature a series of concerts and choral conducting sessions, led by internationally-recognized clinicians. Our distinguished faculty will present masterclasses, training conducting sessions, and lectures on a wide range of international choral literature featuring masterpieces from different historical periods, styles, and nations, for mixed, homogeneous, children and folklore choirs.


Choral directors who bring their choirs will have the opportunity to have their own public performance in Varna. During the last evening of the Festival, participating conductors will conduct a portion of the Festival choral repertoire in a public performance. Join us and take advantage of all that the Festival has to offer to you, your singers, and your conducting students!


CHORAL SINGERS

Your cost of $1490 per person includes:

  • Joining the Festival Chorus, comprised of choristers from the United States and around the world
  • Daily rehearsal time with the Festival Chorus, featuring choral music from various world regions (choral singers should come prepared to sing repertoire, selected by the Festival Directors and clinicians)
  • Masterclasses on a wide range of international choral literature, taught by world-renowned clinicians
  • Performing in the Festival’s Grand Finale concert at the Varna Festival and Congress Center concert hall
  • Public performance of your choir at a concert venue in Varna
  • Concert tickets to evening concerts featuring choirs from around the world
  • Guided tour of Varna with a professional, English-speaking local tour guide
  • 8 nights lodging in four-star hotel in Varna, Bulgaria (double occupancy)
  • Full breakfast and lunch buffets 7 days a week

CONDUCTING STUDENTS

Your cost of $1990 per person includes:

  • Daily rehearsal time with the Festival Chorus, featuring choral music from various world regions.
  • Hands-on training by the Festival’s conducting faculty
  • Masterclasses including score study and instruction on conducting techniques and styles
  • Conduct a portion of the Festival choral repertoire in a public performance
  • A video-recording of your podium time during the public performance
  • Guided tour of Varna with a professional, English-speaking local tour guide
  • 8 nights lodging in four-star hotel in Varna, Bulgaria (double occupancy)
  • Full breakfast and lunch buffets 7 days a week