Do you want to be part of a youth music ensemble for an exciting performance in Valletta?

Join the Tektek Nota ensemble for Tektika Kapitali – a series of educational workshops in preparation for three one-hour musical performances in the Capital City on Saturday 26th October 2019.

The repertoire for Tektika Kapitali will be made up of old Maltese songs, dating from 1900 onwards, composed by Valletta-born composers. Once the one-hour session is over the band will move to the next staging area and repeat the performance. This project is being organised in collaboration with Mikiel Anton Vassalli College.

Tektika Kapitali will create a music platform where the public becomes a key part of the experience and music development. The aim of this project is to enhance and promote artistic excellence among young and emerging musicians.

Applicants:

  • Should be in possession of a practical Grade 4 level or over
  • Be aged between 11 to 30 years old
  • Play any of the following musical instruments: Flute, Eb Clarinet, Bb Clarinet, Bb Trumpet, Saxophone, French Horn, Bb Baritone, Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion & Glockenspiel

Although first preference will be given to musicians playing the instruments mentioned above, other musicians who play instruments which are not included in the list are also encouraged to apply. All applications will be considered.

If you fit the above-mentioned requirements, and would like to be part of Tektika Kapitali, you need to fill in the application form. You are also required to send a video recording of two to five minutes of raw footage showing yourself playing a solo piece, recorded with a smartphone or other video-recording gadget.

Workshops, rehearsals and performances

Workshops and rehearsals will be held at the Malta School of Music (Ħamrun) premises. Workshops and rehearsing venue are central, accessible to applicants who make use of public transport, and parking-friendly. All rehearsals will be mentored and directed by Mr Luke Vella. The percussion sessions will be mentored and assisted by Mr Clayton Gomez Blanco.

To participate, there is a fee of €15, which will be refunded after the completion of the project, if you attend all the workshops and performances. If, however, you fail to attend all the workshops, rehearsals and performances, unless for a valid reason, your €15 participation fee will be given as a donation to a local charity organisation.

As a thank you for participating and successfully completing all the workshops and performances, participants will be rewarded with a €20 voucher redeemable at a local music-shop. If you nominate a friend to take part in the project – and if they are selected -you will receive another €10 voucher. A certificate of participation will be given to all those who successfully complete this project

All videos and applications are to be submitted by Friday 16th August 2019. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. For any queries, please send an email on tekteknota@tikkabanda.com by not later than Thursday 15th August 2019.

This project forms part of the Valletta Cultural Agency’s Cultural Programme for 2019.