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2024 Major Events

July

Mon 8
10:00 - 17:00
Singers & pianists arrival and check-in – Studentenheim 1st floor lobby

16:00 - 18:00
City tour of Graz
Tue 9
10:00 - 17:00
Orchestra arrival and check-in – Studentenheim 1st floor lobby

10:00 - 12:00
City tour of Graz

14:00 - 15:00
Orientation and Introduction of Staff for Singers & Pianists

15:00 - 15:30
Work/Study recipient meeting

15:00 - 15:30
AIMS Staff Repetitoren meeting – co-coordinators Laurie Middaugh & John Robertson

15:30 - 16:00
AIMS Chorale meeting

16:00 - 18:00
TBA Workshop/Seminar

18:00 - 21:00
Gary Matthewman Workshop for Collaborative Pianists
Wed 10
8:00; 10:50; 13:25
German classes begin

9:00 - 9:45
Creating a German Resume for Agent Auditions – Presenter TBA

9:30 - 12:30
Gary Matthewman Workshop for Collaborative Pianists

10:00 - 12:00
City tour of Graz

13:00 - 16:30
Hearings begin: Lieder Studio

14:00 - 17:00
Diction Coaching begins

18:00 - 19:00
Social Hour – Wine, beer, water and juice available for purchase – Augustinum

19:00 - 21:00
Welcome Dinner for EVERYONE! – Augustinum
Thu 11
9:00
Orchestra Orientation

10:00 - 15:00
Orchestra Seating Auditions

10:00 - 17:30
Hearings continue: Opera Studio

11:00 - 11:45
Creating a German Resume for Agent Auditions – Presenter TBA

15.00 - 16:00
Lieder Singers & Pianists: First meeting with coaches

16:30
Survival German for Orchestra

18:00
Orchestra folder pick-up

18:00 - 21:00
Gary Matthewman Workshop for Collaborative Pianists
Fri 12
10:00 - 17:30
Hearings continue: Opera Studio

18:00 - 21:00
Gary Matthewman Workshop for Collaborative Pianists
Sat 13
9:00 - 11:00
New Faculty Orientation & Division Meetings

13:00 - 14:30
Hearings: Make ups

15:30 - 16:30
Orientation & Faculty Introductions (mandatory attendance)

16:30 - 17:00
Voice & Piano Registration w/ Teachers (mandatory attendance)

17:00 - 17:30
Voice & Piano Registration w/ Coaches (mandatory attendance)
Sun 14
19:30
Opening Ceremonies with the AIMS Festival Orchestra – Dirigent: Marzio Conti – György-Ligeti-Saal, Kunstuniversität Graz (KUG)

Mingle and Meet with a glass of free champagne following the Opening Ceremonies
Mon 15
9:00 - 17:00
First day of all classes – Augustinum

19:00
Governor’s Reception at Schloss Eggenberg – Time to dress up!
Tue 16
16:00 - 17:00
Voice Studio Class (every Tuesday)

21:00
Travel Fair: Information on European destinations (Wien, Salzburg, Budapest, etc)
Wed 17
15:05 - 15:50
HENRY PLEASANTS LECTURE SERIES: Gustavo Halley, Presenter

16:00 - 17:00
Coach Studio Class (every Wednesday)

19:30 - 21:00
Alexander Technique and Body Mapping Class: Eddy Malave, Presenter
Thu 18
19:30
ORCHESTRA CONCERT #1 Die Zauberflöte – Dirigent: Marzio Conti – Stefaniensaal, Grazer Congress

Free glass of champagne at Casino Graz following the concert (Bring your passport for entry!)
Sat 18
10:00
FREE DAY
Sun 19
10:00
AIMS in Graz churches – Grazer Dom

10:00
FREE DAY
Mon 22
15:05 - 15:50
SPECIAL EVENTS LECTURE SERIES: TBA

16:00 - 17:00
SPECIAL EVENTS HOUR: Clemens Klug – Preparing for agent/auditions in Germany and Austria
Tue 23
16:00 - 17:00
Voice Studio Class (every Tuesday)
Wed 24
15:05 - 15:50
HENRY PLEASANTS LECTURE SERIES: Gustavo Halley, Presenter

16:00 - 17:00
Coach Studio Class (every Wednesday)
Thu 25
19:30
ORCHESTRA CONCERT #2 Puccini Gala – Dirigent: Lukas Beikircher – Stefaniensaal, Grazer Congress, Graz

Free glass of champagne at Casino Graz following the concert (Bring your passport for entry!)
Fri 26
19:30
AMEN! American Spirituals Concert – Münzgrabenkirche, Graz
Sat 27
11:00
Zauberstimmensommerklänge (Magic Voices – Summer Sounds) – Children’s Concert

19:30
AMEN! American Spirituals Concert – Pfarrkircher Piber
Sun 28
10:00
AIMS in Graz churches – Grazer Dom

Sun 28
18:00
Spirituals, Gospels and More Concert – Musikwochen Millstatt, Graz
Mon 29
15:05 - 15:50
SPECIAL EVENTS LECTURE SERIES: TBA

16:00 - 20:00
MASTERCLASS: Bo Skovhus
Tue 30
11:30 - 13:30
Meistersinger Competition Registration – Augustinum Info Desk

16:00 - 17:00
Voice Studio Class (every Tuesday)

19:30
Only Sondheim (for AIMSers) – Kleine Komödie
Wed 31
14:00 - 17:00
MASTERCLASS: Malcolm Martineau

15:05 - 15:50
HENRY PLEASANTS LECTURE SERIES: Gustavo Halley, Presenter

16:00 - 17:00
Coach Studio Class (every Wednesday

19:30
Only Sondheim (for Graz public) – Kleine Komödie

19:30
AIMS Artists in Recital – Evangelisch methodistische Kirche (EmK)

August


Thu 1
19:30
ORCHESTRA CONCERT #3 Ein Lichtschein am Ende des Tunnels (A Light at the End of the Tunnel) – Dirigent: Marius Stieghorst – Karl-Franzens-Universität, Aula

Fri 2
10:00 - 15:00
Meistersinger Competition: Preliminary round
Sun 4
10:00
AIMS in Graz churches – Grazer Dom

13:00 - 15:30
Meistersinger Competition: Semi-final round
Mon 5
10:50 - 12:25
PRIVATE COACHINGS: KS Linda Watson

15:05 - 15:50
SPECIAL EVENTS LECTURE SERIES: TBA

16:00 - 17:00
SPECIAL EVENTS HOUR: TBA

19:30
MASTERCLASS: KS Linda Watson
Tue 6
10:00 - 16:45
PRIVATE COACHINGS: KS Linda Watson

16:00 - 17:00
Voice Studio Class (every Tuesday)

19:30
AIMS Artists in Recital -Evangelisch methodistische Kirche (EmK)
Wed 7
10:00 - 16:45
PRIVATE COACHINGS: KS Linda Watson

15:05 - 15:50
HENRY PLEASANTS LECTURE SERIES: Gustavo Halley, Presenter

16:00 - 17:00
Coach Studio Class (every Wednesday)

19:30
MASTERCLASS: Thomas Hampson
Thu 8
10:00 - 16:45
PRIVATE COACHINGS: KS Linda Watson

19:30
ORCHESTRA CONCERT #4 Ich hab’ mich 1000 mal verliebt – An Evening of Operette Music – Dirigent: Alfred Eschwé – Schlossbergbühne Kasematten, Graz
Fri 9
19:30
Liederkonzert (Timothy Hoekman Studio) – Robert-Stolz-Museum, Salon Stolz

19:30
ORCHESTRA CONCERT #4 Ich hab’ mich 1000 mal verliebt – An Evening of Operette Music – Dirigent: Alfred Eschwé – Kunsthaus Weiz
Sat 10
10:30
Liederkonzert (Kenneth Griffiths Studio) – Robert-Stolz-Museum, Salon Stolz

15:00
Liederkonzert (Timothy Hoekman Studio) – Blauer Salon, Grazer Congress

19:30
Fiesta Española! Spanish Concert (for AIMSers) – Kleine Komödie
Sun 11
10:00
AIMS in Graz churches – Münzgrabenkirche

10:00
AIMS in Graz churches – Grazer Dom

19:30
Liederkonzert (Kenneth Griffiths Studio) – Blauer Salon, Grazer Congress

19:30
Fiesta Española! Spanish Concert (for Graz public) – Kleine Komödie
Mon 12
15:05 - 15:50
SPECIAL EVENTS LECTURE SERIES: TBA

16:00 - 17:00
SPECIAL EVENTS HOUR: TBA

18:00
Liederkonzert (Gabriel Dobner Studio) – LKH Kirche

19:30
Buona sera, Graz! Italian Concert – Kammermusiksaal, Grazer Congress
Tue 13
16:00 - 17:00
Voice Studio Class (every Tuesday)

19:30
Liederkonzert (Gabriel Dobner Studio) – Blauer Salon, Grazer Congress

19:30
Kammermusik – Instrumental Chamber Music – Evangelisch methodistische Kirche (EmK)
Wed 14
15:05 - 15:50
HENRY PLEASANTS LECTURE SERIES: Gustavo Halley, Presenter

16:00 - 17:00
Coach Studio Class (every Wednesday)

19:30
ORCHESTRA CONCERT #5 – Meistersinger  Dirigent: Marius Stieghorst – Helmut-List-Halle
Thu 15
14:00
MASTERCLASS: Melanie Diener

Thu 15
19:30
An Evening of FUN, SILLY, and LIGHTHEARTED Music presented by and for the AIMS Family – Evangelisch methodistische Kirche (EmK)
Fri 16
Last Day of Classes

18:00
Farewell Party
Sat 17
Departures
Sun 18
Departures