2018 Camp brochure

Playing with Ease is a new, innovative, music education project geared towards young musicians who are getting started on their professional career path, teachers and active musicians. Using her own artistical music career and experience as an active concert musician and university professor, oboist Sanja Romic created this concept. Camp
offers instrumental masterclasses in combination with different methods and techniques that support musical development of the students and help them reach it “with ease”.

Series of workshops from the “Musical Health Camp” present and introduce the extended and complex concept of music education that treats musician as a whole. We believe that beside artistic elements, one must consider also psychophysical qualities and limitations of the person which have to be worked out beside its purely interpretative possibilities. That is why we are helping the psychophysical guidance and development of music students, improving their advancement and performance abilities, as well as extending their professional lifespan because they are often exposed to various physical injuries and discomforts. we teach students how to cultivate “what’s inside you”, to use and apply their own abilities in the best possible way, and to freely express their musical selves through various techniques and psychology practice.

This complex concept of the musical education is purely innovative in our region, and some of it’s elements are finding practical use in the developed educational systems worldwide.

The program in 2018 includes instrument courses for oboe, flute, violin and violoncello, as well as improvisation for classical musicians, which helps us free up our espression within music without boundries. As support we are apply the Aleksander technique (AT), yoga for musicians, movement as an expression through the method of “The 5Rhythm Movement“, as well as guided  psychological workshops for musicians.  All workshops are lead by certified instructors who are internationally specialized and educated and have many years of work experience.

“Music is an art in which we create or interpret someone’s idea, and we give a large part of ourselves. The best results are achieved by developing a sense of measure and harmony when we are able to express the most sincere part of ourselves, and when we manage to express all the previous work through our inner self. Reaching such focus is often a stumbling block when it comes to public appearances, numerous hours of practice, entrance exams, auditions or important performances. There is often stress, pain, uncertainty, stage fright… The key to success is learned techniques and methods that we can use in those moments. Our desire and the aim of the project are to introduce the benefits of this concept to a large number of students in our country and region.”- Sanja Romic

Explaining a path of a professional musician is easily done if compared to that of a professional athlete. The concept is the same –it’s just a different subject. This is not as well known here because of the lack of popularity and investment in culture and education, and that is why musicians are not treated as deserved. Many years of professional experience abroad and an awareness of the development and advancement of new technologies in education sparked the idea to organize such a camp in Serbia.

We set the main part of the project in the “Ceptor” hotel on Fruska Gora, a jewel of nature in the vicinity of Novi Sad. In the heart of the untouched nature it offers an ideal location and facilities where professors and students spend time together working, walking, getting to know Fruska Gora monasteries and enjouing local culinary specialities.

We want to include as many organizations from the region as possible in our activities, which would make this cooperation mutually beneficial. By doing that, we enrich our cultural surrounding, promote its tourism potential, highlight organizations that help promote the development of culture and youth education, improve public awareness about the valuable and important, we promote local artists, learning from their experience and knowledge, and we provide a creative environment for new generations and a better future.

Touristic Organization of Vojvodina: vojvodinaonline.com

Project is supported by the Vojvodina Provincial Secretariat for Science and Technological Development, Touristic Organization of Vojvodina, Nectar.

»Jeunesses Musicales of Novi Sad« (MONS), as one of the most influential cultural institutions in Vojvodina, will organize final concert for the participants in Novi Sad.