Magnac sur Touvre (16 – Charente)
Choir “Mélo di’Arte” from MAGNAC in TOUVRE – Charente – FRANCE
Born from the idea of a few musician friends, the Mélo di’Arte association was created in January 2014.
The main objective: to share skills with anyone wishing to get involved in musical practice, whether vocal, instrumental, ensemble or soloist.
To do this, internships are organized, open to anyone, with no level required, as well as Musical Encounters projects.
Each event, linked as often as possible to another form of art, ends with one or more public performances. The ensemble “Vocal di’Arte” thus constituted addresses a repertoire of works from all periods and of various styles. . It occurs at the request of departmental, regional, national… and international organizers!
The second objective of the “Mélo di’Arte” association is to train choristers to function as head of the desk, or even of choir director. To do this, several training workshops are offered either on an ad hoc basis during internships, or regularly throughout the year.
Odile Deroin, Conductor
Plunged into the musical pot at the age of 3 … Odile Deroin began studying piano at the National School of Brest. At the end of the course during which she acquires professional skills validated by various prizes at national piano competitions, she develops the desire to continue, once an adult, various training courses: practice of the transverse flute, training as a conductor. orchestra after Yves Cohen, at the Aubagne conservatory.
This specific training allows her to discover and then practice orchestral and choral conducting. A teacher at National Education, Odile Deroin develops musical strands with the students entrusted to her.
For a few years, acting as an educational advisor, she trained the teachers in her department in music education. At the same time, she participated in many and various ways in musical projects in Charente.
Her pianistic training allows her to accompany several vocal groups, to be part of a string quintet, to set up with two lyrical singing friends a trio “les‘ pies qui chantent “.
At the origin of a children’s choir, in 1996, she created “Amalgam ‘” in Garat, then in 2010, the opportunity to participate in a Franco-German exchange gave her the opportunity to direct the choir of the ‘Association Musicale de Magnac sur Touvre.
In 2013, he got the idea, along with some musician friends, to create the association “Mélo di’Arte”, organizer of musical courses ending with regional, national and even international musical meetings.