For the second year in a row, the Choral Camp is being held at IES La Laboral de La Laguna from 1 to 5 July. This summer training activity by Escuela Coral de Tenerife offers participants the chance to share learning through rehearsals, classes and a final concert to showcase everything they have learnt during the week.

To guarantee the quality of the experience, the Escuela has engaged teachers of international renown: Basilio Astulez, Esther Andueza, Juan Pablo Agudelo, María Claudia Peña and Paulo Vassalo.

Apart from the three choir groups to be divided by age from 8-year-old on, the Camp also features special activities for pianist wishing to train as accompanist, choral singers or conductors who wish to polish their conducting technique.

You can enrol until Monday, 24 June through a form on the Tenerife Artes Escénicas website, in the section Escuela Coral

The final concert, which is free of charge, will be held on 5 July at 7:30 pm at Salón de Actos of IES La Laboral.


Juan Pablo Agudelo graduated in Musical Education from the Faculty of Arts in the University of Antioquía. He is also founder and principal conductor of the Ensamble Vocal Polimnia de Marinilla, general manager of the Choir Programme of the Rionegro Municipality and professor at the Faculty of Music of Fundación Universitaria Bellas Artes in Medellín.

Esther Andueza is a pianist and head of the Repertoire and Singing department of Conservatorio Profesional Arturo Soria de Madrid. She specialised in vocal accompaniment with different maestros in Spain and Italy.

Basilio Astulez teaches Choral singing at the Conservatorio Municipal de Leioa in the Basque Country. He founded the Leioa Kantika Korala children’s choir in 2001, the young women’s choir La Kantoria in 2005 and the mixed choir SJB in 2007. This young choir school, which has more than 200 singers of ages ranging from 7 to 25, has won numerous awards at Spanish and European competitions.

María Claudia Peña is director and teacher at the Coro de Intermezzo del Coro de Jóvenes de la Ciudad de Nueva York (Young People’s Chorus of New York City- YPC), made up by 130 choristers aged from 10 to 14. Its activities include, apart from the introduction to choral methodology in New York state schools with no resources, a programme that was recently acknowledge by the PASE organisation (Partnership of After School Educators), that rewards excellence in educators of out-of-school activities.

Paulo Vassalo Lourenço is a doctor in Choral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati/College-Conservatory of Music and he currently teaches in the Higher School of Music in Lisbon. His teaching career has won him an international standing, so he has given courses in France, Italy, Poland, Ireland, Denmark, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, China, Singapore, Israel and Turkey.

The Choir School and Camp are both initiatives of Cabildo de Tenerife under its Education and Social Areas and its Tenerife 2030 strategy with the collaboration of Fundación Cepsa and Obra Social ‘la Caixa’.