17th April 2020
This is to inform you with great regret that due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, MMCJ unfortunately had to cancel this year’s Music Maters Course Japan 2020, as there is no certainty whether we can welcome our participants from abroad and to proceed all the aspects of the course.
We were absolutely determined to hold the MMCJ 2020, as this year marks 20th anniversary since we started as MMCK in Kazusa Academia Park in Kisarazu, Chiba, Japan.
However, we had to make a difficult decision to suspend this year’s edition.
To the participants, the audiences, Yokohama-City, Minato Mirai Hall, all the sponsors and supporters, we are deeply grateful for your understanding and cooperation.
Regarding the funds and donations we received from the sponsors and supporters, we will contact you individually.
MMCJ is considering to sustain this year’s activities in alternative way, we will inform you once all is decided in due course.
MMCJ will make further effort to provide the best edition in next year, and we thank you for your continued support.
We sincerely wish you all the best and very much look forward to seeing you after overcoming this global crisis.
MUSIC MASTERS COURSE JAPAN
Founding Artistic Director
We are pleased to announce our program for 2020 and to invite applicants for this attractive opportunity.
MMCJ offers full scholarships to talented students for a summer of personalized study and performance experience with masters musicians in Yokohama, one of Japan’s most exciting cities.
January 8 (Wed.) 2020, Japan Standard Time
> See “Entrance Requirements for 2020 Applicants”
> See “MMCJ 2020 Audition flier” (PDF)
USEFUL LINKS FOR APPLICANTS:
> Your Teachers (FACULTIES)
> Student Views
> MMCJ/MMCK Alumni (click “MMCK/MMCJ Alumni” of FACTSHEETS)
> MMCJ2019 Concert Videos (move to official YouTube)
> MMCJ2019 Photo Gallery (move to official Facebook)
We are glad to introduce 4 special supporting artists for Gala Concert (July 4).
Takumi Kubota, Violin
Professor of Violin, Toho Gakuen School of Music
Visiting Professor of Violin, Kunitachi College of Music
Kyoko Saburi, Violin
Mito Chamber Orchestra
Yumi Yoshimura, Oboe
NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
MMCJ Alumna (2016)
Masaru Yoshida, Bassoon
Principal Bassoon of Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
>See “Gala Concert”
We are pleased to introduce MMCJ 2019 Students!
Here are 21 young promising musicians from 7 countries; Japan, South Korea, Iran, Spain, Italy, U.S.A. and Canada.
MMCJ 2019 STUDENTS LIST