Questions and Answers


When is the Alion Baltic Festival?

The Alion Baltic International Music Festival 2017 dates are: July 11 to August 10, 2017


WHAT TO BRING TO THE ALION BALTIC FESTIVAL?


MUSIC

Please refer to your acceptance letter for assigned and/or suggested program repertoire.
Pack music you are currently working on for lessons and master classes.
If you are part of chamber music group, the required music will be emailed to you 3 weeks prior to your arrival to the festival.

CLOTHES

Dress is casual for daily activities, however we encourage you to bring a “dressy” outfit for concerts. Alion Baltic Music Festival participants are encouraged to bring a white top and black pants/skirt perform with the orchestra. We encourage our Alion Baltic Competition and Festival guests to dress up for festival's concerts, masterclasses, and concerts, including The Gala-Concert, August 10, 2017. As it is cool in the air-conditioned Tallinn Academy and the Hotel's dining hall, and warmer outside and in the hotel rooms (no a/c), please bring a sweater or sweatshirt in case you need it.
Also, bring umbrella in case it rains.

HANGARS/READING/BED SHEETS

If you are driving, we encourage you do bring a fan. Fans are also available for rent from the Conference Services Office for $10. You receive $5 back if you return the fan to the of fice, located in Stevenson Dining Hall. If you have room in your suitcase, a small book is always nice to bring along as the hotel dormitory rooms are equipped with a cozy table light. We supply a linen pack that includes two flat sheets, a pillowcase, bath towel and hand towel, however if you have favorite linens you prefer to bring, please do so! Please be sure to pack a few hangars.


WHAT IF I HAVE TO ARRIVE BEFORE OR AFTER REGISTRATION?

Of course we’d like to see you at registration, but we understand that delays happen. Please email our office: globe333@gmail.com ahead of time to let us know about your delay, or early arrival. If you should arrive early in the day and would like to check in to your dormitory room at the Center Hotel before registration, please feel free to pick up your dormitory key at the Main Office, located at
Tornimäe tn 7, Second Floor, 10145, Tallinn, Estonia.
Telephone: +372 55984333

The office is open 7 days a week, 10:00-20:00


WHERE CAN I PRACTICE?

Individual practicing is possible in 4 locations partnering with the festival:

  • Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre - 15 classrooms with pianos - 10:00 to 20:00
  • Tallinn Georg Ots Music School education building - 10 classrooms - 10:00 to 18:00
  • Vene Kultuurikeskus Center - 5 instruments - 10:00 to 20:00
  • Methodisti Kirik - 6 instruments - 10:00 to 20:00

There is no schedule for individual practicing; rooms are taken on the first-come, first-serve basis.


WHAT ABOUT WIFI?

Wifi Connection is available at the Center Hotel free of charge. Please ask the hotel's receptionist for the WiFi name, when checking into your room.
Additionally, Wi-fi internet is available in most of the Festival's buildings, including Tallinn Academy, Russian Cultural Center, etc.


TELL ME ABOUT ON-CAMPUS LIVING

The accommodation offers double rooms. Single students at the festival will share a room with 1 roomate. Single rooms are possible, but at the surcharge of 25 Euro per 1 night. Parents who accompany students under 18 years of age, may share the room with minor for a 15 euro surcharge per night. Students may choose their own accommodation at the festival. In this case we will substract the amount spent by us on hotel from the student's tuition, but the student will be responsible for own accommodation and meals.


TELL ME ABOUT ON-CAMPUS DINING

For all programs at the festival, breakfast is served daily from 7:00 to 10:00 at the Center Hotel's Dining Hall.
Lunch and Dinner is not covered by tuition. Students may purchase the meal plan, which covers lunch AND dinner at one of 3 restaurants, partnering with the festival.
The cost of Meal Plan is 70 Euro per week.
To purchase the meal plan, please email AB Festival's Office: globe333@gmail.com


Is there any age limit to participate in The Alion Baltic Festival?

Alion Baltic International Music Festival does not limit the age of participants.


Is there any audition to participate in the course?

Even though there is no required audition to be accepted to the festival, we recommend students to send links to their online recording. This will make it possible for us to determine participant's artistic level and know which of the daily concerts, chamber music groups, and other activities to put him/her in.


Is there any specific repertoire which must be prepared?

There is no repertoire rules.
We recommend students to:
  • Have a few pieces ready, which can be performed at the festival concerts.
  • Have the same or different pieces ready to be performed at Professors' individual lessons and /or masterclasses.
  • In case students would like to participate in The II Alion Baltic International Music Competition, which is a part of the festival, they need to perform 2 pieces of their choice.
    For more information about the competition, please visit: ALION BALTIC COMPETITION PAGE


ATMs?

Yes, there are plenty of ATM Machines available around Tallinn, including one in the Center Hotel.
Withdrawals will be distributed in Euro.
Surcharges will apply according to one bank's policy.
Withdrawals will be distributed in Euro.
Surcharges will apply according to one bank's policy.



Are there any refunds given from the festival? What are the causes?

A partial refund of 50% maybe refunded back to student in case of: a) Severe sickness preventing him/her participating and/or traveling to the festival. A Dr.official notarized statement is required. b) In case of a natural disaster or a military conflict in Estonia, or other country the festival takes place at.

To request a 50% one must apply NO LATER THAN June 1, 2017.

Absolutely no refunds will be given for a failed travel document, visa, or any other circumstances!
No exceptions!!!
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MORE QUESTIONS?

Always feel free to call or email: globe333@hotmail.com // +(1)917-5359362


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