A degree in Harmony is a prerequisite for conducting contemporary ensemble courses. Basic principles of conducting, kinesiology, elements of expression, morphology-analysis, etc. are taught in various genres and styles of music, because its repertoire includes many works of the 19th to 21st century of jazz, rock, pop and traditional music adaptations.
The student is taught conducting for the following ensembles: Big band, philharmonic band, traditional orchestra and symphonic orchestra. Rhythmic and melodic solfege are essential elements for the student as the rhythmic elements and scales of jazz and traditional music are very different from the classical data.
Compulsory courses: Solfege, morphology-analysis, history, choral and orchestral score on the piano, instrumental knowledge of modern and traditional instruments.
Music theory teacher at AMS Music School
Karakasis George Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Professor of Advanced Theory.
He graduated from the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2008. He studied at OBE (Conservatory of Northern Greece) advanced theory and Composition (excellent unanimously). He received a degree in Organizing from the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki and took conducting lessons with the Conductor Karolos Trikolidis (letter of recommendation).
He holds the position of Chief Musician and Conductor in the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Municipality of Paionia and in the choir of “Saint Raphael “of Meteora, Thessaloniki since 2009. He is the conductor of the two small symphonic orchestras” New Generation”and “ Mozartakia”of OBE (Conservatory of Northern Greece) since 2013 and of the large symphonic orchestra of OBE since 2019.
He has been the artistic director of the Dimiourgon Odeio-AMS Music school (About Music Studios and Lessons) since 2017 and of the Municipal Conservatory of Paionia in Kilkis since 2020. He is in charge of the music department at the Cultural Association of Lagyna from 2017 until today.