Courses on medieval music performance are rarely seen in conservatories and music schools. Today, many performers are thus missing a large and rich part of music history – six centuries – from their education, the fundament of today’s understanding of Western music.
This course is offering any musician with the thirst for medieval music –both those new to the field and those who are already into medieval music– the possibility to taste as a panorama: one topic per year that takes you on a promenade through the medieval centuries.
Take the journey into the origins of modern music and get to experiment with music in a new and surprising way by adding new tools to your palette. In this way, you will gain a an insight into the medieval perspective and discover stunning repertories, while also enjoying them.
This course is a rare opportunity in which you will get to know the sequence in such a broad span, from the early medieval to late medieval periods, and in both monophonic and polyphonic repertories, all this in a favorable international atmosphere.
Experiment with the colors of the sequence repertory and performance practice thanks to:
– 10 day course
– 1 faculty member
– 3 subjects: theory, small ensemble, big ensemble
– 3 extra activities: conference, workshop on NLP for musicians, and a tour
Find out more about your own music history and obtain precious materials for developing your artistic career.
Are you ready to start exploring? Read the FAQ, fill in the registration form, and send it to us.
Who can participate?
Singers and instrumentalists as active participants.
There is the possibility of participating with other medieval instruments. To learn more about eligibility for participating with other instruments, please contact us.
Do you not have a portative organ? Get in touch with us to learn about the possibilities to rent one.
Musicologists who wish to participate as auditors – that is, not taking part in the performance or ensembles – are welcome to register with a price reduction.
Ensembles who register with a minimum of 4 members will receive a reduction.
What is the course about?
This course is on the performance practice of medieval music with the fundaments of applied musicology for singers and portative organ players (see question below about other instruments).
The course explores:
– Music history of monophonic and polyphonic musical works.
– Instruments and their performance practice.
– Repertoires and their performance practice: preparation of a concert program, use of medieval tunings, ensemble work, concert.
How is the course organized?
There will be daily activities that will include: a theory class on applied musicology, a small ensemble class and a large ensemble class.
In addition, a conference, a workshop on NLP for musicians, and a tour to historical sites of the region will be offered to the students.
Active participants will perform at the concerts of the course.
Do students need to have previous knowledge of medieval music?
It is not necessary to have previous knowledge on medieval music.
Keyboardists who never played a portative organ are allowed to enroll as well.
Instrumentalists are expected to bring their own instrument.
Do you not have an instrument? Contact us to learn about possibilities for getting an instrument.
Dates: 10 days
Contact the organization with the following information:
– Complete name and personal details
– Short CV
– Professional Photo