Summer Institute on Plainchant and Polyphony
  • Church musicians, choral directors, and singers with particular interest in the performance of plainchant and pre-1600 sacred polyphony are warmly encouraged to enroll in a summer institute on these topics at the Eastman School of Music. The weeklong course will balance exposure to the genres and styles of traditional plainchant with the study and execution of Renaissance vocal polyphony. Sessions will center not just on performance but also on historical background, notation, and contemporary theory and practice. In a short concert at week’s end, attendees will present – as an SATB choir – an unpublished sixteenth-century polyphonic Vespers, which incorporates both chant and polyphony.

  • I would like to highly recommend this institute to everyone here. It is being offered and directed by my friend Michael Alan Anderson who is not only an accomplished scholar and musicologist at the Eastman School of Music but is also the conductor and artistic director of the outstanding Schola Antiqua, which holds a residency with the Lumen Christi Institute at the University of Chicago. Anyone who is interested in deeper, academic knowledge of Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony should seriously consider it!

    Here is the Schola Antiqua under Michael's direction singing the Josquin Ave Maria...virgo serena:
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    Couldn't this simply be bumped, rather than a new post with the same link in it each month?
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