In Summer 2015, the Theory Department will offer the following programs:
- Theory and Analysis of Contemporary Music (June 9–July 6), a study-abroad course in Paris produced in conjunction with IRCAM’s ManiFeste-2014 festival and academy.
- Classical Music on the Spot: Eighteenth-Century Keyboard Improvisation. (July 6-10) A 5-day intensive workshop on the art of eighteenth-century keyboard improvisation. Students will be immersed in eighteenth-century repertoire and will develop skills in improvisation in the galant and high classical styles. We will draw on the Italian tradition of partimento and on Robert Gjerdingen’s galant schemata, exploring historical pedagogy and modern scholarship and their application to improvisation.
- Additional collegiate courses, including Topics in Tonal Literature and Analysis, Theory, Analysis, Musicianship Review I, Pedagogy of Music Theory, and Survey of Analytical Techniques are offered through Summer@Eastman. Visit summer.esm.rochester.edu for more information.
- The Institute for Music Theory Pedagogy (June 22–27), a week-long intensive workshop for theory and aural skills teachers and students.