Singing Gregorian Chant and Renaissance Polyphony — Chicago

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Singing Gregorian Chant and Renaissance Polyphony – Chicago

This institute will not run in 2022, but is planned to return to Chicago in Summer 2023. We hope you’ll join us next year!

Michael Alan Anderson, director

The course will balance exposure to the genres and styles of traditional Western 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. At week’s end, students will present a concert of sonorous Renaissance polyphony interleaved with solemn plainchant. This course is appropriate for church music directors, choral directors, and singers wishing to gain a stronger foundation in early music.

Please note: Housing and meals are not provided; participants should make their own arrangements for housing and meals during the week.

“[The institute] deepened my skills in lots of areas and I acquired new skills in others. Michael’s energy and enthusiasm made the time fly. He’s an innovative teacher who keeps everyone actively engaged. The week was well paced/structured. Never a dull moment!” – 2019 participant


Read our blog: Summer@Eastman 2020: From Publicity to Perotin: A Musicologist’s Journey