NEW YOUTH PROGRAM
Spend six days on the shore of Keuka Lake, surrounded by picturesque landscapes and vineyards, and be inspired by a world-class faculty. This program is designed for trumpet players who desire more performance (solo and ensemble) and networking opportunities; it will also benefit anyone who may need assistance and strategies to recover from injuries.
Open to collegiate and adult students, especially music teachers and performers. No previous Dalcroze experience is required; basic piano proficiency will be helpful. Students will receive Level 1 – The Introductory Credential certification from the Dalcroze Society of America upon completion of the two-week course.
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of the Alexander Technique, an educational method used by musicians worldwide to enhance practice and performance, prevent injuries and pain, and to overcome performance anxiety.
This small-group, three-day workshop is a safe place to explore one’s fears about performance. Participants will share stories of past experiences and connect around discussion of vulnerability, fear, pressure, competitiveness and the pursuit of perfection.
This institute will focus on concepts important to the training and development of the male voice in classical and musical theater repertoire. Male and female teachers alike will benefit from class discussions on a variety of topics, including vocal structure and health, managing the passaggi, musical theater style, belting, classical and Broadway repertoire for the young singer, and challenges through the “ages” of singing. Master classes, teaching demonstrations, and a recital will be presented during the workshop.
A new week-long program, designed for college students and professional classical guitarists. Participants will work closely with the faculty in a variety of settings including lessons, master classes, and ensembles. Ricardo Cobo (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) is guest faculty for 2017.
NEW COLLEGIATE COURSES
This four-week program, in collaboration with the Université de Montréal, is designed for music students and professional classical musicians interested in perfecting their French skills in a French environment, while learning about French music and culture through history classes, chamber music, and socio-cultural activities.
The debate concerning American identity in music, which has characterized the work of many composers and writers since the nineteenth century, became especially intense in the wake of World War I, when some prominent young composers pursued the development of American art music. But what does “American” in music mean? Dr. Cristina Fava will help students answer that question.
This course focuses on analysis of the instrumental chamber music of Johannes Brahms. The approach combines phrase rhythm in Classical music with the flexible approach toward the downbeat and other beat levels of Baroque music. The main issue addressed is how the status of the bar line is continually called into question. Offered as an online course only; current ESM and non-Eastman students can take advantage of the flexibility of online learning. Students may also choose the noncredit option.
NEW COMMUNITY COURSE
Advanced high school and adult students will enjoy the weekly rehearsals led by Josephine Gaeffke where they will learn about style and performance practice, and grow in a nurturing environment. This is a person-centered Baroque ensemble in which members may share and expand their knowledge of historically-informed performance while exploring the repertoire of Baroque chamber music.
Michael Anderson is taking his popular institute to Chicago this summer. Students will enjoy singing in St. John Cantius Church, recently named the “most beautiful church in the United States” and well-known for its rich tradition of sacred music.
By popular demand, this institute has been expanded to five days for Summer 2017. In addition to inspiring master classes, the program also includes orchestral mock auditions, lectures on the music profession, a performance workshop for flutists, a physical wellness seminar, and a cruise on the Erie Canal! Mindy Kaufman (New York Philharmonic) and Emily Skala (Baltimore Symphony) are guest faculty for 2017.
Opera buffa became an effective lens through which time-honored social mores were laid bare at the close of the Enlightenment. Professor Michael Ruhling’s class will examine the works and legacy of two of the greatest creative pairings in operatic history.