BACK IN 2019 BY POPULAR DEMAND!!
An exciting day camp for commuter students entering grades 5-9 (current grades 4-8) that combines the best of ECMS’s half-day programs into one engaging musical week: ensemble rehearsals (band, orchestra, chorus), theory in motion (musicianship class with movement), electronic music (using apps and computer programs to create music and enhance practice time), composition, and improvisation. Students will present a public concert at the end of the week. Note: this program is for local (Rochester-area) students only; room and board are not available.
A 4-day intensive study featuring daily flute master classes led by legendary Eastman pedagogue Bonita Boyd. Additional guest faculty will include Jeffrey Barker (Associate Principal Flute of the Seattle Symphony), Luke Fitzpatrick (Principal Flute of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Des Moines Metro Opera), and Anne Lindblom Harrow (Eastman School of Music). Flutists will be exposed to a unique and comprehensive curriculum, beginning with a solo recital from Professor Boyd and continuing with intensive study of orchestral excerpts and solo flute repertoire.
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. Students meet weekly in synchronous online class sessions. The course, which may be taken for credit or as a noncredit institute, requires weekly readings and analysis and a seminar-length paper.
Michael Anderson is taking his popular institute to New York City’s Church of Notre Dame. This course is appropriate for church music directors, choral directors, and singers wishing to gain a stronger foundation in early music.
A survey of rock music (broadly defined to cover a range of late-20th and early-21st century popular styles) from a theoretical/analytical perspective. Topics include key/scale, harmony, rhythm/meter, phrase structure, timbre/instrumentation, and form. This online course may be taken for credit or as a noncredit institute; students meet weekly in synchronous class sessions.