Courses that premiered in 2021 (and a few favorites that were paused due to the pandemic) are returning for 2022! Read about them below.

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ENGLISH LYRIC DICTION & INTRODUCTION TO IPA - ONLINE

This class will familiarize the student with the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), and to understand its application to Standard American English within a lyric setting. Application of that knowledge will be proven through written IPA, reading, listening and performance assignments. The class will be beneficial not only to singers, but also to speakers who wish to improve their understanding of the pronunciation of American English. Additionally, choral directors will benefit greatly from an understanding of the International Phonetic Alphabet and how to apply it when working with blending sound within their choral groups.

LA CANCIÓN LÍRICA: A SURVEY OF SPANISH ART SONG REPERTOIRE - ONLINE

La Canción Lírica: A Survey of Spanish Art Song delves into the evolution of the Spanish Art Song genre from the 17th through the 21st centuries. The course is designed to explore the songs of established composers (such as Granados, de Falla, Turina, Ponce, Guastavino), as well as their lesser-known contemporaries, while also highlighting the important contributions of various female composers to the genre (Souviron, Zubeldia). Weekly lectures, as well as score study, reading and listening assignments, will help participants expand the scope of their knowledge of this repertoire for recital and/or pedagogical use. This course is geared toward singers, coaches, pianists, voice teachers and all enthusiasts of La Canción Lírica! Pairs well with Spanish Lyric Diction – ONLINE.

SURVEY OF ART SONGS BY WOMEN COMPOSERS: REPERTOIRE AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT - ONLINE

A six-week comprehensive study of vocal literature by women composers through the centuries. This course explores the music of composers such as Francesca Caccini, Clara Schumann, Maria Malibran, Cécile Chaminade, Amy Beach, Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, and Grace Williams, including biographical information combined with cultural history. The influence of these women on their female and male contemporaries rounds out this course of rich (sometimes obscure) art songs to bring them to the forefront of vocal repertoire. Weekly lectures as well as performance of the literature by participants make this a very engaging, interactive course for singers, pedagogues, and vocal coaches.

VOCAL PEDAGOGY FOR CHORAL CONDUCTORS & VOICE TEACHERS - ONLINE

This class will provide an introductory or refresher course focusing on the training and development of the voice. Classroom and private voice teachers, collaborative pianists, and choral directors alike will benefit from discussions on a variety of topics, including the structure and function of the vocal mechanism and health, managing the passaggi, musical theater style, age-appropriate classical and Broadway repertoire, and challenges through the “ages” of singing.

BACK FROM COVID HIATUS

THE ARTISTIC FLUTIST: BONITA BOYD INTERNATIONAL FLUTE MASTERCLASS

A five-day intensive study featuring daily flute master classes led by legendary Eastman pedagogue Bonita Boyd. Additional guest faculty will include 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 through masterclasses. Participants will attend lectures on the music profession and perform on one of two Participant Concerts at the end of the week.

CHORAL MASTERWORKS - BRAHMS: EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM

In-depth analysis and rehearsal of Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem, with guest faculty Dr. Jerry Blackstone, Professor Emeritus of Conducting, University of Michigan. We will also explore recent research on issues of choral and instrumental performance practice in the Romantic era. Participants conduct Voices, the professional chorus in residence at the Institute, as well as the community event “Summer Sing!”

THE COMPLETE CONDUCTOR: FOCUS ON THE RENAISSANCE

Weeklong workshop focused on topics addressed by choral directors and accompanists in the context of choral singing. The course will include daily sessions in conducting, singing, musicianship, class performance, vocal pedagogy, repertory selection, and movement-oriented MusiKinesis®. Each participating conductor will conduct Voices, the professional chamber chorus in residence at the Institute.

EASTMAN SAXOPHONE PROJECT (ESP) INSTITUTE

Come experience what it is like to be part of the Eastman Saxophone Project! Hosted by ESP’s founding director, Professor Chien-Kwan Lin, participants will spend one week training and performing with members of this dynamic ensemble. In addition to performing ESP music, participants may bring arrangements and get guidance throughout the week. All lessons and rehearsals led personally by Professor Lin. Exceptional high school and collegiate saxophone ensemble enthusiasts are encouraged to apply. Pairs well with the Eastman Summer Saxophone Institute.

EASTMAN SUMMER TRUMPET INSTITUTE

Addressing the various needs of today’s collegiate and high school players, the Eastman Summer Trumpet Institute is a fun-filled, highly motivating five-day online experience hosted by Wesley Nance (Second Trumpet, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; Trumpet Faculty, Eastman Community Music School) and an invited guest instructor (TBA). Students will participate in masterclasses with faculty critique and group discussion. The institute will feature daily topical sessions such as: warm-up, practice strategies, technique, and interpretation. Students will participate in college or orchestral mock auditions and get feedback from faculty. Students will explore ways to develop successful mental attitudes, styles, and techniques for great recital performances, orchestral playing, and audition success. Finally, students will perform a capstone concert as soloists and as members of a trumpet ensemble. Dust your trumpet off, get back in shape, and join us as we explore the challenges and excitement of playing this fantastic instrument!

SUMMER WIND CONDUCTING INSTITUTE

The Summer Wind Conducting Institute (SWCI) capitalizes on the relationship between the Eastman School of Music and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, providing talented apprentice conductors the opportunity to conduct and rehearse highly skilled professional wind orchestral musicians. The course focuses on the relationship between conductor and ensemble, exploring how conductors can achieve their artistic intentions.

THEORY AND ANALYSIS OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC: STUDY ABROAD COURSE IN PARIS

This summer study-abroad program is a four-week, three-credit graduate-level course on contemporary music, open to performers, composers, theorists, and other music scholars. Scheduled to coincide with ManiFeste-2022, a month-long festival of contemporary music produced by IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique), the course is designed to explore musical innovations of the last twenty-five years with special emphasis on works performed during the festival. Students will attend class meetings with Prof. Robert Hasegawa for the first two weeks of the course, then will participate as auditors in the ManiFeste Festival Academy for the final two weeks. Academy events include concerts, lectures, masterclasses for composers and performers, open rehearsals, and films.

THE UNBROKEN CIRCLE: INDIGENOUS SONG, DANCE, STORIES

The songs and dances of Native North America are a rich source of original forms that serve to express the beauty and power of the natural world and our place in that realm. Here is an introduction to the melodic and rhythmic forms of a variety of tribal Nations across the Americas: Menominee, Ojibway, Cherokee, Creek and Inuit. In most Indigenous cultures, dance and song accompany one another and everyone dances throughout all stages of life. Therefore, participation will include group social dances, how men’s and women’s dances differ, which dances come from ancient times and how new dance and song forms continue to be created today. This material gives a unique perspective on the evolution of world song and dance.