2014 Mini-Courses

The Center for Early Music Studies is pleased to announce the following Spring 2014 mini-courses.

Thursday, February 6 – Friday, February 7
Monteverdi’s Orfeo
Andrew Parrott
An intensive two-day study of Monteverdi’s great opera, taught by one of the world’s most prominent experts on his music.
12 hours of class time. 1- or 0-credit options available. Open to non-BU students by permission. Students should also plan to attend the roundtable on Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers on February 3.

Sunday, February 16- Tuesday, February 18
16th-Century Italian Madrigals
Scott Metcalfe, Jason McStoots, Dennis Costa, Victor Coelho
A three-day course sampling one of the largest, most challenging, and most rewarding areas of the vocal chamber music repertoire. The focus will be on madrigals setting texts by Petrarch.
15 hours of class time. 1- or 0-credit options available. Open to non-BU students by permission.

Saturday, April 12 – Monday, April 14
12th-Century Aquitanian Polyphony
Benjamin Bagby
An introduction to the captivating world of polyphonic music collected in manuscripts at the monastery of St. Martial in Limoges, in the duchy of Aquitaine in south-west France.
15 hours of class time. 1- or 0-credit options available. Open to non-BU students by permission.

Please download the application and send the completed version to Scott Metcalfe (smetcalf@bu.edu).

These courses are free for BU students. For non-BU participants, the cost is $200 for one mini-course, $350 for two, and $450 for all three.

Applications for all three mini-courses are still being accepted.