Courses & Mini-Courses, Fall & Spring, 2021-2022

During the 2021-2022 year, we welcome back tenor Aaron Sheehan  for a course on November 6-7, 2021 entitled “Ornamentation in Handel’s Vocal Music,” a performance-based course that will explore ways to ornament Handel arias. Through critical listening, research, and performance, students will discover the many tools (ornaments, affect, text, rhythm, and character) that we have at our disposal for ornamentation. With this knowledge we will attempt to do justice to the genius of Handel’s music.

Students wishing to register for the mini-courses, which carry one elective Musicology credit, should enroll in MH 629 Early Music Studies. Auditors are welcome; please email for more details.

We also welcome back harpsichordist Peter Sykes for a course in Spring 2022 on improvisation. Details TBA.


Spring 2022 Recorder course with Aldo Abreu