The Eastman School of Music invites applications for its summer study-abroad program in Paris, offered in conjunction with IRCAM’s ManiFeste-2018 festival of contemporary music and the ManiFeste Festival Academy.
Theory 402a (Theory and Analysis of Contemporary Music) is a three-credit course designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduates: composers, performers, theorists, and musicologists are all welcome. The syllabus focuses on developing an analytical understanding of musical developments of the last thirty years, with special emphasis on works performed during the festival. This year’s featured composers include Franck Bedrossian, Stefano Gervasoni, Marko Nikodijevic, Georges Aperghis, Thierry De Mey, and Rebecca Saunders. Course topics will include spectralism, electroacoustic music, microtonality, computer-aided composition, and live electronics.
Students will attend classes taught by Prof. Robert Hasegawa (McGill University) every weekday from June 4 to 15, then will participate in the ManiFeste Festival Academy as auditors from June 18 to June 30. Participants will be provided with tickets to all festival concerts (typically 15 to 18 events), including performances by the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Ictus, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and other international ensembles and soloists.
Students applying to the course should have completed at least four semesters of collegiate-level music theory or the equivalent; previous study of post-tonal theory is recommended but not required. The course will be taught in English, and knowledge of French is not necessary. For more information, tuition and fee schedules, and an online application form, visit the program website:
The application deadline is Friday, February 9, 2018, though applications may be accepted after this date if there is remaining space in the class. Applicants will be notified of admission decisions by February 16.
Feel free to contact me by email (robert.hasegawa -at- mcgill.ca) with any questions… and please pass this announcement along to any students or colleagues who might be interested!
Associate Professor of Music Theory
Schulich School of Music of McGill University
555 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E3
robert.hasegawa -at- mcgill.ca