Performing Bach in Baroque Style with Modern Instruments and Vocal Technique

Aug 6 2012
Aug 11 2012


Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY, 11367-1597
United States
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Performers and/or Faculty: 
Raymond Erickson (Director and keyboards), Dorothy Olsson (dance), Sandra Miller (winds), Janet Packer (strings), Sally Sanford (voice), Masayuki Maki (assistant to Director, keyboards)

A unique workshop (inaugurated 2011) for advanced players and singers with little or no intensive experience with period instruments and historical performance practices.  The curriculum will include lectures, private/ensemble coachings, and master classes, with a culminating performance on the final day.  The underlying philosophy is that style, not instrument, is the key to stylish performance of the music of Bach and other composers of historical repertories.   The small participant body ensures personal attention. 

Because of the critical importance of understanding the musical implications of baroque     dances, daily baroque dance classes are a foundational element of the program.

Participants can expect that their present understanding of Bach's music will be challenged and substantially enlarged.   As one professional participant wrote following last year's workshop, "I hear everything differently now." 


Presented By: 
The Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, CUNY

845-876-7472: Raymond Erickson

718-997-3902: Aaron Copland School of Music (Jane Cho)

Tuition: $650 (some scholarship aid available)
Discount to EMA Members: 
Description of Discounts: 
$150 discount to EMA members accepted to participate.
Contact Person: 
Raymond Erickson
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