For composers, the EAMA-Nadia Boulanger Institute offers the opportunity to discover your inner ear by means of a unique contrapuntal approach applied to every parameter of music. An intensive month-long study of counterpoint, musicianship, harmony, and analysis is lead by our faculty of master teachers whose own evolving method informs the way they impart their musical insight.

At the conclusion of your month-long study, you will be equipped with a bedrock of musical method certain to make you grow as a musician and inform your every interaction with music throughout your career.

Professor Philip Lasser

About Philip Lasser (Director, EAMA-Nadia Boulanger Institute)

Sample Schedule

Day 1

9-10:30  Musicianship levels 1-4 or Score Reading levels 1-2 (by placement)

11-12:30 Species Counterpoint levels 1 and 2 or Invertible, Canon & Fugue (by placement)

2-3:45 CHORALE

4-5:15 Composition Techniques: Choral Music, Bach’s WTC, Elements of Composition, Orchestration

5:15-6:30 Composition Techniques: Art Song and Opera (students choose one Composition Techniques class)

Day 2

11-1 Basic ANALYSIS, Advanced ANALYSIS (returnees only)

3-4:15 Keyboard Harmony (All levels meet)

4:30-6 Workshops: Counterpoint, Invertible Counterpoint, Keyboard Harmony

4:15-6:45 Composition Lessons 

7:30 CONCERTChamber Musicians