For performers, our Institute offers the opportunity to better understand the music that you perform through the discovery your inner ear. 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.

This summer, pianist and composer, Emile Naoumoff, will be joining our faculty. One of the last disciples of Nadia Boulanger, Emile Naoumoff brings to our program his breadth of knowledge and profound understanding of the musical world.

Students receive two private chamber music coachings in each of the four weeks of the program and will have the opportunity to perform in public concerts at the end of the session in Salle Franck. Repertoire will be discussed and established with accepted candidates before arrival in Paris. A selection of these chamber works will be performed and analyzed in analysis classes, presented in group chamber meetings, and selected for personalized chamber music analysis sessions.

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

Sample Schedule

Day 1

9-9:45 Musicianship 1/Musicianship 3

9-10:30 Intro the Score Reading 2/Score Reading 2

9:45-10:30 Musicianship 3/Musicianship 4

11-12:30 Species Counterpoint 1 

11-12:30 Species Counterpoint 2 

11-12:30 Invertible, Canon & Fugue 

2-3:45 CHORALE

4- 6:15 Conducting Seminar

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

4-5:45 Composition Techniques: Orchestration

5:15-6:30 Composition Techniques: Art Song and Opera

Day 2

11-1 Basic ANALYSIS 

11-1 Advanced ANALYSIS 

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

4:30-6 Counterpoint Workshop. Invertible Counterpoint Workshop 

4:15-6:45 Composition Lessons 

4:30-7 Conducting Lessons 

7:30 CONCERTChamber Musicians