Philip Lasser, Director

The European American Musical Alliance’s Nadia Boulanger Institute delivers our core philosophy by means of intense musical instruction. Our approach and philosophy is method-centric – transcending culture, aesthetic and time. Through a unique approach to contrapuntal principles, we observe the inherent function of sound across musical works and performances, formalize those functions and offer a method of analysis that becomes the bedrock for musical decision-making.

Our Institute offers summer music programs in Composition, Conducting and Chamber Music at the historic Schola Cantorum in Paris, France. These programs offer intensive study of the crafts of counterpoint, harmony, analysis, and musicianship as well as personalized training in composition, conducting and chamber music performance taught by professors from The Juilliard School, the San Francisco Conservatory, Mannes College the New School for Music, Westminster Choir College, the Paris Conservatory, the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris and La Schola Cantorum.

Classes are held at La Schola Cantorum in Paris, founded in 1895 by the French composers Vincent d’Indy, Charles Bordes and Alexandre Guilmant to counteract the stifling atmosphere of the Paris Conservatory.

Important musical figures from all over the world have studied and taught at La Schola Cantorum, including: Eric Satie, Darius Milhaud, Edgar Varèse, David Diamond, Bohuslav Martinu, and Isaac Albeniz. Organists such as Louis Vierne, Olivier Messiaen, Maurice Duruflé, and Jean Langlais also passed through its hallowed halls.

La Schola Cantorum itself is an historic 17th Century ‘Hôtel Particulier’, originally constructed as a Benedictine Convent, conveniently situated in Paris’ Latin Quarter, the artistic heart of Paris. The Schola Cantorum boasts a fully operational original 1902 Cavaillé-Coll organ, Steinway concert grand, and its own private gardens.

The 2018 Summer Institute dates are July 1 – July 29, 2018

The 2018 EAMA-Nadia Boulanger Institute Informational Video: