Summer 2011 Programs » Baroque Opera Workshop


Institute for 17th Century Music at Queens College

Baroque Opera Workshop

for Singers, String Players, and Continuo Players

June 19-25, 2011

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Application deadline extended to April 20, 2011


Christa PattonCo-Director, Music Director, Baroque harp

David RonisCo-Director, Stage Director

Dongmyung AhnString technique and repertoire

Julianne BairdBaroque vocal style
Additional faculty:
Dorothy J. OlssonBaroque gesture and dance
Arthur HaasKeyboard technique
Patrick O’Brien – Lute technique  
Robert MealyString master class

Classes include:
·      Daily coachings and masterclasses
·      Instrumental and vocal technique
·      17th century vocal ornamentation
·      Baroque gesture, stagecraft, and dance
·      Basso continuo
·      Baroque string technique

Daily Schedule of Sessions and Classes

Special lectures
Anticipated topics:
·     Guillaume Bernardi: Mastering the Libretto: Italian rhetoric and prosody
·     Julianne Baird: "Roman Opera in the early 17th century"

jacopo-peri.jpgThe Institute for 17th Century Music at Queens College will offer a one-week, intensive training program in Baroque opera.  Areas of focus will include: Baroque vocal and instrumental technique, ornamentation based on 16th and 17th century sources, Baroque gesture and dance, and improvised accompaniment for players of basso continuo, all derived from period sources and repertoire.  The week’s work will culminate in a performance of 17th century opera scenes staged with full continuo and strings.

In addition to regular sessions with Ms. Baird, special lectures and masterclasses will be given by key figures of today’s Baroque performance world allowing participants further opportunities to hone their skills in this specialized field.

Singers: $650*
Strings and continuo instruments $550*
Auditors: $60 per day
On-Campus Housing: $330
    (plus $15 per day mandatory meal plan)
* Scholarships may be available

Application Form

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Application Deadline: Extended to April 20, 2011

Aaron Copland School of Music
Queens College – CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367

For further information, email:
Christa Patton
Davis Ronis