COURSES AT GC PARTNER INSTITUTIONS

FALL TERM 2024

- Application via email to globalconservatoire@mdw.ac.at until 12th August -

 

THE ROYAL DANISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC

Performance Practicality: Historical Performance Practice on Modern Instruments

Study level: Bachelor, Master
Course tutor: Christian Westergaard and Toke Møldrup

Course content: This course focuses on building bridges between the craft of music making in the past and the art of interpretation today. Through concrete tools, through stepping in the shoes of the well-educated musician of 17th and 18th century, you will gain knowledge about composition, performance, context and concrete practice, all with the purpose of gaining stylistic fluency and vocabulary.

Dates of the live sessions (Zoom): tbc

Course syllabus available at https://globalconservatoire.com/courses/courses-fall-2023/performance-practicality/

 

THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC LONDON

Art of Improvisation

Study level: Bachelor
Course tutor: Richard Thomas, Mark Armstrong,
Paul Robinson, Tim Watts

Course content: This course is aimed at both composer/performers and Principal Study Performers who have an existing command of their instrument but would like to develop improvisational skills. A prerequisite for opting for this course is a willingness to go outside of your comfort zone. The course is mainly assessed through submitted recordings of improvisations within the following headings: Jazz Improvisation (Mark Armstrong), Baroque ornamentation (Richard Thomas), Sonic Meditations (Tim Watts) and Improvising to external stimuli (Paul Robinson). Those of you with existing experience of improvising will be encouraged to select an option unfamiliar to you. Although the practical side of the course is based in practices from Western Music, the asynchronous content will consider improvisational practices in a wider global context.

Dates of the live sessions (Zoom): tbc

 

CONSERVATORIUM VAN AMSTERDAM

Ableton Sessions – Creative jamming with Ableton Live

Study level: Bachelor, Master
Course tutor: Ferry Ridderhof

Course content: Ableton Live is currently one of the most creative Digital Audio Workstation software available. The Ableton Sessions course focuses on the use of the session view within Ableton. The main objective of this course is to playfully discover the creative power of Ableton without the immediate concern for a perfect final product. Step by step, you'll learn how to assemble the various layers of a musical work in your own unique way.

Dates of the live sessions (Zoom): tbc

Course syllabus available at https://globalconservatoire.com/overview-of-all-courses/ableton-sessions-creative-jamming-with-ableton/

 

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Harlem Renaissance

Study level: Bachelor
Course tutor: Delano Copprue

Course content: This course offers students an opportunity to study major works of the Harlem Renaissance. With an emphasis upon literature, bolstered by excursions into music and the visual arts, we will examine the historical and cultural contexts, the philosophical and spiritual strivings that animate this vibrant, affirmative cultural flowering. Discussions will range from aesthetics to criticism, with particular focus upon artistic voice and vision. Along the way, we will reflect upon the enduring legacies of the Harlem Renaissance within the broader landscapes of creative activity.

Dates of the live sessions (Zoom): 7.9 (10:00-11:00 Eastern time), 4.10 (10:00-11:30 ET), 25.10 (10:00-11:30 ET), 6.12 (10:00-11:30 ET)

Bold denotes required attendance.

 

    • Friday, September 7 — Introduction and course overview (10:00-11:00 Eastern)
    • Friday, September 27 — Individual group check-ins, by appointment
    • Friday, October 4 — Collaborative presentations #1 — Topic: How to build a creative culture  (10:00-11:30 Eastern)
    • Friday, October 25 —Collaborative presentations #2 — Topic: Intersections between poetry, painting, and music in the Harlem Renaissance (10:00-11:30 Eastern)
    • Friday, November 15 — Course review, final project introduced (10:00-11:00 Eastern)
    • Friday, December 6 — Final student presentations, (10:00-11:30 Eastern)

 

REGISTRATION FOR mdw STUDENTS

Please register via email to globalconservatoire@mdw.ac.at until 12th August 2024 (name, matriculation number, study field, study cycle, contact details)

The capacity of the courses is limited, the principle "first come, first served" applies!