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Announcing a
Summer 2005 course in
Gregorian Chant Performance

This summer session of Collegium Musicum will provide the student with skills and concepts fundamental to Gregorian chant performance, studied within the context of singing. This course will combine academic study with experiential learning: we will sing every day, becoming acquainted with interpretive approaches and performance practice issues, while gaining practical experience with a varied repertoire. The course will furthermore introduce technical aspects of chant performance such as notation, modality, antiphonal psalmody, and will include discussion of the liturgical context of chant. The class will culminate in an informal presentation of pieces studied.

This course is intended for singers, early music performers, music historians, choral conductors, and those with an interest in medieval music or Latin liturgy. It is not necessary to be a vocal performance major to take this course. Familiarity with modern musical notation is the only prerequisite.

Instructor:Alison Altstatt, MA
Time and location:July 18th – August 11th, 2005, Tu./Th. 6:00 pm - 8:50 pm (eight sessions); 101 Collier House, University of Oregon
Course Listing:MUS 391: Collegium Musicum, CRN: 42895 (1 credit—pass/not pass), University of Oregon School of Music
Further course information:contact instructor at tel. 541-343-8742, or email:
Enrollment information:

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Richard Lee,, last modified 29 May 2005