Music Analysis Summer School


Music Analysis Summer School

University of Durham

13–15 July 2009

Building on the success of their jointly sponsored Research Training Roadshows, the SMA, in collaboration with the IMR and the publishers of Music Analysis, Wiley-Blackwell, will inaugurate a biennial summer school in music analysis at the University of Durham, 13-15 July 2009. The residential course will be open to international applicants and will provide a unique forum for advanced study in theory and analysis in the UK.

Designed as an intensive programme run in small seminar groups, the summer school will feature three UK tutors from different institutions (William Drabkin, Julian Horton and Michael Spitzer) and a Wiley-Blackwell Fellow from the United States, the eminent theorist Richard Cohn (Yale University). Seminars will be given on Neo-Riemannian harmony, Schenker, the new Formenlehre and semiotics. The Editorial Board of Music Analysis has provided a subvention that will offer up to twenty-five postgraduate students in music free accommodation and meals: participants need only cover the cost of their travel to Durham.
Teaching at the Summer School will be intensive, with attendance capped at 25. To be considered for a place, please submit a CV to Michael Spitzer ( by 1 April 2009, giving details of your academic qualifications, and your current work. You must be enrolled in a Masters or PhD programme. Successful applicants will be informed by 1 May 2009.

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