Music Analysis Summer School


SMA Music Analysis Summer School


University of Durham

20-24 September 2010

Building on the huge success of the inaugural Summer School in 2009, the SMA, in collaboration with the IMR and the publishers of Music Analysis, Wiley-Blackwell, will organise another summer school in music analysis at Durham University, 20-24 September 2010. The residential course will be open to both national and 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 be taught by international experts in various analytical disciplines. Attendance will be capped at 30. To be considered for a place, please submit a CV to Michael Spitzer ( by 14 June 2010, giving details of your academic qualifications, and your current work. The Summer School is open to current masters and doctoral students, and to post-doctoral scholars. Successful applicants will be informed by 1 July 2010. The Editorial Board of Music Analysis has provided a subvention that will offer up to thirty postgraduate music students free accommodation and meals: participants need only contribute a registration fee of £50, and cover the cost of their travel to Durham.

'Classes were intensive and interactive, taking the form of small seminar groups rather than lectures, and encouraged an equal exchange of ideas, transcending the usual tutor/student hierarchy. The SMA merits our gratitude and praise for spearheading such a valuable initiative, and one which is set to evolve and (one hopes) to become a permanent fixture in its calendar of events.' (Anne Hyland, PhD student, University of Cambridge).

Teaching staff this year will include our International Teaching Fellow, William Caplin, as well as William Drabkin, Julian Horton, Adam Krims, Michael Spitzer, Richard Widdess, and Special Guest Speaker, Pieter Bergé.

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