The 2020 Historical Notation Bootcamp has been canceled. We will reconsider the 2021 Bootcamp at a later date.
The four-and-a-half-day seminar offers a practical and theoretical overview of medieval musical notations, from neumes to early print sources. Participants will acquire the basic skills needed to work with historical musical sources, make sense of source-based analyses, and sing from original notation.
The event is aimed are graduate students in all fields of study, as well as undergraduates headed into graduate studies. Faculty and post-doctoral scholars are also welcome to apply. No previous knowledge of historical notation will be assumed, but experience with modern music notation is expected. The seminar is free of charge (including materials) and past participants have often been successful in securing funding from their home institutions to cover lodging and/or travel.