The 2018 Historical Notation Bootcamp will be held the week of August 6–10 at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, with the generous support of Yale University and Cornell University. This four-and-a-half-day seminar offers a primer in the theoretical grounding and practical know-how of medieval musical notations, from neumes to early print sources. Get the basic skills you need to work with musical sources, make sense of source-based analyses, and sing from original notation.

The Bootcamp is open to graduate students in all fields of study, as well as undergraduate headed into graduate study. No previous knowledge of historical notation will be assumed, but experience with modern notation is assumed. The seminar is free of charge (including materials). Financial assistance to partially defray the costs of lodging and/or travel may be available for those students who do not have institutional support.