The Historical Notation Bootcamp, directed and taught by Andrew Hicks and Anna Zayaruznaya, offers a primer in the theoretical grounding and practical know-how of medieval musical notations, from neumes to early print sources. The workshop will provide instruction in the basic skills needed for work with musical sources, source-based analysis, as well as singing from original notation. The event is open to graduate students in all fields, as well as undergraduates headed into graduate studies.

This event is made possible through the support of Beinecke Library and Department of Music at Yale University, Cornell University’s Sidney Cox Library of Music and Dance, Department of Music, and Carol T. Sienko Memorial Endowment.

Please contact either of the organizers for more information.

Andrew Hicks is an associate professor of music and medieval studies at Cornell University. His research focuses on the early history of musical thought and theory from a cross-disciplinary perspective, tracing its role within the wider spectrum of philosophical, cosmological, and scientific discourse in late antiquity and the middle ages.

Anna Zayaruznaya is an associate professor in the department of music at Yale University. Her research brings the history of musical forms and notation into dialogue with medieval literature, iconography, and the history of ideas, with a focus on songs and motets in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century France.