Historical Notation Bootcamp, Aug. 7-11, 2017

Andrew Hicks (Cornell University) and Anna Zayaruznaya (Yale University) are delighted to announce that the second annual Historical Notation Bootcamp will be held August 7–11, 2017 at Yale’s newly renovated 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 event is open to graduate students in all fields of study, as well as undergraduates headed into graduate studies. No previous knowledge of historical notation will be assumed, but experience with modern music notation is required. The seminar is free of charge (including meals and materials). Support for lodging may be available, though participants will need to arrange their own transportation. 

We are now accepting online applications at 


Please note that the application requires a brief statement of intent (no more than 250 words) and a current CV. We will accept applications through June 1 and will get back to applicants shortly thereafter (first or second week of June). 


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