The Eastman School of Music invites applications for the ninth edition of its summer study-abroad program in Paris (, offered in conjunction with IRCAM's ManiFeste-2020 festival of contemporary music and the ManiFeste Academy.

Theory 402a (Theory and Analysis of Contemporary Music) is a three-credit course designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduates: performers, composers, theorists, and musicologists are all welcome. Course topics will include spectral music, timbre-based music, microtonality, computer-aided composition, and live electronics.

Students will attend classes taught by Prof. Robert Hasegawa (McGill University) weekdays from June 1 to 12, then will participate in the IRCAM Academy as auditors from June 15 to 27. Participants will be provided with tickets to all festival concerts (fifteen to eighteen performances). Classes and concerts will be supplemented by masterclasses, guest lecturers, open rehearsals, and field trips; students will also have free time to explore other Parisian musical and cultural resources.

Students applying to the course should have completed at least four semesters of collegiate-level music theory or the equivalent; previous study of post-tonal theory is recommended but not required. The course will be taught in English, and knowledge of French is not necessary. For more information, tuition and fee schedules, and an online application form, please visit the program website:

The application deadline is Monday, February 3, 2020, though applications may be accepted after this date if there is remaining space in the class.

Feel free to contact me by email (robert.hasegawa -at- with any questions... and please pass this announcement along to any students or colleagues who might be interested!

With all best wishes,

Robert Hasegawa
Associate Professor of Music Theory
Schulich School of Music of McGill University
555 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E3
robert.hasegawa -at- 

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