Baroque Academy for Instrumentalists

August 7-14, 2022

Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18020
United States

Tuition:
$675

Saskia Coolen and Hsuan-Wen Chen, co-directors

Baroque Academy will run during the first week of the Amherst Early Music Festival

Baroque Academy at the Amherst Early Music Festival offers high-level, immersion classes for Baroque strings, winds, and voice. Students work closely with internationally renowned faculty members to expand their knowledge of Baroque style, ornamentation, and repertoire. Chamber music ensembles and Baroque orchestra work through the week in preparation for performances. Pitch for Baroque Academy is A=415.

Baroque Academy Instrumentalists have an intensive all-day program of master classes, chamber ensembles, oboe band, topic classes, and the opera orchestra. Work closely with extraordinary artists on Baroque style, ornamentation, and technique, Baroque ensemble, dynamics, basso continuo, and more. Opera orchestra musicians should plan to arrive on Sunday, August 7 for afternoon orchestra rehearsal, exact time tba.

Baroque Academy Daily Schedule: 9:00 Master classes, 11:00 Chamber ensembles, 1:30 String orchestra, Oboe band, Topic classes, 3:30 Baroque opera, Vocal Soloists Rehearsals. Opera Dress Rehearsal: Thursday evening, August 11, after the Faculty Concert.

Audition Due date

May 1, 2022

Faculty

Saskia Recorder
Hsuan-Wen Harpsichord
Grant Lute Voice
Ingrid Violin
Immanuel Flute
Meg Oboe
Wouter Bassoon Dulcian
Kathryn
Cok
Harpsichord
Peter Harpsichord

Baroque Academy Audition Information

To apply for Baroque Academy  you will need to submit the following through our audition portal
https://amherstearlymusic.getacceptd.com

  1. 1. $30 registration fee
  2. Your resume or a brief description (one or two paragraphs) summarizing your musical background and experience, including formal and informal training and education.
  3. 10-15 minutes of music showing your technique, expression, and understanding of Baroque style. The piece need not be accompanied. Please include composer and title information with your submission.
  4. Singers auditioning for the Baroque Opera Project will need to submit a head shot and a brief physical description: hair color, eye color, height, and weight. Photographs are accepted in any standard form. This information is required to be considered for a role in the opera.