Join us each weekend for AEM ONLINE! DETAILED CLASS DESCRIPTIONS FOR CLASSES HERE! Registration opens each Monday for the weekend classes! REGISTER now for September 26 and 27!
Join us for AEM ONLINE classes each weekend! Register for any number of sessions - classes are $25 per session. After you register, you will receive an email with a link to a webpage for each class, where you can access music and any other class materials, along with the Zoom session link. Class sessions run 90 minutes, with 15 minutes for introductions and last minute tech help, and 75 minutes of class time. Class sessions are offered using the Zoom meeting app, or your web browser. Participants new to Zoom are encouraged to attend the Zoom tutorial on: Friday September 25, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (1:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time). If for any reason a class doesn’t work for you, please let us know, and we will refund your registration fee.
SCHEDULE September 26 and 27 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Saturday, September 26, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Tantalizing Telemann Technicalities with Sarah Cantor
We will use the Telemann F Major duet as technical inspiration for this class. The high F’s give us opportunities to work on blowing and thumb position for high notes. The scale passages are perfect for finger coordination. The repeated sequences of 16th notes beg us to make tonguing syllable decisions. The long passages give us a chance to practice breath control. The cadential trills offer a chance to review trill fingerings and incorporate tasteful appoggiatura’s. Since technique should always serve the music and not the other way around, we will make music playing the duet together. You can download the music and play the duet with Sarah on her music-minus-one video here: https://www.cantornote.com/music-minus-one.html Geared to: upper intermediate to advanced recorders. Pitch: A=440.
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. What Makes Johann Sebastian Bach ‘Bach’? with Geoffery Williams
An exploration of one of the pillars of western music and why his sacred vocal music is so well-known and revered today. Class will spend some time with the St. John and St. Mat-thew Passions, the Christmas Oratorio, and Church Cantatas. There will be some oppor-tunity to sing and play along with recordings, while muted. Open to all. Pitch: A=440.
Sunday, September 27, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. From the Bottom Up with Alissa Duryee, harpsichord and Jerôme Huille, ‘cello
An opportunity to view works from the standard recorder repertoire, as well as 18th cen-tury arrangements, from the perspective of the continuo part. The duo Dialogues (Alissa Duryee, harpsichord, and Jérôme Huille, cello) will guide participants through the note-worthy features of the pieces as seen from 'down under'. Demonstrations of different pos-sible continuo realizations, articulations, tempi, and bowings will be given. There will be ample time for playing along with the continuo team. Every question you've never dared to ask a continuo player will be answered! Participants should prepare the first, third, and fourth movements of Handel’s Sonata in F major, Op. 1, # 11 on alto recorder, and the fol-lowing arrangements of Scots tunes by Francesco Barsanti: 1. Waly, Waly 2. Johnnie Faa 3. O Dear Mother, What Shall I Do? #3 should be played on soprano or tenor recorder. Geared to: intermediate to upper intermediate treble instruments. Pitch: A=440.
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.It’s All About the Bass: Learn to add Drones and Chords to your Favorite Early Music Tunes with Tina Chancey
Whether you're playing a 13th-century cantiga, a Renaissance dance tune by Arbeau, or one of D'Urfey's Pills to Purge Melancholy, it always helps to fill out the piece by adding some chords and double stops. We viol players are lucky to have six strings, a rounded bridge, and and two and a half octave range—we’ve got lots of sounds at our disposal. Each different era of music has its own accompaniment techniques. In this class you'll learn to play sustained and rhythmic drones whether you play the tune yourself or accompany a singer; to find different versions of the most common chords on your instrument and how to decide what chords to use, to create arrangements with introductions and interludes that combine playing the tune and supporting chords, and to create obbligato bass parts from a simple ground bass. Geared to: Intermediate to advanced treble and bass viols (D instruments). Pitch: A = 415
See them on our Calendar here!
SCHEDULE OCTOBER 3 & 4 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Saturday, October 3
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Douglas Freundlich, Renaissance lute duets
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Adam and Rotem Gilbert: Polyphonic Songs from c1500
Sunday, October 4
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Norbert Rodenkirchen, Medieval Improvisation
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Rosamund Morley, class for novice viol players
SCHEDULE OCTOBER 10 & 11 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Saturday, October 10
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. with Matthias Maute, recorder
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. with Brent Wissick, viol
Sunday, October 11
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. with Karen Axelrod and Emily O'Brien
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Douglas Kirk, lecture on the Lerma manuscript
SCHEDULE OCTOBER 17 & 18 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Saturday, October 17
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. with Zoe Weiss, viol
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. With Emily Eagen, and Temmo Korisheli, voice
Sunday, October 18
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. with Nancy Thym, harp
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Baroque bassoon with Sally Merriman
SCHEDULE OCTOBER 24 & 25 (Eastern Daylight Time)
CityRecorder Global Edition! With faculty Daphna Mor, Saskia Coolen, Deborah Booth, Rachel Begley, Wendy Powers, Valerie Horst, and Lawrence Lipnik... Registration opens soon!