Weekend classes will resume after the AEM FESTIVAL ONLINE, July 6-11, 2020
Join AEM ONLINE this weekend! Class sessions are offered using the Zoom meet-ing app, or your web browser. Register for any number of sessions - classes are $25 per session. Host will be in touch on Friday with Zoom meeting links, instructions, and any other necessary materials. Class sessions run 90 minutes, and begin with introductions and last-minute tech help.
Participants new to Zoom are encouraged to attend the Zoom tutorial on: Friday, June 12, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (1:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time).
All participants who have registered by Friday morning will receive an invitation to the Zoom tutorial, as well as the link to their class. Music is available in advance, check your order confirmation email for the link. If for any reason a class doesn’t work for you, please let us know, and we will refund your registration fee.
SCHEDULE (Eastern Daylight Time)
Saturday, June 13, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. On the Practice or Art of Dancing with Tanja Skok
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Musical Gym Practical Music Theory and Musicianship with Shira Kammen
Sunday, June 14, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Fresh Air Breathing the Renaissance on Recorder with Wendy Powers
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Symphoniae of the Blessed Instruments of Hildegard von Bingen with Patricia Ann Neely
On the Practice or Art of Dancing with Tanja Skok
Saturday, June 13, 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (10:00 am Pacific Time)
“De Pratica Seu Arte Tripudii” by Guglielmo Ebreo, a 15th-century treatise, represents one of the key sources for exploring early Renaissance dance. The class will work on one of the dances from the book, and explore the important dance definitions and exercises the author described. Ebreo speaks about how to prepare the body and mind for the fine art of dancing. We will find our own way to follow his instructions. Visit https://youtu.be/z39TBOrmYbg to see an example of a bassa danza. Visit https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b105278918.image to see Ebreo’s treatise. Open to: all dancers and anyone interested in 15th-century dance. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and be in a room with enough open space in which to dance.
Musical Gym: Practical Music Theory and Musicianship with Shira Kammen
Saturday, June 13, 3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (12:00 pm Pacific Time)
This class will make use of exercises to buff up our musical imaginations. Music on the page, off the page, above and below the page – we’ll practice intervals, scales, modes, singing, rhythm, your own instrument, improvisation (no experience necessary), and using your ears in a deep and purposeful way. Materials will be provided during the class. Pitch: A=440, Open to: all instruments and singers.
Fresh Air: Breathing the Renaissance on Recorder with Wendy Powers
Sunday, June 14, 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (10:00 am Pacific Time)
Air is the soul of a wind instrument, including the recorder, and where a player breathes shapes a melody’s essential narrative clarity. A lesson for recorders on where to breathe in 15th- and 16th-century melody, with music by Binchois, Busnoys, Hayne van Ghizeghem, Gardane, and Lassus. Pitch: A=440, Open to: SATB recorders; Renaissance recorders welcome.
Symphoniae of the Blessed
Instruments of Hildegard von Bingen with Patricia Ann Neely
Sunday June 14, 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (12:00 pm Pacific Time)
Explore a work of Hildegard von Bingen, the famous (in her own time and now) 12th-century Benedictine abbess known for her multiple gifts, among them composition and visionary poetry. We will work on one of her symphoniae from an instru-mental point of view and talk about the art of improvisation: the rules and creative ideas. We will execute what we have learned in an arrangement of one of her compositions. Pitch: A=440, Open to: any instrument (harps, lutes, vielles, flutes, viols, and recorders).