The International Course on Medieval Music Performance offers singers and instrumentalists the possibility to study monophonic and polyphonic repertoires composed from the 12th to the 14th centuries. The course masterfully combines rigorous musicological research with a vibrant reconstruction of performance practice. The principal objectives are:
- The study of different repertoires composed between 1100 and 1350.
- The interpretation of the different music notational systems that record the repertoires.
- The study of a historically-informed ways of singing and playing musical instruments that are appropriate for the different repertoires of the course. This includes vocal production, articulation, diction, tuning, and ornamentation.
- The development of ensemble techniques appropriate to the performance of each repertoire.
- The production of a concert for the closing of the course (Chant program and Vocal & Instrumental Program)