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Course fee: $395
Transitions in Music: Changes in Music between Historical Eras
Have you ever wondered how the music of the Middle Ages "becomes" Renaissance? How Renaissance "becomes" Baroque? How Baroque "becomes" Classical? This course will investigate the transitions in music between these historical eras. Starting with vocal and instrumental music of the Middle Ages, this lively presentation/performance series will guide you through the musical transitions that followed. You will learn to hear and identify the musical elements that place a work in a certain era.
Composers will include Medieval composers Hildegarde, de Machaut, and Anonymous; Renaissance composers Josquin, Palestrina, and Gesualdo; Baroque composers Monteverdi, Scarlatti and Bach; and Classical composers Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert.
Key passages - what in the music best illustrates its historical era - will be demonstrated at the piano and discussed. Classes will include active listening with "guided tour" commentary, interactive components related to understanding the music we hear, and opportunities for score study (no experience necessary!). Some classes will feature live performances by students of the Glenn Gould School.
About the Instructor:
Clayton Scott, ARCT (Piano Performance, RCM), BA (University of Toronto), has taught piano, harmony, and music history since 1969. She is a Member of the College of Examiners, Royal Conservatory of Music. In 1992, Ms. Scott developed the lecture/performance series Music Through the Ages, a music appreciation and history course now consisting of over 75 titles that she has presented in Canada and the United States. Ms. Scott has a particular interest and expertise in working with the adult learner both individually at the piano and in group workshop classes such as Perform with Poise and Pizzazz!, which help musicians of all ages and stages gain comfort, security, and joy in sharing their music. In addition to her teaching, Ms. Scott adjudicates piano festivals; conducts piano master classes; gives professional development and motivational lectures for teachers, parents, and students; and presents opera, ballet, and music history workshops for a range of associations and institutions across North America.www.claytonscottmusic.com
*A 10% discount will be applied automatically at checkout for students who are enrolled concurrently in any of the following Royal Conservatory School music classes: Individual Instruction, Group Classes, Learn to Play/Sing, Small Ensemble, Theory and History.
*If you are an active Conservatory Circle member, please contact 416.408.2825 for a 10% discount on all Music Appreciation courses.
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