Historical Notation Bootcamp, Aug. 6-10, 2018

Anna Zayaruznaya (Yale University) and Andrew Hicks (Cornell University) and are delighted to announce that the third annual Historical Notation Bootcamp (https://blogs.cornell.edu/hnb/) will be held August 6–10, 2018 at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, with the generous support of Yale University and Cornell University. This four-and-a-half-day seminar offers a primer in the theoretical grounding and practical know-how of medieval musical notations, from neumes to early print sources. Get the basic skills you need to work with musical sources, make sense of source-based analyses, and sing from original notation.

The event is open to graduate students in all fields of study, as well as undergraduates headed into graduate studies. No previous knowledge of historical notation will be assumed, but experience with modern music notation is assumed. The seminar is free of charge (including materials). Financial assistance to partially defray the costs of lodging and/or travel may be available for those students who do not have institutional support. We are now accepting online applications at


Please note that the application requires a statement of intent (max. 500 words) and a current CV. We will accept applications through May 1 and will get back to applicants shortly thereafter.

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