Classical Music on the Spot is weeklong workshop that enables participants to develop their improvisation skills and deepen their understanding of the galant and high classical styles. Our approach draws together historical approaches including figured bass treatises, Italian partimento, and modern research including Robert Gjerdingen’s galant schemata, music theory pedagogy, and music cognition. Analysis and listening activities complement our practical improvisation work, and daily seminar topics include historical performance practice, musicological research, historical instruments, rhetoric, and more.
Have you always wanted to learn to improvise in the classical style? Or are you already comfortable with realizing figured bass and want to take your performance and knowledge to the next stage? Classical Music on the Spot meets students' needs at a variety of levels.