What to expect at Early Music Academy Boston

A typical day starts with a morning vocal warm-up. This session usually takes place in a large classroom, but if weather is good, the seminary courtyard may beckon! The warm-up session is designed to exercise your vocal cords and ease you into the day’s singing both physically and mentally.

Following the warm-up, mornings are usually given over to full choir rehearsals, or you might explore a variety of smaller scale repertoire.

During the afternoon you might have a talk, workshop or split choir rehearsals.

There will be free time for you to have tea or a snack in nearby Brighton, take a stroll around the lake, or just have some quiet time to relax in the comfort of your room or explore the attractive campuses of the seminary and Boston College.

Small group - Oakham 2010

Small group - Oakham 2010

After your evening meal, time is given over to smaller group sessions. Each day comes to a close with Compline by Candlelight in the Chapel and an informal showcase in the course bar for any who would like to share the music they have been working on with the group.

Men's Compline, Uppingham 2015. Photo: Michele de Courcy

Men's Compline, Uppingham 2015. Photo: Michele de Courcy

For those who wish to socialize, the summer school bar offers a great way to relax after a hard day’s singing and to get to know your fellow participants and tutors a little better.

Break time Oakham 2010 - photo: Leigh Torgerson

Break time Oakham 2010 - photo: Leigh Torgerson

Friday is concert day! All your hard work culminates with the Gala Concert. All the main works you have studied during the week will be on the program, along with some of the tutor projects. The concert takes place in the Saint John’s Seminary Chapel and is open to the public.

 

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