Teaching

It’s my pleasure to teach in several courses throughout the year.

Cappella Pratensis Summerschool

In the wonderfully historic city of Antwerp there is a one-week workshop where you can learn to perform Renaissance polyphony directly from the original notation! This takes place during the early music festival ‘Laus Polyphoniae’ every August. The workshop culminates in a concert where all the groups present their pieces led by myself and my co-tutors from the ensemble. For more information – www.musica.be

  • Aug 25-29, 2021 Josquin des Prez (virtual edition)
  • Aug 24-30, 2020 Rhythms of life: the Bossche Choirbooks (virtual edition)
  • Aug 19-25, 2019 Mary of Burgundy
  • Aug 20-26, 2018 Celebrations: occasional works of the 15th and 16th Centuries
  • Aug 21-27, 2017 15th-century polyphony from Cambrai Cathedral

Polyphony workshops at Klausenhof Academy

Each year at the start of Karneval, (for those wishing to find refuge) I teach in a weekend course in ensemble singing / playing, alongside the multi-instrumentalist Martin Lubenow. Location Hamminkeln Germany.

  • July 9-12 2021 De Monte (later date due to restrictions)
  • Feb 21-24 2020 Iberian polyphony
  • Mar 1-4, 2019
  • Feb 9-12, 2018 Pierre de la Rue 500

Cornett Making Workshops

I also teach a quasi-yearly course in instrument-making with cornettist Sam Goble, aptly titled “make your own cornetto” where participants craft a treble cornetto from scratch in 4 days according to original measurements. 

  • June 17-21 2019 Cambridge, UK
  • July 2-5 2018 Cambridge, UK
  • July 19-22, 2018 Schwerin, Germany
  • June 21-25, 2017 Cambridge, UK
  • January 10-13, 2017 Evora, Portugal
  • June 2016 Cambridge, UK

Lectures / Presentations

  • “Playing the text” delivered at Brass Antiqua 2017 (Aug 1-5, 2017 Winchester Virginia). An interactive presentation aimed at historic brass players who wish to play vocal music. length = 1 hour
  • “Tuning wind instruments” delivered at the university of Bratislva (May 2016). A glimpse into the thought process during woodwind construction. Touches on temperament, historical tools, flexible pitch. length = 2 hours
  • “Making a Cornetto, a demonstration of historic techniques” delivered at Utrecht Early Music Festival 2015