Clarion Collegium Week
Launched in 2008, in partnership with the New York Collegium, Clarion Collegium Week (CCW) is the nation’s only program assembling music students of all ages as well as young professionals from all over the United States to lear about the art and techniques of Baroque music and historical performance. The program now offers two tiers of classes, the first for musicians of college age and older, and the second, parallel tier for gifted younger musicians from New York’s high schools and middle schools, with priority given to those from public schools.
In a week of immersion into 18th-century music, students participate in master classes—on string, wind, brass, and keyboard instruments, and voice—with some of the world’s foremost Early Music specialists. The Week focuses on one composer or movement and includes lectures and symposia with leading scholars on Baroque music. These programs are free and open to the public to familiarize and engage new audiences with the richness and brilliance of Baroque music.
CCW concludes with our students attending the full rehearsal of a featured work of the composer chosen for study that year: a masterwork that exemplifies the style and techniques that have been studied in the classes. The production features the Clarion Orchestra, the Clarion Choir, and world-class soloists and includes many of the teachers of our classes and is conducted by Clarion's artistic director Steven Fox.
Since 2008, Clarion Collegium Week has welcomed students representing:
Bard College and Conservatory Boston University Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music Queens College, The Aaron Copland School of Music Curtis Institute of Music Dartmouth College Eastman School of Music Harvard University Ithaca College The Juilliard School The Manhattan School of Music Mannes College at The New School North Carolina University School of the Arts Oberlin College Conservatory of Music Stony Brook University School of Music Yale School of Music Yale University Department of Music
Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music Fort Hamilton High School Frank Sinatra School Packer Collegiate Institute (private) Special Music School
Clarion looks forward to expanding our reach to more schools in future years.
Clarion Music Society, PO Box 259,
New York, NY 10021