Study with Alice Parker


The Melodious Accord Programs are based on the philosophy and teaching of Alice Parker. Drawing on her experiences as a composer, conductor and teacher, she is able to unite these disciplines into challenging and rewarding classes.

These programs are open to mid-career professional composers, conductors, performers, church musicians and others passionate about choral music.  

Melodious Accord Seminars are offered at Alice Parker’s home in western Massachusetts or at in some cases at a location convenient to the Seminar participants:  Seminars offer an opportunity for individual or small group study with Alice Parker.  Individuals or small groups of not more than 4 persons may arrange with Ms.Parker to study for periods of 2-4 days on a mutually agreed upon topic  Participants will meet for three hours daily at Ms. Parker's studio.  Housing and meals are not provided and must be arranged by the participant.  At Ms. Parker's home, housing and meals are available nearby.    

Melodious Accord also offers Score Study in New York, a three day program of intensive score study in Manhattan for choral musicians who wish to make the page come to life.  Alice Parker shares her experience with many styles of music and discusses the process from the composer’s perspective.  There is also time to explore theater, museums, opera, Broadway shows, or restaurants.Minimum class size, 4.

The previously offered programs:  Melody Studies and Composers Workshop, will no longer be offered.

Score Study in New York      January 15-17, 2018

Melody Studies in Hawley, MA     Has been discontinued.  No longer offered but topic available in Melodious Accord Seminar. 

Composers Workshop in Hawley, MA    Has been discontinued.  No longer offered but topic available in Melodious Accord Seminar.