Score Study


Three days of intensive Score Study in Manhattan.  Alice shares her experience with many styles of music, and discusses the process from the composer's intention to the written page.

This year we will study Benjamin Britten's Choral Dances from the opera Gloriana,.  These colorful pieces form a masque in the opera which was performed for Queen Elizabeth I on her visit to Norwich and was performed by local people in her honor.  The repertoire also includes Alice Parker's Angels and Challengers, a cantata with chamber instruments with poems by May Sarton, and also a selection of Psalms by Heinrich Schütz which are from a collection of the Schütz psalms being adapted by Alice in collaboration with Gracia Grindal as translator of the texts.   

Come early and join us for our annual  SPIRITUALS SING in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Sunday, January 14th (optional).  Classes will run from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. on Monday through Wednesday.

Minimum class size 4, no maximum.

The venue for the Seminars is in the Cathedral House at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY.  For more information contact

In the evenings explore theater, opera, museums, Broadway shows, or restaurants.

Fee:  $20 non-refundable application fee plus $300 tuition  (Housing not included)


Participants are responsible for making their own housing arrangements.

Bring score for the Britten Choral Dances (Available through Sheetmusicplus or other distributors).   Registrants will be provided with PDFs of the Parker works which they may print or download to tablets.  Also bring your Melodious Accord Hymnal, if you have one, because there's always hymn singing.  (We will have some for sale if you don't have one.)


Application                Download or complete on-line

For further information contact Kay Holt at: