Advanced Study with Alice Parker


Seminars are a new offering from Melodious Accord for individual or small group study with Alice Parker. To set up a Seminar, the applicant discusses with Ms. Parker a possible date for 2-4 days of study, and the preferred focus: composition, conducting, score study, song leading, church music, teaching, or another special interest. When the date is set, the applicant or Ms. Parker may add students to that Seminar; four is an optimal class size.


Seminars meet for three hours daily, usually at Ms. Parker's home in Hawley, Massachusetts.  Fees will be set as groups are formed.  Meals are not included; information about nearby housing is available on request.  


Score Study
Please note: Due to the pandemic, we will not be holding this program in NYC as usual in 2021. We may offer a remote alternative; Stay tuned for more information!

Three days of intensive Score Study in Manhattan for conductors, church and school musicians, singers, organists, students, and lovers of song. Alice shares her experience with many styles of music, and discusses how a piece of music develops from the composer's intention to the written page, focusing on a different set of scores each year.


In the evenings explore theater, opera, museums, Broadway shows, or restaurants. Participants are responsible for making their own housing arrangements.


Held each year in January, beginning on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Classes run from 9 AM to 4 PM on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Come a day early and join us on Sunday for our annual SPIRITUALS SING in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A minimum of 4 registrants is required. No maximum.

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