It doesn’t. The Musical Rhetoric Workshop is tuition-free.
Do I have to apply to the workshop?
For the 2022–2023 academic year, the Workshop requires no application! See the Join the Workshop page to get involved.
When does the workshop meet?
Once per academic year. See the daily schedule here.
Where does the workshop take place?
The 2022–2023 workshop will take place at the Ohio State University School of Music. Rooms are to be determined, and will likely be announced in December 2022.
What's the repertoire?
For the winter/spring 2023 Workshop, the repertoire is Carissimi's Jonah and the Whale. Carissimi was nicknamed "the musical orator" during his lifetime.
Does the workshop accept instrumentalists/singers?
In most seasons, the Musical Rhetoric Workshop is for vocalists, string players, and continuo players. The 2022–2023 repertoire is unusually vocal-heavy, and so this year’s Workshop cannot accept violin and viola players.
Does the workshop accept composers?
Though musical rhetoric is closely tied to composition (read more here), the workshop is built on performers’ participation. Composers may audit, attend all sessions, and participate in discussion!
Are there solo opportunities in the Musical Rhetoric Workshop?
Yes, particularly this year, as Carissimi's Jonah has relatively little ensemble music in it. Soloists are especially encouraged to be involved!
Will the workshop be recorded?
Yes. Recordings of your work will be available for your professional use.
Do I need to bring anything in particular to the workshop rehearsals?
Your instrument, a pencil and notebook, a folder or binder for handouts, and a water bottle.
I’m a continuo player. Do you have a portative organ/harpsichord I can use?
The Musical Rhetoric Workshop does not own its own instruments. Contact our director, though, and he will work with you to facilitate something!