Snapshots from the Michael Chance Summer Academy

 “After a week ofintensive classes with thirty students from fourteen countries, savouring everything that Siena has to offer and infusing riches both from the city and the team of professors assembled especially for this initial summer academy, the students offered the fruits of their studies in two evening concerts, with the best of the week chosen by the professors under my leadership. The aim of the week has been to derive meaning as well beauty from the music under study and to investigate the aims and intentions of a wide range of composers, but with the concentration on investigating the crafts of rhetoric and declamation used to such effect in the baroque era”.

Michael Chance - 9th Summer Academy Edition 


The Music of the Summer Academy


An enormous thank you to the Tartuca Contrada for welcoming us on friday evening! They gave us the perfect location and opportunity to share the music of the Summer Academy students with their community!

Final Student Music Concert


Chiesa Santa Maria in Portico aFontegiusta!

A Grande Finale!

Concluding an intensive session of master classes, Michael Chance, Lynne Dawson, Paul Beier and Giulia Nuti presented an amazing concert Wednesday night at the church of Fontegiusta.  The concert was well-attended by the local community, and we hope that these amazing musicians can come back soon to Siena! 


Thank you to all Summer Academy students