HARRY PARTCH INSTITUTE AT
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY

DEAN DRUMMOND, Director, Harry Partch Institute
Ting Ho, Chair, Department of Music

Earn a Music Degree at Montclair State University while performing in the MSU Harry Partch Ensemble sample recent concert program.   Learn about and compose for the world's most unique instrument collection.

Courses
 Performance: Microtonal Music Ensemble - performance of works by
Harry Partch, other microtonal composers and student compositions.

History: The life and works of Harry Partch - survey of works,
Partch's concept of Corporeality, introduction to instruments,
tuning system and notation.

Theory/Composition: Modern Just Intonation - in depth study of
Harry Partch's tuning system, instruments, compositional
applications by Partch and others, notation. 

Theory/Composition: Creative Composition Projects - composition
projects with goal of performance by Microtonal Music Ensemble.

Music Instrument Repair and Invention - Learning through hands-on
maintenance of the Newband/Harry Partch Instrument Collection.
Independent and small-group projects to replicate and/or develop
new instruments.

Private Composition Instruction

Private Instrumental Instruction

 
For further information, contact 

Gina Balestracci, Department of Music Administrator
Telephone: (973) 655-7219     E-mail: balestraccig@mail.montclair.edu
or
Dean Drummond, Director, Harry Partch Institute
Telephone (973) 655-6984     E-mail: dd@deandrummond.com