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[AUDITORY] ACTOR Timbre and Orchestration Summer School, Thessaloniki

ACTOR Timbre & Orchestration Summer School


DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 17, 2023

The deadline to apply for the Analysis, Creation and Teaching of Orchestration (ACTOR) Timbre & Orchestration Summer School has been extended from February 1 to February 17. The event will be held at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GreeceJuly 8-12, 2023. See more details below and submit your application.


APPLY NOW: https://airtable.com/shrkGV2UtBZs7s6nm


The Summer School program is organized in two parts:

  • July 8-9: single stream with six 2h tutorial sessions
  • July 10-12: participation in the Timbre 2023 Conference including informal discussion sessions with tutors

Details about the content of tutorial sessions are as follows: 

  • Analysis of timbre and orchestration | Robert Hasegawa (McGill University) & Ben Duinker (McGill University)
  • Timbral archetypes / metatimbre: approaches in composition| Andrés Gutiérrez Martínez (McGill University) & Kit Soden (Université de Montréal)
  • Perception of orchestration | Stephen McAdams (McGill University)
  • Timbre semantics | Zachary Wallmark (University of Oregon) & Lindsey Reymore (Arizona State University)
  • Vocal timbre and (shifting) power | Nina Eidsheim (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Timbre and audio content analysis | Marcelo Caetano (CNRS - PRISM)


We welcome graduate and advanced undergraduate students as well as postdocs, and early-career researchers working and/or interested in the fields of composition, music analysis, music theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, performance, popular music studies, music psychology, musical acoustics/room acoustics, computer-aided orchestration, computer science, digital humanities, sound recording, and auditory cognitive neuroscience.

Selected participants will be notified by March 1, 2023 and invited to register. The Summer School tuition is €300, which includes registration for the Timbre 2023 conference and some of the meals during the school and conference.

Visit our new website to learn more and apply! The application deadline is now February 17, 2023.


GO TO SUMMER SCHOOL’S WEBSITE: https://www.actorproject.org/timbre-and-orchestration-summer-school


Housed by the School of Music Studies and the Sound and Music Technology Lab of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the third international conference on timbre, TIMBRE 2023, will be held July 10-12, 2023. Bringing together researchers from various fields, the event aims to provide a truly interdisciplinary forum for exchanging novel perspectives and forging collaborations across different disciplines to help address challenges in our understanding of timbre from empirical, theoretical, and computational perspectives. Read more: https://timbreconference.org/timbre2023/


The ACTOR Team