Summerschool 2022

What is polyphony and how did it develop? How do you best approach it as a performer in the modern day? What challenges and advantages does performing it from the original notation bring? What are the basics of improvising polyphony? These are just some of the questions that will be tackled in the 2021 edition of the annual Summerschool given by vocal ensemble Cappella Pratensis.

In 2022 Laus Polyphoniae (Festival of Flanders Antwerp) focuses on the festival theme of ‘POLYPHONY of life’. Our annual Summerschool on polyphony dives into the rhythm of musical life of late-medieval confraternities, with a special focus on the Illustre Lieve Vrouwe Broederschap in the Brabant city of ’s-Hertogenbosch. 

Advanced amateurs and young professional musicians can again count on coaching by international experts: Stratton Bull, Andrew Hallock and Pieter De Moor of Cappella Pratensis will lead the vocal sessions, guest teacher Valerie Horst will offer special sessions to unlock the art of reading mensural notation.

An initiative by Musica Impulse Centre, Cappella Pratensis and AMUZ, Festival of Flanders – Antwerp

Practical info

Intended participants

The masterclass is intended for professional, pre-professional singers and advanced amateurs.


265 euro

The price includes a selection of five concert tickets for the Laus Polyphoniae Festival. Accommodation is not included, but there are options available in every price category (there is an excellent youth hostel nearby, as well as host families and a wide variety of hotels).


The intended participants are selected on the basis of their curriculum vitae and vocal range.

For enrollment please fill in this form. Upon receipt of your application Musica will send a confirmation email with payment information.

Registration until 1 May 2022 (places are limited). The selection of the participants will be communicated on 7 June 2022.


  • Registration: until 1 June 2022
  • Selection: 5 June 2022
  • Summerschool: Monday 22 to Sunday 28 August 2022
  • Final concert: Sunday 28 August 11 am


Antwerp, exact location to be determined