The Analysis, Creation, and Teaching of Orchestration (ACTOR) Project is pleased to announce our second Timbre and Orchestration Summer School (TOSS2), held at the University of British Columbia’s School of Music in Vancouver, Canada, July 12–15, 2024. Building on the first edition's success — TOSS1 in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2023 — the second edition again foregrounds the rich and interdisciplinary world of timbre and orchestration research, engaging with questions related to musicology, history, music theory, composition, cognitive neuroscience, and acoustics. The Summer School is designed for graduate students (or advanced undergraduate students), postdocs, and early-career researchers in any field of music-related research with a keen interest in timbre and orchestration.
The first three days of the Summer School involve lectures and tutorials (including small group work). The fourth day occurs in conjunction with the ACTOR Project’s Year 6 Annual Workshop: Summer School students will attend lightning talks, participate in a research roundtable, and have the opportunity to present posters at the Summer School poster session.