21 DEC 2018

Sorbonne University has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the creation of a MOOC around musical life in the 17th century.

Are you curious and connected? Do you like music and history? This MOOC is for you!

With more than three hours of video, you'll know everything about the backstage of French music of the seventeenth century with the top researchers and specialists on the subject.

This online course will offer a real journey in images and sound through a new journey in the rooms and places where this music was played: the Louvre, the great religious places, but also ephemeral and unexpected places.

An innovative, interactive and visually appealing digital journey, this MOOC will allow novices and initiates to immerse themselves in the world of French music under Louis XIII and Louis IV.

This project is possible through an original collaboration between Sorbonne University, the Ambronay Cultural Encounter Center, Ensemble Correspondances and the Louvre Museum. Within this new partnership, Sorbonne University brings its expertise in its scientific and pedagogical approach and in its interactive digital form.

If you like 17th century French music and if you like the idea of an innovative and dynamic MOOC then come be part of the adventure with us!

The launch is scheduled for September 2019



MOOC Musique
The MOOC: A century of music in France

The MOOC will last six hours and will be divided into six chapters. Each chapter will have three 20-minute parts, to include teaching exercises and resources in various formats to deepen the topics covered: interactive exercises, a lexicon in pictures, and building a collaborative wiki for the community of learners.

The MOOC will be structured by themes that corresponding to the different concert venues of the time. The course will also refer to the other artistic domains (theater, dance, painting) of the Grand Siècle.

The pedagogical and musicological contents are developed by Sorbonne University researchers - Cécile Davy-Rigaux and Théodora Psychoyou, specialists in French Baroque music and Sébastien Daucé, musical director of Ensemble Correspondances.

Two Sorbonne University pedagogical engineers will accompany the writing of filmed courses and chapters and the MOOC will be distributed from the edX platform of Sorbonne University.

The musical illustrations will be interpreted by the musicians of the Ensemble Correspondances, with recordings of concerts given at the Ambronay Festival. The Louvre will open its doors to Ensemble Correspondances to enable it to record the musical content in context.

Help us to bring to the forefront this French music of the Grand Siècle through this new tool that is both serious and playful, and accessible to everyone.