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June, 2014
15-21 June, 2014: SFEMS Medieval and Renaissance Workshop 2014
SFEMS's Medieval and Renaissance Workshop returns to beautiful Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, CA. This year, the theme is 'The Marriage of Sound and Symbol." Join us as we navigate the rich realm of musical symbolism by performing the history of the early modern marriage of image, text and music. With an all-workshop collegium concert telling the story of Marian symbolism–from the melodies and narratives of the medieval pastourelle and allegorical motets of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries to the sublime motets and Mass of Henricus Isaac and Josquin Desprez. Afternoon classes include music for voices, recorders, loud wind ensemble, and bowed and plucked strings–the entire early modern instrumentarium! For more information and to register, visit www.sfems.org.
22-28 June, 2014: SFEMS Baroque Workshop
SFEMS's Baroque Workshop returns to beautiful Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, CA for 2014–this year's theme is "Venetian Influences – France, Germany, Italy." Venice was a leading center for the dramatic musical developments at the turn of the 17th century. Come and explore its stylistic influence on vocal and instrumental writing and the contrasts in National styles that later emerged. You will perform and listen to music from the French masters (double-reeds and viols), the Venetian school (particularly on sackbut and cornetto), German arias, and composers like Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Bach, and Schütz. Our workshop features master classes, coached ensembles, electives, and a friendly and supportive atmosphere for both the dedicated amateur and the professional musician. For more information and to register, visit www.sfems.org.
22-27 June, 2014: SFEMS Music Discovery Workshop
SFEMS's Music Discovery Workshop, a summer day camp for children ages 7-15, School of the Madeleine in North Berkeley, CA. Campers explore early music and history through instrument classes (recorder, violin, cello, and viola da gamba), ensembles, dance, and theater projects for each age group, plus daily games and quiet time. Our theater project this year will explore the different ways that people told stories in the Middle Ages. In centuries-old song, dance, poetry, and drama, we'll be discovering the ways people of the Middle Ages entertained themselves. For more information and to register, visit www.sfems.org.
29 June- 5 July, 2014: Mountain Collegium Early Music & Folk Music Workshop
Featuring Jody Miller, director & recorder; viol faculty include Gail Ann Schroeder, Martha Bishop, Holly Maurer, and Lisle Kulbach. This informal yet intensive workshop offers study of medieval, renaissance, and baroque music, focusing on recorder, viol, voice, and other early instruments. For more details visit the website: www.mountaincollegium.org or contact Joy Miller at 404-314-1891 or by email. Click here for email address.
July, 2014
6 - 20 July, 2014: Amherst Early Music Festival
AEM sponsors the annual Amherst Early Music Festival at Connecticut College. The program includes two weeks of classes for amateurs and pre-professionals, a music and instrument exhibition, a professional concert series, and concurrent special courses for advanced students. In 2014 the Festival features the Music of France and the Low Countries, Jean-Philippe Rameau's Les Indes Galantes, Baroque Academy, Recorder Special Programs, Ensemble Singing Intensive, and a reprise of New London Assembly, a week of English country dancing with a historical focus. Website: www.amherstearlymusic.org.
12 - 19 July, 2014: Madison Early Music Festival
The Madison Early Music Festival is an exciting week of workshops, lectures and concerts that embrace an annual theme. This year's Festival, "Italia Mia: 1300-1600" will be held July 12-19, 2014, and will awaken your senses with the blossoming of sacred and secular Italian culture, including music, that flourished primarily in Florence, Milan, and Ferrara, with important connections to the exiled Papal court in Avignon. Professional ensembles and associated concerts include The Toronto Consort, LIBER, Ex Umbris, a Handel Aria competition, the MEMF participant concert and Trefoil. Visit the festival web site for more information.
13 - 19 July, 2014: Pacific Northwest Viols Summer Workshop
Pacific Northwest Viols together with Margriet Tindemans announce their Summer 2014 workshop at Bastyr University in the Seattle area. Dates: July 13 - 19, 2014. Faculty will include: Jack Ashworth, Joanna Blendulf, Ros Morley, Margriet Tindemans and Craig Trompeter. For more information contact Jo Baim: jobaim@msn.com.
27 July - 3 August, 2014: VdGSA Conclave
The 2014 VdGSA Conclave will take place at Miami University at Oxford, in Oxford, Ohio. More information here.
August, 2014
3 - 7 August, 2014: Viola da Gamba Summer Course
Rasteau, south of France. With Paolo Pandolfo and Amélie Chemin. Viol solo and ensemble repertoire; methodical instrumental technique for all levels. Individual and group lessons. Harpsichord continuo available for advanced violists. For more information please write to viols.rasteau@yahoo.com.
10 - 16 August, 2014: Viols West Workshop
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA. Rosamund Morley, Music Director. Viols west workshop welcomes viola da gamba players of all levels to a week of beautiful music. Daily classes focus on technique ensemble skills and allow opportunities to study both solo and consort repertory. There will also be a special afternoon section for voices and viols and evening programs filled with various musical actives, including ad hoc consorts and a faculty concert. Faculty include: Joanna Blendulf, John Dornenberg, Julie Jeffrey, Josh Lee, Lawrence Lipnik, Rosamund Morley, and David Morris. For more information, please contact Melita Denny, administrative director at: violswestworkshop@gmail.com or 805-835-9173.
16 - 23 August, 2014: Irish Recorder and Viol Course
An Grianán, Termonfechin, Ireland. A course designed for players of recorders, viols and other early instruments, covering a wide repertoire from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Sessions include one-to-a-part groups, lectures, technique classes, consort songs, trio sonatas, choir, large and small ensembles. Tutors: Ibi Aziz, Marion Doherty, Pamela Flanagan, Emma Murphy, Marion Scott, Philip Thorby. Further information from: Mrs. Patricia Flanagan, 110 Kincora Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3, Ireland. Tel: 00 353 (0) 1 8337869. Email: info@irishrecorderandviolcourse.org Web site: www.irishrecorderandviolcourse.org.
September, 2014
10 - 14 September, 2014: International Festival Alessandro Stradella II edition Masterclasses
The courses (baroque singing, viola da gamba, baroque violin, baroque cello, lute, harpsichord, ornamentation, cornet) are dedicated to the Italian vocal and instrumental repertoire of the 1600s, with particular attention to the compositions of Alessandro Stradella, and are aimed at the final concert taking place in the Church of S.Tolomeo of Nepi. The lessons will be accompanied by workshops, concerts, seminars and conferences.
Entry: 30 Euros
Masterclass: 170 Euros
For information visit the website http:www.festivalstradella.org or contact Miss Giorgia Rocco. Click here for email address.