Memorial Day Weekend Workshop

May 23-25, 2015

Wisdom House, Litchfield CT

...watch this space for information on next year's workshop.... 

 

 

Thanks to all who came the the 2014 MDW Workshop!  

Spring 2014 Memorial Day Weekend Workshop May 23-26, 2014

Valerie Horst, DirectorWisdom House

Get the jump on summer with a weekend of small and larger chamber music in an idyllic retreat center in rural Connecticut. The Amherst Early Music Weekend Workshops are smaller, more relaxed versions of the summer festival. Take classes in a variety of subjects for most of the day -- repertory, notation, technique, and ensembles. This year's topics TBA soon, but will include Baroque ensembles, and recorder master class. In the evenings enjoy all-workshop group sessions, English country dancing, a gala Sunday evening faculty concert and party, and more. The von Huene Workshop is in residence with music and instruments for sale. Stop by even if you are not attending the workshop!  Van service will run from New York City.  Registration opens soon!

Marion Verbruggen, recorderwendy_gillespiemarion_verbruggen

Wendy Gillespie, viol

Frances Fitch, harpsichord

Robert Eisenstein, viol 

Eric Haas, recorder, flute 

Valerie Horst, recorder, early notation

Lawrence Lipnik, viol, recorder, voice

Patricia Petersen, recorder, early notation

Tom Zajac, recorder

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Tuition: 
Full Time $275
Part Time $175
Work Study $145
 
Room & Board:
Non-resident $105 (includes commuter fee, and 3 lunches)
Double room with a hall bath $295 (per person, includes all meals)
Single room with a hall bath $355 (per person, includes all meals)
Double room with a private bath $385 (per person, includes all meals)
Single room with a private bath $400 (per person, includes all meals)
 
Schedule: 
Friday 5/23: Check-in 4:00-5:30. Dinner followed by large group playing and English Country Dancing
Saturday 5/24: Classes from 9-5. Dinner followed by large group playing and English Country Dancing
Sunday 5/25: Classes from 9-5, 8:00 Gala Faculty Concert and party
Monday 5/26: Classes from 9-12:30, Lunch and fond farewells.

Registration now open!

Scholarship Information

The American Recorder Society offers scholarships to recorder players for Weekend Workshops as well as Summer Festivals. You do not to be an ARS member to apply.  Deadline is 2 months before funding is needed, or April 15 for Summer Festivals. Visit http://www.americanrecorder.org/workshop_scholarships.php for application information.

The Viola da Gamba Society of America offers Grants-in-Aid to its members to attend Workshops and Masterclasses. vdgsa.org/pgs/gia.html

The Historical Keyboard Society of North America has established the Funaro Fund Award to support its members to offset the cost of travelling to an early keyboard event.  Download the information on how to apply here!http://www.amherstearlymusic.org/files/HKSNA_Funaro_Fund_Award_Info.pdf