Amherst Early Music offers classes for early string players at the Winter Weekend Workshop, Memorial Day Weekend Workshop, and the Amherst Early Music Festival.
Amherst Early Music Festival, July 10-17, and 17-24, 2016
Baroque Academy offers classes for viola da gamba, violin/viola, cello, violone. String faculty: Paolo Pandolfo – viola da gamba, Robert Mealy – baroque violin/viola, Sarah Freiberg – baroque cello; Heather Miller Lardin – violone
Central Program offers classes dedicated classes in week I for violin/viola/cello, and in both weeks I and II for viola da gamba. Vielle players will find classes in week II. Both weeks offer a range of classes for mixed instruments/voice that are open to string players
String Faculty Week I: Nathan Bontrager, Loren Ludwig, Heather Miller Lardin, Paolo Pandolfo – viola da gamba, Robert Mealy, Jane Starkman – violin/viola, Sarah Freiberg – cello; Heather Miller Lardin – violone Week II: Nathan Bontrager, Loren Ludwig, John Mark Rozendaal, Brent Wissick – viola da gamba, Shira Kammen – Vielle and violin; Robert Eisenstein – violin, vielle, viola da gamba
A selection of Central Program class titles: (one asterisk indicates week I, two asterisks indicates week II) *various string master classes; *Viol Consort and Technique; * Baroque Orchestra; *Biber for Baroque Strings; * The Well-Tempered Consort: Bach on Viols; *Methodical Viol Technique; *Tanzen und Springen: The Seventeenth-century German Violin Band ** Viol Excelsior: Gamba Schule; ** Medieval Bowed Strings; **Viol Excelsior: The English Connection; **Viol Excelsior: Lust hab ich ghabt zur Musica; ** Ach mein Hertz – voices and viols; AND MORE
Memorial Day Weekend Workshop, May 27-30, 2016
Viol Faculty: Robert Eisenstein, Wendy Gillespie, Erin Headley, Lawrence Lipnik
January 15-18, 2016
Classes for viol and bass, Baroque violin and cello.