Winter Weekend Workshop

Thanks to everyone who came to the 2015 Winter Weekend Workshop! January 2016 dates tba!



Winter Weekend Workshop in Historic Philadelphia and the Rutgers-Camden Fine Arts Center January 16-19, 2015

Dance_MasterMarion in Concert at AEMF 2012
Directed by Heather Miller Lardin

with recorder virtuoso Marion Verbruggen and core members of Tempesta di Mare

Tuition $275, Dance Tuition $220, Work-study tuition $160

Start the new year with energy and inspiration!
Recorder ensembles, viol consorts, masterclasses, oboe band, Baroque orchestra, early notation, historical dance, Renaissance reeds. Also, music of Josquin, Lasso, Dufay, the Regensburg Manuscript (AEM's new publication!) and Charpentier's beloved Messe de Minuit. Saturday and Sunday, end your afternoon with a large group playing session led by Matthew Glandorf, Lectures by Geoffrey Burgess, Friedrich von Huene and the Making of Early Music in a New World, or take a Baroque dance class! 

Class list now available. Sign up early, some classes will close after January 8.

Download the Brochure!

Registration now open!

John Bailey, harpsichord                                
Dorothy Olsson, historical dance
Julianne Baird, voice                                      Adam Pearl, harpsichord
Marilyn Boenau, reeds                                   Patricia Petersen, recorder and early notation
Geoffrey Burgess, Baroque oboe                   Wendy Powers, recorder
Matthew Glandorf, organ and harpsichord   Mark Rimple, lute   
Eric Haas, recorder                                        Gwyn Roberts, recorder      tempesta di mare   
Valerie Horst, recorder and early notation  
Leon Schelhase, harpsichord   

Kaspar D. Mainz, historical dance             Mary Springfels, viol 

Sandra Miller, Baroque flute                          Richard Stone, lute                       
Heather Miller Lardin, viol and double bass
Lisa Terry, viol and cello        

Emlyn Ngai, violin                              Marion Verbruggen, recorder                         



Project for Voices and Lutes
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) and Antonio Lotti (1667-1740)
Julianne Baird and Richard Stone, co-directors
Music from Monteverdi's Book 8, and small ensemble works bt Lotti for singers and continuo. 
Enrollment limited to 15 singers. Audition deadline for singers December 1, 2014. 
Please send bio and sound file (mp3 or mp4) of two contrasting movements in Baroque style to: Notification by December 15th.

Baroque Orchestra Project Charpentier's Le Malade Imaginaire Emlyn Ngai and Gwyn Roberts, directors For strings and Baroque winds. A=415


Baroque Dance Project: Dances for Love and the Royals
Dorothy Olsson and Kaspar D. Mainz, directors

Click here for the Baroque Dance Project Class Schedule

Accomodations in Philadelphia Special participant rate at the Omni Hotel of $129 per night plus room tax (15.5%). Reserve space with us and we'll add you to the rooming list. Classes will be in the Fine Arts Building at Rutgers/Camden. Vans will run between the hotel and Rutgers in the early morning and after the last afternoon class, a 10-minute ride.

Workshop Schedule: Classes are 9:00 to 4:30 Saturday and Sunday, and 9:00 to 12:00 Monday, with Workshop Special Projects Concert 12:30-1:45. Lunches are provided on Saturday and Sunday (included with tuition). Other meals are on your own.


Friday, January 16, 4:30 p.m. Walking Tour in Historic Philadelphia BricksKick off the weekend with a guided walking tour of Philadelphia... '"Behind the Scenes in the 18th Century Capital" How the 1%, and the 99% lived, loved and worked in colonial America's richest city. Tour will be led by Ed Mauger, "America's best guide" according to USA Today. Also reviewed by a 7th grader: "You're not as boring as the other tour guides we've had"... Cost $15.

4:00-6:00 p.m. Workshop check-in In the lobby of the Omni Hotel. Check-in also possible at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Rutgers before the first class.

6:00 p.m. Happy Hour In the lobby of the Omni Hotel after check-in.

8:00 p.m. Concert: Baroque Kaleidoscope by La Bernardinia St Peter's Church, 313 Pine Street, Philadlephia. Open to the public (free will offering).

Sunday, January 18th
8:00 p.m. Faculty Concert: Light in Winter
Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 412 Pine Street, Philadelphia
Concert is open to the public. $20 tickets at the door, free for participants.

Monday, January 19th
12:30 p.m. Workshop Special Projects Concert
Following end of classes, at the Rutgers Fine Arts building.