Saskia Coolen and Hsuan-Wen Chen, co-directors
Baroque Academy will run during the first week of the Amherst Early Music Festival
Baroque Academy at the Amherst Early Music Festival offers high-level, immersion classes for Baroque strings and winds. Students work closely with internationally renowned faculty members to expand their knowledge of Baroque style, ornamentation, and repertoire. Chamber music ensembles and Baroque orchestra work through the week in preparation for performances. Pitch for Baroque Academy is A=415.
Baroque Academy Instrumentalists have an intensive all-day program of master classes, chamber ensembles, oboe band, topic classes, and the opera orchestra. Work closely with extraordinary artists on Baroque style, ornamentation, and technique, Baroque ensemble, dynamics, basso continuo, and more. Opera orchestra musicians should plan to arrive on Sunday, July 2, for afternoon orchestra rehearsal, (3:00 - 5:00 p.m.)
Baroque Academy Daily Schedule: 9:00 Master classes, 11:00 Chamber ensembles, 1:45 String orchestra, Oboe band, Topic classes, 3:30 Baroque opera, Opera Dress Rehearsal: Thursday evening, July 6, after the Faculty Concert, Opera Performance on July 7, Baroque Academy ensemble performances on July 8.