Lute Society of America East

July 9-16, 2023

Muhlenberg College
2400 Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18104
United States


Register for Lute Society of America's LSA East, at the Amherst Early Music Festival!

A full week of lute classes with lute faculty Ronn McFarlane, Christopher Morrongiello, Grant Herreid, and Jason Priset. Experience the camaraderie of the Lute Society of America at the Amherst Early Music Festival. Don't miss out, sign up now!
Register for Central Program, week 2 and you will receive a link to choose your classes!

Festival Overview

See all the Central Program Classes

Register here! (Choose Central Program, Week 2)


Concert: Thursday, July 13 - Lute Society of America & New London Assembly

A Banquet of Music and Dance: Mixed consort music and English country dance
Directed by Jason Priset, Brad Foster, and Cécile Laye, with Emily Eagen, soprano, and Michael Barrett, tenor
A two-part program with Instrumental music played on lute, bandorra, cittern, bass viol, violin, and bass flute, and additional pieces for soprano and tenor voice. A group of English country dancers will perform 17th century dances accompanied by violins and piano.

LSA East Class Listings by Faculty

Jason Priset


Grant Voice & Lute

Festival FAQs

Muhlenberg College
2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA
Closest Airport: Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)
Approximately 7 miles from the Muhlenberg campus.
Trans-Bridge Lines offers service from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC, and Newark Airport to the Allentown Transportation Center, 603 Linden Street, Allentown, PA (2.3 miles from campus)
Greyhound offers service from Philadelphia to the Allentown Transportation Center.

The meal card is $227 and covers one week of meals starting with dinner on July 2, (July 9 for week 2) thru breakfast on July 9, (July 16 for week 2). A la carte meal prices are $10 / $13.50 / $16.75 for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

All rooms and classrooms are air-conditioned. Basic linens (sheets, pillow, and towels) are included. Beds are twin, extra long.


COVID-19 Policy

Rapid testing is required to attend the Festival. All participants, faculty, and staff will take three tests: on the day before arrival, day of arrival, and mid-week. Two-week people will test on the weekend of July 8-9 and mid-week in the second week. Bring an extra test in case more testing is needed.

Masking is optional. AEM reserves the right to require masking if conditions change.

Vaccinations and boosters are encouraged but not required. Anyone with symptoms, or feeling unwell should notify us immediately, and not attend any classes or events. Self evaluation: Before coming to the Festival if you are experiencing symptoms that may indicate Covid, regardless of test results, DO NOT COME. Notify us right away. Anyone who tests positive for Covid at the Festival will be moved to a room in an isolated wing, and have cafeteria meals delivered, or could leave campus.

The Festival is a congregate living environment where we live, play music and dance together for several days. Our main approach to preventing Covid will be testing, and, like last year, we need everyone to test and to let us know if they experience symptoms.

(Updated May 12, 2023)