Early Strings

Amherst Early Music offers classes for early string players at the Winter Weekend Workshop, Memorial Day vielleWeekend Workshop, and the Amherst Early Music Festival. 

Baroque Strings at Amherst Early Music Festival 2017
Come join us for a week of music making, inspiration and learning in a friendly atmosphere. Baroque String classes will take place during our first week, July 9 – 16, 2017.
Central Program string students* (no audition required) will be able to choose from a variety of string classes taught by Julie Andrijeski, Jane Starkman and Sarah Freiberg, Baroque orchestra directed by Frances Blaker and Jane Starkman, and mixed instrumental and vocal classes taught by our inspiring faculty. Class information will be available in early April.
Advanced emerging professional string players should consider our auditioned Baroque Academy program for an immersive week concentrating on Baroque music and performance practice.

*Players who sign up for Central Program should have some facility and ability on their instruments, but need not have experience of Baroque playing styles, nor do they need to own Baroque instruments. See amherstearlymusic.org for more information. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. E-mail us at info@amherstearlymusic.org or call (781) 488-3337

Memorial Day Weekend Workshop   May 26-29, 2017

Winter Weekend Workshop   January 13-16, 2017

Amherst Early Music Festival   July 9-16, and 16-23, 2017

Baroque Academy offers classes for viola da gamba, violin/viola, cello, 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