Spring Break Workshop

‚ÄčAmherst Early Music's Spring Break Workshop
Musica Transalpina Music from Italy, England, and places in between...
March 17-18, 2018
George Washington University, Foggy Bottom Campus, Washington D.C.
Directed by Frances Blaker
Tuition $195, Work-study tuition $120, Scholarships available

Registration now open!

Frances Blaker Workshop Director, recorder
Letitia Berlin recorder
Heloise Degrugillier recorder
Valerie Horst recorder
Lawrence Lipnik viol
Wendy Gillespie viol
Douglas Freundlich lute
Christopher Morrongiello lute

Classes all day for viol consort, recorder ensemble, mixed consort, and lutes.
Special Rate for participants at HyattCentric Arlington $129 per night plus hotel taxes. One Metro stop from Foggy Bottom Campus of George Washington University.

9:00-10:15 Morning Class
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee break
10:45-12:00 Late Morning Class
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:45 Early Afternoon Class
3:00-4:15 Late Afternoon Class
4:30 "Barefoot" concert. Faculty perform solos and duos, and a larger "jam" session. Wine and seltzer, olives, and bread are served.
5:30-6:30 Informal playing sessions for those who will.
Morning - same as Saturday
1:30-3:00 All-workshop playing session. Music by Palestrina and friends. Directed by Frances Blaker and others.


Scholarship Information

To apply for an AEM Scholarship, send a one-page letter to Marilyn Boenau, the Executive Director of AEM, describing your interest in attending the workshop and your financial situation. Email to director@amherstearlymusic.org.

American Recorder Society offers scholarships to recorder players for Weekend Workshops as well as Summer Festivals. You do not to be an ARS member to apply.  Deadline is 2 months before funding is needed, or April 15 for Summer Festivals. Visit http://www.americanrecorder.org/workshop_scholarships.php for application information.

Viola da Gamba Society of America offers Grants-in-Aid to its members to attend Workshops and Masterclasses.vdgsa.org/pgs/gia.html