Spring Break Workshop

‚ÄčMarch 16,17, 2019
Washington, DC

2018 information is below, 2019 info coming soon!
Musica Transalpina Music from Italy, England, and places in between...
March 17-18, 2018
Academic Center, George Washington University, Foggy Bottom Campus, Washington D.C.
Directed by Frances Blaker
Tuition $195, Work-study tuition $120, Scholarships available

See the list of classes here!
Fill out your class choice form here!

Join us for our exciting new workshop in Washington DC. We'll bring together avid players of recorder, viol, and lute for a weekend of classes for all levels.

Recorder ensembles, viol consorts, lute topics, beginning lute, early notation, and a large group session for everyone. Class list available February 15.

Make music with friends both old and new, and rub shoulders with our inspiring and dedicated faculty members. Immerse yourself in a warm and friendly atmosphere conducive to learning, listening, and playing music!

Registration now open!

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

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 on your own
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.

Morning - same as Saturday
1:30-3:00 All-workshop playing session: Music by Palestrina and friends. 


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