Winter Weekend Workshop





Winter Weekend Workshop
January 17-20, 2020
in historic Philadelphia and Rutgers-Camden
Directed by Marilyn Boenau

Tuition includes 10 classes, faculty concert, 3 lunches, and transportation from the hotel to Rutgers. $340 Full Time, $295 Dance Tuition, $195 Work Study Tuition. Work study students, please fill out the application form, and thanks in advance for your help at the workshop!

This popular workshop is a great way to start your musical year, with a great variety of classes and instruments for all levels. Recorder ensembles, viol consorts, masterclasses, Baroque orchestra, oboe band, string ensemble, early notation, historical dance, Renaissance reeds.

Voices-and-Continuo Project
Julianne Baird and Christa Patton, co-directors
Music for 'Le Donne Cantatrici'  Gorgeous 17th-century repertoire by Luigi Rossi (ca.1597-1653) for voices, sung to the accompaniment of a lutes, theorbos, harp, and harpsichord continuo ensemble.
1. Scene from Rossi's fabulous opera Orfeo
2. Fan Battaglia
3. Disperate Speranze

Limited enrollment. Audition deadline for singers December 1, 2019. Please send bio and mp3/mp4 sound file (or Dropbox or YouTube links) of two contrasting movements in Baroque style to: Notification by December 15th.

Viol Intensive with Sarah Cunningham Advanced viol players are invited to join a mini-intensive, with master class concentrating on the Telemann solo Fantasias (or other repertoire of your choice), a technique class focused on expressive bow technique based on original sources, advanced consorts from Scheidt to Bach, and the opportunity to play in baroque ensembles including Telemann Paris Quartets. By audition, or with permission of the teacher. Please send sound file or link, and copy of your resume to

Johann Helmich Roman

Project for Baroque Orchestra: Telemann's 'La Bourse' 300 years ago, Telemann witnessed the 1720 panic at the Frankfurt (Germany) stock exchange when the Mississippi Bubble burst, an experience he turned into a suite he called The Stock Exchange. Open to all baroque instruments at 415, including strings, winds and continuo.
No audition necessary

Recorder Master Classes There will be two great master classes for recorder this year. Rotem Gilbert will teach the early morning master class and Gwyn Roberts will teach the early afternoon master class. You can sign up to play or to audit for one or both. This is an unbeatable opportunity to learn from two of the best recorder teachers in the US!

Harpsichord Studio with Kathryn Cok and Leon Schelhase
Keyboard students focus on solo and continuo playing. Opportunities to play in orchestra and Baroque ensembles. By permission of instructor. New students please submit a letter describing continuo skills and experience. Reduced tuition available in exchange for harpsichord tuning.

Baroque Dance Project Die Kunst wohl zu Tanzen - The Art of Dancing Well
Dorothy Olsson and Kaspar D. Mainz, directors.
Learn Le Carlstadt, a charming couple dance, and other dances from German sources. Baroque dance pieces will be taught from notation, and performed with live music on Monday, January 20. No prior experience necessary! Click here for complete descriptions, and the dance class schedule at the workshop.

Workshop Faculty:
Julianne Baird voice
Amy Bearden voice
Rainer Beckmann recorder
Marilyn Boenau Renaissance reeds
Geoffrey Burgess Baroque oboe
Kathryn Cok harpsichord
Sarah Cunningham viol
Rotem Gilbert recorder
Eric Haas recorder
Rebecca Harris violin
Joan Kimball recorder, Renaissance reeds
Kaspar D. Mainz Baroque dance
Sally Merriman Renaissance reeds
Dorothy Olsson Baroque dance
Christa Patton harp
Patricia Petersen recorder, early notation
Gwyn Roberts Baroque flute and recorder
Leon Schelhase harpsichord
Lisa Terry cello, viol
Alastair Thompson harpsichord
Wouter Verschuren Baroque bassoon, Renaissance reeds

Accomodations in Philadelphia
Our room block this year is at the Philadelphia Marriott Old City. This is the same hotel as last year but now under Marriott. There are singles with a king bed or doubles with two queen beds. The hotel has a pool and a Starbucks on site. Parking is available two blocks away at the city-run garage on 2nd Street. Special participant rate at the Marriott Old City is $145 per night plus room tax (currently 16.2%). Reserve space with us and we'll add you to the rooming list. To receive this rate, reserve by December 28.
Classes will be in the Fine Arts Building at Rutgers/Camden. Buses will run between the hotel and Rutgers in the early morning and after the last afternoon class, a 10-minute ride.
Workshop Schedule:
Classes are 9:00 to 4:30 Saturday and Sunday, and 9:00 to 12:00 Monday, with Workshop Special Projects Concert 12:30-1:45. Lunches are provided on Saturday and Sunday (included with tuition). Other meals are on your own.
Friday, January 17
4:00-6:00 p.m. Workshop check-in
In the lobby of the Marriott Old City. Check-in also possible at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Rutgers before the first class
EXTRA EVENT! Friday, January 17 at 8:00 at the Philadelphia Marriott Old City Hotel (room TBA) The mysterious case of the world's tiniest songbook! A talk by early notation specialist Valerie Horst about the astonishing discovery in 2014 of the 15th-century Leuven Chansonnier, with some slides and a chance to sing a few Renaissance pieces whose existence was until now completely unknown.

Saturday, January 18
Classes 9:00 to 4:30

Sunday, January 19
Classes 9:00 to 4:30

7:30 p.m. Faculty Concert
Featuring Julianne Baird and faculty of the Winter Weekend Workshop. Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church, 412 Pine Street, Philadelphia Concert is open to the public. $20 tickets at the door, free for participants.

Monday, January 20
Classes 9:00 to 12:00

12:30 p.m. Workshop Special Projects concert
Following end of classes, at the Rutgers Fine Arts building.

This program has been made possible, in part, with support from ACMP Associated Chamber Music Players.