2020-21 Workshop season!

Saturday, July 11, 2020
Welcome to our first online workshop featuring
Ros Morley
Online Zoom
10:00-11:30 am PDT
Duets in the tradition of Georg Rhau’s Bicinia
Luther’s passion for the psalms and his conviction that music was the perfect vehicle for spiritual engagement and growth in school children created a market for a huge repertoire of duets to be published in Germany as the Reformation took hold.  Georg Rhau’s collection of Bicinia was reprinted many times through the 16th century and spawned copycat publications throughout Europe.  This workshop will present a tasting menu of duets in this tradition.  Some of these pieces have been transposed down so that everything can be played on tenors and basses.  Treble viol players will be able to play the upper lines.  There will also be opportunities to play from facsimiles of some of the untransposed pieces and to practice playing form clefs that you need work on.

Saturday, September 12, 2020
David Morris
Online Zoom
10:00-11:30 am PDT
Free for members
$15 for non-members
Register using link
Skill building tips for the housebound
Even when you’re on your own, there are ways to improve your sight reading and general technique that are fun, painless and sometimes counter-intuitive. I’ll suggest a whole slew of ways to get you ready for the day that you get to read consorts in a live setting once again.
Preparatory session before workshop with Adaiha MacAdam-Somer
Friday, September 11, 2020  at 4:00 PM PDT.

Saturday, October 10, 2020
Alison Crum
Online Zoom
10:00-11:30 am PDT
Free for members
$15 for non-members
Register using link
We will be offering a supplemental preparatory session with Adaiha MacAdam-Somer on Friday October 9 at 4:00 pm PDT
Playing the dots:  A practice in slow and fast dotted passages
Almost every piece of music includes dotted notes, in many different contexts, and at all sort of speeds. Having a viol bow in your hand makes the playing of dotted notes much harder than one might think!
This workshop is all about how to play dotted notes, depending on the musical situation and style. We will look at several short extracts drawn from the standard English consort repertoire, including some early pieces by Mundy, Gibbons, Byrd, Ferrabosco I and Tye, and then some later examples of music by Ward, Jenkins and Purcell.
For some examples we will all play in unison (or octaves), and music will be provided in four clefs.
For others you will be able to choose whichever line(s) of the score suits your instrument, and we will discuss the needs of each part.
In between working on these various examples, Alison will talk a little about various different bow holds, and we might even do a bit of plucking, since this often clarifies the rhythm and enhances the effect of dotted notes.

Saturday, November 14, 2020
Joanna Blendulf
Online Zoom
10:00-11:30 am PDT
Free for members
$15 for non-members
Senfl
To be provided.

Saturday, December 12, 2020
Larry Lipnik
Online Zoom
10:00-11:30 am PDT
Free for members
$15 for non-members
Seasonal Tunes in 2 and 3 parts
To be provided.

Saturday, January 9, 2021
Brent Wissick
Online Zoom
10:00-11:30 am PDT
Free for members
$15 for non-members
To be announced
To be provided.

Saturday, February 13, 2021
Catharina Meints
Online Zoom
10:00-11:30 am PDT
Free for members
$15 for non-members
Simpson
To be provided.

Saturday, March 13, 2021
Sam Stadlen
Online Zoom
10:00-11:30 am PDT
Free for members
$15 for non-members
To be announced
To be provided.

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Martha McGaughey
Online Zoom
10:00-11:30 am PDT
Free for members
$15 for non-members
To be announced
To be provided.

Saturday, May 15, 2021
Elisabeth Reed
Online Zoom
10:00-11:30 am PDT
Free for members
$15 for non-members
To be announced
To be provided.

 

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