Join us for our next workshop with Bill Skeen

Explore 4-part canzoni by Claudia Rusca!

Saturday May 11, 2024. 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

$50 for Members | $65 for Non-Members

Registration closes 11:59 PM on May 4 .

Claudia Rusca was an early 17th century Italian nun who composed until she went into the convent. Only a small amount of her music has survived and William is excited to share it with you. Geared to: all levels and instrument sizes welcome. Pitch: A=415

The Viola da Gamba in Oregon

The mission of Cascadia Viols is to encourage the appreciation, study, and performance of the Viola da Gamba and related music in Oregon and SW Washington.


We sponsor workshops, concerts, play days, and other events promoting all sizes of viols. Everyone is invited to join: beginners, accomplished amateurs, professionals, teachers, composers and people who enjoy listening to the large repertoire of the viol.


Our workshops are accessible to viol players of all levels.


Our presenters bring not only their viol expertise, but also their musical knowledge. Each workshop centers around a musical theme.


Our in-person workshops begin with the Grand Consort in the morning, where you’ll play one or two pieces with all workshop attendees. In the afternoon, you will be put into smaller groups based on your self-rated skill level. In both groups, you’ll have the opportunity to work on your ensemble skills.

Join Cascadia Viols

We have a number of workshops every year, and a quarterly newsletter with music and news of interest to the viol community. Our online workshops are free to members, and our in-person workshops are available at a reduced fee.


Membership is $35 per year.