Enhance your technique and ensemble playing during an intensive workshop with director Letitia Berlin and other stellar faculty. Revel in the lyrical sounds of the recorder, viola da gamba, dulcian, shawm, and harpsichord as you share your musical gifts during a week-long intensive early music workshop. This program is for intermediate to advanced players. Focus on improving your techniques and practicing for ensembles.
Technique classes geared toward application of technique practice to the repertoire – making music out of notes! Master class and consort classes.
All-Workshop Orchestra, conducted by Frances Blaker
Faculty – Recorder: Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Janet Beazley Viola da gamba: Larry Lipnik
Dulcian and shawm: Joan Kimball Strings and Early Repertoire: Shira Kammen
The workshop takes place at the Hidden Valley Music Seminars, An Institute of the Arts in Carmel Valley, California, nestled amongst oak and buckeye trees below majestic hillsides. Along with our rich opportunities for music making, bird watching and walking can be enjoyed nearby. Workshop participants are housed on Hidden Valley’s campus in Wright Hall, cheery, simple dormitory rooms with private bathrooms. All meals are served in Hidden Valley’s Dining Room. Housing and meals included in total cost of program.
The workshop includes four daily classes, morning exercise/dance, orchestra class, and impromptu group playing. Wednesday includes a free afternoon to explore the beautiful Carmel Valley area, play music, or just relax. The week concludes with the student orchestra performing the repertoire practiced during the workshop followed by an open-mike night.
Harpsichord players are also welcome to apply – contact Peter Meckel at Hidden Valley.