Medieval & Renaissance Workshop
June 27 – July 3, 2010
Director: Tom Zajac
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In 2010 the Medieval & Renaissance Workshop will continue the
successful experiment of combining music with other artistic disciplines.
Last year the theme was music and storytelling. This year we have chosen
to explore the various ways that music, dance, and ceremony complemented
and influenced each other during the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
In addition to offering an impressive variety of music classes that
reflect this theme, we are bringing in a very special guest teacher
from Seattle, Anna Mansbridge. Anna is a dancer, dance historian, and
choreographer who will lead us all in a morning dance and movement
warm-up, teach dance classes, and co-direct the theater project with
Grant Herreid. Her presence, along with that of the wonderful music
faculty we've assembled, will infuse the whole week with the joy and
energy of dance and movement!
The workshop will be held on
the lovely campus of Sonoma State University, with its attractive dorms
Our evening events will consist of a fascinating lecture, entitled
Unwritten Traditions: The Art and Craft of the Improvising Dance Band
in the Renaissance, by musicologist and early wind specialist
Adam Gilbert; a lively lecture/demo on Renaissance dance, with live
musical accompaniment, by Anna and two of her colleagues;
the always popular faculty concert; and the theater project
The Masque of the Four Elements, a fully-staged international
celebration in dance, song, and instrumental music.
Other special classes and projects
will include a semi-staged performance of Machaut's Lai of the Fountain, a
class in leather mask making, and the all-workshop collegium, which this year
will prepare and perform excerpts from Monteverdi's ballo Tirsi e Clori.
Annette Bauer, recorder, early notation
Karen Clark, voice and movement for musicians
David Douglass, Renaissance violin, violin band, medieval strings
Adam Gilbert, recorder and lecturer
Grant Herreid, lute and theater project
Julie Jeffrey, viol
Anna Mansbridge, historic dance and theater project
Eric Mentzel, voice
Margriet Tindemans, viol and medieval strings
Bob Wiemken, double reeds and loud band
Tom Zajac, recorder, sackbut, and all-workshop collegium
Jennifer Davis, mask making and theater project assistant
Last Year's Workshop
We invite you to read participant comments about their experience at the
2009 Med/Ren workshop.
Workshop Fees and Online Enrollment
The fee for the Med/Ren workshop is $480 for enrollment by May 1,
$530 for enrollment received after May 1. Discounts are available for
SFEMS members and for enrollment in more than one workshop. Room and board at
Sonoma State is $490,
single occupancy only.
All details are on the
online enrollment page.
Mark your calendars now for the SFEMS Medieval & Renaissance Workshop.
Enroll before May 1 and save!
If you have any questions, please contact
Last updated 05/10/2010.
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