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Medieval & Renaissance Workshop
June 23-29, 2013
Stories and Legends
Director: Tom Zajac
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A vocal master class in solo literature will be offered as well. Our classes
benefit and welcome intermediate level amateurs through professional musicians.
As always, we welcome existing groups for ensemble coaching. Evening events
include a daily sherry hour, lectures, drop-in sessions, faculty, student and
all-workshop performances, and a Friday night theater, music and dance project,
co-directed by Jordan Sramek and Anna Mansbridge, entitled "Shakespeare and his
Fellows: Sounds and Sweet Ayres."
Stories and Legends
The arts of music and story telling were more closely linked in pre-modern times
than they are today. This year's workshop explores and rekindles that connection
with a week of classes and special events to deepen our appreciation, understanding
and mastery of these ancient and interwoven arts. Central to the daily schedule
will be classes for story tellers and musicians who want to try creating
accompaniments. Story tellers and musicians will be paired during the week and
present their creations at impromptu performances. Other, regular offerings will
be ensemble and technique classes in voice, viol, recorder, alta capella
(shawms, dulcians and sackbuts), medieval instruments, and historic dance.
Mary Springfels, viola da gamba
Rotem Gilbert, recorder
Shira Kammen, vielle and medieval music, music for story telling
Tim Rayborn, medieval strings; music for story-telling
Cheryl Ann Fulton, historic harps
Karen Clark and Eric Mentzel, voice
Peter Maund, percussion
Tom Zajac, all-workshop Collegium
Jordan Sramek, theater project
Anna Mansbridge, historic dance
Jeff Raz, story telling and theater arts
Greg Ingles, loud band.
The Medieval/Renaissance Workshop is the only early music workshop of its kind on
the west coast. It will take place on the beautiful campus of Sonoma State
University. The dormitories feature living suites for four people, with kitchen,
sitting, and dining area and single rooms with private baths.
Workshop Fees and Online Enrollment
The fee for the Medieval/Renaissance Workshop is $545 until April 30, $595 for enrollment received
May 1 or later. Discounts are available for SFEMS members and for enrollment in more
than one workshop. Some scholarships are also available.
Room and board at Sonoma State is $625, room without board, $545
(this choice is limited in number). Rooms at Sonoma State are single occupancy only.
All details appear on the
online enrollment page.
Mark your calendars now for the
SFEMS Med/Ren Workshop. Enroll by April 30 and save!
If you have any questions, please contact
Please check our website later, as we will keep updating it with more information.
Last updated 04/09/2013.
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