past workshop

VdGS-NE Virtual Fall offerings: workshop and virtual practice club

This fall we offered a virtual workshop on Sunday, November 1. In the spirit of finding resources to work within the confines of our current coronavirus world, we offered two class sessions over Zoom, with a virtual lunch-hour between them.

The first session will be taught by Jane Hershey. She will present a class on bowing, rhythms and cadences found in Josquin’s music. Some music handouts will be provided ahead of time. After lunch, the second session will be taught by Sarah Mead. Her presentation asks participants to bring in a consort passage that has tripped them up, and she will provide ideas for how to approach the musical and technical problems. More complete descriptions of the two classes will be found on the flyer. You do not have to attend both sessions. We will be offering the workshop on a pay as you can basis with a suggested donation of $15 per session. The deadline for registering is October 15. You will be sent zoom links when you register.  

We are also offering a new fall activity for our socially-distanced times: virtual practice sessions for the month of October! These will be held on Saturday mornings (9:30-12:00), and offer an opportunity to have connection with the viol-playing community as we try to move forward.  Each session will consist of an hour and a half devoted to (muted, but social!) practice time, while  last half hour of each session will be a chance to talk to your fellow viol players. No need to sign up ahead of time. For more information, please see the workshop flyer where you will find a zoom link that will work for all five sessions.