The Switzerland workshop was a great success and we all had a wonderful time. Thanks to all for your excellent participation and camaraderie. The six-day workshop was held in a castle, we performed in medieval church in Stein am Rhein, and the food provided by the excellent staff at the castle was fantastic!
This is what we did: an Early Music Workshop at the Castle Glarisegg in Steckborn, Switzerland, on the banks of Lake Constance which was sponsored by the Early Music Guild of Oregon from Sunday to Friday, August 25 – 30, 2019.
Here’s the latest news: We are already working on possibilities for our next European workshop in either 2021 or 2022 – so stay tuned for more details and please plan on joining us for the next workshop.
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More about the Workshop:
This fun, intensive workshop covered many musical styles including Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and beyond, with an additional focus on Swiss Composers. Our faculty featured four beloved and accomplished recorder instructors: Clea Galhano, Laura Kuhlman, Gayle Stuwe Neuman, and Phil Neuman. Students played in both small groups and large ensemble. Intermediate and advanced recorder players attended, as well as players of viola da gamba, violin, viola, cello, early double reed instruments, and cornetts and sackbutts. In addition to making beautiful music, workshop attendees explored the region through planned excursions and optional trips. We also had the opportunity to enjoy locally focused cuisine and experienced Swiss hospitality at its finest.
Here is the rest of the original announcement – our developing plan is to offer another European workshop with similar elements, and in a similar price range:
– Play music from medieval to contemporary composers of Switzerland plus many others!
– Technique sessions Focused tips and tricks during small group classes
– Perform in a European castle! Classes and performances are held on the grounds of the enchanting Castle Glarisegg in Steckborn.
– Make a joyful noyse! Classes for recorders, voices, bagpipes, early double reeds, and strings.
The combination of intense musical work, the beautiful location, Swiss
hospitality, and superb faculty will create the experience of a
lifetime. Come to learn! Come to be inspired!
$1100 workshop fee
includes lodging, meals and workshop classes. All rooms are shared.
Workshop pitch: A = 440.
Registration deadline was March 1st, 2019
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Fees: The total cost of the workshop, which includes lodging, meals, and workshop classes is $1100. You will be responsible for your transportation to and from the workshop site, with some internal transportation provided. You are also responsible for any additional costs such as therapeutic work at Castle Glarisegg, extracurricular tours and transport, additional meals, personal items and so on. A non-refundable deposit of $350 is required to hold your place. The deposit must be received by March 1st, 2019. The balance of the workshop fee ($750) is due by May 1, 2019. If you choose to pay for the workshop with a credit card, there will be a $35 processing fee.
Cancellation Policy: Payments are non-refundable. If you find you must cancel and another participant is found to take your place, your deposit will be refunded. If another participant is not found to take your place, your deposit will not be refunded. The remainder/balance payment is non-refundable. ONLY if another participant is found to take your place a portion of that amount may be refunded. If this is a concern, we highly recommend buying trip insurance.
We hope you can join us!