Musical Crossroads of Europe Switzerland Workshop 2022

Registration is open! REGISTER HERE

The Musical Crossroads of Europe Switzerland Workshop in 2019 was a great success and since we all had a wonderful time, we’re going to do another workshop in Schloss Glarisegg in Steckborn, Switzerland July 24-29, 2022!  The six-day workshop will be held at the castle and another fantastic outing is planned. The food provided by the excellent staff at the castle is fantastic!  Registration is open – Registration deadline has been extended to February 15th, 2022 – see more information below!

The workshop is sponsored by the Early Music Guild of Oregon and the venue, Castle Glarisegg in Steckborn, Switzerland, is located on the banks of Lake Constance.
Please plan on joining us in 2022!

More about the Workshop:
This fun, intensive workshop will cover many musical styles including Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and beyond, with an additional focus on Swiss Composers.  Our faculty features four accomplished instructors: Clea Galhano, Laura Kuhlman, Gayle Stuwe Neuman, and Phil Neuman. Students will play in both small groups and large ensemble.  Intermediate and advanced recorder players are invited, 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 will have opportunities to explore the region through planned excursions and optional trips.  There will also be an opportunity to enjoy locally focused cuisine and experience Swiss hospitality at its finest.

Questions about travelling to Europe?
Meet a potential travel partner?
Questions about classes? Contact Esther at

Esther Saulle, a native Swiss, former tour guide, can give handy travel advice.
Don’t hesitate to come with your questions and travel interests. We are here to answer, guide and get you excited about the entire experience.
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On behalf of the Early Music Guild of Oregon

Phil and Gayle Neuman
Laura Kuhlman
Esther Saulle

– Play a wide variety of music from medieval to contemporary, including 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, brass, 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!

US$1375 workshop fee includes lodging, meals, workshop classes, and the midweek outing.  All rooms are shared.  Workshop pitch: A = 440.
Registration deadline has been extended to February 15th, 2022. REGISTER HERE (Note that if you pay by check, make sure not to click on PayPal.)

If you would like to pay by check, make it payable to “EMGO” and mail to: Early Music Guild of Oregon: P.O. Box 593, Oregon City, OR 97045

More information can be found at these links:

Fees: The total cost of the workshop, which includes lodging, meals, workshop classes, etc., is US$1375. If you would like to pay by check, make it payable to “EMGO” and mail to: Early Music Guild of Oregon: P.O. Box 593, Oregon City, OR 97045 .

You will be responsible for your transportation to and from the workshop site.  You are also responsible for any additional costs such as optional therapeutic massage and other optional services at Castle Glarisegg, additional meals, personal items and so on.  A non-refundable deposit of US$350 is required to hold your place. The deposit must be received by February 15th, 2022. The balance of the workshop fee (US$1025) is due by April 1st, 2022.

Cancellation Policy: Payments are non-refundable unless another participant is found to take your place.  If this is a concern, we highly recommend buying trip insurance.


Music stands will be available for rent (US$15) if you would prefer not to bring your own.

Want to bring a non-playing friend with you?  Limited spaces are available – contact us about costs.

We hope you can join us!