Musical Crossroads of Europe Switzerland Workshop 2025

The Musical Crossroads of Europe Switzerland Workshop in 2019 was a great success and since we all had a wonderful time, we are planning another workshop at Schloss Glarisegg in Steckborn, Switzerland: Friday, August 29 – Thursday, September 4, 2025.  See more information below.

The workshop will be sponsored by the Early Music Guild of Oregon and the venue, Castle Glarisegg in Steckborn, Switzerland, is located on the banks of Lake Constance.

This fun, intensive workshop is open to Intermediate and Advanced players and will cover many musical styles including Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and beyond, with an additional focus on Swiss Composers.  Our faculty will feature four accomplished instructors: Laura Kuhlman, Gayle Stuwe Neuman, Phil Neuman, and one more to be determined. Students will play in both small groups and large ensemble.  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 [email protected].

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.
R.S.V.P. to [email protected]


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!

The workshop fee will approximately US$1700 and will include lodging, meals, workshop classes, and the midweek outing.  All rooms are shared.  Workshop pitch: A = 440.
Registration. (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., will be approximately US$1700. 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 .

Participants are responsible for their transportation to and from the workshop site and 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.

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.