2011 Viol Intensive Course

Daily Schedule

7:00-7:30 Tai - Chi for all
7:45-8:15 Hot Breakfast served cafeteria style
8:15-8:45 Cold Breakfast Coffee/Tea available
8:30-8:50 Morning Warm-up
9:00-10:30 Viol Intensive
11:00-12:00 Dance Classes
12:00-12:30 Free time: Swimming, Bookstore staffed
12:30 Lunch
2:00-3:15 1st PM Early Music Week Classes
3:35-4:45 Viol Intensive
5:00-5:30 Tea
5:30-6:20 Free time: Informal camper readings, Swimming, Bookstore staffed
  Faculty rehearsals
6:30 Dinner
7:45-8:15 Mini Presentations
8:15-10:00 All Camp Dance
10:15-11:00 Special Events

August 13 - 20, 2011

Held during Early Music Week at Pinewoods.

Is there still room?
For up-to-date info about availability and wait lists,
see our Program Weeks page.

Program Director

Program Description

This is a special focus group for six emerging professional viol players to work with Mary Springfels for almost 3 hours every day! The group meets for two sessions daily: a 90 minute class in the morning, to work on technique and consorts in Venetian and Venetian-influenced repertoire; a late afternoon class will explore special repertoire topics with Mary. In addition to these two sessions, there are other afternoon classes in viols, mixed consorts and vocal/instrumental ensembles with other Early Music Week faculty. Please ask for application materials for this class.


This course is limited to 6 participants to ensure plenty of opportunity for active participation. Registratants need to send an tape of their work and references. A specific form will be available. Please clearly indicate if you would like to attend Early Music Week, if you did not get a space in the course. CDSS Scholarships are available.

Scholarships are also offered by Early Music America and The Viola da Gamba Society of America. Deadline for both is April 15, 2011.