Viol Intensive at Early Music Week

Tentative 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 Warmup
12:00-12:30 Free time: Swimming, Bookstore staffed
12:30 Lunch
5:00-5:30 Tea
5:30-6:20 Free time: Informal camper readings, Swimming, Bookstore staffed
6:30 Dinner
7:45-8:15 Mini Presentations
8:15-10:00 All Camp Dance
10:15-11:00 Special Events

August 11 - 18, 2012

Held during Early Music Week at Pinewoods.

Is there still room?
For up-to-date info about availability and wait lists,
see our main Dance & Music Camps 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 learn to play and understand two chord patterns, and to compose variations on the patterns; an early afternoon class will explore compositions using the Passacalle, Chacona and other Spanish ground basses, such as the folias and jácara. In addition to these two sessions, students join Early Music Week faculty and students in the All-Camp Collegium and Dance Classes as well as the informal parts of the day. Please ask for application materials for this class.


This course is limited to 6 participants to ensure plenty of opportunity for active participation. Registrants 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, 2012.