June 27 - July 4, 2013


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Our program offers musical challenges and opportunities to players and singers at every level, from highly experienced to those who are just beginning. From morning technique and consort classes to afternoon special topic ensembles, we will play and sing music from the vibrant Middle Ages to the virtuosic Baroque.

  • If you've never played a musical instrument (but wish you could) or if you studied music years ago (and fear you've forgotten everything), there are classes to get you started or to help brush off the rust. Introductory classes are offered in recorder, viol, and harp.
  • Singers of all abilities will benefit from singing class, chorus and mixed ensembles with instruments.
  • Dancers and dance teachers can learn an instrument and participate in the daily dance classes and the nightly dance parties.

Advanced and intermediate players and singers have a wide array of classes from which to choose, led by an outstanding and dedicated performing faculty. Our staff features active professionals and acclaimed teachers of early winds (recorders, reeds and brass), strings (viols and violin), harpsichord and voice. Dancers will also find a wealth of activity, including high-level technique classes, challenging ensembles and historical dance. In addition to our music classes, we relax with two ponds for swimming or canoeing, a Camphouse deck for summer reading, afternoon tea and lots of wonderful dancing.


Program Director
Frances Fitch

Peter Barnes
Michael Barrett
Sheila Beardslee
Joanna Blendulf
Sarah Cantor
Graham Christian
Jan Elliott
Wayne Hankin
Judith Linsenberg
Dana Maiben
Sarah Mead *
Dan Meyers
Emily O'Brien
Anna Rain
Ellen Tepper
Lisa Terry

* Advisor, plus

Steve Howe
Larry Lipkis


7:45-8:15 Hot Breakfast served cafeteria style
8:15-8:45 Cold Breakfast Coffee/Tea available
8:30-8:50 General Morning Warmup and Recorder Warm-up
Recorder Classes
Viol Classes
Harp Class
Voice Class
Baroque Chamber Ensembles
Introduction to Historical Dance with Sheila Beardslee
English Country Dance Essentials with Jan Elliott
Intermediate English with Anna Rain
Advanced English with Graham Christian
12:00-12:30 Free time: Swimming, Bookstore staffed
12:30 Lunch
Good and Bad Taste: Ornamentation with Frances Fitch
Dufay Cabaret with Dana Maiben
Emulation and Transformation in the Renaissance with Michael Barrett
A Rose by Any Other Name with Sarah Mead
Broken and Fixed Consorts with Joanna Blendulf
Performance Dance Ensemble with Graham Christian
Loud Band: Court vs. Chapel with Wayne Hankin, Dan Meyers
Now and Then with Judith Linsenberg
Renaissance Consort: With or Without Bar Lines with Sarah Cantor
Chorus: Matched Pairs with Michael Barrett
Recorder Orchestra with Sheila Beardslee
Longsword Dancing with Jan Elliott
Bagpipes with Wayne Hankin
Harpsicles in the Hot Afternoon with Ellen Tepper
Frottola to Madrigal with Joanna Blendulf
Sweet and Spicy with Sarah Mead, Lisa Terry
5:00-5:30 Tea
5:30-6:20 Free time: Informal camper readings, Swimming, Bookstore staffed, Side-by-Side Readings
6:30 Dinner
7:45 Mini Presentations
8:15 All Camp Dance
9:45-10:45 Special Events
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