August 11 - 18, 2012

Program Description

The Iberian Spirit: Spain, Portugal and the Hispanic Diaspora

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 and viol.
  • 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.


Frances Fitch, Program Director
Ellen Delahanty
Eric Haas
Jane Hershey
Scott Higgs
Joan Kimball
Judith Linsenberg
Larry Lipkis
Sarah Mead
Daphna Mor
Dorothy Olsson
Pat Petersen
Tim Rayborn
Mary Springfels
Geert van Gele
Peggy Vermilya
Bob Wiemken
Tom Zajac


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
Recorder Classes
Viol Classes
Voice Class
Baroque Chamber Ensembles
Sephardic Jews and Moors of Medieval Spain with Tim Rayborn
Llibre Vermell with Tom Zajac
English Country Dance Essentials with Peggy Vermilya
Intermediate English Country Dance with Pat Petersen
Advanced English Country Dance with Scott Higgs
Introduction to Historical Dance with Dorothy Olsson
12:00-12:30 Free time: Swimming, Bookstore staffed
12:30 Lunch
Diferencias with Jane Hershey
A Spaniard in the Works with Sarah Mead
Bagpipes with Joan Kimball
Villancicos with Larry Lipkis
Flemings in Spain with Geert van Gele
Renaissance Loud Band in Nueva España with Bob Wiemken
How Do I Read This and Should I Try? with Pat Petersen
Music from the Montecassino Manuscript with Judith Linsenberg
The Cantigas de Santa Maria with Ellen Delahanty and Tim Rayborn
All-Camp Collegium with Tom Zajac, Sarah Mead, Dorothy Olsson
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
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