Friday, July 10, 2020
5:00 pm

Adam Knight Gilbert • Voices Lost and Found.

Join us to perform great Renaissance songs with reconstructed lost voices. For instrumentalists and singers of all proficiency levels; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Saturday, July 11, 2020
10:00 am

David Wilson • Looking Beyond the Page: How do we learn a piece of music?

In this class we will consider the tools we can employ when we are learning a piece of music for the first time. For all instruments and singers of all proficiency levels; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Saturday, July 11, 2020
1:00 pm

Peter Maund • Beat It! Instrumental Dance Music from the Middle Ages.

For those who wish to play percussion and don’t have a drum, you can use a cardboard box, pot, pan, or wastebasket (preferably empty). All proficiency levels welcome; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Saturday, July 11, 2020
3:30 pm

Vicente Chavarria • Vámonos a chacona: Music of Renaissance Iberia.

Explore the distinctive interplay between the Spanish language, music, and dance, with a little help from the New World. For instrumentalists and singers of all proficiency levels; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Sunday, July 12, 2020
10:00 am

Adam Bregman • Musica practica 3: Musical Modes.

Join in exploring the function of the modes and how they apply to chant and polyphony in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. For instrumentalists and singers of all proficiency levels; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Sunday, July 12, 2020
1:00 pm

Daphna Mor • Turkish Music from the 18th-20th centuries: Part II

Instrumental Music from the Ottoman Court and 20th century Turkey. For treble clef instruments of  intermediate and advanced proficiency levels; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Sunday, July 12, 2020
3:30 pm

Kris Kwapis • The Trumpet Shall Sound: How to Sing like a Trumpet (or Trumpet like a Singer)

This class will focus on exploring the rich symbolic and theological connections of Handel’s strategic use of the trumpet for dramatic effects within Messiah, illuminating affect and meaning within the choruses “Glory to God”, “Hallelujah Chorus”, “Worthy is the Lamb/Amen” and aria “The Trumpet Shall Sound”. For trumpeters, singers and instrumentalists of any type. a = 415/440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


 

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Friday, July 17, 2020
5:00 pm

Linda Pearse/Aaron Sheehan • Rameau, the Other, and Les Indes Galantes

Sing and play along with eighteenth-century French opera excerpts from Rameau’s Les Indes galantes as we apply a critical lens to Rameau’s representation of the Other in this work, supported by musical examples performed by Grammy award-winning early music specialist Aaron Sheehan. For all instrumentalists and singers of all proficiency levels; a = 415 & 440.

On Zoom. 60 minutes


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Saturday, July 18, 2020
10:00 am

Gwyn Roberts • The curious case of the Loeillet recorder duets: What makes a duet GOOD?

Jean-Baptiste Loeillet published his recorder duets in two very different forms. Why? Upper intermediate and above; recorder players will need an alto. a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


 

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Saturday, July 18, 2020
1:00 pm

Karen Clark • Singing a Trouvère Song

Explore the text and music of trouvère song of Northern France, with tips for singing and interpreting medieval French song; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


 

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Saturday, July 18, 2020
3:30 pm

FREE with registration: Clea Galhano • Honoring the Compositions of Brazilian Slaves (Lundu), and the Work of Colonial Brazil’s Important Mixed-Race Composer – José Maurício Nunes Garcia

Play along and learn about Lundu, a form of African song and dance introduced in Brazil and sing and play along with a work by Brazilian composer Padre José Maurício Nunes Garcia, both guided by Brazilian recorder player Clea Galhano.

For musicians of upper intermediate proficiency levels; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Sunday, July 19, 2020
10:00 am

Bruce Dickey • The “Beautiful and Strange” Monteverdi Vespers.

Modern performance history of the Monteverdi Vespers as a mirror of the progress of the HIP movement. For musicians of all proficiency levels and observers; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Sunday, July 19, 2020
1:00 pm

Rachelle Romero • "KIss Me Sweet": Consort Songs of John Dowland.

Join in performing consort songs of John Dowland, led by Rachelle Romero, and lute accompaniments by Jason Yoshida. For instrumentalists and singers of all proficiency levels; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Sunday, July 19, 2020
3:30 pm

Vicki Boeckman • Trills and Frills: Basic Baroque Essential Ornaments.

The intent of this class is to give students the confidence to apply some basic “essential” graces to Baroque sonatas. For recorder and flute players of intermediate proficiency level; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Friday, July 24, 2020
5:00 pm

Rotem Gilbert • Where’s the Beat? Renaissance Tactus and Proportions.

In this session we will explore Renaissance Tempus (time) and tactus (beat). Play or sing to musical examples with time changes from 1500 to 1600. For instrumentalists and singers of all proficiency levels; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Saturday, July 25, 2020
10:00 am

Bianca Hall • From the Mayflower to Shape Notes.

Enjoy more Mayflower Music and Shape Note Hymns as we explore the path from the music of the Mayflower to early American shape note tradition. For all musicians of all proficiency levels and observers; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Saturday, July 25, 2020
1:00 pm

David Wilson • Practicing Early Music Well: Deep and cool thoughts on improving as a musician.

This class will examine ways in which we can get the most out of our practice time. For all instrumentalists and singers of all proficiency levels; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Saturday, July 25, 2020
3:30 pm

Rainer Beckmann • Leonhard Lechner's Newe Teutsche (1576).

Explore the sensuous and expressive qualities of Italian music in Leonhard Lechners's light and inventive German songs first published in Nürnberg in 1576. For recorder players of intermediate and higher proficiency levels; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Sunday, July 26, 2020
10:00 am

Hanneke van Proosdij • Silesian and Slovenian Music in the 15th -18th century.

From the Glogauer Liederbuch to Jacobus Handl Gallus to more exotic fare, join us for a fun exploration of wonderful music from Central Europe. For all proficiency levels; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Sunday, July 26, 2020
1:00 pm

Shira Kammen • A Tour of Music from the Celtic Nations.

Explore traditional tunes and styles from Scotland, Ireland, Wales,
Brittany, Galicia, and Cape Breton. For winds, brass, and singers of all proficiency levels; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Sunday, July 26, 2020
3:30 pm

Kathie Stewart • Johann Joachim Quantz: The Godfather of HIP.

A compelling lecture and demonstration on Quantz, the advocate for historically informed performance. For all observers.

On Zoom. 60 minutes


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Friday, July 31, 2020
5:00 pm

FREE with registration: Joint Faculty • A Venetian Festival – Music from the Floating City

Adam Gilbert, Rotem Gilbert, Linda Pearse, Hanneke van Proosdij

Each workshop director will share a favorite composition that illustrates the musical splendor of Venice. For instrumentalists and singers of all proficiency levels; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


 

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Saturday, August 1, 2020
10:00 am

Wendy Gillespie • Viola da gamba bootcamp in slippers.

Join viola da gamba player Wendy Gillespie for a reboot of your viol playing! For all sizes and levels of viola da gamba experience; a = 415.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Saturday, August 1, 2020
1:00 pm

Jennifer Carpenter • 19th-century music written for popular fipple flutes, playable on recorders.

For Baroque recorders, flageolets, or csakans. A = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Saturday, August 1, 2020
3:30 pm

Malachai Bandy and David Morris • Alchemical Fugues and Rosicrucian Riddles, Part II.

Explore puzzle canons! For instrumentalists and singers of all proficiency levels; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Sunday, August 2, 2020
10:00 am

Bruce Dickey and Linda Pearse • Vespers for the Gonzaga: Exploring two motets for the Mantuan Court.

A session that considers two exquisite polychoral motets setting the psalm Dixit Dominus – by Claudio Monteverdi and Amante Franzoni. For instrumentalists and singers of all proficiency levels; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


 

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Sunday, August 2, 2020
1:00 pm

Miyo Aoki • From the Source: Basics of Early Notation.

Learn the basics of reading from early notation. For recorders, winds and viols; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Sunday, August 2, 2020
3:30 pm

Rotem Gilbert • “Arise My Love”: Musical Settings of the “Song of Songs."

Join us for a closing play-along sessions exploring Renaissance settings of the most amorous text from the Bible. For instrumentalists and singers of all proficiency levels; a = 440.

On Zoom. 75 minutes


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Order online by choosing from the list and left and clicking on "Purchase/Register."

Classes are $25 each. If you purchase five or more classes in a single order, each class is $23. If you purchase ten or more classes in a single order, each class is $21.

Orders are also available by phone (510-683-1674, M-F, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm). A $5 handling fee will be added to each order.

Once you complete your order, your emailed receipt will contain the option to “print your ticket(s)”. (See below for an example.) Please click on that link, and a ticket will open in your browser with a clickable Zoom link for your class sessions. When applicable, a link for the class materials is also provided in the PDF ticket. Please click on the Zoom link, or use the user ID or password to connect, when time comes for the class.
 
We will be sending a reminder Zoom link, as well as relevant materials, two days before each of your registered sessions through Mailchimp. Please note that some emails may have difficulty receiving messages from Mailchimp; if this is the case for you, or if you register within two days of your class, please email workshops@sfems.org. Otherwise, materials will also be provided at the start of each class.


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