The Lute Society of America   
LSA History

Founding Documents

    The Lute Society of America was founded at a meeting held in New York City on the third of June, 1966.

First Board of Directors of the LSA (1967)

  • Stanley Buetens, Stanford, CA
  • Dr. Joseph Garton, Bloomington, IN
  • David Harris, Upper Montclair, NJ
  • Kenneth La Barre (President), Montclair, NJ
  • Howard Vogel (Treasurer), New York, NY
  • George Warren (Secretary), Baltimore, MD
  • Christopher Williams (Vice President), New York, NY

Presidents of the LSA

Editors of the Journal of the LSA

  • Kenneth La Barre (I)
  • Joan Myers (II – VII)
  • Peter Danner (VIII – XV)
  • Douglas Alton Smith (XV)
  • James Meadors (XVI)
  • Victor Coelho (XVII – XXIX)
  • Douglas Alton Smith (XXX – XXXIX)
  • Michael Fink (XL – XLIV)
  • Richard Falkenstein (XLV – present)

Editors of the LSA Newsletter and Quarterly

Administrators

  • Virginia Schoonover (1969 – 1972)
  • Sally Newcomb (1972 – 1978 )
  • Nancy Carlin (1979 – 1982)
  • Beedle (White) Hinely (1983 – 2002)
  • Nancy Carlin (2002 – present)

Treasurers

  • Howard Vogel (1967 – 1968?)
  • Peter Danner (1969 – 1977)
  • Mark Prensky (1978)
  • Herb Hendrickson (1979 – 1981)
  • Beedle (White) Hinely (1982 – 1986)
  • Deborah Bloomberg (1986 – 1991)
  • Garald Farnham (1991 – 2015)
  • Thomas Walker, Jr. (2015 – present)

Librarians

  • Peter Danner (1969 – 1975)
  • Nancy Carlin (1975 – 1982)
  • Anne Burns (1983 – present)

Webmasters

Summer Seminars Sponsored by the LSA

  • 1970, 15 – 20 June, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA
  • 1971, 21 June – 2 July, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA
  • 1976, 27 June – 3 July, Barrington College, Barrington RI
  • 1977 (East), Barrington College, Barrington RI
  • 1977 (West), University of Southern California, CA
  • 1978 (East), Barrington College, Barrington RI
  • 1978 (West), Domincan College, San Rafael CA
  • 1979 (East), Barrington College, Barrington RI
  • 1979 (West), Dominican College, San Rafael CA
  • 1980, Oakland University, Rochester MI
  • 1981, 2 – 7 August, Oakland University, Rochester MI
  • 1982, 25 – 31 July, Oakland University, Rochester MI
  • 1983, Hartt College of Music, CT
  • 1985, 16 – 21 June, Oakland University, Rochester MI
  • 1986, 29 June – 4 July, Oakland University, Rochester MI
  • 1987, Meredith College, Raleigh NC
  • 1988, University of North Carolina, Asheville NC
  • 1989, Oberlin College, Oberlin OH
  • 1990, 1 – 6 July, Oakland University, Rochester MI
  • 1991, College of Notre Dame, Baltimore MD
  • 1993, Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY
  • 1994 (East), Amherst College, Amherst MA
  • 1994 (West), University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
  • 1995, Northwestern University, Evanston IL
  • 1996 (East), 11 – 18 August, Amherst College, Amherst MA
  • 1996 (West), 29 July – 2 August, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
  • 1997, Smith College, Northhampton MA
  • 1998, 5 – 11 July, Capital University, Columbus OH
  • 1999 (East), 8 – 14 August, Tufts University, Medford MA
  • 1999 (West), 18 – 24 July, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
  • 2000, 25 June – 1 July, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH
  • 2001 (East), 5 – 12 August, University of Connecticut, Storrs CT
  • 2001 (West), University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
  • 2002, 7 – 13 July, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH
  • 2003 (East), 3 – 10 August, University of Connecticut, Storrs CT
  • 2003 (West), 3 – 8 August, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
  • 2004, 27 June – 2 July, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH
  • 2005 (East), 17 – 24 July, Bennington College, Bennington VT
  • 2005 (West), 24 – 29 July, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
  • 2006, 25 – 30 June, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH
  • 2007 (East), 8 – 16 July, Connecticut College, New London CT
  • 2007 (West), 29 July – 3 August, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
  • 2008, 22 – 28 June, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH
  • 2009 (East), 19 – 26 July, Connecticut College, New London CT.
  • 2009 (West), 26 – 31 July, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC.
  • 2010, 27 June – 3 July, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH
  • 2011 (East), 17 – 24 July, Connecticut College, New London CT
  • 2011 (West), 1 – 5 August, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
  • 2012, 24 – 29 June, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH
  • 2013 (East), 14 – 21 July, Connecticut College, New London, CT
  • 2013 (West), 28 July – 2 August, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
  • 2014, 22 – 28 June, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH
  • 2015 (East), 12 – 18 July, Connecticut College, New London, CT
  • 2015 (West), 26 – 31 July, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC
  • 2016, 26 June – 2 July, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH

The Pat O’Brien Lectureship

     The Pat O’Brien Lectureship was created in 2006 in recognition of Pat’s unparalleled contributions to teaching and musicianship in the lute world.  It was conceived as an opportunity to include a separate lecture series within the LSA Summer Seminar and Lute Festival that focusses on an area of musicology or performance practice complementary to the usual seminar topics.  Holders of the position have included:

Obituaries

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