The Lute Society of America Lute Festival 2006, took place Sunday, 25 June through Friday, 30 June 2006. If you attended the Lute Festival, we hope this descriptive material will help you share your enjoyment with your families and friends; if you did not attend, we hope it will encourage you to participate in LSA-sponsored events in the future.
The members of the stellar faculty are listed below (with their names linked to brief biographies), together with pictures from the courses they taught and the programs of the concerts they performed, including some photographic coverage and MP3 audio. The concert music ranged from 15th century chansons to very recent compositions. The courses covered a wide range of topics, including perspectives on lute repertory and the history of stylistic changes in many countries of Europe from the 15th century through the 18th century. Classes and private coaching were also be provided for playing technique, from beginner through advanced levels, solo or ensemble performance and accompaniment of lute songs and ballads. In addition, lectures on English lute compositions and performance practice were offered by Christopher Morrongiello. Photographic summaries of the lectures and the many other activities are also provided below.
Faculty and Course TopicsTechnique
Other Events and Activities
Dick Hoban, Nancy Carlin, Garald Farnham, Edward Martin, Phillip Rukavina and Caroline Usher
Thanks to Bob Hieronimus, Dan Shoskes, Kenneth Bé, Mike Peterson, Laura Maschi, Bob Temkin, Jineen Heiman, Betsy Small, Caroline Usher and David Schoengold for contributions of photographs used in this retrospective of the 2006 Lute Festival.