Gail Gillispie is a graduate of Oberlin College and the London Early Music Centre. She studied lute with Christopher Wilson in London and Pat O’Brien in New York. She has performed in Europe, the US, and Canada, appearing with Andrew Lawrence-King, the Huelgas Ensemble, the Newberry Consort, the Milwaukee Medieval Players, the New York Ensemble for Early Music, and Jacob Heringman. Gail is founder and director of the Scholars of Cambrai. She also sings, composes and edits music for the Schola Cantorum of St. Peter the Apostle, a Chicago-based professional choir. Gail teaches regularly at the Lute Society of America's Summer Seminars at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She recently served on the faculty at the Amherst Early Music Festval in Bennington,Vermont, performing on the lute and teaching early music theory.