LSA 2013 Summer Seminars
The 2013 Lute Society of America Summer Seminar East will again be part of the Amherst Early Music Festival, from the 14th to the 21st of July. A brief descriptive page is posted on our website, and the registration page is on the Amherst website. The faculty consists of Grant Herreid, Nigel North, Patrick O’Brien, Jason Priset, and Phil Rukavina. The LSA is making available one scholarship covering the tuition for this Summer Seminar to encourage a student to attend who might otherwise not be able. A full description of the terms and conditions is posted as a PDF file, and the application is in the form of a DOC file. Please apply soon, since the deadline for receipt of applications is at the end of May.
The 2013 Lute Society of America Summer Seminar West will again be part of the Vancouver Early Music Festival. The lute week is Sunday, 28 July through Friday, 2 August. The faculty this year consists of Robert Barto, Ray Nurse, Patrick O’Brien, and Charles Weaver. There is also a lute-building workshop taught by Grant Tomlinson. The Lute Doctor is Travis Carey, and Michael Miranda is the LSA coordinator. The deadline for registration is 15 April, but late registrations will be considered if space permits. As noted above for the Amherst Festival, the LSA is also making available one scholarship covering the tuition for this Seminar. The full description of the terms and conditions is posted as a PDF file, and the application is in the form of a DOC file. Please apply soon, since the deadline for receipt of applications is at the end of May.
The 2012 Lute Society of America Summer Seminar and Lute Festival took take place 24 through 29 June at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The faculty included some old familiar faces, Robert Barto, Doug Freundlich, Ellen Hargis, Christopher Morrongiello (along with other members of The Bacheler Consort), Nigel North, Pat O’Brien, Paul O’Dette, and Crawford Young, and Eduardo Egüez and Sylvain Bergeron joined the roster for the first time. The Pat O’Brien Scholar was Grant Herreid, perhaps best known for his performances with Piffaro, and the Lute Doctor was Andrew Rutherford.
LSA 2011 Summer Seminars
The Lute Society of America sponsored two Summer Seminar events in conjunction with Amherst Early Music (17 – 24 July 2011) and Early Music Vancouver (1 – 5 August 2011), as we have recently in odd-numbered years.
The faculty in Vancouver consisted of Robert Barto, Sylvain Bergeron, Pat O’Brien, Stephen Stubbs, and Grant Tomlinson, with Travis Carey providing instrument maintenance. The coordinator for the LSA was board member Michael Miranda.
The focus of the Seminar on the east coast was sacred music of the 16th-century in the Iberian peninsula. The faculty included Nigel North, Grant Herried, Doug Freundlich, and Christopher Morrongiello. Phillip Rukavina was the LSA coordinator for this Seminar.
LSA Seminar 2010
The Lute Society of America Summer Seminar 2010 ran from Sunday afternoon, 27 June, through Saturday morning, 3 July. The venue was once again Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Attendees were able to participate in two to four daily classes or lectures and enjoy one major concert and one shorter recital per day. Our Pat O’Brien lecturer was Stephen Stubbs. He was also in charge of another major focus of the week, which was the preparation for a complete performance on Friday evening of Dafne, a very early opera by Marco da Gagliano.
Faculty for the 2010 Summer Seminar included:
Many members of the faculty presented concerts or shorter recitals during the week, as indicated above. In addition, there were recitals by
Retrospectives of Past LSA Seminars
A photographic record of the great fun that was had by all:
A more complete listing of the Seminars that have been
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Last updated 16 April AD 2013 – DFH.