Who Should Apply


Who Should Apply

Please note: Availability of specific programs and related faculty is subject to sufficient enrolment.

  • Advanced students, pre-professional, and professional players of period instruments (flute, oboe, bassoon, violin, viola, viola d'amore*, cello, bass, harpsichord, and lute/guitar). No audition is required.
  • Players of modern flute, oboe, bassoon, and string instruments (advanced students, pre-professional, and professional) interested in being introduced to the techniques of period instruments and the principles of period performance practice. No audition is required.

Note that a number of baroque flutes, oboes, bassoons, string instruments, and a theorbo are available for use by participants. String players new to period instruments may also use their modern instruments, re-tuned to a’=415 hz and strung with gut. We are able to loan baroque bows, and we stock gut strings for purchase. Bass players may borrow a set of gut strings for the duration of the Institute.

  • Singers (advanced students, pre-professional, and professional) interested in exploring period performance practice in solo, ensemble, choral, and operatic repertoire. An audition is required (See Application Process for details). Due to the intensive nature of this program, singers must be age 21 or older as of May 31, 2020, to ensure secure and flexible vocal technique. Exceptions will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Pre-formed instrumental chamber groups are welcome to apply as an ensemble. Contact tbsi@tafelmusik.org for details.

*Visit the Viola d'Amore Workshop tab for details about the concurrent Viola d'Amore Workshop, June 11-17, 2018.

Many of the instruments and bows available for loan are provided by the Jeanne Lamon Instrument Bank.