Advanced students, pre-professional, and professional vocalists
Advanced students, pre-professional, and professional players of period instruments (flute, oboe, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, bass, harpsichord, and lute/guitar)
Players with limited experience on period instruments
Wind, lute/guitar, and harpsichord players must have access to and basic comfort with a period instrument.
We may be able to arrange a loan of a baroque bow, and in some cases an instrument, for those string players near Toronto who are new to period instruments. We will also do our best to advise sources for loans for those joining us from elsewhere. If using your modern instrument, you will need to re-tune to a’=415, and should consider using gut for the higher strings (details on procuring gut strings will be provided). [Note that you may audition on your modern instrument, in modern set-up.]
Players of modern flute, oboe, and bassoon, joining us to study baroque style on their modern instruments (limited spaces).