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).
- 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.
- New this year: because of the challenge of determining suitability for the program for the large number of violin applicants, we are asking all violinists to submit a recording (see details at Application Process). Other instrumentalists are not required to audition.
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.
*Visit the Viola d'Amore Workshop tab for details about the concurrent Viola d'Amore Workshop, May 31-June 7, 2020.
Many of the instruments and bows available for loan are provided by the Jeanne Lamon Instrument Bank.