Viols West

The Viols West Workshop is on hiatus in 2019 as the VdGSA Conclave will be coming to the west coast.

The workshop will return in August of 2020.

Happy viol playing!

See below for information for the 2018 workshop.



Viols West Workshop 2018

Lawrence Lipnik and Rosamund Morley,

Music Directors

Melita Denny, Administrative Director

August 5-11, 2018

California Polytechnic State University

San Luis Obispo, CA


Joanna Blendulf, John Dornenburg,

Wendy Gillespie, Julie Jeffrey,

Lawrence Lipnik, Martha McGaughey,

Rosamund Morley, David Morris,

Mary Springfels, Brent Wissick,

Erik Andersen


Viols West is a week-long summer workshop for viola da gamba players of all levels. In four classes each day, our excellent faculty provides instruction in technique, consort and solo literature. Evenings are filled with musical activities, including ad hoc consorts, mini classes or presentations, and a faculty concert, providing both formal and informal opportunities for participants to play, listen, and learn. The week begins with a welcome playing session on Sunday evening. Classes run Monday through Friday ending with a festive student concert on Friday night.The setting for the workshop is the campus of California Polytechnic State University, on the edge of San Luis Obispo, a peaceful town in the beautiful rolling hills of California’s central coast, midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Brochure and registration form are now available.

For any questions, please contact Melita Denny:; (805-835-9173)


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