Viols West Workshop

Pacifica Viola da Gamba Society

Viols West Workshop August 6-12, 2023

California Polytechnic State University

San Luis Obispo, CA

Music Directors:

Lawrence Lipnik and Rosamund Morley, 


Erik Andersen
Malachai Bandy
Joanna Blendulf
Julie Jeffrey
Lawrence Lipnik
Rosamund Morley
David Morris
Elisabeth Reed
Shanon Zusman

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.

 Questions? Contact Melita Denny:; (805-835-9173)

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