Viols West Workshop

Pacifica Viola da Gamba Society

The Viols West Workshop on hiatus in 2019. We are looking forward to comming back to the central coast of California in August of 2020.


Viols West Workshop

August 9-16, 2020

California Polytechnic State University

San Luis Obispo, CA

Lawrence Lipnik and Rosamund Morley, Music Directors

Melita Denny, Administrative Director

Faculty: TBA


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 for 2020 will come out in the spring. In the meantime you may view a copy of the 2018 brochure from the link above.

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


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