Viols West Workshop

Pacifica Viola da Gamba Society

Viols West Workshop August 7-13, 2022

California Polytechnic State University

San Luis Obispo, CA

Music Directors:

Lawrence Lipnik and Rosamund Morley, 


Malachai Bandy, Julie Jeffrey,

Lawrence Lipnik, Martha McGaughey,

Rosamund Morley, David Morris,

Arnie Tanimoto, Mary Springfels,

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.

Our brochure and registration materials are now available for 2022. Please see the tabs at the top of this page to access these materials.

Contact Melita Denny with any questions:; (805-835-9173)

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