Financial Assistance for Conclave

The Society is committed to making our annual Conclave financially accessible for as many people as possible by offering the following programs.

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Smiling Custodes at our 2015 Conclave

Conclave Work Study Program

Named after the symbols used in Renaissance polyphony to helpfully indicate what the first note on the next line of music will be, "Custodes"(sing. Custos) spend up to 24 hours during the week of Conclave helping things run smoothly in exchange for fully subsidized tuition (participants in programs with lower tuition work fewer hours). This is a great way to meet people, both among the Custodes and the whole community.

Questions about this program should be directed to Work Study Coordinator Koren Wake.

Conclave Chapter Voucher Grants

The Society gives each and every chapter a $200 Conclave voucher every year. Chapters determine who receives the grant, and may split it among multiple people. Contact your local Chapter to apply for this grant.

Loaner Viols

If traveling with a viol is too costly, leave the viol at home and borrow one for the week! 

Contact Rental Viol Coordinator Kathleen Merfeld to arrange for a loaner viol during Conclave.

Ride Sharing

When Conclave registration opens each spring, we offer a ride board where Conclave attendees can coordinate anything from a cross-country carpool to sharing a taxi from the airport to the site.

Alternatives to Conclave

If Conclave is out of reach for timing or other reasons, do not despair! We offer even more-heavily subsidized shorter programs such as the Young Players Weekend and the Professional Development Weekend which may fit your needs.

We also encourage you to contact John Moran, our President to see how you can connect with the Society.