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The VdGSA runs an annual week-long workshop called Conclave that cycles through locations across the US. 


Young Players' Weekend

This biennial weekend workshop is specifically geared towards younger and newer players. It is highly subsidized to make it accessible for all.

Professional Development Weekend

The VdGSA offers our self-identified Teaching Members a weekend retreat every two years to exchange ideas and share teaching strategies.

Other Workshops
AEM's Memorial Day Weekend Workshop

Friday, May 24 - Monday, May 27, 2024

Wisdom House Retreat Center

Litchfield, CT

A weekend of small and larger chamber music in an idyllic retreat center in rural Connecticut. Classes include mixed ensembles, special Medieval and Renaissance topics, early notation ensemble, and all-group playing of grand Renaissance works, for small and large instruments. A viol scholarship is available to cover tuition, please email to inquire.

Mideast Early Music Workshop

Sunday, July 21-Saturday, July 27, 2024

LaRoche University

Pittsburgh, PA

Join other Early Music Enthusiasts for an inspiring week playing viol in a variety of small and large  ensembles including consort classes, Renaissance Band, mixed Consorts, Baroque Sonata class, All Workshop Ensemble, as well as recital and Master Class opportunities. Work with outstanding, congenial faculty and students of all levels.  


As a service to the community, the Society maintains this non-comprehensive list of upcoming workshops that include the viol. We focus on workshops located in North America or online, though we include workshops hosted by other viola da gamba societies around the world.

To have your workshop listed here, please contact us.

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