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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
Viols of Houston Chapter Workshop

Sat Feb 3 - Sunday Feb 4, 2024

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

Houston, TX


Sarah Mead will be coming to Houston the weekend of Feb 3-4, 2024 for a workshop on Chiaroscuro: Music of Light and Darkness. Players and singers will explore together the challenge of contrasting moods in 16th-century music, from questions of texture and balance to articulation and text-painting.  She will also give a masterclass on that Saturday evening.

Music on the Mountain Viol Workshop

Friday Feb 23 - Sunday Feb 25, 2024

Forrest Hills Mountain Resort and Conference Center

Dahlonega, GA (near Atlanta)


This workshop is for players intermediate and above. The faculty are Gail Ann Schroeder, Alison Crum, Roy Marks, and Wendy Gillespie. Please visit or contact Chrissy Spencer (chrissy.c.spencer) for more information.

Early Music Latin America Workshop

Friday March 1 - Monday, March 4, 2024

University of Texas at El Paso


Offered as part of the Early Music Latin America Festival, this workshop is designed for amateur musicians (wind, string, voices, and continuo) at an upper intermediate to advanced level.  Application deadline is December 31, 2023.  Contanct Lindsey Macchiarella for more information.

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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