Early Music Workshop

Why Attend Early Music Workshop

Join us for the 2022 Early Music Workshop as we explore music from Denmark in the early seventeenth century. Period instruments are highlighted and program sessions focus on articulation, ornamentation, improvisation, and rehearsal techniques. The workshop culminates with an optional participant concert.  

Explore music from the court at Copenhagen during the reign of Christian IV (Denmark) (r.1588-1648). We’ll learn about Christian’s sister, Princess Anne, and her famous husband, James I/VI (England, Ireland, Scotland) and play repertoire from their favorite composers.

You’ll get to know the music and history of late Renaissance Denmark with fellow early music enthusiasts. In five days, you’ll work towards an optional performance and play music by composers associated with the Danish court including Mogens Pedersøn, Giovanni Gabrieli, Orazio Vecchi, Thomas Simpson, and John Dowland. 

We welcome players of recorders, early winds (cornetto, shawm, dulcian, sackbut, crumhorn), violins (with Baroque/Renaissance bow), viols, lutes, Renaissance harp, harpsichord, and percussion. There will be opportunities for vocalists as well.

Participants must have the ability to read music. If you are an instrumentalist, please bring your own instrument(s). Instrumentalists must have proficiency on at least one period instrument. The course will be held at A=440. Some instruments are available to borrow during the workshop with advanced communication with the instructor. Printed music will be provided.

Course Dates: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 to Saturday, July 9, 2022
Early Registration Fee: $450 (Early Registration ends on May 1, 2022)
Registration Fee: $495
Registration Deadline: June 28, 2022

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K-12 Educators: Earn 24 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop.


Participants must have the ability to read music, must have expertise playing at least one period instrument, and must supply their own instrument(s) which may include: recorders, other early winds, violin (with Baroque/Renaissance bow), viol, lute, harpsichord and percussion. Some instruments may be available from the instructor with advanced notice.


Learn more about the Early Music Workshop faculty.

Sarah Huebsch Schilling

Sarah Huebsch Schilling

Artistic Director, Early Music Workshop