Mission Statement

The purpose of this organization shall be:

    1. To provide a medium through which those interested in playing the viola da gamba
    may become acquainted and share their interest.

    2. To cultivate appreciation of the literature and history of the viola da gamba.

    3. To provide an environment in which professionals can share their expertise and
    amateurs can develop their skills.

    4. To support the aims of the Viola da Gamba Society of America.

Events and Programs

Viol Workshop

    Viol Workshop with Mary Springfels, Monday/Tuesday 27/28 April in Boulder Colorado. Monday will be classes and coaching and Tuesday will likely be private lessons, coached consorts, etc. The schedule is a work in progress. More details to come.

Play Days for the 2014/2015 Season

    8 November - coach: Ann Marie Morgan
    13 December - coach: Ann Marie Morgan
    24 January - coach: Ann Marie Morgan
    16 May - coach: Ann Marie Morgan

    Location: 3700 Baseline, Boulder. St Andrews Pres Church

    Time: play begins promptly at 10 a.m.

    New Format: There will be sign-up sheets to participate in a small coached consort beginning at 12:45 - for one hour, with the second coached consort to begin at 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. These will be one-on-a-part coached sessions, offered to you at no additional charge. If there is enough interest, we'll offer uncoached sessions at the same times - music provided. The morning will be a large-group coached session, from 10 to noon. If we have a smaller number of players, we may offer only one coached session after lunch. This will become clear when we have our sign-ups the week before each play day. In any case, this will give everyone more variety and a more comprehensive and fun experience. Two rooms will be used for the afternoon.

    9:30 arrival, sign-in, coffee, tune
    10:00 - large group play begins
    Noon - large group play ends
    Lunch - noon - 12:30
    First Coached Consort - 12:45 - 1:45
    (uncoached consort offered at the same time)
    Second Coached Consort - 2:00 - 3:00
    (uncoached consort offered at the same time)