Period Performance Workshop

August 24–26, 2018, Bozeman

The Period Performance Workshop is xxxblah blah BRIEF INTRO (example: “The SFEMS Baroque Workshop opens its doors to dedicated amateur and emerging professional musicians interested in being inspired and challenged for a week of intense music making and enjoyable social exchange. In addition to our focus on eighteenth-century music, we are the only workshop in North America to offer a focus on seventeenth-century music.”)

Participants will have the chance to explore original sources (manuscript scores and first edition, iconography, writing) and their clues for today’s performers, varied articulation, rhetorical, communicative sound, ornamentation and improvisation, and an open, centered, relaxed physical approach to their instruments.

The 2018 workshop will be taught by special guest harpsichordist Benedict Williams, from the Royal Academy in London, and faculty from the I-90 Collective. It will finish with a free public concert featuring all chamber and orchestral ensembles on August 26, 4 pm, at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Bozeman.

The workshop offers:

  • Chamber coaching
  • Orchestral performances
  • Technique classes
  • Masterclasses
  • Period Stories and Tales

High school students, amateur, and professional players of violin, viola, cello, and guitar, with at least four years playing experience and adequate reading skills are welcome to participate. Open to wind, brass, and keyboard players by special request. 

Limited to 50 participants. This year may include separate classes for advanced professional players.

The workshop is presented by Baroque Music Montana and the Bozeman Symphony and is hosted by First Presbyterian Church in beautiful downtown Bozeman. This workshop was started in 2015, with a grant from The Juilliard School’s Alan D. Marks Center for Career Services and Entrepreneurship.

Registration opens May 1.

Harpsichordist Benedict Williams will join the 2018 Period Performance Workshop

Members of the I-90 Collective

The Period Performance Workshop is sponsored by BMM and the Bozeman Symphony.