Upcoming Events
Fall group classes and ensembles begin September 21, 2021 8:00 am
Chamber Music Workshops for Adults October 16, 2021 5:00 pm Saturday, October 16 | 5-6:30 PM Winnetka Campus >>

Early Music Classes & Ensembles



In addition to group classes and ensembles in Early Music, private instruction is offered in Baroque violin, viola da gamba, lute, theorbo, recorder, natural trumpet, harpsichord, and organ. Inquire Now >> 


Please reach out to Patrick O'Malley for further information about the early music program.


Summer Session Begins: June 15, 2021


Fall Semester Private Instruction begins September 7, 2021

Fall Semester Group Classes and Ensembles begin September 21, 2021


Advanced Alto Recorder Class (adults) • 60 minutes • $206 • 15 weeks

Join us as we explore Georg Philipp Telemann’s duets for alto recorders. Technically challenging and musically very satisfying, these sonatas embody Baroque elegance. Topics covered are tone, intonation, phrasing, and ornamentation. (Pitch A = 440) Participants must purchase “The Berlin Duos” by Georg Philipp Telemann, published by Dolce DOL 705.

              Wednesday       6:00 PM           Patrick O’Malley          Evanston East

Viol Technique & Repertoire Class (age 14-adult) • 75 minutes • $306.70 • 15 weeks

Classes will incorporate Consort-Minus-One recordings and consist of weekly presentations on major viol consort repertoire and techniques for practicing. For intermediate students, with doubled parts, repertoire is tailored to median ability level focusing on technique, ensemble playing, and in-depth exploration of repertoire. 1-2 performances per academic year. No audition necessary.

               Tuesday            7:15 PM           Phillip Serna                 Evanston East


Advanced Viol Consort Chamber Group (age 14-adult) • 45 minutes • $389.35 • 15 weeks

Classes will incorporate Consort-Minus-One recordings and focus on technically challenging repertoire to build technique and chamber music skills. For advanced students, no doubling of parts, challenging repertoire with focus towards performance. 2-4 performances per academic year. Maximum enrollment of 6 (2 treble, 2 tenor, 2 bass). By audition at the discretion of instructor.  Contact Patrick O’Malley to set up an audition.

                 Tuesday            8:30 PM           Phillip Serna                 Evanston East