Mountain Collegium's 2021 Virtual Workshop
June 29–July 3, 2021
We are delighted to be able to offer our 2021 Mountain Collegium workshop. This year we will, indeed, be making music together differently, but we hope the outstanding faculty and class options make up for it—at least a bit, anyway! We miss our faithful attendees and look forward to the time we will convene in person.
But, this year is INDEED spectacular. In addition to some of our beloved regular faculty, we have been able to invite teachers who are very hard to secure in those "normal" times. Check out the FACULTY to see who will be offering classes.
Each day will offer two Shorty Blocks, which are 45 minutes each; two Full Blocks (morning and afternoon), which are 75-minute classes; and there is an event each evening, Tuesday through Friday. Two of the evenings are additional class choices, while the other two will be reserved for our John Trexler Folk Lecture and our Faculty Concert. See the WEEKLY SCHEDULE here.
This year we will hold our classes through Zoom. By now, most workshop participants have probably learned the ropes. Don't worry, though! We'll have an optional Zoom orientation for anyone who would like some guidance. We're happy to help you feel more comfortable in the online workshop setting.
You'll get your Zoom links for class login a few days ahead of the workshop. You'll get links to download and print your class music and other materials a couple of weeks beforehand.
Click here to see the Workshop Packages. You can pick and choose classes as you like. Whether you would like to take one class each day, take all the classes offered by your favorite teacher, or take advantage of the best deal and buy a Full Workshop Pass, we've made it easy for you to plan a personalized schedule.
The Full Workshop Pass is the best bargain and it allows you to pick a class of your choice during each block. You are free to take blocks off if you need a break.
New this year are a track for emerging recorder players and another for harpsichordists. The Emerging Recorder Player Package offers an afternoon block of classes to help musicians new to the recorder "level-up" and gain the skills needed to keep up with the more experienced players. The Harpsichord Lab is for pianists, organists, and harpsichordists to learn more about harpsichord. Whether you are just starting to dabble in the harpsichord or need to take your harpsichord playing up a notch, the program meets you at your skill level. Check out the packages by clicking the link above to see which classes are included in each program. You are free to add other classes, too.
Here is a list of the many class options for this workshop. We hope they are enticing!
Shorty Blocks are each 45 minutes long. These are topics better suited to a slightly shorter class. Shorty Blocks are $15 each if you choose your classes à la carte.
Full Afternoon/Morning Blocks are 75 minute classes. A Full Block is $25 if you are choosing à la carte. These are your traditional workshop classes. There are 30-minute breaks between the Shorty and the following Full Block to give you plenty of time to move around between classes.
Evening Blocks vary by evening. We are offering two Full Block classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The John Trexler Folk Lecture will be presented during the Wednesday Evening Block. Then, we will have the Faculty Concert during the Friday Evening Block. The Tuesday and Thursday Evening are Full Block classes and are $25. The John Trexler Folk Lecture and the Faculty Concert are free and open to all!
Class Levels and Instrumentation
Have you been in a workshop class where the levels of players weren't ideally matched? The online experience allows teachers to teach at a reasonable pace and for each participant to take away what they need. Since others can't hear you as you participate, there is no need to feel guilty if you do more listening than playing. The teachers will teach at the level appropriate for the topic. This format allows you to take classes that would typically be out of your comfort zone without the discomfort of others hearing you!
Also, don't be afraid to sign up for classes that target emerging or low intermediate players. If the topic seems helpful to you, take it!
Instrumentation is also flexible for the same reasons. Want to take a viol class, but you play brass or recorder? Sign up! Just know in advance the teacher will be teaching a topic for THOSE instruments and not yours. Don't expect your viol teacher to have any hints for improving your rackett playing!
If, for some reason, you need to cancel, we can issue a full refund for the affected classes through June 15. Cancellations after June 15 are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to amend your registration status.
Scholarship Assistance and Continuing Education Credit
Limited financial assistance is available through our Gerald L. Moore Scholarship Fund. Unfortunately, we cannot offer continuing education credit this year.