Baroque Workshop 2017

This intimate workshop is designed to give participants hands-on experience in Baroque technique and interpretation through masterclasses and coaching sessions.  Players of all levels are welcome in this five-day Baroque immersion course. Both period and modern instruments are welcome, pitch will be at 415 and 440.  Solo practice time will be available for all participants.

2017 Events

Internationally acclaimed artist faculty

Arthur Haas
Arthur Haasharpsichord

Daniel Lee
Daniel Leebaroque violin

Lynne Mackey
Lynne Mackeyacademy director

Judith Malafronte
Judith Malafrontemezzo-soprano

Martha McGaughey
Martha McGaugheyviola da gamba


  • Harpsichord: solo repertoire, continuo skills, coached ensembles. No early keyboard experience required.
  • Violin/Viola: solo repertoire, coached ensembles, and introduction to period instruments.
  • Viola da Gamba/Cello: solo repertoire, consort playing, coached ensembles, and introduction to viol for string players.
  • Recorder: technique, period performance practice, solo repertoire, coached ensembles.
  • Chamber Music: All participants will be involved in ensemble coaching sessions. Pre-formed groups are also welcome.
  • Singers:  Solo, Duet, and trio repertoire, ornamentation, rhetoric, and coached ensembles.  Music for all voice types.
  • A session on historical tuning, temperaments, and maintenance will round out this week of Baroque music-making.

For more information, contact director Lynne Mackey at

THANK YOU to the following institutions and people for generously lending harpsichords for use during our Baroque Workshop:

  • James Madison University School of Music
  • Staunton Music Festival
  • First Presbyterian Church, Waynesboro
  • Steve and Vicki Dibbern, Crozet, VA
  • Steve Wszalek, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Lynne Mackey, Staunton, VA