The Madison Youth Viol Consort, founded in 2017, is a part of the Viola da Gamba Society of America's nationwide Consort Loan Program.
The mission of the MYVC is two fold.
1.To introduce the viola da gamba, its repertoire, and historically informed playing techniques to young musicians in Madison, WI, grades 8-12 through an artistic chamber music experience.
2. To increase community awareness in Madison of the Viola da Gamba and its repertoire.
Currently Enrolling for a introductory session for new viol players for Summer of 2022
Any string player (violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar) who were in 8-12th grade during the 2021-2022 school year with a sense of adventure. Strong reading skills are very helpful. I have 4 treble viols, 2 tenors, and 2 basses available.
Students will learn the layout of the viola da gamba strings and fret board, how to hold the instrument comfortably, hold the bow underhanded, and learn fundamentals of historically-informed style. Students will explore the exciting and beautiful world of new clefs, repertoire without bar-lines, and polyphonic part music.
Classes will be held for an hour, once per week, for 8 weeks during the period of June 20th through the week of August 15th.
Centrally located on Madison's West side.
Instruments are free as provided by the Viola da Gamba Society of America! The introductory course will be $120 for the 8-week summer course ($15 per class)
How to sign up: contact me here nd I will send you a sign up form which also includes a scheduling survey.
What is a viol? Click Here for information from the VdGSA or watch this quick video I made below.