Medieval & Renaissance Workshop

Mark your calendars! Registration opens January 31.

2018 SFEMS Medieval and Renaissance Workshop
St. Albert’s Priory, Oakland, CA
July 8 – 14, 2018

Pilgrimages from Albion to Iberia

Medieval and Renaissance pilgrims trekked across Europe to shrines in Canterbury, Montserrat, and Santiaga de Compostella, singing, dancing, loving, sinning, and praying for salvation all along the way. This year we will explore the great music of Spanish and English pilgrims, both sacred and  . . .  not so much. So brush up on your Chaucer, cantigas, motets, love songs, dances, and don’t forget to bring your copy of the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat.


Adam Gilbert, Workshop Director, recorder and double reeds
Bianca Hall, Workshop Assistant Director, voice and Renaissance song

Malachai Bandy, viol and beginners’ viol
Adam Bregman, sackbut and winds
Karen Clark, voice
Rotem Gilbert, winds
Shira Kammen, vielle and fiddle
David Morris, viol
Mary Springfels, viol and vielle (special celebration of Mary’s 50th year teaching and playing)

Questions? Contact director Adam Knight Gilbert  at

Dates, Deadlines, and Fee Information

Registration opens January 31. 

If have already enrolled and would like to sign up online for Room & Board, a meal plan, or pay a tuition balance, you may still do that at the registration site here.

Non-Member: $655 by April 30; $705 thereafter
SFEMS/EMA/ARS Member: $610 by April 30, $660 thereafter

If you are an EMA or ARS member and NOT a SFEMS member, you MUST contact SFEMS prior to registering at to receive this discount.

Join SFEMS and Save!
As a member of the San Francisco Early Music Society, you will receive workshop tuition discounts, discount concert series tickets, your name in our program book, and our weekly e-newsletter with the latest in Bay Area early music news and event listings. You will also be a part of one of the oldest and most influential early music organizations in North America.

SFEMS Member Workshop Discounts
To join SFEMS or to update your membership status, please CLICK HERE to join prior to registering for this workshop to receive your member discount.  You must join as a member prior to registering to receive this discount. 

If you are already a SFEMS member, your discount will apply automatically when registering.

Room and Board: $685
Lunch and dinner only (no room): $180
Lunch only (no room): $75

Tuition assistance is available–visit the Scholarships page for more information.

Additional questions regarding fees, logistics, or other matters? Contact us at Questions about the workshop? Contact director Adam Knight Gilbert at