Medieval & Renaissance Workshop


SFEMS Medieval and Renaissance Workshop
Love, Lust, and Longing

July 3 – July 9, 2016
St. Albert’s Priory, Oakland, CA


Love, Lust, and Longing
From vilain to courtois, we will explore the Medieval and Renaissance realms of amor (refined or courtly love) and amars (animal lust) in songs of unrequited love and longing, in songs full of double entendre, and in sacred Masses and motets. We will chase the spirit of Rabelaisian humor in bawdy songs and dances, and find out just how much they all have in common. Click here for class descriptions and schedule. 



Adam Gilbert, winds
Rotem Gilbert, winds
Mary Springfels, viol and vielle
Shira Kammen, vielle
Anne Azéma, voice
Bianca Hall, voice

Questions? Contact director Adam Knight Gilbert  at

Dates, Deadlines, and Fee Information

Click here to register onlineRegistration for 2016 has passed. 

To register online, please log in to your existing patron account, or create a patron account if you do not have one. If you forgot your password, please click the “forgot my password” button.

Non-Member: $615 by April 30; $665 thereafter
SFEMS/EMA/ARS Member: $570 by April 30, $620 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: $498
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