Spring 2022 Virtual Sessions

Are you missing classes with us? Want to dive into material you can’t find anywhere else? Or perhaps you just want to keep your musical chops up?

We’re back! We have some great classes with material you won’t find anywhere else. Join some of your favorite SFEMS faculty on Zoom this spring for some jam sessions and deep dives into the world of early music. Learn how modes behave, how to approach ornamentation, or anything in between.

The first four classes of the season are now available! Click below for class descriptions and to purchase.

Learn more and register

  • 1/30: Rotem Gilbert—This Day of the Year: Ce jour de l’an
  • 2/5: David Morris & Yuko Tanaka—Corelli’s Graces
  • 2/12: Adam Bregman—Musica practica #1
  • 2/13: Adam Bregman—Musica practica #2
  • 3/5: David Wilson—”Modified” Masterclass
  • 3/12: Shira Kammen—Burgundian Blockbusters #1
  • 3/13: Shira Kammen—Burgundian Blockbusters #2
  • 3/19: David Morris & Yuko Tanaka—Ortiz’ Ornaments
  • 4/2: Adam GilbertYe olde song and dance

 A week before each class, we’ll send you materials (i.e., sheet music, play-along files) and the Zoom link. The SFEMS moderator will open each class 15 minutes prior to each session. Whenever you need assistance, email administrator Stacey Helley at workshops@sfems.org.

We will be sending a reminder Zoom link, as well as relevant materials, two days before each of your registered sessions through Mailchimp. Please note that some emails may have difficulty receiving messages from Mailchimp; if this is the case for you, or if you register within two days of your class, please email workshops@sfems.org. Otherwise, materials will also be provided at the start of each class.

One way you may select classes directly for purchase from our ticketing page. Once you complete your order, your emailed receipt will contain the option to “print your ticket(s)”. (See below for an example.) Please click on that link, and a ticket will open in your browser with a clickable Zoom link for your class sessions. When applicable, a link for the class materials is also provided in the PDF ticket. Please click on the Zoom link, or use the user ID or password to connect, when time comes for the class.

Zoom link on ticket receipt

Classes are typically 60-75 minutes, unless otherwise noted, on Zoom (all times Pacific Time):

Pitch level is indicated at the top of each class description, either A=440, or A=415.

In May 2020, SFEMS began to offer a range of virtual lectures, seminars and masterclasses to adapt our summer workshops to the global health crisis. While we cannot replace the magic and thrill of in-person music-making, we remain committed towards providing a superb music education while deepening the community that makes the SFEMS summer workshops unique.

Have questions about Zoom? Here’s a Zoom FAQ for our virtual sessions! We will be offering training sessions so that you can become more familiar with the technology. While we cannot account for every Zoom hiccup, we will strive to lower the technological barriers for participation.


Spring 2022 Faculty

Rotem Gilbert recorder
Adam Bregman sackbut
Adam Knight Gilbert recorder, reeds
David Morris & Yuko Tanaka continuo
David Wilson violin
Shira Kammen vielle


Fee and Registration Information

Virtual classes are $25 each.

You can purchase more classes at any time!

When you make your class purchase, you will need to designate a login email address and password. If you have paid for a membership, bought tickets or registered for a workshop with SFEMS online before, please use the same login information.

You may select classes directly for purchase from our ticketing page. Once you complete your order, your emailed receipt will contain the option to “print your ticket(s)”. Please click on that link, and a ticket will open in your browser with a clickable Zoom link for your class sessions. When applicable, a link for the class materials is also provided in the PDF ticket. Please click on the Zoom link, or use the user ID or password to connect, when time comes for the class.

We will be sending a reminder Zoom link, as well as relevant materials, two days before each of your registered sessions through Mailchimp. Please note that some emails may have difficulty receiving messages from Mailchimp; if this is the case for you, or if you register within two days of your class, please email workshops@sfems.org. Otherwise, materials will also be provided at the start of each class.

Refunds and Exchanges: You can receive a refund or exchange for a class session if you notify us no less than 24 hours prior to the session. We will also offer refunds or exchanges if there were technical issues logging in or during the Zoom call. However, we currently are unable to offer refunds or exchanges for sessions missed for any other reasons.

As always, administrator Stacey Helley (workshops@sfems.org) is available to assist you.

Terms of Use: Please note that SFEMS reserves the right to record virtual sessions for future publication and use. By registering for a virtual session, you authorize The San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS), acting through its agents, employees, or representatives, to take photographs, video recordings, and/or audio recordings of you (the “Participant”), including your name, your image, your likeness, your performance, and/or your voice (“Recordings”). You also grant SFEMS an unlimited right to reproduce, use, exhibit, display, perform, broadcast, create derivative works from, and distribute the Recordings in any manner or media now existing or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, throughout the world. You agree that the Recordings may be used by SFEMS, including its assigns and transferees, for any purpose, including but not limited to, marketing, advertising, publicity, or other promotional purposes. You agree that SFEMS will have final editorial authority over the use of the Recordings, and you waive any right to inspect or approve of any future use of the Recordings. You acknowledge that you are not expecting to receive compensation for participating in the Recordings or for any future use of the Recordings. You release and fully discharge SFEMS, and its employees, agents, and representatives, from any claim, damages, or liability arising from or related to my participation in the Recordings or SFEMS’s future use of the Recordings. You have read this entire waiver, fully understand it, and agree to be bound by it.