Summer Virtual Sessions (Baroque, Medieval/Renaissance, Recorder)

Thank you for joining us from May through early August for our workshop virtual sessions. We are looking forward to bringing you more content in the fall. Stay tuned!

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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

Weekend sessions were held in May, June and July. Classes are typically 75 minutes (60 minute lecture, 15 minute Q&A), unless otherwise noted, on Zoom (all times Pacific Daylight Time):

  • Fridays at 5:00PM
  • Saturdays at 10:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:30PM
  • Sundays at 10:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:30PM
  • “Sherry Hours” on Saturdays and Sundays at 5:00PM (free)

Weekday mini-series classes will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 5:00PM.

Adam Knight Gilbert, Rotem Gilbert, Linda Pearse and Hanneke van Proosdij, directors

We are excited to offer a range of virtual lectures, seminars and masterclasses as we adapt our workshops during the global health crisis. While we cannot replace the magic and thrill of in-person music-making, we are 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.


Faculty (click here for biographies)

Miyo Aoki recorder
Rainer Beckmann recorder
Vicki Boeckman recorder
Adam Bregman winds and brass
Jennifer Carpenter recorder
Vicente Chavarria conductor, composer
Karen Clark voice
Saskia Coolen recorder
Bruce Dickey cornetto
Cléa Galhano recorder
Adam Knight Gilbert artistic director, recorder, reeds
Rotem Gilbert artistic director, recorder
Wendy Gillespie viola da gamba
Bianca Hall assistant director and voice
Alexa Haynes-Pilon cello and viola da gamba
Katherine Heater harpsichord
Julia Hunt Nielsen voice
Shira Kammen multi-instrumentalist
Malachai Komanoff Bandy viola da gamba
Kris Kwapis baroque trumpet
Rita Lilly voice
Anna Marsh bassoon, dulcian
Peter Maund percussion
Kathryn Montoya oboe
Daphna Mor recorder
David Morris cello and viola da gamba
Nigel North lute and theorbo
Linda Pearse artistic director, sackbut
Hanneke van Proosdij artistic director, recorder
Vicki St. Pierre contralto
Gwyn Roberts recorder
Rachelle Romero voice
Aaron Sheehan voice
Kathie Stewart traverso
Peter Sykes harpsichord, organ
David Wilson violin


Fee and Registration Information

Weekend classes are offered in the following packages, per order:

Single class: $25
Five to nine classes: $23/class
Ten or more classes: $21/class

Weekday mini-series classes are also $25/single class. Purchase all four classes for a single mini-series in one order for a 10% discount.

The discounts for weekend sessions and weekday mini-series sessions cannot be combined.

You can purchase more classes at any time! A $5 processing fee will apply to each order.

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.

Additional questions about the sessions?

  • For Baroque-related offerings, contact director Linda Pearse at baroqueworkshop@sfems.org.
  • For Medieval/Renaissance-related offerings, director Adam Gilbert at medrenworkshop.sfems@gmail.com.
  • For Recorder-related offerings, contact directors Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij at recorderworkshop@sfems.org.

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.