Virtual Sessions (Baroque, Medieval/Renaissance, Recorder)

Register nowClass descriptions (May only)

Information is currently available for the May classes, and will be available in mid-May for the June classes.

Weekend sessions in May and June. In May, 60-75 minute sessions will be offered 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)

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
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
Shira Kammen multi-instrumentalist
Malachai Komanoff Bandy viola da gamba
Kris Kwapis baroque trumpet and encaustic
Rita Lilly voice
Anna Marsh bassoon, dulcian
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
Aaron Sheehan voice
Kathie Stewart traverso
Peter Sykes harpsichord, organ
David Wilson violin

Fee and Registration Information

Classes are offered in the following packages:

Single class: $25
Five-class pass: $115 ($23/class)
Ten-class pass: $210 ($21/class)

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.

After you register, your receipt will include a link to a survey for indicating your class preferences. (Any classes with enrollment caps or additional fees will be indicated on this form.)

After you fill out your class preferences survey, you can expect to receive a Zoom link two days before each of your registered sessions. You will also receive a reminder Zoom link two hours before the session as well. (***Please note that this process is currently not automatic, and we are processing it manually on our end.***)

Additional questions regarding payment and process? Contact Stacey Helley at

Questions about the sessions?

  • For Baroque-related offerings, contact director Linda Pearse at
  • For Medieval/Renaissance-related offerings, director Adam Gilbert at
  • For Recorder-related offerings, contact directors Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij at