MUSICA E ARTE IN UMBRIA Renaissance Lute Course in Spello 6-10 May 2013


Lute music and iconography in paintings of the Italian Renaissance is the focus of an intimate one-week course in the beautiful hilltop town of Spello, near Assisi, at the Centro Studi Europeo musica medievale Adolfo Broegg. Daily private lute lessons (all levels welcome), guided trips to study music iconography in Assisi, Perugia and Monte Oliveto (Siena), and a recital by Crawford Young, are offered within the setting of a virtual paradise of medieval and Renaissance art, Italian cuisine and Umbrian landscape. Ensembles are also welcome for coaching of 16th – 15th – 14th c. repertoire.

PLUS, as an option for those who wish to arrive two-to-three three days early: experience the magic of the world- renowned Kalendimaggio festival of Assisi celebrating the local medieval heritage in an unforgettable three-day competition of historical music drama and pageant.

Where and when: Centro Studi Europeo di musica medievale Adolfo Broegg
Spello, Italy (map).

Tuition: € 600. ($800.) includes daily private lessons, master classes, three guided iconography field trips, concert admission

Accomodation: choose between lower or higher budget options, with or without meals, with or without Kalendimaggio add-on; non-musician partners are welcome.

Travel: organized by participant.

How to apply: please send an email to for further information and an application form.

What a wonderful week – I cannot thank
you enough for hosting this!! (student, Musica e Arte in Umbria 2011)