MUSICA E ARTE IN UMBRIA 2015 Reinassance Lute Course in Spello May 11-16


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(ph. Massimo Denaro)

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.

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Where and when: 11 – 16 May 2015 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.

Schedule (may be subject to changes):

Mon 11: Lute course

Tues 12: Lute course

Wed 13: Iconography trip[cml_media_alt id='4050']IMG_3420[/cml_media_alt]

Thurs 14: Morning Break, Lute Course in the afternoon

Fri 15: Lute Course

Sat 16: Lute Course

Sun 17: departures


Faculty: Crawford Young



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 2013)