June 18-July 2, 2023
The Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, the premiere summer workshop focusing on baroque instruments and voice, will mark its 51st year of preparing musicians of all ages (15 and up) to perform some of the great works on period instruments. Learn from faculty and resident artists and participate in master classes, recitals, and student concerts to practice baroque techniques and gain a fuller appreciation of this unique musical genre.
New for 2023:
The two BPI faculty concerts will explore the theme of “Bach and the Italians,” with the first featuring various Italian concerti and Bach’s arrangement Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater as Psalm 51, Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden (BWV 1083), and the second presenting the six Brandenburg Concerti. Following the retirement of beloved long-term vocal faculty members Penelope Jensen and Nancy Zylstra, Daniel Taylor and Molly Netter welcome two distinguished guest faculty members, James Taylor of Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music (week 1) and Dame Emma Kirkby (week 2). Edwin Huizinga, the newest member of the Oberlin Baroque Ensemble, joins the BPI violin faculty, and Marilyn McDonald will continue to coach chamber music and offer private lessons. The student orchestra and chorus, led by Joe Gascho and Lucas Harris, will prepare a performance of Purcell’s Welcome to All the Pleasures for the second student concert.
PRIORITY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 1
FINAL REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 1
High school students who are at the advanced-level of playing on the modern instrument, with some or no experience on the baroque instrument are welcome to apply. Approximately 10 students will be accepted with a half-tuition scholarship for the full two-week program attendance. Room and meals are an additional cost as outlined in the "Expenses" drop-down page below.
HIGH SCHOOL APPLICANTS
PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 1
FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE IF SPACE ALLOWS: APRIL 25
Please note: All summer programs are subject to the College's public health and Obiesafe policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic. All participants agree to adhere to all College policy while participating in a summer program.
The Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute is Early Music America’s 2020 recipient of the Laurette Goldberg Award. Named for teacher, performer, author, and musical innovator Laurette Goldberg, this award recognizes ongoing, outstanding achievement in educational or outreach endeavors by individual performers, teaching artists, or ensembles.
OPENING EVENTS ON SUNDAY, JUNE 18
1-5pm Registration in the Conservatory Lounge - 77 West College Street
Free parking in the lot south of the Conservatory on Professor Street
6pm Orientation Meeting in Kulas Recital Hall
7:30pm Chamber Music Ensemble Auditions (sign-up at the registration desk)
CLOSING EVENTS ON SATURDAY, JULY 1
1:30pm - 6pm Chamber Ensemble Concert in Warner Concert Hall / Kulas Recital Hall
DEPARTURE ON SUNDAY, JULY 2
Sample Daily Schedule
Reed Class (Oboes week 1 and 2, Bassoons week 2)
Special Vocal Topics – Kulas Recital Hall
Violin Technique – Bibbins 238 (wk 1)
Bassoon Masterclass (wk 2)
Lute & Theorbo Masterclass
Trumpet Masterclass (wk 2)
10.30 am-12.30 pm
11.00 am-12.00 pm
Fortepiano/Clavichord Masterclass (wk 1)
11.15 am-12.30 pm
Cello Technique – Central 25
Lectures and Fringe Concerts – Kulas Recital Hall
Coached Ensembles - Ensemble assignments posted by 12:15pm on Mondays
Beginning Baroque Dance
Baroque Dance Notation Class - Warner Stage
Student Orchestra Rehearsals (Mon-Thurs) – Central 25
Chorus Rehearsals (Mon-Thurs - Central 25)
Faculty Rehearsals (Mon-Thurs) - Kulas (wk 1)/Warner (wk 2
Continuo Workshop/Lab (Mon-Thurs) - Central 21
FACULTY CONCERTS – FRIDAYS – 8 PM
1st Friday - Kulas Recital Hall // 2nd Friday - Warner Concert Hall
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS – SATURDAYS – 1:30 PM
Please note that only the high-school student fees include a meal plan. On-campus meals are optional (pay-as-you-go) for other attendees.
Bathroom facilities with private shower and toilet stalls on each floor.
Please note that all fees paid are nonrefundable.
Two-week attendance, single room with a/c (Talcott Hall), meals on your own: $2,300
Two-week attendance, single room no a/c (Harvey/Kade Halls), meals on your own: $2,200
Two-week attendance, shared room (2-person) with a/c (Talcott Hall), meals on your own: $2,175
Two-week attendance, shared room (2-person) no a/c (Harvey/Kade Halls), meals on your own: $2,100
One-week attendance, single room with a/c (Talcott Hall), meals on your own: $1,250
One-week attendance, single room no a/c (Harvey/Kade Halls), meals on your own: $1,175
One-week attendance, shared room (2-person) with a/c (Talcott Hall), meals on your own: $1,150
One-week attendance, shared room (2-person) no a/c (Harvey/Kade Halls), meals on your own: $1,100
HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP STUDENTS
Two-week attendance only, Program fee, dormitory room and three meals at the dining hall (dinner, June 18 - breakfast, July 2) High school students will live in a Allencroft House (no a/c)
Please note that dining at the dining hall is mandatory for all high school students.
Shared room (2-person): $1,950
Single room: $2,050
PROGRAM FEE ONLY FOR COMMUTERS
Two-week attendance: $1,350
One-week attendance: $700
$350 (One week) $650 (Two weeks)