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VdGS/GNY 2016-2017 Events


Sunday, January 29, 2017, at 1:00 pm

Basic Chording and Improvisation

A Mini-workshop for Basses Directed by Lisa Terry

890 West End Ave. 2C. (at 104th St.)
New York City

Improvising a bass line using single notes and simple chords, based on English country dance tunes, and finding their counter-melodies and harmonies. Recommended for upper intermediate and advanced players.  


Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 2:00 pm

Hosted by Deborah Peters


Sunday, April 2, 2017, 9:30 – 4:30 pm
The British Are Coming: A Cultural Revolution in Germany

Location: TBA

All-day workshop directed by Patricia Neely with additional faculty. The influence of the musical forms brought to northern Germany by expatriate Elizabethan and Jacobean composers such as John Dowland, William Brade, and Thomas Simpson, as reflected in German music.  


Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 2:00 pm
Spring Matinée

Come and play your solo or ensemble piece for a friendly audience

Hosted by Jillian Samant (Flatiron)
Contact Martha McGaughey: marthamcg@aol.com