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Welcome to the Registration for the Teen Beginners Online Class at Conclave, 2022!

This FREE beginners’ class for teens ages 13–18 will introduce basic skills on the viola da gamba. Students will learn to play Renaissance tunes in a supportive online setting.  Local VdGSA chapters will make every effort to provide beginning students with instruments to use for this class.

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You will join other teens in this class learning remotely via the Zoom platform. Tuning pitch is a’ = 415Hz, which is a half-step lower than an A on the piano or other modern instruments. Class time is in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to get set up!


Important Details for Online Conclave: 

  • Public events like concerts and lectures will be streamed on our YouTube channel. (Feel free to subscribe to our channel now!)

  • We recommend using the highest speed internet connection you have available. Ideally you should set up your Conclave class area close to the Wi-Fi router, or use an ethernet cable to connect to the internet.


You will receive important messages with information and electronic materials for your classes in your email inbox, so please make Conclave Manager a trusted email contact.  We don’t want our messages going to your junk or spam folders! If you have any questions while applying, please contact the Conclave Management Team or the Website Committee

For more information about this program contact Conclave Music Director Julie Elhard.

Class time: 5 pm - 6:00 pm Eastern Time, Monday - Friday
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Photo and Video Release

I hereby authorize the Viola da Gamba Society of America, Inc. ("VdGSA") to photograph and record video of me during the Online 2022 VdGSA Conclave on July 24-31, 2022, and to use these photographs and videos, and my likeness, in any media and for any purpose. These photographs, videos, and media will be property of the VdGSA. I understand that I might not be given the opportunity to inspect or approve them. I understand there will be no compensation for the use of these documents.

Archival Video Release

A $25 late registration fee applies after June 1.

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