5-day Summer Workshop
Medieval and Renaissance, Early American, Romantic, Folk, Jazz and contemporary songs
“ Excellent instruction. Specific, gentle, eloquent, fun and encouraging. ”
— 2019 workshop participant
Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational university. Its lovely, modern campus is in the Mount Carmel section of Hamden, Connecticut, at the foot of Sleeping Giant Park. The name “Quinnipiac College” was chosen in honor of the Quinnipiac Indian tribe that once inhabited Greater New Haven. The campus is about 9 miles north of New Haven, about 85 Miles north of NYC and about 128 miles from Boston.
This workshop represents the 42nd anniversary of Western Wind workshops which began at Dartmouth College in 1981. What makes a Western Wind workshop unique is the focus on small ensembles. In small groups, everyone plays a role and makes an essential contribution. Here’s a chance to sing a variety of music with other singers at your own level. Each group is personally guided by a Western Wind member.
“ This was a life-changing week for me. Thank you so very much! ”
— 2017 workshop participant
Click the button below to make your $450 deposit to register for the workshop (refundable until June 12). You will receive an e-mail confirmation with further information. The remaining balance is due by June 24.
Quinnipiac offers air-conditioned single and double suite accommodations. Each suite has individual bathrooms. Suites also have a common area. Free laundry facilities are located in the main lobby.
Dining options include fresh salads, grilled entrees, smoothie stations, Starbucks coffee and sushi. Much of the produce comes from local family farms, and the University is actively looking for ways to increase these local partnerships.
Workshop spaces include classrooms, conference rooms and the chapel.
|Single occupancy:||$1,845||tuition and room & board|
|Double occupancy, per person:||$1,595||tuition and room & board|
Commuter meal prices:
$42 for lunch & dinner; $52 for all 3 meals
A tuition discount of $35 is applied for Friends of the Western Wind. Partial scholarships available based on financial need.
Check-in will take place from 4:00–6:00 pm on Monday, June 26.
The workshop will end at around 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 1.
Linda Lee Jones, soprano
Robert Eisenstein, viola da gamba|
Hideki Yamaya, lute
A limited number of partial scholarships based on ability and financial need will be available. For information regarding scholarships please contact The Western Wind office: via e-mail, or via phone, 212-873-2848.
Please enroll in advance. By making your $450 deposit you set all the wheels in motion. You will receive an e-mail with a letter and a questionnaire. The balance is due by 6/24/2023. If you are having any trouble enrolling online please call us at 212-873-2184 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If this is your first Western Wind workshop, we will meet you via Zoom or phone before the workshop to help place you in an appropriate small ensemble.
♫ The cost of the large group piece is included in your weekend’s tuition. However, you are required to purchase music used in your small ensembles.
♪ Octavos must be purchased at their retail value. Photocopies are 15¢ per side, if a published piece is not available or the piece is in the public domain.
♪ If your group uses one piece out of a larger collection, you may request (before using or marking the larger book, please!) that the selection be photocopied for you at the charge of 15¢ per page (each side). Please destroy all photocopies of copyrighted music at the weekend’s conclusion pursuant to copyright law.
♪ Music that you make marks in must be purchased.
♫ A library of outstanding ensemble music is also available for your perusal and purchase. Please feel free to browse. A 10% discount applies to music and concession purchases that total $100 or more! 15% if it’s $200 or more!