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Renaissance Master Class with Brandeis University's Sarah Mead

  • Bethany Lutheran Church 1550 Modaff Road Naperville, IL, 60565 United States (map)

Free and open to the public, the J.S. Bach Academy of Music at Bethany Lutheran Church & School presents award-winning Brandeis University faculty Sarah Mead in a Renaissance music master class working with our Bach Academy Viols. If you have never heard Renaissance chamber music and want to learn more about viola da gamba, viol consorts, historically-informed performance, and experience our unique programs visit The Bach Academy at


Sarah Mead teaches, performs, and proselytizes polyphony in the Boston area. The 2007 winner of the Thomas Binkley Award from Early Music America, she is Professor of the Practice of Music at Brandeis University, has taught sixteenth-century theory and performance practice at the Longy School of Music and is a founding member of the Nota Bene Viol Consort. Her handbook on Renaissance Theory is used in historical music programs around the country. Overseas she has been a guest tutor at Trinity College of Music in London and the Easter Viol School in Australia. She has served on the Boards of the VdGSA and EMA, and was recently Conclave Music Director for the Viola da Gamba Society of America.