CANCELED: Baroque Academy Faculty Concert

CANCELED: Baroque Workshop 2020


** BAROQUE VIOLINS !!  We are happy to announce the generous loan of Baroque violins from Larry Bowers, (Middleway, WV)  for use by violin participants at our Workshop this year.




This intimate workshop is designed to give participants hands-on experience in Baroque technique and interpretation through masterclasses and coaching sessions.  Players of all levels are welcome in this five-day Baroque immersion course. Both period and modern instruments are welcome, pitch will be at 415 and 440.  Solo practice time will be available for all participants.

2020 Events (Asbury United Methodist Church, 205 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA)

  • Baroque Academy Faculty Concert: “Bach and His World”

    Thursday, June 18, 7:30 pm

  • Baroque Workshop 2020: Sunday, June 14 to noon Saturday, June 20
  • Workshop Student Concert: Saturday, June 20, 10:00 am

Internationally acclaimed artist faculty

Joseph Gascho
Joseph Gaschoharpsichord

Daniel Lee
Daniel Leebaroque violin

Lynne Mackey
Lynne Mackeyacademy director

Judith Malafronte
Judith Malafrontemezzo-soprano

Martha McGaughey
Martha McGaugheyviola da gamba




  • Harpsichord: solo repertoire, continuo and ensemble skills, coached ensembles, ornamentation and improvisation.  No early keyboard experience required.
  • Violin/Viola/Viola da spalla: solo repertoire, coached ensembles, and introduction to period instruments.
  • Viola da Gamba/Cello: solo repertoire, consort playing, coached ensembles, and introduction to viol for string players.
  • Recorder: technique, period performance practice, solo repertoire, coached ensembles.
  • Singers:  Solo, Duet, and trio repertoire, ornamentation, rhetoric, and coached ensembles.  Music for all voice types.
  • Chamber Music: All participants will be involved in ensemble coaching sessions. Pre-formed groups are also welcome.

For more information, contact director Lynne Mackey at

THANK YOU to LOU DOLIVE, our harpsichord technician. Before, during and after the workshop, Lou does all moving, tuning, and any repairs to all the harpsichords, and has much wisdom and the answers to any questions about the instruments we are loaned for the workshop!


THANK YOU to the following institutions and people for generously lending harpsichords for use during our 2019 Baroque Workshop:

  • James Madison University School of Music
  • Staunton Music Festival
  • First Presbyterian Church, Waynesboro
  • William Polhill, Staunton, VA
  • David Edwards, Dyke, VA
  • Lynne Mackey, Staunton, VA