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The Berwick Academy

Now accepting lutenist auditions for 2017 Berwick Academy!

The Berwick Academy is one of the few educational performance opportunities in the US that exclusively features period performance. Faculty and directors are all top performers and educators in the field. Students will get unparalleled experience by working and living side-by-side with these artists and musicians like themselves.

Thanks to the generosity of UO alumni Phyllis and Andrew Berwick, The Academy is tuition-free for all selected participants. Room & board are provided for the entirety of the program.

Participation is limited to musicians who actively study and perform in period practice on appropriate instruments. Featured repertory comes from both the baroque and classical eras in three programs with 5-6 concerts. As a fully endowed program, selected participants attend free of charge with all tuition and accommodations covered. 

The 2016 season featured top artists of the early music field. Special guest directors included keyboardist Robert Levin and violinist Rachel Podger in addition to OBF Artistic Director Matthew Halls. Academy tutor Eric Hoeprich was featured in the Weber Clarinet Concerto in F Minor on a program of late Classical works. For more information on the repertory and concerts, view the listing on the class components page.

If you have further questions, contact Dave Goudy at berwickacademy@uoregon.edu