The Berwick Academy Class Components

It’s an educational program.
It’s a performing ensemble.
It’s a networking and social opportunity.

The Berwick Academy is all of these things as well as one of America’s best period practice summer institutes.

2018 information is coming soon. The following description of last summer's events gives a sense of what next year's Academy will be like.

Education Course

The Academy opens with an intensive course where participants get personal instruction from internationally renowned faculty in master classes, sectionals, and chamber music. Another element is the orchestral reading sessions, where stylistic issues are addressed through rehearsing key works of the period. 


The 2018 programs will be updated soon.  Previous seasons have included: 

A concert directed by violinist Monica Huggett including WF Bach, Adagio and Fugue in D minor, Fasch, Concerto a 7 in G minor, Telemann, Suite in A minor for 2 oboes and strings, JS Bach, Suite no 1 in C major, Telemann, Concerto in E minor, Fasch, Concerto in D minor, and Graun,Violin Concerto in D minor

Rebel, Les Caractères de la Danse, Lully, Le Bourgeois gentilhomme suite, and a concert version of John Blow’s,Venus & Adonis.

EUBO Music Director and harpsichordist, Lars Ulrik Mortensen conducting Rameau, Suite from Zoroastre, Georg Muffat, Sonata V from Armonico Tributo, Telemann, Ouverture Burlesque de Quichotte, and Rameau, Danse des Zephyrs.

Historically Informed Performance

The Academy is one of the few educational performance opportunities in the US that exclusively employs 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. OBF does not have an instrument bank and all accepted participants are expected to bring their own instruments and appropriate accessories. 


2018 Dates coming soon!


Thanks to the generosity of UO alumni Phyllis and Andrew Berwick, The Academy is tuition-free for all selected participants. Room & board is provided for the entirety of the program. Students are only responsible for travel at the beginning and the end of the season. 

More information will be added throughout the coming months. If you have additional questions, contact us at berwickacademy@uoregon.edu.