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June 26 – July 2, 2022
Case Western Reserve University • Cleveland, Ohio
Following the conference Teaching the Lute in Higher Education held in Bremen on 27-29 September 2019, the LSA entered into a collaborative project with the German Lute Society to publish a volume of the papers from the conference. The result is a book just published:...
On November 27th & 28th, 2021, the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis is hosting a Masterclass in Interpretation and Technique with Hopkinson Smith. The two-day masterclass is aimed at a wide range of musicians and music students in Switzerland and abroad and is...
Hello lutenists, pluckers, and enthusiasts! As you might have already heard we are indeed having Lute Fest this year! We are running this year’s festival on an entirely different format; it will be a completely virtual event and the first such event in the LSA’s...
Welcome Visitors! It has been a long time coming, and now patience and effort are rewarded with the launch of this, our NEW WEBSITE! We hope you will find, easily, what you are looking for, and that the value of it will make you want to support the LSA with a...
This is the new place to list lutes, theorbos, baroque guitars, citterns, archlutes, medieval lutes, etc., for sale. Anyone can add instruments to this list if they are selling a lute or other lute-family instrument. This is NOT the place to list classical guitars or...
World class Canadian luthier Grant Tomlinson has collected his lifetime of research materials, photos and data sheets, and has offered them to the LSA via our website. Containing detailed information on over 70 historical lutes in European museums and private...
Dear Members and Friends, I wish to let you know where the LSA stands in light of the events of recent months that have stirred up an unprecedented and necessary national conversation about systemic racial injustice and the acceleration of the profoundly inhumane...
The situation with regard to the spread of the Covid-19 has resulted in the cancellation of many summer workshops and concert series concurrent with our June Lute Fest week. The Board of Directors regretfully, but out of concern for the well-being of all involved, has...