Cleveland Lute Fest 2024

June 23 - 29, 2024

Join us at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio for a week of beautiful music, fabulous classes and the camaraderie of other lutenists from around the world!

The Amherst Spring Break Lute Ensemble Workshop 2024 is Now Open for Registration!

Directed by Doug Freundlich and Chris Morrongiello, to be held at George Washington University over the weekend of March, 16 - 17, 2024.

The Theme: Music from England and German Lands

Applications open for Summer Scholarship Award

LSA scholarships include full tuition, room & board, and some travel for the LuteFest or the LSA@Amherst event. General scholarships are open to all LSA members aged 35 and under.

Grant Opportunities Now Available

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LSA Quarterly Vol. 57 No. 4 Now Available

In this issue:

Lute Duets in Elizabethan England: Thoughts and Perspectives - Jean-Marie Poirier
Hiding in Plain Sight: A Forgotten Piece in the"Cosens Lute Book" - Casey Fitzpatrick
Down a "Thistlewaite" Rabbit Hole - Sean Smith

In Digital Supplement No. 19

Music from the "de Bellis Manuscript"
"L’Alouette” by Clement Janequin"
Two Lute Duets - arranged by Jean-Marie Poirier
Pieces from Emanuel Adriaensen Pratum Musicum 1584
Pieces from the “Balcarres Manuscript,” (Part 4)

JLSA 54 (2021)

Journal 54 is now available with articles including:
New Information on the Vihuelist Diego Pisador - Javier Cruz Rodríguez
Guitar Heroes - Cory M. Gavito
Jacques and Laurent Lucas de Saint-Luc - Manuel Couvreur
Review: Music and Instruments of the Elizabethan Age - Gary Boye

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Grant Opportunities Available for LSA Members

The Lute Society of America is pleased to announce that it will be offering grant opportunities to individuals and organizations for a wide range of projects and educational endeavors.

Basel Lute Days: September 14th–18th, 2022

Basel Lute Days: September 14th–18th, 2022

The German Lute Society , in collaboration with the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, will sponsor Basel Lute Days, bringing together performers, researchers, teachers and students. This event combines The International Musicological Study Group on Tablature in Western Music, the 2nd International Conference on Lute Study in Higher Education and the German Lute Society’s International Lute Festival.

Joint Publication from the LSA and the German Lute Society

Joint Publication from the LSA and the German Lute Society

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:...

Lute Fest 2022

Lute Fest 2022

June 26 – July 2, 2022

Case Western Reserve University • Cleveland, Ohio

Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Masterclass with Hopkinson Smith

Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Masterclass with Hopkinson Smith

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...

2021 Lute Fest

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 to the New LSA Website!

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...