Cleveland Lute Fest 2024

Registration is now open!

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!

Grant Opportunities Now Available

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LSA Quarterly Volume 58, Nos. 1 & 2 Now Available

In this issue:

On Recording the Album für die Laute—Bernhard Hofstötter
Passemezo Antincos from Emanuel Adriaensen, Novum Pratum Musicum 1592—Sean Smith
More on Cases: Handles—Jeff Noonan
Getting to Know our “Long Lost Cousins”: The Lute Legends Collective—Lucas Harris
Rustin: Singer, Lutenist, Angelic Troublemaker—Laudon Schuett

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LSA News

Grant Tomlinson Historical Lute Research Available Right Here!

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...

Letter from the President – Racism and the LSA

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...

2020 Lute Fest Cancelled

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...