Amherst Early Music Festival: Lute Fest East

Registration is now open for the Amherst Early Music Festival for 2023. The festival will be held at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Lute Fest East will occur July 9 through 16 and feature lute classes with faculty including Grant Herreid, Christopher Morrongiello, and Jason Priset.

Online Lute Fest 2023

July 30 – August 5, 2023

Plan to join us for an online Lute Festival with classes, lectures, lessons and concerts – a week not to be missed!

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

Official LSA Merch

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Pat O’Brien Instruction Videos

Pat O'Brien instruction videos are now available on the LSA’s YouTube channel. These videos were recorded by Pat in the early 1990’s as part of his rehab work for players afflicted by musicians’ injuries and repetitive stress disorders.

LSA Quarterly Vol. 57 Now Available

Read a story about lute research in the interview with Jiří Tichota about lute research in the new LSA Quarterly Vol. 57, Nos. 1 & 2:

"... when the comrade officer and two other comrades arrived I saw at once that something was wrong—the basis of the charge was now apparently that the strange ciphers [lute tablature] were potentially more damning! Tablature! they said, but there were some strange numbers on the rest of the film!"

Jiří Tichota interviewed by Jan Čižmář

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.

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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:...