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Latest LSA News

Lute Society of America Seminar at the Amherst Early Music Festival
July 21-28, 2019

The 2019 Lute Society of America Seminar runs in tandem with the second week of the Amherst Early Music on the campus of Connecticut College, in New London, CT from July 21-28, 2019. Classes are designed for lute players of all levels, from complete beginners to advanced. For registration visit: 


Scholarships are available.  For an application click on the link below:

LSA-Amherst Scholarship 2019

2019 Festival Lute Faculty:

Xavier Diaz-Latorre, Grant Herreid, Nigel North, Jason Priset, and Bor Zuljan

In addition, the first week at Amherst Early Music, July 14-21, 2019 offers opportunities for lutenists to take part in the Baroque Academy. The Baroque Academy is a program for advanced Baroque lute and theorbo players. Baroque Academy Lute Faculty: Xavier Diaz-Latorre. For audition details visit: 


For more information contact Festival Jason Priset at: oberon1013@yahoo.com

 Access to the new LSA Digital Facsimiles Page and other LSA music is available on the LSA Publications page below. 

The LSA Has a New Treasurer!

After several great years as the Treasurer of the LSA, Thomas Walker Jr. is stepping down and handing the reins over to Susan Meredith.  Susan has a strong background in accounting and bookkeeping and the professionalism she brings to the duties will serve us well.  Tom will be available to her, and anyone, for reference, until Susan is comfortable that the transition is complete.  Tom continues, "It has been quite lovely serving with all of you; I believe that in the last few years all of us (and I had not much to do with this) oversee a stronger LSA with deeper offerings than when our tenures began."

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Lute Society of America Information...

Member events and concerts. Contact the webmaster with your event info for posting. Also, other items of interest to members of the Lute Society of America, Notices of LSA Board elections, seminars, lutefests, publications, and other important events and LSA business.

Member access to digital versions of the LSA Quarterly newsletter, LSA Journal, and other society publications. Now including some lute-related dissertations. Please consider adding yours!

Member access to the LSA Lute Rental application forms and information on rental lute availability. Click here to donate a lute!

   Member Directory  

A search tool for  a listing of LSA members. Available to current LSA members only.

 Historical LSA Files

Information on past LSA Lute Fests, workshops, and other events. Covering the LSA over the 50 years of its existence.

        Our Donors       

A listing of donors to the Lute Society of America. Thank you donors!

Lute Pedagogy and Lute Resources...

      For Beginners     

Information to help beginner and intermediate lutenists to learn historical techniques to play lute, theorbo, and other members of the lute family.

        Lute Links         

A resource for online lute music and other lute-related publications and websites.


Downloads of blank lute tablature paper, instructional materials, fret placement spreadsheet, retro-publications.

Member Events, Music Sources, and Other Items of Interest...

     Member CDs   

We are happy to link our member's recordings to the LSA website for sale! To include your CD it must be available through an ONLINE vendor only, such as your recording label, CD Baby, iTunes, etc.  Please note that due to demand it may take some time for your information to be posted. Thanks!

Other Lute Societies

Links to other organizations with a focus on the lute and other early plucked string instruments.

      Lutes For Sale     

Link to Wayne Cripp's Lutes for Sale pages. and other lutes for sale pages. Listings of generally higher quality used lutes available for purchase. As always, buyer beware.

      Hire a Lutenist     

Looking for a lutenist to perform at your wedding or play continuo with your ensemble? Or need to find a lute builder in your area? Find a professional LSA lutenist in your area using this simple search tool.


International Music Score Library Project, an online resource for vocal and instrumental music, including lute music and other ensemble music.

       Lute Tab Sites    

Lute tablature links including the new LSA Digital Facsimiles page and Sarge Gerbode's massive lute tablature site and links to digital facsimiles available online.

Lute Building and Maintenance...

  Lute Videos 

Videos and other media to help with basic care for your lute, peg maintenance, fret tying, etc. 

      Luthier Info        

Historical, practical, and photographic information by and for professional luthiers.


Articles concerning lute building from the Journal of the Lute Society of America.

 The Lute For Guitarists...

Lute for Guitarists

Plucked-stringed instruments have a long and rich history. Here you will find helpful information supporting the performance of early plucked-string repertoire on the modern guitar.

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