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Time to Register for the Cleveland LuteFest - 2018!

It's time to register for the exciting adventure that will be the Cleveland LuteFest in 2018.  

Where: Case Western University in Cleveland

When: June 24 to 30, 2018.  

Come and experience the best early plucked-string festival in the world - and make some great friends along the way. Check back here for event updates including faculty bios, course lists, online course materials, concert programs, etc.


The faculty list is incredible, probably the best one yet! 

Robert Barto, Xavier Diaz-Latorre, Douglas Freundlich, Elizabeth Kenny, Ronn McFarlane, Christopher Morrongiello, Nigel North, Paul O'Dette, Jason Priset, Crawford Youngand soprano Ellen Hargis as our voice teacher and the 2018 Pat O'Brien Lecturer!

Remember, first come, first served for private teacher assignments. 


Several scholarships are available for LuteFest 2018 - Deadline for application is March 30.

LSA Fest Scholarship Application 2018.pdf


Event parking permits must be obtained online at CWRU. Visit:
to arrange for LSA LuteFest 2018 parking.

For additional information contact 2018 LuteFest Director Jason Priset at: 
or call 631-741-9838

Cleveland LuteFest 2018 Registration

LuteFest 2018 Concert Schedule 

Sunday, 6/24
Paul O’Dette, 7:30 PM

Monday, 6/25
Crawford Young, 1:00 PM
Ayreheart, 7:30 PM

Tuesday, 6/26
Xavier Diáz-Latorre, 7:30 PM

Wednesday, 6/27
Paul O’Dette & Ronn McFarlane duo, 1:00 PM
Robert Barto, 7:30 PM

Thursday, 6/28

Scholarship Concert, 1:00 PM
Liz Kenny, 7:30 PM

Friday, 6/29

Nigel North, 1:00 PM
Participant Concert, 7:30 PM

LuteFest 2018 Preliminary Course List
(Listed by teacher name, topics subject to change)

Early Renaissance Ideas: A Humanist Fakebook  (Crawford Young)
The Rise of Ensemble Music  (Crawford Young)

Fantasias on a theme: Ballo del Gran Duca (Douglas Freundlich)
Intabulators' round table  (Douglas Freundlich)

Baroque Lute Topics / Masterclass  (Robert Barto)
German tablature for beginners  (Robert Barto)

French lute (and theorbo) music from chanson to Weiss  (Liz Kenny)
English Song 1597-1649 (Liz Kenny)

The Secrets of the Muses Revealed: The Fascinating Repertoire for 10-course Lute  (Paul O'Dette)
Renaissance Lute Master Class  (Paul O'Dette)

Bach and the Lute  (Nigel North)
The Good Accompanist  (Nigel North)

El cancionero de Palacio  (Xavier Diaz-Latorre)
Terpsichore  (Xavier Diaz-Latorre)

Fundamentals of Renaissance Lute Playing  (Christopher Morrongiello)
Elizabethan & Jacobean Ballads & Popular Music (Christopher Morrongiello)

Renaissance Lute Master Class (Ronn McFarlane)

Housing Location Map
We will be staying at a new dorm on the CWRU Campus. The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Residential Hall.

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