Sarteano Choral Workshop
2024 dates coming soon!
Join choral musicians from all over the globe in stunning Tuscany for the Sarteano Choral Workshop. We gear this choral workshop toward music educators in public and private schools, undergraduate and graduate music majors, music directors and choral ensemble members in churches and religious institutions, community chorus conductors and singers, and pre-professional and professional conductors and singers who are interested in rehearsing and performing choral music in an intimate setting.
Workshop alumni include Mark Anthony Carpio (Conductor, Philippine Madrigal Singers), Caron Daley (Director of Choral Activities, Duquesne University; USA), Jurica Petar Petrač (Oratorio Choir of the St. Mark’s Church; Croatia), Alyson Greer Espinosa (Director of Choral Music, Westborough High School; USA), Joel Tranquilla (Choeur de Chambre du Canada), Cameron LaBarr (Director of Choral Studies, Missouri State University; USA), Alexander Naji (Kantorei Tokyo Yokohama; Japan), Cheryll Chung (Artistic Director, Cantabile Chamber Singers; Canada), Justyna Chelmińska (Chorus Master, Warsaw Medical University Orchestra Chorus, Poland), Brianne Biastoff (Choral Director, Nashua High School, USA), and student conductors and singers from the Eastman School of Music, Yale University, University of Southern California, Oklahoma State University, Notre Dame, UMass Amherst, University of Connecticut, University of Arizona, and the University of Toronto.
We invite you to join our summer choral family.
2024 Musica Sacra Session
Each morning session will begin with ensemble voice building with Jamie-Rose Guarrine, followed by the conducting masterclasses, led by Tony Thornton and Simon Carrington.
The 2024 schedule will be announced soon.
Transportation and Accommodations
Participants handle their own accommodations and transportation to and from the workshop. Sarteano is a small town with just a few hotels within walking distance of the workshop, so we recommend that you make your hotel reservations as soon as possible if you wish to stay there and walk to the workshop. July is high season, and as there are almost nightly festivals around this time, it is a popular and exciting place to visit.
If you are planning to have a car during your stay, you will have many more wonderful options of both hotels and lovely agriturismo to choose from on the outskirts of Sarteano or in nearby Chiusi or Chianciano Terme. There is ample parking near the main piazza in Sarteano, but be prepared to get plenty of uphill exercise. The town and our workshop space is situated (as are many Tuscan villages) on a hill.
La Gustea (main Workshop hotel) – 65 euros per person plus a 2 euros tax per person daily. Double and triple rooms available. Includes breakfast. Please email Nadia directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your accommodations for the Workshop. As of 4/19/23, there is one double room available.
Albergo Santa Chiara – Daily rates range from 90-120 euros per day, plus a 2 euros tax per person daily. Breakfast is included. This stunning hotel is a former 16th century convent.
Ai Lecci in Centro (Bed and Breakfast) – Daily rates range from 100-120 euros per day, plus a 2 euros tax per person daily. Breakfast is included.
There are a number of excellent short term rentals available on AirBnb and Vrbo.