Arcadia Early Music Academy

The course is complete for singers and violin/violas. For other instruments, please have contact with us before applying.

Selva Morale e Spirituale

The course will focus on a selection from Claudio Monteverdi’s Selva Morale e Spirituale and 17th century consort music for instrumental ensembles (flute and violin bands). The aim of the course is to spend a week in a complete full immersion with the music of Claudio Monteverdi and his contemporaries, to work on details like text, articulations, intonation, rhetorics under the guidance of three expert musicians who are specialized in this repertoire and perform regularly together.

The three tutors are Enrique Gómez-Cabrero Fernández (baroque violin & string consort), Romeo Ciuffa (flutes & wind consort), Jan Cizmar (theorbo, lute and basso continuo) and Marco Vitale (director, vocal consort & basso continuo).

The Palace of Koszęcin is the perfect location for this course: built in 1609 with many beauti- ful rooms for music making, a huge area of parks and leisure facilities (tennis court and other amenities).

One of the works we will perform:


We will work on a selection from Monteverdi’s Selva Morale e Spirituale. A link to the scores available for free on line is here:


Concert pitch will be a= 440 Hz

For whom?

Voices: 2 sopranos, 2 altos, 2 tenors, 2 basses
Instruments: strings, flutes, harpsichord/organ, theorbo.

Note for wind instruments: renaissance consort recorders and transitional instruments. Sopranos, altos, tenors and basses. Anyone is welcome to bring his/her own instruments (440 Hz pitch) for consort music as well as for all the parts played in Monteverdi’s music. Baroque instruments are also welcomed for specific lessons

Week program

4 August: Arrival of the participants and tutor’s concert in the evening
5-10 August: see day program
11 August: participants concert
12 August: departure after breakfast

Day program

10-13h: morning session
13:30: Lunch
15-19: afternoon session

please note that the times are indicative and may change at the courses

Not included in the fees: travels, extra drinks, single room (surcharge of 80,- EUR)



  • Full time course
  • accommodation in double rooms
  • 3 meals per day



  • Full time course
  • Accommodation in double rooms
  • 3 meals per day

slaskThis course is organized in partnership with Zespół Pieśni i Tańca Śląsk im. Stanisława Hadyny

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