5-day Summer Workshop
in Ensemble Singing

June 26–July 1, 2023

Quinnipiac College
Hamden, CT

Medieval and Renaissance, Early American, Romantic, Folk, Jazz and contemporary songs

“ Excellent instruction. Specific, gentle, eloquent, fun and encouraging. ”

— 2019 workshop participant

About Quinnipiac College

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational university. Its lovely, modern campus is in the Mount Carmel section of Hamden, Connecticut, at the foot of Sleeping Giant Park. The name “Quinnipiac College” was chosen in honor of the Quinnipiac Indian tribe that once inhabited Greater New Haven. The campus is about 9 miles north of New Haven, about 85 Miles north of NYC and about 128 miles from Boston.

The Western Wind Workshop

This workshop represents the 42nd anniversary of Western Wind workshops which began at Dartmouth College in 1981. What makes a Western Wind workshop unique is the focus on small ensembles. In small groups, everyone plays a role and makes an essential contribution. Here’s a chance to sing a variety of music with other singers at your own level. Each group is personally guided by a Western Wind member.

“ This was a life-changing week for me. Thank you so very much! ”

— 2017 workshop participant


Click the button below to make your $450 deposit to register for the workshop (refundable until June 12). You will receive an e-mail confirmation with further information. The remaining balance is due by June 24.

Session Details:

Tuition, Meals and Accommodations

Quinnipiac offers air-conditioned single and double suite accommodations. Each suite has individual bathrooms. Suites also have a common area. Free laundry facilities are located in the main lobby.

Dining options include fresh salads, grilled entrees, smoothie stations, Starbucks coffee and sushi. Much of the produce comes from local family farms, and the University is actively looking for ways to increase these local partnerships.

Workshop spaces include classrooms, conference rooms and the chapel.

Single occupancy:$1,845tuition and room & board
Double occupancy, per person:$1,595tuition and room & board
Off-campus (commuter):$925tuition
Commuter meal prices:
$42 for lunch & dinner; $52 for all 3 meals

A tuition discount of $35 is applied for Friends of the Western Wind. Partial scholarships available based on financial need.

Arrival / Departure Info

Check-in will take place from 4:00–6:00 pm on Monday, June 26.
The workshop will end at around 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 1.


Linda Lee Jones, soprano
Eric S. Brenner, countertenor
Bradley King, tenor
Paul Greene-Dennis, bass
William Zukof (founding member)

Guest Faculty: Robert Eisenstein, viola da gamba
Hideki Yamaya, lute


A limited number of partial scholarships based on ability and financial need will be available. For information regarding scholarships please contact The Western Wind office: via e-mail, or via phone, 212-873-2848.

Registration Policy

Please enroll in advance. By making your $450 deposit you set all the wheels in motion. You will receive an e-mail with a letter and a questionnaire. The balance is due by 6/24/2023. If you are having any trouble enrolling online please call us at 212-873-2184 or e-mail us at info@westernwind.org. If this is your first Western Wind workshop, we will meet you via Zoom or phone before the workshop to help place you in an appropriate small ensemble.

Music Policy and Group Discount Information:

Music Policy

♫ The cost of the large group piece is included in your weekend’s tuition. However, you are required to purchase music used in your small ensembles.

♪ Octavos must be purchased at their retail value. Photocopies are 15¢ per side, if a published piece is not available or the piece is in the public domain.

♪ If your group uses one piece out of a larger collection, you may request (before using or marking the larger book, please!) that the selection be photocopied for you at the charge of 15¢ per page (each side). Please destroy all photocopies of copyrighted music at the weekend’s conclusion pursuant to copyright law.

♪ Music that you make marks in must be purchased.

♫ A library of outstanding ensemble music is also available for your perusal and purchase. Please feel free to browse. A 10% discount applies to music and concession purchases that total $100 or more! 15% if it’s $200 or more!