Viols West

Viols West Workshop 2023
Registration Form

We're so glad that you are planning to attend the Viols West Workshop!

Viols West Workshop, August 6-12, 2023.
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

Important dates
Last date for Early Bird prices May 31
Last date to register July 5
Last date to Cancel with full refund June 4
Cancel with half refund June 5 through July 5
Cancel with no refund No refunds after July 5
Full payment must be received by July 5
See you at Viols West! August 6-12, 2023

Please refer to the Viols West Workshop Brochure (PDF, opens in new tab) for full information about the workshop, including descriptions of housing/dining, faculty bios, and full class descriptions.

Registration is now closed

Registration for Viols West Workshop 2023 is now closed. If you would like to be placed on the Waitlist, please continue with the Registration process, and we will contact you if/when a place becomes available. We will do our best to accommodate you!

Registration Steps

  1. Complete all sections of the Registration Form below, entering all applicable choices.
  2. You will have a chance to Review and edit your entries and choices before submitting your registration. Your calculated total fee will be shown on the Review page.
  3. After submitting the form, on the Summary Page you can Print (or save) your registration information. We do not include this information in your confirmation email for privacy reasons.
  4. You will receive a Confirmation Email within 24 hours. Later, if you have questions or changes for your registration, you may Reply to the confirmation email.
  5. Since you will be put on the waitlist, no payment will be due at this time. However, if a place becomes available and you accept it, you will need to send your payment promptly.
    You may pay by check (snail mail, or through your bank), or with Zelle. Complete payment information is provided the Summary Page after you register, and in your Confirmation Email. (Sorry we cannot accept credit cards or PayPal.)
  6. Start planning your trip to Viols West 2023!


To keep all of us as safe as possible, the Viols West Workshop 2023 has adopted the following COVID-19 policy:

  1. Required: Full vaccination with all CDC-recommended boosters. Bring proof of vaccination to show at check-in at Cal Poly.
  2. Negative rapid antigen test required on day of arrival. (Give verbal confirmation of negative test result at check-in.) Further testing is recommended throughout the week, and required if at-risk (exposure, symptoms, etc). Bring extra test kits.
  3. Masking is optional.
  4. This policy is subject to change if circumstances warrant.

You must agree to follow the VW Workshop 2023 COVID-19 policy, or we will be unable to accept your registration.

Contact information

Required items are indicated by *

Housing / Dining Preferences

Do you need an ADA bathroom?

Tuition, Room & Board Fees

Tuition and other fees
Your Tuition: Regular $

Staying ON or OFF campus?

Are you a member of the VdGSA Pacifica Chapter?
Discount for Pacifica members: $20

  (whole dollars only)

(Your total fees will be shown on the Review Page.)

About your playing and instruments

Self-rating on each size viol

Please select your playing levels based on the VdGSA Self-Rating Guide (PDF, opens in new tab).

What clefs do you play on each size viol?

Please check clefs that you play confidently. If you read but are shaky in other clefs, but are open to playing them in class, please note that in the "Your playing experience" section below.

Treble Viol:
Tenor Viol:
Bass Viol:
Which viols do you plan to bring?

Check all that apply.

Student Concert?
Your playing experience

Class Choices

First Morning Class

A "Homeroom" Class featuring both technique and ensemble music. Homeroom classes will be formed according to experience and size of viol played. These classes will enjoy both technique instruction and coached consort playing. Please choose the size you would like to play.

1st choice viol:*
2nd choice viol:*

If, instead, you are interested in a "single-size" technique Homeroom class (for example, treble technique), please indicate below. Even though the focus will be technique, you'll get to enjoy some repertoire for your chosen size too. "Single-size" classes will be formed only if there is enough interest (so you still need to make your 1st and 2nd choices above).

"Single-size" class (Only if enough interest):
Second Morning Class

Please refer to the Brochure (PDF, opens in new tab) for detailed descriptions of the classes.
(On phones, be sure to scroll inside the list to see all options!)

1st choice viol:
2nd choice viol:

1st choice viol:
2nd choice viol:

1st choice viol:
2nd choice viol:
First Afternoon Class

Please refer to the Brochure (PDF, opens in new tab) for detailed descriptions of the classes.
(On phones, be sure to scroll inside the list to see all options!)

1st choice viol:
2nd choice viol:

1st choice viol:
2nd choice viol:

1st choice viol:
2nd choice viol:
Second Afternoon Class - Voices & Viols

Happy Anniversary William Byrd!
A musical celebration to mark the 400th anniversary of William Byrd's death, explore his life and work. Contemporaries such as Robert Dow held him in the highest esteem: "Among singers you are as the sun in the sky, good Birde", explore a sampling of works from different eras in his life including sumptuous motets, anthems, and selected movements from his celebrated Masses to rollicking secular works. Including works by Parsons, Tallis, and continental contemporaries featured for contrast and comparison.
Open to all levels and sizes of viols and all voices.

Indicate both instrument and voice part if you would like to both play and sing in Voices & Viols.

Anything else you want to tell us?

Anything we forgot to ask you? Comments about this online registration process?

Review your registration

On the next page, please review your registration. You will be able to make changes before you commit. Your calculated fees will be shown as well.

If you are on iPhone/iPad and the Review button appears to do nothing, it's probably because you missed a required selection (sorry, it's an iOS bug!) Please check these selections: