Announcing the VdGS 3rd Coast/ Whitewater Early Music Festival 2018
June 1-3rd at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

The VdGS 3rd Coast is pleased to announce our partnership with the Whitewater Early Music Festival, merging our annual workshops in order to provide more opportunities to all of our members. Registration is OPEN – download registration information here. For information on faculty, programming and scholarship opportunities, visit &

VdGS 3rd Coast Workshop 2016Photo: Viola da Gamba Society 3rd Coast‘s In Nomine Workshop, May 2016, Top Row: Alinda Michael, Bonnie Gruber, Andrew McGinn, Jineen Heiman, Lynn Donaldson, Donald Jones, Anne Cook, David Hart, Joan Panepinto, Joan Boorstein, Jim Fackenthal & Jeff Bauer Bauer Bottom Row: Workshop Faculty & Concert Guests – Phillip Serna, David Douglass, Kate Shuldiner, Gail Ann Schroeder, Connie Strait, Russell Wagner & Ken Perlow

The Viola da Gamba Society 3rd Coast is an organization dedicated to the support of activities relating to the viol in the Chicago area and surrounding region. We are a chapter of the Viola da Gamba Society of America. Our society is made up of passionate performers, enthusiasts, and advocates of the viol. In addition to sponsored play-ins, we hold regular workshops with distinguished faculty of internationally recognized performers and scholars.


The Viola da Gamba Society 3rd Coast is a chapter of the Viola da Gamba Society of America. For more information on the viola da gamba, visit the VdGSA's web site.

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