From the October 14, 2007 Chicago Early Music Consort Performance of ‘The Lowest Trees Have Tops – The Music of John Dowland’ featuring Dr. Phillip W. Serna, bass viol.
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‘Viols in Our Schools’ Mission – ‘Viols in Our Schools’ is organized by Dr. Phillip W. Serna of the Spirit of Gambo – a Chicago Consort of Viols and is supported by the Viola da Gamba Society Third Coast as well as a pilot program of the Viola da Gamba Society of America. In 2008, ’Viols in Our Schools’ is pleased to announce a new video podcast as well as a new partnership with the Music Institute of Chicago. Based in the Chicago area, Dr. Serna works to bring the early western string instrument family known as the viola da gamba into many area schools – demonstrating solo literature from the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical periods for treble viol, tenor viol, bass viol & violone. Future endeavors include bringing consort music into the classroom performed by the Spirit of Gambo – a Chicago Consort of Viols. Including day-long residencies in schools (focusing on string, music & history departments) as well as possible coaching of early string repertoire performed on modern strings and possible collaborative concerts. ‘Viols in Our Schools’ seeks to entertain, while educating audiences about the rich literature for this family of bowed string instruments. Renaissance music for viols, as well as performance of early-western string instruments, is never heard within the school setting, even with a rudimentary music history program that is offered. ‘Viols in Our Schools’ seeks to remedy this by offering performances/ lecture-demonstrations enhancing the music program experience. Additionally, ‘Viols in Our Schools’ attempts to offer resources to make viols available to students. Please help us make viols accessible to both young and old. ‘Viols in Our Schools’ Copyright © 2008 Dr. Phillip W. Serna. For more information, visit http://www.violsinourschools.org/.