The two-week institute held at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music runs June 18-July 1. BPI participants include high school students, young professionals, and adult amateurs, who will receive instruction in Baroque instruments, voice, choral conducting, and Baroque ornamentation.
Faculty members include BPI's artistic director, conductor and cellist Kenneth Slowik, and members of the Oberlin Baroque Ensemble, who include Michael Lynn, Marilyn McDonald, Catharina Meints, and Webb Wiggins.
Visiting scholars and musicians include viola da gamba player Mary Anne Ballard, organist Patrick Allen, baroque violinist Julie Andrijeski, and soprano Penelope Jensen.
Concerts, some free, will be given by faculty and visiting musicians. In keeping with BPI's thematic title, "Airs from the South: Italian Musical Influences Throughout Europe," the first concert on June 23 will feature Italian-influenced music from Poland, England, Germany, and France performed by viola da gamba players Catharina Meints and Kenneth Slowik.
BPI student participants will showcase their work in free recitals at the end of the institute.