Music & Dance Courses, Perugia (Italy) 2022

“Feste Veneziane” (Venetian Feasts)

Be inspired by the beauty and joy, found in Venice

organised by Accademia Amsterdam

Perugia (Italy), July 3 – 7, extra concert July 8, 2022

for enthusiastic amateurs and students: (choir) singers, dancers and instrumentalists

Receive an attractive discount when you subscribe before 1 April!

Baroque Dance classes for intermediate & advanced participants with Ricardo Barros.

Extra: choir singing and dance classes for participants with a basic level.

Alongside courses Italian cooking and visual arts for partners and others.

Collaboration with Festival “Musica dal Mondo” and “Deruta, Borgo delle Arti”.


Music & dance

Summercourses Music & DanceAccademia Amsterdam organises summer courses for music and art lovers in the marvellous medieval cloister of the regional archaeological museum in Perugia. Imagine to make music and dance between wonderful antique Roman and Etruscan artefacts. We are sure that this will be an unforgettable experience.

We decided to organise the courses at the beginning of July, to avoid the hottest period of the year. The music and dance tutors of Accademia Amsterdam treat you with an enticing opening concert with chamber music and dance. On Sunday 8 July, an extra participant's performance will be hosted in one of the most beautiful “borghi” of Italy close to Perugia: Deruta.

These courses concentrate on the enjoyment of ensemble music, (choir) singing and baroque dance. Everybody can participate at his own level. Whether you take part in the (small) choir, as a soloist, as a dancer or as an instrumentalist, we will find you a suited way to join. Our skilled tutors offer extra master classes for soloists, advanced baroque dancers and instrumentalists. (Choir) singers can follow additional workshops to improve their singing technique. As a surprise, a local choir might join the vocal ensemble during the performances.

Duration of the course: 5 days, plus extra second performance.

Watch and share the video here to get an impression of the atmosphere.

Who can attend?

The courses are open to (choir) singers, dancers and instrumentalists. The professional tutors of Accademia Amsterdam adapt to your individual level, whether advanced or less experienced. Participants of all ages are welcome, from moderately advanced amateurs to college of music students. Though our teachers are experienced baroque specialists, “modern” players, dancers and singers are equally welcome. They can enrich their knowledge of music performance, while musicians and dancers who are more experienced with baroque performance, will get more in-depth knowledge about interpretation.

Summercourses Music & DanceFor who wants individual coaching or needs extra support, we organise additional master classes to get tailored tips and tricks about technique and/or performance.

Instrumentalists of all ages can apply: string players, wind players, harpsichordists, other keyboard players and players of plucked instruments like lute or guitar. The preferred pitch is A'=415Hz, but if you play a “modern” instrument ask us for a solution. It's not necessary to prepare all the provided music until perfection.

We invite dancers with an intermediate & advanced level to follow the baroque dance courses. This year, we will focus on dances published exactly 300 years ago, referring to the theme of this year. The dance classes will be held in a professional dance studio close to the museum.
Dancers and choir singers with less or no experience, can join the basic dance classes at a reduced price. These can be combined very wel with choir singing and course(s) Italian cooking or drawing & painting.

Choir singers with intermediate singing skills can join the choir. For them, we arranged an attractive subscription fee. This makes it perfectly possible to combine with extra voice coaching, basic dance classes and cooking or visual arts course(s).


The music and dance tutors of Accademia Amsterdam present you an enticing opening concert with chamber music around the theme of this year. The performances will take place in the most beautiful historic locations. Participants of the arts and cooking courses have the possibility to show or demonstrate their results during the participant's performance in the museum or the festive dinner in Perugia.


While we mainly enjoy making music together, some time will be left to explore the historical centre of Perugia on your own. We organize an excursion for all participants to an historical highlight of Perugia or to one of the "borghi più belli d'Italia", Deruta. We promise an unique experience! (An extra charge may apply).

Italian kitchen

Of course we do not forget the good life: dinners are being served in the proper Italian way, on the terrace of one of a typical Umbrian restaurant. All course members and their family, partners or friends can join them. Before the final party buffet, the restaurant will offer you a typical Italian ‘aperitivo’.

Side programme

We offer an interesting and varied side programme for interested people of any age and level, including children, friends and partners of participants. This involves classes in Italian cooking and painting/drawing. Who sings only in the choir, can very well combine one or more of these courses.

It is possible to apply for extra days of individual coaching or to follow additional courses apart from the mentioned dates. Locations can be Perugia or Deruta (in Umbria). Prices are €80 (69£) per extra day. Ask us about the possibilities and conditions.

Where to stay?

Very close to the course location are several affordable hotels. Participants wishing less luxurious accommodation can stay at a camping site or in ‘ostelli’ in the in the historic centre of Perugia. You are kindly requested to book the accommodation yourself, but we are glad to advise you. Below, you find our suggestions.

Ricardo Barros, London: baroque dance*
Antonio Magarelli, Molfetta (Bari): singing/basso continuo/ensemble coaching & direction
Onno Verschoor, Amsterdam: (baroque) oboe/recorder/winds/ensemble coaching
Mariëtte Holtrop, Utrecht: (baroque) violin/strings/ensemble coaching*
Wilma van der Wardt, Groningen: (baroque) cello/viola da gamba/strings/ensemble coaching

* = Only when a minimum amount of participants applies


“Feste Veneziane” (Venetian Feasts) – music and dances inspired by the beauty and joy, found in Venice.


Chamber & vocal music by (mainly) renaissance and baroque composers, from and inspired by Venice.

Particular advice about the repertoire and contents of the courses can be obtained from the tutors (see their e-mail addresses).

Sheet music will be available for downloading at this website from June 19. After logging in, you will find it in the folder "Music Course Accademia Amsterdam". Also, a list can be found with the subscribed participants.
You are kindly requested to print and bring your own parts. Bring your own music stand (with your name written on it).

We will understand when you wouldn't have enough time to prepare all provided music properly. We find always a convenient solution.


English, Italian (partially), German (partially), French (partially), Dutch (partially), Portuguese (partially).


Sunday July 3 to Thursday July 7, 2022, extra performance Friday July 8.

Programme (preliminary)

* = Only when a minimum amount of participants applies

It is possible to apply for extra days of individual coaching or to follow additional courses apart from the mentioned dates. Locations can be Perugia or Deruta (in Umbria). Prices are €80 (69£) per extra day. Ask us about the possibilities and conditions.


Perugia is easy to reach. You can fly to Rome or Pisa (KLM/Alitalia/Transavia/Vueling/EasyJet/RyanAir). Then take the train (Trenitalia) or coach (SULGA) to Perugia. Transavia has a regular schedule from Rotterdam to Perugia airport on Saturdays and Wednesdays, which would be a perfect fit for the course period.
All hotels and hostels are accessible by the "minimetrò", which departs from Perugia railway station.

We are glad to advise you with booking of your travels and with the transportation of your instrument(s). Please, contact us to receive information about the actual travel conditions regarding possible corona-restrictions. Consult the official website of the European Union for the actual situation.

Note that those who are staying outside the city centre will need to be able to reach the course location(s) on their own, by car or by public transport.


Five or six dinners are organized (Sunday –  Friday), €19 (16£) per meal. Festive dinner and final party dinner*: €22 (19£). Participation at wish, to be reserved at the course location.


You can book your lodging in hotels close to the course locations, hostels in the neighbourhood, or on a camp site. You pay directly at the accommodation. See our suggestions below. We recommend to book an accommodation with reservation, since possible corona-measurements might imply restrictions.

Close to the course locations, in an antique structure, we find hotel Signa, where you can reduced price. Please, mention upon booking that you are attending the courses of Accademia Amsterdam.

Any questions? We are glad to help!

Choir singing (for choir singers who aren't following the courses) €195 (167£)
Extra voice coaching (for choir singers, in group) + €80 (69£)
Dance classes for choir singers and dancers of basic level (Contredances)
For singers who have registered for the music courses, participation in the choir is free
€200 (172£)
Course participants up to the age of 25 €295 (253£)
Course participants from the age of 25 €395 (339£)
Additional master classes (for participants – listeners free) + €80 (69£)

If you register before 1 April 2022, you will receive a 5% reduction on the fee of the course.
If you introduce another participant, you will receive a 5% (extra) discount on the fee of the course. (Only if you apply at the same time and applicable once and only for the introducer).
Reductions are not valid for who is only singing in the choir at the special reduced price of €195.

Gli studenti che studiano in Italia, ricevono una riduzione extra del 15% sul totale della quota (tranne chi canta solo nel coro). Devi mostrarci la tua tessera dello studente. Applicare il codice coupon STUDENT-IT all'iscrizione.
Partecipazione al coro è gratis per chi è membro di un coro italiano. Preghiamo di confermare la partecipazione tramite e-mail entro 19 giugno 2022 (menzionando nome e il tipo di voce):

Fees are excl. travel, lodging and meals and including VAT. No VAT-reduction possible.
Min. 16, max. 30 participants for the regular courses (music/dance). Choir-singing only: min. 12, max. 24 participants.
Course days and master classes do not consist of a fixed number of hours. The duration depends on the judgement of the tutors and other activities that are organized in a day.

Lodgings and Meals (indicative)

Hotel, 6 nights (double/single rooms) approx. €165/€235 (283£/201£)*
Hostel, 6 nights (dormitory/single rooms) approx. €110/€240 (95£/206£)*
Camp site, 6 nights (two adults with caravan) approx. €135 (115£)*
Meals (participation at wish, 5/6 dinners are organized) per meal €19/€22 (16£/19£)*

*price per person, directly to be paid to the hotel/hostel/restaurant

Tailor made Courses

Do the dates not suit you, and do you want individual treatment? Throughout the year we organise music, painting & drawing and cooking courses in Casa “Le tre Muse” in ceramics-town Deruta (15km from Perugia). They are intended for individuals or small groups of friends, who want to stay a couple of days to enjoy the inspiration Italy has to offer. Plan your music, arts or cooking course on the dates that you prefer. Teachers, who bring their students, can use our studio for free. At wish, we offer you interesting excursions and other activities. On this website you find more information.


Official registration ceases the 19th of June 2022 or till the courses are fully booked. Only in particular cases we accept later subscriptions. We will do our utmost best to take your wishes into account.

By subscribing, you agree with the general conditions. You can register on-line by filling in the subscription form. If you encounter difficulties, please send us an e-mail to or call us on +31 6 242 547 91. We would be glad to assist you.

If the courses unexpectedly have to be cancelled due to corona-measures taken by the authorities, the full fee will be returned, or your subscription will be valid for the summer courses of 2023.

Upon subscription you will receive an invoice. You can pay the fee directly with PayPal or credit card. Alternatively, you can pay by money transfer to our bank account. Take into account that your subscription is only confirmed when we have received your payment before the 19th of June 2022.


Bank Account

Accademia Amsterdam, Almere, The Netherlands.
Wise IBAN: BE36 9671 0636 2381 ● BIC: TRWIBEB1XXX

Addresses - Contact

Accademia Amsterdam
Onno Verschoor
(NL) +31 6 24254791
(IT) +39 334 5763313

Museo archeologico nazionale dell’Umbria (Course Location)
Piazza Giordano Bruno 10, 06121 Perugia
+39 075 572 7141

Hotels (suggestions)
Hotel Signa (will give reduction)
Hotel Iris

Hotel Sant'Ercolano

Youth Hostels (ostelli)
Centro di Accoglienza - Ostello della Gioventù
Little Italy Hostel
Ostello Spagnoli

Camp site
Camping Il Rocolo

Ristorante Iris (dinners)
Via Marconi 35, 06121 Perugia
+39 075 5721382

General conditions

If you subscribe to the course, you state that you agree with our general conditions. The organization of Accademia Amsterdam cannot be held responsible when our partners do not live up to their agreements.

If the courses unexpectedly have to be cancelled due to corona-measures taken by the authorities, the full fee will be returned, or your subscription will be valid for the summer courses of 2023.

For the Arts & Cooking Courses apply separate conditions and prices.


Ricardo BarrosHaving been awarded with the prestigious ARAM (Associate Royal Academy of Music) title for his ‘significant contribution to the music profession’, Ricardo Barros directs and performs with his innovative Mercurius Company in fully- and semi-staged concerts involving dancers, singers and instrumentalists. His published PhD thesis on 17th- and 18th-century French stage dances ‘Dance as a discourse’, has gained worldwide acclaim. He has been recently appointed the chairman of the European Association of Dance Historians, and featured on BBC4 documentary 'Dancing Cheek to Cheek' as a dance historian.
Recent engagements include Mercurius’ début at the Cadogan Hall in London; directing and choreographing a pioneering fully-staged Lullian divertissement in Brazil; concerts as a guest dancer with Dorothee Wortelboer's La Folia at De Doelen in Rotterdam, teaching in the annual ‘Enter-Baroque’ Summer School in Ormoz (Slovenia), performing a Forqueray solo harpsichord recital at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, performing (Baroque dance) in Utrecht Festival 2013, delivering his Lottery funded ‘Baroque Fitness’ programme in London and Devon, directing and choreographing a project of Iberian and Brazilian 18th-century dances (including the first historical reconstruction of the controversial Brazilian Lundu) with Mercurius and I Danzatori Palatini in Mannheim, and finally assisting choreographer Edith Lalonger in a pioneering Rameau project led by Jonathan Williams involving the OAE, Oxford University and Mercurius Company in a performance of Zaïs at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Future plans include Mercurius's debut at the Utrecht Early Music Festival, running his Lottery-funded programme 'Baroque Fitness & sounds II' in London and Devon, and concerts in the UK, Holland and Germany.

 Antonio MagarelliAntonio Magarelli, born in Molfetta (Bari), is graduated in Piano, Music Pedagogy, Choral Music and Choir direction, Band Instrumentation and Conducting at the Conservatory of Bari and Monopoli. He studied composition and continued his study conducting and interpretation of the repertoire with Peter Neumann, Gary Graden, Nicole Corti, Javier Busto, Bo Holten, Paul Smith. He attended the International Academy for Choral Conductors and Singers in Fano and the Laboratory of choral conducting at the Conservatory in Monopoli. He studied singing with Claudio Cavina and Steve Woodbury.
He specialized in the interpretation and practice of the Renaissance and Baroque repertoire. At the institute “S. Cecilia” in Brescia attended an annual course of Semiography and Musical Palaeography and a Laboratory of Renaissance and Baroque music.
Antonio Magarelli is frequently involved as choir and orchestra director. He has participated as a speaker at the VI National Conference at the Research Center of History and Art of Bitonto (Ba) by publishing an essay on the Renaissance composer Agostino Scozzese. He edited the transcription of some of the works of Francesco Durante and two books of madrigals of Luzzasco Luzzaschi.
Antonio Magarelli directed the world premiere of two new works by composers from Puglia: the Passio Domini Jesu Christi Secundum Joannem by Vito Antonio Raffaele Cozzoli (1777-1817) and Inno al Sole by Giuseppe Millico (1737-1802), cantata for two sopranos and orchestra. For Digressione Music he has recorded choral works by the contemporary composer Francesco Lisena and the Passio Domini Jesu Christi by Vito Antonio Cozzoli with period instruments. Since 2007 he is director of the “Cappella Musicale Corradiana” based in Molfetta.

Onno VerschoorOnno Verschoor studied recorder with Adriënne du Clou and oboe with Koen van Slogteren at the Conservatory in Zwolle, the Netherlands. In 1984 he decided to specialize in the baroque oboe, initially studying with Taka Kitazato and then with Ku Ebbinge at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. In 1989 Onno Verschoor graduated in baroque oboe and historical performance, also obtaining his recorder soloist diploma with distinction.
Currently he is active as a freelance musician with many of Europe’s baroque orchestras, including Concerto d'Amsterdam, Telemannisches Collegium Michaelstein, L'Orfeo (Linz), the Utrecht Baroque Consort, Anima Aeterna (Brussels), The King's Consort (London), Das Neue Orchester (Cologne) and Accademia Barocca Willem Hermans (Rome). With the latter ensemble he performed in 2007 as a soloist for a CD of recorder concertos by Telemann.
Onno Verschoor performs in various ensembles specializing in chamber music between 1300 and 1850. He has collaborated on radio, television and CD recordings (RAI Italy, Dutch broadcasting companies, Mitteldeutscher and Westdeutscher Rundfunk, CPO Germany, Tactus Milano).
Onno Verschoor has been artistic director of Accademia Amsterdam since 1990. This ensemble has performed at festivals in France and Italy, and in concert series in the Netherlands (e.g. at the Holland Early Music Festival) and in Germany. The ensemble is also involved with chorus accompaniments. In 1994 Onno Verschoor co-organized a project to stage the Opéra-ballet ‘l’Europe Galante’ by André Campra. In 2002 and 2010 he made a CD recording with Accademia Amsterdam of dance music from the 17th and 18th century: ‘A Choice Collection of Dances’. The ensemble has collaborated on projects with the professional chamber choir Capella Frisiae. In 2006 Accademia Amsterdam was guest at Festival Solomeo in Perugia where it gave concerts as part of the Mozart year, playing the 40th Symphony. In 2007, in collaboration with Italian colleagues he recorded a CD of Dutch and Italian chamber music from the 18th century. Since 2009 he has focused with this ensemble on the rediscovery and recording of the cantatas by Handel’s teacher, F.W. Zachow. A CD of Christmas cantatas was released in 2010.
He founded the wind ensemble ‘Fiati Amsterdam’ which performs on historical wind instruments.
He is a teacher of baroque performance practice on baroque oboe and recorder, untill 2016 he worked at a Centre for Artistic Education in the Netherlands.

Mariëtte HoltropMariëtte Holtrop studied after her solodiplom for violin, baroqueviolin with Sigiswald Kuijken. Then she played regurarly with conductors as Philippe Herreweghe, René Jacobs, Gustav Leohnard, William Christie a.o.
She has been giving concerts as making CD's in several chamber-ensembles and has been leading several orchestras in Europe such as Orquestra Reial de Valencia, De Nederlandse Opera, Capilla Reial de Madrid, Currende and Utrechts Barokconsort. For twenty years she was leader of the baroque orchestra Concerto d'Amsterdam. At present Mariette Holtrop is concert master of Accademia Amsterdam, Camerata da Fusignano and Barokopera Amsterdam. She is giving reguraly courses and coaches the semiprofessional baroque-stringorchestra Sarabanda.

Wilma van der WardtWilma van der Wardt studied cello and viola da gamba with Ben de Ligt at the College of Music in Groningen, The Netherlands. She graduated with special distinction for chamber music. She followed courses and master-classes with cellists William Pleeth and Jaap ter Linden, and with viola da gamba players Jordi Savall and Wieland Kuijken.
For some years she was a founder member of l´Orchestre des Champs-Élysées (Paris), conducted by Philippe Herreweghe.
Currently she is, nationally and internationally, playing in a number of baroque ensembles and orchestras, such as Concerto d’Amsterdam, the Northern Consort, Accademia Amsterdam and the Amsterdams Consort, and appears frequently as viola da gamba soloist with many Dutch orchestras in Bach’s Passion music. In addition she plays on many cd-recordings.
Wilma van der Wardt has an extensive teaching practise for cello and viola da gamba. She is connected with the Prins Claus Conservatorium in Groningen as coach Early Music.

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