The Lute Online Resources Portal (LORP): Summer Schools and Residential Courses


Online listings

Worldwide, there are around 80 residential courses each year with a dedicated lute tutor. This list on the Lute Society website is supposed to be comprehensive, regarding residential courses lasting more than two days. Please tell us if we have missed any! This is also printed in the spring issue of Lute News magazine, from

If the list falls out of date (early in the following year) note that most courses take place around the same time and in the same place each year, and use the same web address, so you can still click on the link, or put the name of the course in your search engine, to find the next year’s course.

The websites of the Austrian, French, German, Italian, Netherlands, Swedish and American lute societies give details of their own or others’ residential courses.

Printed listings

Excellent listings of residential courses are printed in:

Early Music Review (bi-monthly, rolling listings):
Early Music America (spring issue):
Tidig Musik (spring issue):

For shorter courses, go to one-day events