Tsotsis Performance Center

Tsotsis Performance Center


Early Music Academy Boston is dedicated to exploring our great heritage of Renaissance choral music and developing a performance style appropriate to it. We work on concert and service repertoire in a variety of small and medium sized groups and the week’s activities culminate in a Gala Concert.

The course this year will be taking place at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. Activities are based around the chapel and the college’s brand-new Tsotsis Performance Center. Participants will be housed in West Hall, one of the college’s dormitories. All venues, including the dining hall and the recreational center, are within easy walking distance of each other.

We welcome applicants aged 18 and over with good sight-reading skills.


Repertoire for the course includes Palestrina - Missa assumpta est Maria; Quae est ista; Quam pulchri sunt; Clemens - Ego flos campi; Guerrero - Surge propera. Other repertoire based on Song of Songs or Marian texts may be added.

On Wednesday, participants will travel to Newport, Rhode Island via hired coach to sing a half-hour noontime concert in the historic Saint Mary’s church, site of JFK and Jackie’s wedding. Afterwards, you will have several hours of free time to eat lunch on your own and explore Newport before meeting up around 6:00 for the return trip to Assumption College and a late dinner on campus.

We are happy to announce that Andrew Carwood, Director of Music at St Paul's Cathedral & director of Cardinall’s Musick, will be joining us for the week.
We hope you will be able to come and enjoy a wealth of beautiful music.
Why not bring a friend or if you have an existing group, come together and work through some of your repertoire with expert coaching on hand.
We look forward to working with you.

Janet Coxwell and David Woodcock
EMA Directors


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 We will allocate you a single room at Assumption College accommodation, unless we are otherwise advised. We have been assigned West Hall for our group.

Each spacious bedroom contains two twin beds.   The dorms are air-conditioned. The bedrooms are in two-bedroom suites, with shared bathroom. Free parking is available in a lot conveniently located right next to the dormitory.

There will be wi-fi available in some of the school buildings.


The course fees include all tuition and activities, full board at the Assumption College dining hall (with the exception of the Wednesday excursion day lunch), and accommodation at Assumption College. We also offer non-residential/commuter rates.

Please see Apply page for the fee structure.

Please note, reduced fees for students are for those in full time education only, with proof of eligibility if required.

Terms and Conditions

Confirmation of bookings  are subject to payment of a non-refundable deposit of $400 US for students (commuter or accommodation) and commuters, and $800 for non-students requiring accommodation.  Deposit is due upon confirmation of your acceptance in the course.  The balance of fees is payable by June 1, 2019.  

Cancellation 30-60 days before arrival will be refunded 50% of the total fee.

No refund will be given for a cancellation less than 30 days before arrival.

Receipt of your application form will be regarded as your full acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

Payment methods

Our preferred method of payment would be by check in US Dollars made payable to Early Music Academy Boston and mailed to our office address at Early Music Academy Boston, c/o St John's Seminary Music Office, 127 Lake Street, Brighton, MA 02135.

Transfer of funds is also available through www.popmoney.com, which works similar to PayPal.  Once you set up your own account, transfer funds to Early Music Academy Boston at office@earlymusicacademyboston.org. International payments may be possible through TransferWise.