Jacqui Robertson-Wade, an experienced viol player and teacher, is the co-ordinator of the Warwickshire Early Music Academy (WEMA), which exists to co-ordinate and develop performance opportunities for Early Music groups throughout the County.
Warwickshire is a national leader in viol playing and teaching and has established links with Trinity College of Music, London and Birmingham Conservatoire, offering teacher training to young professionals.
Early Music Group
For recorder, viol and all instruments – Grades 2-5
Frets and Guts Orchestra
For all viol players
The Midlands Canzona
This group comprises of recorder players from the Birmingham Schools Recorder Sinfonia and viol players from Warwickshire (Conductor: Alan Davis). They were presented with an award for their outstanding performance at the Birmingham Conservatoire for the National Festival of Music for Youth in July 2010. They plan to collaborate again on future projects this year.