About Island Consort

Island Consort launched its first season in October of 2013. Island Consort was founded by director & keyboardist Sheila Weidendorf. The Consort presents both instrumental and vocal works from the 16th century to the present day. Members of Island Consort are predominantly Whidbey Island residents, though we often enjoy the company of guest soloists from elsewhere! The Consort has produced festivals celebrating contemporary classical composition called New Music on the Rock--this year new music is part of our regular concert series. We have also featured compositions by women in our Women in Music festivals.Island Consort is  committed to keeping quality chamber music alive and well on Whidbey Island!

Sheila Weidendorf is the founder and Artistic Director of Island Consort. She received her B.A. in Music History and Piano Performance from the University of Minnesota's School of Music where she studied piano with Duncan McNab, and also holds an M.A. in Feminist Theology. A pianist, harpsichordist, and organist, she regularly performs chamber music concerts in the Puget Sound region with an array of colleagues and ensembles. She has recorded for the Vivace record label. Pre-Pandemic she ran a salon concert series in her home, performing and collaborating with musicians from around the world and exploring many genres. Visit her website at www.sheilamakesmusic.com.