Calendar of Events - American Recorder Society

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Second Level Beginners' Class with Lisette Kielson (soprano/tenor recorder)
2/27/2021 - 3/20/2021
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FREE Online Recorder Class for Beginners with Emily O'Brien (soprano/tenor recorder)
3/4/2021 - 3/25/2021
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Second Level Beginners' Class with Sarah Cantor: Playing Duets on Alto Recorder
3/15/2021 - 3/25/2021
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FREE Online Recorder Class for Beginners with Vicki Boeckman (alto recorder)
3/16/2021 - 3/26/2021
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Second Level Beginners' Class with Miyo Aoki: Continuing Technique (alto recorder)
3/23/2021 - 4/13/2021
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Second Level Beginners' Class with Tish Berlin: Learning Bass Recorder
3/31/2021 - 4/21/2021
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FREE Online Recorder Class for Beginners with Heloise Degrugillier (alto recorder)
4/8/2021 - 4/29/2021
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Second Level Beginners' Class with Greta Haug-Hryciw: Focus on Expressivity (soprano/tenor)
5/8/2021 - 5/29/2021
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Events in the month of January 2020
1/17/2020 - 1/20/2020
Winter Weekend Workshop, January 17-21, 2020. In historic Philadelphia and Rutgers-Camden, directed by Marilyn Boenau.
This popular workshop is a great way to start your musical year, with a great variety of classes and instruments for all levels. Recorder ensembles, viol consorts, masterclasses, Baroque orchestra, string ensemble, early notation, historical dance, Renaissance reeds.  Recorder faculty includes Rainer Beckmann, Rotem Gilbert, Eric Haas, Joan Kimball, Gwyn Roberts, and Patricia Petersen. 

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1/18/2020 - 1/19/2020
Enjoy a winter break during the MLK JR. weekend in sunny southern New Mexico.
The Rio Grande Recorder Chapter of the ARS is hosting a recorder workshop January 18-19, 2020, In Las Cruces, NM.
Featuring: Paul Leenhouts and Dale Taylor

We will have a good mix of interesting classes and as it is a 3-day holiday weekend, we are able to offer 2 full days of classes – Saturday and Sunday.

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1/21/2020 - 1/24/2020
Shawms and Stories brings a 30 minute musical storytelling program for families to libraries, museums, and community centers in South-Central Indiana. In the third season, Forgotten Clefs performers tell a story about travel, music, and teamwork with original music by Patrick Dittamo. We'll sing songs and read the story, introducing Renaissance wind and string instruments. Funding provided in part by the City of Bloomington Arts Commission, Indiana Arts Commission, the Brown County Community Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Check our website for dates and public events.
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1/24/2020 - 1/26/2020

Registration for the 2020 Mid-winter Workshop (co-sponsored by the Atlanta Early Music Alliance and the Atlanta Recorder Society) is now open. Please see below for details. We would love to see you all there.
The 17th Annual Mid-Winter Workshop with early and newer Music for Voices, Recorders, Brass and Viols and other early instruments.

January 24th - 26th, 2020.

Faculty: Jack Ashworth (viols, recorders), Stewart Carter (loud band, recorders), Phil Hollar (recorders, capped reeds), Holly Maurer (recorders, viols), Jody Miller (recorders, loud band, Renaissance flutes), and Anne Timberlake (recorders).

Workshop Format: The Mid-Winter Music Workshop will begin Friday evening and will end Sunday at noon. Participants will be able to choose their Saturday classes from a list of topic-based offerings. Friday evening and Sunday morning are full group playing sessions.

Dates and times: The workshop will start on Friday, January 24, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with an informal, full group session, directed by members of the ARS-Atlanta. Featured: Some favorite music of our ARS Chapter. Theme-based classes with our faculty will meet Saturday, January 25 from 9:30 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. The workshop will conclude Sunday, January 26 with a faculty-led, full group playing session from 9:30 a.m. through noon.

Location: McCleskey Middle School (25 miles north of downtown Atlanta) 4080 Maybreeze Rd Marietta, GA 30066

Hotel: A block of 15 rooms has been reserved for $79/room ($93.92 "inclusive" rate) at the Microtel Inn & Suites Woodstock Atlanta (30 Molly Lane; Woodstock, GA 30189; 678-738-0001) for group "Atlanta Early Music Alliance". However, we noticed that it was possible to find better rates on-line. Feel free to reserve at a better rate -- it won't hurt our feelings and it won't cost us anything. The room block will be released January 4.

Participants: Participants should be at least 14 years of age, unless recommended by a music teacher in writing. You should have intermediate or advanced ability with your instruments. All early instruments are welcome on Friday, Saturday late afternoon, and Sunday.
Please note that singers, as before, are invited to participate in Voices and Viols on Saturday late afternoon.

Tuition: Before November 30th: General: $150; Members of AEMA and ARS: $125; Singers: $25 (members $10). Scholarships: $25. After Nov. 30th a late fee of $20 will be applied. Your primary choices of sessions may then also be limited.

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