Calendar of Events - American Recorder Society
The American Recorder Society provides this calendar as a convenience to our members. Event information is provided by the event sponsors, and any questions should be submitted to the contact in the event listing.

April 2022
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FREE Online Recorder Class for Beginners with Anne Timberlake (alto recorder), September 2022
9/20/2022 - 10/11/2022
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Second Level Beginners' Class with Tish Berlin: Continuing Technique (alto recorder)
10/10/2022 - 10/20/2022
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ARS Annual Membership Meeting Held Via Zoom, October 15, 2022
10/15/2022
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FREE Online Recorder Class for Beginners with Heloise Degrugillier (soprano/tenor recorder)
10/18/2022 - 11/8/2022
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Events in the month of April 2022
4/2/2022 - 4/3/2022
April 2-3 “Byrd, Bach, and Beyond,” Amherst Early Music Spring Break Workshop, at St. George’s Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA. Director: Letitia Berlin.
Faculty: Rainer Beckmann and Letitia Berlin, recorder; Rosamund Morley, viola da gamba; Mark Cudek, lute; Richard Giarusso, chorus. Music by J.S. Bach, Byrd, Duarte, Sweelinck, Lassus, more.
Players of Renaissance recorders will have one session each day devoted to their instrument.
Info: Marilyn Boenau, 781-488-3337, https://www.amherstearlymusic.org.
 
4/3/2022
RS introduces a Free Online Beginners’ Reading Music Course geared primarily for non-music readers or people who are rusty, having had only a skirting exposure to rudimentary music reading skills. Professional recorder player and teacher Lawrence (Larry) Zukof will lead you through this four session course and help you learn the fundamentals of reading music using a variety of simple tunes and rhythms and demystify how pitch and rhythm are translated into music symbols. While the focus will be on the basics of note reading and rhythms, the course will also include tips on producing a beautiful sound from the start.
 
Sunday, March 20, 8 PM EDT (5 PM PDT)
Sunday, March 27, 8 PM EDT
Sunday, April 3, 8 PM EDT
Sunday, April 10, 8 PM EDT
 
To register for this free course, please click HERE.
4/5/2022
Vicki intends to strengthen and support any foundational skills that you have already gained in the beginners’ course. Using her own exercises and materials she will review breath control, tone quality, body comfort, articulation diversity and finger dexterity, with special focus on left hand thumb technique and how to achieve success playing notes in the upper registers.
 
Tuesday, April 5, 2 PM EDT (11 AM PDT)
Friday, April 8, 2 PM EDT (11 AM PDT)
Tuesday, April 12, 2 PM EDT (11 AM PDT)
Friday, April 15,1:30 PM EDT (10:30 AM PDT) 
 
This class is available at no charge to ARS members only.
 
**If you have already taken two or more of our Second Level classes, please wait until one week prior to the start of class to sign up in order to allow a larger number of people to take advantage of these opportunities.
 
To register for this course, please click HERE.
4/5/2022
Note:  These online sessions are once per week on Tuesday evenings, 6:00 p.m. ET

The recorder has a reputation as an easy instrument to play.Those who already play, though, usually agree that it’s an easy instrument to start, but a difficult instrument to master.If you’ve gotten past your first few notes and are ready to accelerate your progress, you’re probably ready for Recorder Therapy.We will take one or two topics per session (all suggested by class participants) and delve into them.We’ll approach each topic from the most basic level, but we’ll also look beyond where we are and prepare for applying these skills in a more challenging way.We’ll learn details that really matter to you.Sessions will be split between interactive discussions and playing instruments.Based on topics, music could be exercises, etudes, solos, or ensembles.The class will be presented for both soprano and alto recorder players simultaneously.Participants will be encouraged to have and use both, but progress won’t be hindered if you play only one size at this time.
 
This six-week course is $90.All music examples will be provided.Participants should acquire materials before the first class session.
 
Required materials:
  1. Music stand
  2. At least a soprano or alto; both a soprano AND alto, if possible (tenor in place of soprano is OK)
  3. A metronome
  4. Good computer headphones or speakers
4/5/2022
On April 5, Kaufman Music Center and Concert Artists Guild will co-present an early music concert with Tabea Debus, recorder, and Paul Morton, lute and theorbo, in our "Music Speaks" series at Merkin Hall. The program includes music by Carroubel, Purcell, Dowland, Van Eyck, Mozart, Schop and more. Would there be any opportunities to share this event with ARS members in the NYC area? We can offer them 25% off tickets with the promo code merkinhall25. 
 
https://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/music-speaks-ohrwurm-tabea-debus-recorder-alon-sariel-lute/
 
4/6/2022
Soprano Recorder, Step 3
 
Wednesday evenings, March 30–April 27: 7:30–8:30 PM ET
 
Take your soprano playing past the beginning level by expanding your range in the high register as well as learning some exercises to help develop good technique. In addition to working in a variety of major and minor keys, we’ll learn some duets and quartets. Four-week session is $60.
 
 
For more information and more online learning opportunities, visit www.fippleflute.com.
 
4/7/2022
We are thrilled to have Inga Funck lead our April playing meeting! Inga grew up in a musical family and played recorder from early childhood. Since turning professional, she has played all  over the world mixing an authentic period style with modern sensibilities. Inga is adjunct faculty at the California Institute of the Arts and teaches private lessons. 
4/8/2022
Vicki intends to strengthen and support any foundational skills that you have already gained in the beginners’ course. Using her own exercises and materials she will review breath control, tone quality, body comfort, articulation diversity and finger dexterity, with special focus on left hand thumb technique and how to achieve success playing notes in the upper registers.
 
Tuesday, April 5, 2 PM EDT (11 AM PDT)
Friday, April 8, 2 PM EDT (11 AM PDT)
Tuesday, April 12, 2 PM EDT (11 AM PDT)
Friday, April 15,1:30 PM EDT (10:30 AM PDT) 
 
This class is available at no charge to ARS members only.
 
**If you have already taken two or more of our Second Level classes, please wait until one week prior to the start of class to sign up in order to allow a larger number of people to take advantage of these opportunities.
 
To register for this course, please click HERE.
4/9/2022
Recorder Orchestra of the Midwest rehearsal, Bloomington, IN. Cléa Galhano, musical director. Info: www.romw.net.
4/9/2022
Join Brazilian recorder teacher and performer Clea Galhano to explore the infectious melodies and exciting rhythms of Brazilian music from the 19th century through today. Geared towards young people at all skill levels, participants can play along with examples of varied difficulty to experience this joyful music firsthand.
4/10/2022
RS introduces a Free Online Beginners’ Reading Music Course geared primarily for non-music readers or people who are rusty, having had only a skirting exposure to rudimentary music reading skills. Professional recorder player and teacher Lawrence (Larry) Zukof will lead you through this four session course and help you learn the fundamentals of reading music using a variety of simple tunes and rhythms and demystify how pitch and rhythm are translated into music symbols. While the focus will be on the basics of note reading and rhythms, the course will also include tips on producing a beautiful sound from the start.
 
Sunday, March 20, 8 PM EDT (5 PM PDT)
Sunday, March 27, 8 PM EDT
Sunday, April 3, 8 PM EDT
Sunday, April 10, 8 PM EDT
 
To register for this free course, please click HERE.
4/12/2022
Vicki intends to strengthen and support any foundational skills that you have already gained in the beginners’ course. Using her own exercises and materials she will review breath control, tone quality, body comfort, articulation diversity and finger dexterity, with special focus on left hand thumb technique and how to achieve success playing notes in the upper registers.
 
Tuesday, April 5, 2 PM EDT (11 AM PDT)
Friday, April 8, 2 PM EDT (11 AM PDT)
Tuesday, April 12, 2 PM EDT (11 AM PDT)
Friday, April 15,1:30 PM EDT (10:30 AM PDT) 
 
This class is available at no charge to ARS members only.
 
**If you have already taken two or more of our Second Level classes, please wait until one week prior to the start of class to sign up in order to allow a larger number of people to take advantage of these opportunities.
 
To register for this course, please click HERE.
4/13/2022
Soprano Recorder, Step 3
 
Wednesday evenings, March 30–April 27: 7:30–8:30 PM ET
 
Take your soprano playing past the beginning level by expanding your range in the high register as well as learning some exercises to help develop good technique. In addition to working in a variety of major and minor keys, we’ll learn some duets and quartets. Four-week session is $60.
 
 
For more information and more online learning opportunities, visit www.fippleflute.com.
 
4/15/2022
Vicki intends to strengthen and support any foundational skills that you have already gained in the beginners’ course. Using her own exercises and materials she will review breath control, tone quality, body comfort, articulation diversity and finger dexterity, with special focus on left hand thumb technique and how to achieve success playing notes in the upper registers.
 
Tuesday, April 5, 2 PM EDT (11 AM PDT)
Friday, April 8, 2 PM EDT (11 AM PDT)
Tuesday, April 12, 2 PM EDT (11 AM PDT)
Friday, April 15,1:30 PM EDT (10:30 AM PDT) 
 
This class is available at no charge to ARS members only.
 
**If you have already taken two or more of our Second Level classes, please wait until one week prior to the start of class to sign up in order to allow a larger number of people to take advantage of these opportunities.
 
To register for this course, please click HERE.
4/16/2022
“Q&A with Patrick von Huene,” British Columbia Recorder Society meeting on Zoom.
Leader: Patrick von Huene. Have a question about recorders? Here’s your chance to have them answered from the source!
Info or to submit a question in advance: Keren Fergusan, https://www.bcrecordersociety.com.
 
4/16/2022
Have a question about recorders? Here's your chance to have them answered from the source! Visit our workshop page to submit your question in advance so that Patrick can get to as many as possible.
4/18/2022
In HPRS's monthly online Seminar Series in Early Music Performance, Dr. Lewis R. Baratz covers recorder technique, individual composers, and regional playing styles of the Renaissance and Baroque, deftly weaving together historical background, recorded and live performances of recorders alone and with accompanying instruments, detailed analysis of the music and instructions on learning to play it, with opportunities to play along and to ask questions.
4/19/2022
Tuesday evenings, April 19–May 31: 6:00–7:00 p.m. ET
 
The Rooda 95 Dexterity Exercises and Dances is among the most commonly-used recorder technique books. This six-week class will be much more than just a group practice session, though. No session May 3. Six-week session is $90.
Click to learn more
4/19/2022
Swedish Fiddle Tunes Workshop for soprano and alto recorder 
 
Tuesday, April 19, 7 - 8 PM, CT and Wednesday, April 20, 10 - 11 AM, CT. 
 
During these workshops we will play and discuss tunes from the Greenblatt & Seay publication, “Swedish Fiddle Tunes for Two”. Different tunes will be played at each session. A treble clef version of the sheet music for the tunes being played will be displayed on Zoom's screen during the workshop.
 
The cost for each workshop is $10. The cost of each optional book is $15 (includes shipping if ordered with workshop registration).
 
For more information, and to register:  https://www.greenblattandseay.com/workshops_swedish.shtml
4/19/2022
Tuesday evenings, April 19–May 17: 7:30–8:30 p.m. ET
 
For emerging alto recorder players who have gained some facility with the lower octave of the instrument, this 4-week session will give tips and tricks for playing the higher register with ease. The tunes-based approach will have lots of pedagogy so you understand the “why” and “how” behind the techniques. No session May 3. Four-week session is $60.
Click to learn more
4/20/2022
Swedish Fiddle Tunes Workshop for soprano and alto recorder 
 
Tuesday, April 19, 7 - 8 PM, CT and Wednesday, April 20, 10 - 11 AM, CT. 
 
During these workshops we will play and discuss tunes from the Greenblatt & Seay publication, “Swedish Fiddle Tunes for Two”. Different tunes will be played at each session. A treble clef version of the sheet music for the tunes being played will be displayed on Zoom's screen during the workshop.
 
The cost for each workshop is $10. The cost of each optional book is $15 (includes shipping if ordered with workshop registration).
 
For more information, and to register:  https://www.greenblattandseay.com/workshops_swedish.shtml
4/20/2022
Soprano Recorder, Step 3
 
Wednesday evenings, March 30–April 27: 7:30–8:30 PM ET
 
Take your soprano playing past the beginning level by expanding your range in the high register as well as learning some exercises to help develop good technique. In addition to working in a variety of major and minor keys, we’ll learn some duets and quartets. Four-week session is $60.
 
 
For more information and more online learning opportunities, visit www.fippleflute.com.
 
4/20/2022

Wednesday evenings, April 20–May 25:  7:30–8:30 p.m. ET

The Renaissance and Baroque ensemble repertoire is seemingly endless, with much of it being accessible to recorder players.  These virtual classes can help prepare you to jump in and participate more easily in local ARS chapter meetings, community recorder ensembles, or one of the many weekend or weeklong workshops offered throughout the year. Six-week session is $90.

For more information and more online learning opportunities, visit www.fippleflute.com.
4/22/2022

THERE AND BACK AGAIN:
MUSIC FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO OUR OWN TIME

Four centuries of music showcasing the rich variety of the recorder repertoire. Performed on Renaissance and Baroque recorders of all sizes, by the renowned West Coast-based Farallon Quartet.

4/23/2022

Performers and teachers extraordinaire Miyo Aoki, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Vicki Boeckman lead classes exploring the vast and wondrous repertoire of recorder music. Open to intermediate, upper intermediate, and advanced recorder players.

4/23/2022

Baroque Ornamentation Workshop with Eric Haas
Sponsored by the Princeton Recorder Society, Princeton, NJ

Using his book,"The Grammar of Ornamentation" which is an introduction to 'free ornamentation' in late Baroque solo music, Eric will guide participants in the understanding and application of single note figures such as trills, stepwise motion around a melody, and leaps such as chord tones, etc.  He will provide instruction for practicing figures and how to apply them in slow movements of solo Baroque sonatas 

Participants will need to be able to play alto recorder and be reasonably comfortable with Baroque solo music  

 

 

4/23/2022
Please join us with guest music leader Gwyn Roberts, one of America’s foremost performers on recorder and baroque flute. She will lead us through an afternoon of 5 Canzonas and a Symphony. The Canzona Francese is a Venetian instrumental form from the turn of the 17th century whose name actually means French Song. We’ll find out why.

To RSVP, please visit www.navrs.org
4/24/2022
“Rhythm And Verse: An Exploration Of Pulse Through Music And Poetry,” concert sponsored by Main Line Early Music Series, at Church of the Good Shepherd, Philadelphia, PA. Belladonna (Cléa Galhano, recorder) with Laura Heimes, soprano.
Info: https://www.goodshepherdrosemont.com/mainline-earlymusic
 
4/26/2022
Special Spring Short Course: Four Weeks to Better Tone

Tuesdays 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, and 5/17 at 3:00 PM CT

Do you struggle to control your tone?  Do you wish your sound was richer, more resonant, and more alive?  

Tone is the heart and soul of the recorder, yet we seldom set aside time to focus on it.  In this four-week, small-group, live Zoom short course, we’ll demystify the ingredients of good tone, addressing specific issues as they arise within the group and supporting one another through a targeted, progressive exercise program designed to help you make concrete progress. 

Upon purchase, you’ll receive a link to download a pdf “ticket” that includes live Zoom links to all four sessions.  

The cost of the course is $89, which includes all four live sessions, weekly tone exercise programs, and email support as needed for the duration of the course.

Register here!

If you have questions or you prefer to pay offline, please contact me at anne@annetimberlake.com

Should the participant limit be met, registration will close.

4/27/2022
Soprano Recorder, Step 3
 
Wednesday evenings, March 30–April 27: 7:30–8:30 PM ET
 
Take your soprano playing past the beginning level by expanding your range in the high register as well as learning some exercises to help develop good technique. In addition to working in a variety of major and minor keys, we’ll learn some duets and quartets. Four-week session is $60.
 
 
For more information and more online learning opportunities, visit www.fippleflute.com.
 
4/30/2022
The Early Music Players of NJ present music mentioned in or associated with the plays of William Shakespeare, along with readings from the works of this great bard.

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The American Recorder Society provides this calendar as a convenience to our members. Event information is provided by the event sponsors, and any questions should be submitted to the contact in the event listing.