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.

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FREE Online Recorder Class for Beginners with Jamie Allen (alto recorder), November 2022
11/29/2022 - 12/20/2022
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Second Level Beginners' Class with Jennifer Carpenter: Tone and Phrasing (Soprano/Tenor)
12/4/2022 - 12/14/2022
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Events in the month of June 2022
6/2/2022
At BCRS we're all about diversity and discovering new-to-us (and maybe to you too!) music and composers. Join us for our June playing meeting where Frances Blaker will lead us in pieces all written by female composers. Do we need to say any more about Frances Blaker? Probably not but let's just say that her resumé is long and varied. It'll be a great evening of playing!
6/3/2022

Open Hearts: A celebration of music, diversity, love, and acceptance
The world premiere of Mark Miller's Love Will Rise Again for choir, recorder, harmonium and piano, will be featured during the Harmonium Choral Society's Open Hearts weekend.

Dr. Anne Matlack leads the chorus, with Kristine Lamb, flute and recorder, and HRH Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, harmonium. Miller's new work was commissioned by Kristine Lamb in memory of her brother, Bud Oddsen and will be premiered on June 3 with a repeat performance on June 5th.

On June 4th, the NJ premiere of the award winning documentary Pieces of Us, about LGBTQ+ hate crime survivors will be screened, with a post film discussion facilitated by the executive producer, Mark Von DerHeide. The Q&A discussion will also include two of the film's subjects: Mykel Dicus (a producer) and Prince Manvendra, India's first openly gay royal and a world advocate for human rights.

For more info, see: http://www.harmonium.org/specialevents

6/4/2022
Boston Early Music Festival Director of Community Engagement Nina Stern partners with teaching artists from S'Cool Sounds (U.S. and Kenya), NEOJIBA (Brazil) and the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague (Netherlands) to engage their young students with songs from these many traditions, each interpreting them in their own ways, performing them for each other, and for you. Through the joyful collaboration of music-making, this program will create bonds and build community for the next generation of music lovers and beyond.
6/4/2022 - 6/5/2022
This event is being offered in-person (Hendersonville NC) and on Zoom. 
6/5/2022

Open Hearts: A celebration of music, diversity, love, and acceptance
The world premiere of Mark Miller's Love Will Rise Again for choir, recorder, harmonium and piano, will be featured during the Harmonium Choral Society's Open Hearts weekend.

Dr. Anne Matlack leads the chorus, with Kristine Lamb, flute and recorder, and HRH Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, harmonium. Miller's new work was commissioned by Kristine Lamb in memory of her brother, Bud Oddsen and will be premiered on June 3 with a repeat performance on June 5th.

On June 4th, the NJ premiere of the award winning documentary Pieces of Us, about LGBTQ+ hate crime survivors will be screened, with a post film discussion facilitated by the executive producer, Mark Von DerHeide. The Q&A discussion will also include two of the film's subjects: Mykel Dicus (a producer) and Prince Manvendra, India's first openly gay royal and a world advocate for human rights.

For more info, see: http://www.harmonium.org/specialevents

6/8/2022

Wednesday June 8, 15, 22 and 29:

1-hour classes start at 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, or 7:00 PM, EDT

 

As a follow-up on ‘Accessorizing Your Adagios’ and a sonatas survey class, the focus in this 4-session course is on music by Arcangelo CORELLI, whose celebrated sonatas for violin and basso continuo were transcribed for alto recorder in the early 1700s, and for traverso in 1754.

 We’ll dig into one each of the ‘church’ and ‘chamber’ sonatas and explore various questions of technique and interpretation, with a particular focus on free ornamentation. We all know that ornamentation is a great idea, and we’d all like to raise the bar on our personal skill at it, but we often feel stuck at a certain point. In these classes we’ll broaden our creative imaginations and technical skills through practical experimentation with melodic skeletons, harmonic underpinning, ornamental gestures, examples from the 18th century, and by thinking outside the boxes we’ve packed ourselves into.

 

For alto recorder players at an upper intermediate level or higher.

Flutists and other treble instrumentalists who wish to explore the repertoire are welcome.

Music and mp3s of the bass lines provided.

Pitch: 440 and 415 (bass lines provided at both).

 

Course fee: Cad $45 or US $40

Contact Alison at alison@alisonmelville.com and indicate which class times work for you.

6/8/2022
The Denver Recorder Society is hosting free online "Summer Recorder Sessions in the Rockies" June 1-August 21, on first Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. and third Sundays from 4-5 p.m. (Mountain time). Each Zoom session will be 60 minutes. Goals will be to keep up skills, improve them, and have fun playing. Anyone may attend who may be just a bit rusty on their instruments, or might like a fun way to get back in shape or to stay in shape. Selections will be geared mostly to C instruments, but some repertoire will also work on F instruments.
 
There is no charge, and recorder players of all levels are welcome, regardless of whether they are Denver Recorder Society members. For more info or to indicate interest, contact Bill Urban, bill_denver@hotmail.com.
6/9/2022

Mondays and Thursdays:

9:30 -10 AM, EDT

June 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30

Add structure to your life and practice routine! 

After doing the warm ups together, you will be motivated and inspired to practice on your own. Each half hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing or coordination warms ups for all levels, as well as 15 minutes of advanced study of scales and arpeggios and Telemann duet in F Major.

Cost: $180

Contact Sarah Cantor at Cantornote@icloud.com to register.

Sheet music for the class can be downloaded here: https://www.cantornote.com/downloads.html
6/11/2022

Three Trapped Tigers (David Barnett and Tom Bickley, recorders) perform their unique mix of early and new music for recorders. Their approach is grounded in historical practice and influenced by the Deep Listening of Pauline Oliveros, and a love of music from diverse cultures and styles. Three Trapped Tigers perform on medieval, baroque and modern recorders to bring to life a wide array of sounds and music.

The title of the program comes from the Time Poem by Philip Whalen which they have realized as a recorder duo. The program will showcase diverse works from contemporary English composers by duos and solos by Gavin Bryars, Sir Michael Tippett, and Nicola LeFanu. 16th-century Bicinia from the Munich Ms 260 will mix with Bicinia by the contemporary Swiss composer, Ulrich Gasser and music by American composers Pauline Oliveros, Tom Bickley and Roy Sansom. Three Trapped Tigers has a great fondness for the music of the Trecento and will perform works by Landini as well. All this and more to delight you on this Saturday afternoon of the Berkeley Festival.

PRE-MODERN MUSIC FOR POST MODERN EARS AND VICE VERSA
1:30 p.m. St. Joseph of Arimathea Chapel (2543 Durant Avenue Berkeley)
Sliding scale: $15 – $20, no one turned away for lack of funds

6/12/2022
Please have a look at the website - link below - to find out what is happening and to purchase tickets:
 
https://www.hivoostore.com/produttori/the-magic-recorder-festival/
 
In the festival we have different activities, including masterclasses, young recorder players’ competition, lectures, concerts and other surprises. We also have a special guest – Bart Spanhove, who will not only give masterclasses but will also give a lecture about his specialty: Study Strategies.
 
The cost of Bart’s masterclass + his lecture + his concert is 60 euro. We are keeping the cost as low as possible to make the event accessible to all.
 
There are, however, many other activities that you can purchase tickets for if you don’t want to do a masterclass with Bart. We have a lecture about the Suzuki Recorder method, concerts and other surprises. Also our Suzuki Team that will give masterclasses to the young ones (from age 4)  and everyone is invited, Suzuki or non-Suzuki.
 
Multiple time zones will be accommodated, and sessions will be recorded and available for a week after the event. 
 
I would encourage you to have a look and see if you would like to take part in all, or just some of the day.
 
6/13/2022

Mondays and Thursdays:

9:30 -10 AM, EDT

June 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30

Add structure to your life and practice routine! 

After doing the warm ups together, you will be motivated and inspired to practice on your own. Each half hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing or coordination warms ups for all levels, as well as 15 minutes of advanced study of scales and arpeggios and Telemann duet in F Major.

Cost: $180

Contact Sarah Cantor at Cantornote@icloud.com to register.

Sheet music for the class can be downloaded here: https://www.cantornote.com/downloads.html
6/13/2022
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.
6/14/2022

Tuesdays at 7 PM, PDT and Saturdays at 1 PM, PDT starting June 14th and June 18th, 2022. [We’re skipping the week of July 19th and 23rd.]  

Each session is 90 minutes, and you may attend on Tuesdays or Saturdays or both! The music will be sent via email for download and will include a variety of Renaissance, Baroque, Medieval, and a modern piece or two.

Cost for the ten week term is $100 

https://www.emgo.org/consort-class-online/ for more information, to register and pay for class.
6/14/2022

Tuesday, June 14, at 7 PM, CDT, and Wednesday, June 15, at 10 AM, CDT. Different tunes will be played at each session. 

Each participant will receive a copy of our “Baroque Tunes for Two” book, arranged for the instrument of their choice. Just as in all of the collections in the Tunes for Two series these books contain the same tunes in the same keys making it easy for you to play with a friend playing another instrument.

This collection includes 27 lively pieces arranged for two players (melody and harmony). 

These curated gems include dance tunes from Belgium, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Prussia, and Sweden. Well known composers are included (Bach, Handel, Telemann), as well as some surprises (Fasch, Gambarini, Roman). 

During the Workshop, we will read, play, and discuss various survival skills for these kinds of pieces. A treble clef version of the sheet music for the tunes being played will be displayed on Zoom's screen during the workshop. 

There is limited enrollment, and pre-registration is required. The fee for each “Baroque Tunes for Two” workshop is $25.

For more information and to register:

https://www.greenblattandseay.com/workshops_baroque.shtml
6/15/2022

Wednesday June 8, 15, 22 and 29:

1-hour classes start at 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, or 7:00 PM, EDT

 

As a follow-up on ‘Accessorizing Your Adagios’ and a sonatas survey class, the focus in this 4-session course is on music by Arcangelo CORELLI, whose celebrated sonatas for violin and basso continuo were transcribed for alto recorder in the early 1700s, and for traverso in 1754.

 We’ll dig into one each of the ‘church’ and ‘chamber’ sonatas and explore various questions of technique and interpretation, with a particular focus on free ornamentation. We all know that ornamentation is a great idea, and we’d all like to raise the bar on our personal skill at it, but we often feel stuck at a certain point. In these classes we’ll broaden our creative imaginations and technical skills through practical experimentation with melodic skeletons, harmonic underpinning, ornamental gestures, examples from the 18th century, and by thinking outside the boxes we’ve packed ourselves into.

 

For alto recorder players at an upper intermediate level or higher.

Flutists and other treble instrumentalists who wish to explore the repertoire are welcome.

Music and mp3s of the bass lines provided.

Pitch: 440 and 415 (bass lines provided at both).

 

Course fee: Cad $45 or US $40

Contact Alison at alison@alisonmelville.com and indicate which class times work for you.

6/15/2022
The Denver Recorder Society is hosting free online "Summer Recorder Sessions in the Rockies" June 1-August 21, on first Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. and third Sundays from 4-5 p.m. (Mountain time). Each Zoom session will be 60 minutes. Goals will be to keep up skills, improve them, and have fun playing. Anyone may attend who may be just a bit rusty on their instruments, or might like a fun way to get back in shape or to stay in shape. Selections will be geared mostly to C instruments, but some repertoire will also work on F instruments.
 
There is no charge, and recorder players of all levels are welcome, regardless of whether they are Denver Recorder Society members. For more info or to indicate interest, contact Bill Urban, bill_denver@hotmail.com.
6/15/2022

Wednesdays at 7 PM, PDT and Saturdays at 10 AM, PDT starting June 15th and June 18th, 2022.  [We’re skipping the week of July 20th and 23rd.] 

Each session is 90 minutes and you may attend on Wednesdays or Saturdays or both! The music will be sent via email for download and will include a variety of Renaissance, Baroque, Medieval, and a modern piece or two. 

Cost for the ten-week term is $100 
https://www.emgo.org/consort-class-online/ for more information, to register and pay for class.

6/15/2022

Tuesday, June 14, at 7 PM, CDT, and Wednesday, June 15, at 10 AM, CDT. Different tunes will be played at each session. 

Each participant will receive a copy of our “Baroque Tunes for Two” book, arranged for the instrument of their choice. Just as in all of the collections in the Tunes for Two series these books contain the same tunes in the same keys making it easy for you to play with a friend playing another instrument.

This collection includes 27 lively pieces arranged for two players (melody and harmony). 

These curated gems include dance tunes from Belgium, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Prussia, and Sweden. Well known composers are included (Bach, Handel, Telemann), as well as some surprises (Fasch, Gambarini, Roman). 

During the Workshop, we will read, play, and discuss various survival skills for these kinds of pieces. A treble clef version of the sheet music for the tunes being played will be displayed on Zoom's screen during the workshop. 

There is limited enrollment, and pre-registration is required. The fee for each “Baroque Tunes for Two” workshop is $25.

For more information and to register:

https://www.greenblattandseay.com/workshops_baroque.shtml
6/16/2022

Mondays and Thursdays:

9:30 -10 AM, EDT

June 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30

Add structure to your life and practice routine! 

After doing the warm ups together, you will be motivated and inspired to practice on your own. Each half hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing or coordination warms ups for all levels, as well as 15 minutes of advanced study of scales and arpeggios and Telemann duet in F Major.

Cost: $180

Contact Sarah Cantor at Cantornote@icloud.com to register.

Sheet music for the class can be downloaded here: https://www.cantornote.com/downloads.html
6/16/2022 - 6/19/2022

MC Online will be taking place the weekend before in-person Mountain Collegium and has 32 different class offerings over 15 different session times. This online workshop is perfect for musicians who want to be ready for in-person activities and for those who aren't able or ready to travel and mingle with others. Social hours (free for all who register for at least one class) are on the schedule to let people just catch up with their friends (new and old) from around North America.
6/18/2022

Wednesdays at 7 PM, PDT and Saturdays at 10 AM, PDT starting June 15th and June 18th, 2022.  [We’re skipping the week of July 20th and 23rd.] 

Each session is 90 minutes and you may attend on Wednesdays or Saturdays or both! The music will be sent via email for download and will include a variety of Renaissance, Baroque, Medieval, and a modern piece or two. 

Cost for the ten-week term is $100 
https://www.emgo.org/consort-class-online/ for more information, to register and pay for class.

6/18/2022

Tuesdays at 7 PM, PDT and Saturdays at 1 PM, PDT starting June 14th and June 18th, 2022. [We’re skipping the week of July 19th and 23rd.]  

Each session is 90 minutes, and you may attend on Tuesdays or Saturdays or both! The music will be sent via email for download and will include a variety of Renaissance, Baroque, Medieval, and a modern piece or two.

Cost for the ten week term is $100 

https://www.emgo.org/consort-class-online/ for more information, to register and pay for class.
6/19/2022
The Denver Recorder Society is hosting free online "Summer Recorder Sessions in the Rockies" June 1-August 21, on first Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. and third Sundays from 4-5 p.m. (Mountain time). Each Zoom session will be 60 minutes. Goals will be to keep up skills, improve them, and have fun playing. Anyone may attend who may be just a bit rusty on their instruments, or might like a fun way to get back in shape or to stay in shape. Selections will be geared mostly to C instruments, but some repertoire will also work on F instruments.
 
There is no charge, and recorder players of all levels are welcome, regardless of whether they are Denver Recorder Society members. For more info or to indicate interest, contact Bill Urban, bill_denver@hotmail.com.
6/20/2022

Mondays and Thursdays:

9:30 -10 AM, EDT

June 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30

Add structure to your life and practice routine! 

After doing the warm ups together, you will be motivated and inspired to practice on your own. Each half hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing or coordination warms ups for all levels, as well as 15 minutes of advanced study of scales and arpeggios and Telemann duet in F Major.

Cost: $180

Contact Sarah Cantor at Cantornote@icloud.com to register.

Sheet music for the class can be downloaded here: https://www.cantornote.com/downloads.html
6/21/2022

The recorder is a fantastic instrument for people who want the social experience of playing with others, wish to play a variety of repertoire, and can learn to do so at a basic level in a relatively short time. Professional recorder player and teacher Marea Chernoff will lead you through this course and help you learn fundamentals of making a beautiful sound from the start: blowing, hand/finger position, articulation, basics of note reading and rhythms.

This free course is offered through the American Recorder Society.

Tuesday, June 21, 7:30 PM, EDT (4:30 PM, PDT)

Thursday, June 23, 7:30 PM, EDT (4:30 PM, PDT)

Tuesday, June 28, 7:30 PM, EDT (4:30 PM, PDT)

Thursday, June 30, 7:30 PM, EDT (4:30 PM, PDT)

To learn more and to register, please visit the ARS Beginner's Course website. 
6/22/2022

Wednesday June 8, 15, 22 and 29:

1-hour classes start at 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, or 7:00 PM, EDT

 

As a follow-up on ‘Accessorizing Your Adagios’ and a sonatas survey class, the focus in this 4-session course is on music by Arcangelo CORELLI, whose celebrated sonatas for violin and basso continuo were transcribed for alto recorder in the early 1700s, and for traverso in 1754.

 We’ll dig into one each of the ‘church’ and ‘chamber’ sonatas and explore various questions of technique and interpretation, with a particular focus on free ornamentation. We all know that ornamentation is a great idea, and we’d all like to raise the bar on our personal skill at it, but we often feel stuck at a certain point. In these classes we’ll broaden our creative imaginations and technical skills through practical experimentation with melodic skeletons, harmonic underpinning, ornamental gestures, examples from the 18th century, and by thinking outside the boxes we’ve packed ourselves into.

 

For alto recorder players at an upper intermediate level or higher.

Flutists and other treble instrumentalists who wish to explore the repertoire are welcome.

Music and mp3s of the bass lines provided.

Pitch: 440 and 415 (bass lines provided at both).

 

Course fee: Cad $45 or US $40

Contact Alison at alison@alisonmelville.com and indicate which class times work for you.

6/22/2022
The Denver Recorder Society is hosting free online "Summer Recorder Sessions in the Rockies" June 1-August 21, on first Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. and third Sundays from 4-5 p.m. (Mountain time). Each Zoom session will be 60 minutes. Goals will be to keep up skills, improve them, and have fun playing. Anyone may attend who may be just a bit rusty on their instruments, or might like a fun way to get back in shape or to stay in shape. Selections will be geared mostly to C instruments, but some repertoire will also work on F instruments.
 
There is no charge, and recorder players of all levels are welcome, regardless of whether they are Denver Recorder Society members. For more info or to indicate interest, contact Bill Urban, bill_denver@hotmail.com.
6/23/2022

Mondays and Thursdays:

9:30 -10 AM, EDT

June 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30

Add structure to your life and practice routine! 

After doing the warm ups together, you will be motivated and inspired to practice on your own. Each half hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing or coordination warms ups for all levels, as well as 15 minutes of advanced study of scales and arpeggios and Telemann duet in F Major.

Cost: $180

Contact Sarah Cantor at Cantornote@icloud.com to register.

Sheet music for the class can be downloaded here: https://www.cantornote.com/downloads.html
6/23/2022

The recorder is a fantastic instrument for people who want the social experience of playing with others, wish to play a variety of repertoire, and can learn to do so at a basic level in a relatively short time. Professional recorder player and teacher Marea Chernoff will lead you through this course and help you learn fundamentals of making a beautiful sound from the start: blowing, hand/finger position, articulation, basics of note reading and rhythms.

This free course is offered through the American Recorder Society.

Tuesday, June 21, 7:30 PM, EDT (4:30 PM, PDT)

Thursday, June 23, 7:30 PM, EDT (4:30 PM, PDT)

Tuesday, June 28, 7:30 PM, EDT (4:30 PM, PDT)

Thursday, June 30, 7:30 PM, EDT (4:30 PM, PDT)

To learn more and to register, please visit the ARS Beginner's Course website. 
6/25/2022
Please join us with guest music leader Frances Blaker. Frances received her Music Pedagogical and Performance degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen where she studied with Eva Legêne. She also studied with Marion Verbruggen in the Netherlands.  She teaches privately and at workshops throughout the United States and is the author of the acclaimed Recorder Player’s Companion.
6/26/2022 - 7/2/2022

Mountain Collegium is back in person! After our collective multi-year hiatus from in-person workshops, Mountain Collegium will be held June 26 – July 2 on the beautiful Western Carolina University campus, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. There will be classes for recorders, viols, harps, sackbuts, and other early instruments in genres of Renaissance, baroque, folk music, and more. Participants will stay in the comfortable honors dormitory (in either double rooms with private bath or private room with bath shared between 2 rooms). Classes are held in common areas of the honors dormitory, which means instruments do not need to be hauled long distances through the elements or across uneven ground. The dining hall is next door and offers a wide variety of food. This is truly one of the best workshops in the country and is always welcoming to newcomers and long-time friends alike.
6/26/2022

Articulation for Recorder and Flute Players

Presented by Polyphonica Recorder Trio


Have you ever wondered how to approach a piece of early music that has no articulation markings? Should we slur or tongue and in which context? What information can we take from the score that can help us decide?

This workshop aims to give you the means to make these decisions yourself through an examination of historical sources with simple, practical and fun exercises you can apply to any piece of music. 

6/26/2022
Montclair Early Music will present a concert of African American Composers on June 26, 2022, 3 pm at the Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey.   
 
Emily O’Brien, a professional Recorder player from the Boston area, will perform three compositions by African-American composer Melika Fitzhugh: "Respiravisse in Perpetuo" was written for the Mollenhauer Helder modern tenor, commissioned for her album “Fantasies for a Modern Recorder”. It employs a breathing mantra as an expressive device, and explores the expanded range and dynamic possibilities of the modern recorder. “The past is just a story we tell ourselves” was composed this year, and is unusual in being an unaccompanied piece for the great bass recorder - a size more commonly found in ensemble settings. Her third piece, “Oracle” will be accompanied by a professional string quartet.  It combines ideas of a chant or recitative found in earlier styles with more modern rhythmic textures and meter. 
 
Montclair Early Music’s ensemble will play rarely performed music by African American composers, including William Grant Still, Julia Niebergall, and Nathaniel Dett.
More information at  https://www.montclairearlymusic.org/
Contact:  Julienne Pape    cell:  845-943-0610   juliennepape@gmail.com
 
About Emily O’Brien
Emily O’Brien is a native of Washington, DC where she played recorder from a young age. She studied recorder and french horn at Boston University, and recorder and Baroque flute at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany. She performs in recorder ensembles and historical chamber music, as well as English Country Dance bands. She has recorded a variety of repertoire but with a particular focus on exploring the wide range of possibilities offered by the Helder Harmonic tenor recorder. As a teacher, she works with private students and ensembles in the Boston area as well as teaching at various summer workshop such as CDSS’s Early Music Week at Pinewoods and Amherst Early Music Festival. During the pandemic, Emily has recorded many multi-track videos and solo pieces, some of which may be found via her YouTube channel. In her spare time, she enjoys long distance cycling.
 
6/27/2022

Mondays and Thursdays:

9:30 -10 AM, EDT

June 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30

Add structure to your life and practice routine! 

After doing the warm ups together, you will be motivated and inspired to practice on your own. Each half hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing or coordination warms ups for all levels, as well as 15 minutes of advanced study of scales and arpeggios and Telemann duet in F Major.

Cost: $180

Contact Sarah Cantor at Cantornote@icloud.com to register.

Sheet music for the class can be downloaded here: https://www.cantornote.com/downloads.html
6/28/2022

The recorder is a fantastic instrument for people who want the social experience of playing with others, wish to play a variety of repertoire, and can learn to do so at a basic level in a relatively short time. Professional recorder player and teacher Marea Chernoff will lead you through this course and help you learn fundamentals of making a beautiful sound from the start: blowing, hand/finger position, articulation, basics of note reading and rhythms.

This free course is offered through the American Recorder Society.

Tuesday, June 21, 7:30 PM, EDT (4:30 PM, PDT)

Thursday, June 23, 7:30 PM, EDT (4:30 PM, PDT)

Tuesday, June 28, 7:30 PM, EDT (4:30 PM, PDT)

Thursday, June 30, 7:30 PM, EDT (4:30 PM, PDT)

To learn more and to register, please visit the ARS Beginner's Course website. 
6/29/2022

Wednesday June 8, 15, 22 and 29:

1-hour classes start at 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, or 7:00 PM, EDT

 

As a follow-up on ‘Accessorizing Your Adagios’ and a sonatas survey class, the focus in this 4-session course is on music by Arcangelo CORELLI, whose celebrated sonatas for violin and basso continuo were transcribed for alto recorder in the early 1700s, and for traverso in 1754.

 We’ll dig into one each of the ‘church’ and ‘chamber’ sonatas and explore various questions of technique and interpretation, with a particular focus on free ornamentation. We all know that ornamentation is a great idea, and we’d all like to raise the bar on our personal skill at it, but we often feel stuck at a certain point. In these classes we’ll broaden our creative imaginations and technical skills through practical experimentation with melodic skeletons, harmonic underpinning, ornamental gestures, examples from the 18th century, and by thinking outside the boxes we’ve packed ourselves into.

 

For alto recorder players at an upper intermediate level or higher.

Flutists and other treble instrumentalists who wish to explore the repertoire are welcome.

Music and mp3s of the bass lines provided.

Pitch: 440 and 415 (bass lines provided at both).

 

Course fee: Cad $45 or US $40

Contact Alison at alison@alisonmelville.com and indicate which class times work for you.

6/29/2022
The Denver Recorder Society is hosting free online "Summer Recorder Sessions in the Rockies" June 1-August 21, on first Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. and third Sundays from 4-5 p.m. (Mountain time). Each Zoom session will be 60 minutes. Goals will be to keep up skills, improve them, and have fun playing. Anyone may attend who may be just a bit rusty on their instruments, or might like a fun way to get back in shape or to stay in shape. Selections will be geared mostly to C instruments, but some repertoire will also work on F instruments.
 
There is no charge, and recorder players of all levels are welcome, regardless of whether they are Denver Recorder Society members. For more info or to indicate interest, contact Bill Urban, bill_denver@hotmail.com.
6/30/2022

Mondays and Thursdays:

9:30 -10 AM, EDT

June 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30

Add structure to your life and practice routine! 

After doing the warm ups together, you will be motivated and inspired to practice on your own. Each half hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing or coordination warms ups for all levels, as well as 15 minutes of advanced study of scales and arpeggios and Telemann duet in F Major.

Cost: $180

Contact Sarah Cantor at Cantornote@icloud.com to register.

Sheet music for the class can be downloaded here: https://www.cantornote.com/downloads.html
6/30/2022

The recorder is a fantastic instrument for people who want the social experience of playing with others, wish to play a variety of repertoire, and can learn to do so at a basic level in a relatively short time. Professional recorder player and teacher Marea Chernoff will lead you through this course and help you learn fundamentals of making a beautiful sound from the start: blowing, hand/finger position, articulation, basics of note reading and rhythms.

This free course is offered through the American Recorder Society.

Tuesday, June 21, 7:30 PM, EDT (4:30 PM, PDT)

Thursday, June 23, 7:30 PM, EDT (4:30 PM, PDT)

Tuesday, June 28, 7:30 PM, EDT (4:30 PM, PDT)

Thursday, June 30, 7:30 PM, EDT (4:30 PM, PDT)

To learn more and to register, please visit the ARS Beginner's Course website. 

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