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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Meet the Composer and Play-Along on Play-the-Recorder Day, with Victor Eijkhout!
3/18/2023
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Events in the month of March 2023
3/18/2023
Celebrate the American Recorder Society's Play-the-Recorder Day with a special Webinar interview with Victor Eijkhout, composer of the 2023 Play-the-Recorder Month commissioned piece, "Quo Vadis?".

Sign up here to receive a Zoom invitation and link to join us on Saturday, March 18th (Play-the-Recorder Day), at 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (1:00 CDT; 12:00 noon MDT; 11:00 a.m. PDT).  Use the link above to download the music and rehearse any of the parts, along with a video for the opportunity to play along with recorder professional Emily O'Brien.

Tune in to this event to enjoy a 30-minute previously recorded interview between Victor and ARS President, Carol Mishler, hosted by ARS board member, Phil Hollar. Then, we go "live" to a Q & A session with Victor and ARS board host, Greta Haug-Hricyw, followed by a play-along of "Quo Vadis?", along with the PtRM video.

Registration is limited to 100.
The Event is open to ARS Members and non-members, with prior registration.


The webinar will be recorded in its entirety, and posted to the ARS YouTube channel for future viewing.  
3/1/2023 - 4/19/2023
No matter where you are in your recorder playing journey, Recorder Players West (RPW) is the right place for you! Are you looking to improve your skills (fingers, tongue, breath, rhythm, etc.) or to have the chance to play with others? Whatever your goal might be, our classes cater to different skill levels, ranging from pre-intermediate to advanced, and you will surely fit right in.

This session will be a blended on-line and in-person experience for the intermediate and advanced classes! Yes, local people will be able to come to St. Bede’s Episcopal Church for in-person classes, and on-line people will be able to join via Zoom! (The pre-intermediate class will remain on-line only.) St. Bede’s Episcopal Church is at 3590 Grand View Blvd., West Los Angeles, two blocks west of the 405 freeway and one block north of Venice Blvd. at the corner of Grand View and Charnock. There is plenty of free parking.

Our wonderful instructor is a professional recorder player (Inga Funck) – guaranteeing a gratifying musical experience! She always manages to make classes fun while helping each student to grow as musician. She exposes students to a rich body of repertoire from different centuries, styles, and countries. Inga has played with members of the LA Phil at the Disney Hall and is an experienced teacher. Outside of Recorder Players West, she is offering private lessons as well as other classes independent of RPW.

Schedule and cost: Newcomers who have not yet been to an RPW class with Inga will be given one free class before they have to decide whether or not to join. Please note that the class times have changed from last semester.
Pre-Intermediate Class Thursdays, 12 noon to 1:00 pm PDT (class dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 12, 19, and 26) online only (Note: this class 60 minutes)
Intermediate Class Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1:30 pm PST (class dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 12 and 19) at St. Bede’s or on-line (Note: this class is 90 minutes)
Advanced Class Wednesdays, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm PDT (class dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 12, 19, and 26) at St. Bede’s or on-line (Note: this class is 90 minutes)

The tuition for the Spring 2023 classes is $180 for the intermediate and advanced classes (or $157.50 if you are brand-new to Recorder Players West and are making use of the first free class). For the pre-intermediate class, the tuition is $150 (or $131.25 for brand-new players making use of the first free class).

Registration: To register you must contact Suellen Eslinger by phone, text, or email before the start of the class. Please make sure to include your best email address so that we can send you the Zoom link and the music before the classes begin. Suellen’s home phone: (310) 542-0817, cell phone: (310) 872-6901 and email: suellenesl@verizon.net [If you are new to RPW, please fill out and mail back the questionnaire included at the end of this document so we may place you into the right class.]

To pay, mail a check made out to Recorder Players West to Suellen at the following address: Suellen Eslinger, 2801 Barkley Ln., Redondo Beach, CA 90278. You may also pay via Zelle. The account is under Suellen’s email.

Scholarships and Donations to the Scholarship Fund: A limited number of tuition scholarships are available. To apply, please contact Suellen Eslinger. To donate to our tuition scholarship fund, please add the donation to your tuition check or pay by separate check.

Call Suellen if you have any questions! (310) 872-6901
3/1/2023 - 4/26/2023
No matter where you are in your recorder playing journey, Recorder Players West (RPW) is the right place for you! Are you looking to improve your skills (fingers, tongue, breath, rhythm, etc.) or to have the chance to play with others? Whatever your goal might be, our classes cater to different skill levels, ranging from pre-intermediate to advanced, and you will surely fit right in.

This session will be a blended on-line and in-person experience for the intermediate and advanced classes! Yes, local people will be able to come to St. Bede’s Episcopal Church for in-person classes, and on-line people will be able to join via Zoom! (The pre-intermediate class will remain on-line only.) St. Bede’s Episcopal Church is at 3590 Grand View Blvd., West Los Angeles, two blocks west of the 405 freeway and one block north of Venice Blvd. at the corner of Grand View and Charnock. There is plenty of free parking.

Our wonderful instructor is a professional recorder player (Inga Funck) – guaranteeing a gratifying musical experience! She always manages to make classes fun while helping each student to grow as musician. She exposes students to a rich body of repertoire from different centuries, styles, and countries. Inga has played with members of the LA Phil at the Disney Hall and is an experienced teacher. Outside of Recorder Players West, she is offering private lessons as well as other classes independent of RPW.

Schedule and cost: Newcomers who have not yet been to an RPW class with Inga will be given one free class before they have to decide whether or not to join. Please note that the class times have changed from last semester.
Pre-Intermediate Class Thursdays, 12 noon to 1:00 pm PDT (class dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 12, 19, and 26) online only (Note: this class 60 minutes)
Intermediate Class Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1:30 pm PST (class dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 12 and 19) at St. Bede’s or on-line (Note: this class is 90 minutes)
Advanced Class Wednesdays, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm PDT (class dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 12, 19, and 26) at St. Bede’s or on-line (Note: this class is 90 minutes)

The tuition for the Spring 2023 classes is $180 for the intermediate and advanced classes (or $157.50 if you are brand-new to Recorder Players West and are making use of the first free class). For the pre-intermediate class, the tuition is $150 (or $131.25 for brand-new players making use of the first free class).

Registration: To register you must contact Suellen Eslinger by phone, text, or email before the start of the class. Please make sure to include your best email address so that we can send you the Zoom link and the music before the classes begin. Suellen’s home phone: (310) 542-0817, cell phone: (310) 872-6901 and email: suellenesl@verizon.net [If you are new to RPW, please fill out and mail back the questionnaire included at the end of this document so we may place you into the right class.]

To pay, mail a check made out to Recorder Players West to Suellen at the following address: Suellen Eslinger, 2801 Barkley Ln., Redondo Beach, CA 90278. You may also pay via Zelle. The account is under Suellen’s email.

Scholarships and Donations to the Scholarship Fund: A limited number of tuition scholarships are available. To apply, please contact Suellen Eslinger. To donate to our tuition scholarship fund, please add the donation to your tuition check or pay by separate check.

Call Suellen if you have any questions! (310) 872-6901
3/2/2023 - 4/26/2023
No matter where you are in your recorder playing journey, Recorder Players West (RPW) is the right place for you! Are you looking to improve your skills (fingers, tongue, breath, rhythm, etc.) or to have the chance to play with others? Whatever your goal might be, our classes cater to different skill levels, ranging from pre-intermediate to advanced, and you will surely fit right in.

This session will be a blended on-line and in-person experience for the intermediate and advanced classes! Yes, local people will be able to come to St. Bede’s Episcopal Church for in-person classes, and on-line people will be able to join via Zoom! (The pre-intermediate class will remain on-line only.) St. Bede’s Episcopal Church is at 3590 Grand View Blvd., West Los Angeles, two blocks west of the 405 freeway and one block north of Venice Blvd. at the corner of Grand View and Charnock. There is plenty of free parking.

Our wonderful instructor is a professional recorder player (Inga Funck) – guaranteeing a gratifying musical experience! She always manages to make classes fun while helping each student to grow as musician. She exposes students to a rich body of repertoire from different centuries, styles, and countries. Inga has played with members of the LA Phil at the Disney Hall and is an experienced teacher. Outside of Recorder Players West, she is offering private lessons as well as other classes independent of RPW.

Schedule and cost: Newcomers who have not yet been to an RPW class with Inga will be given one free class before they have to decide whether or not to join. Please note that the class times have changed from last semester.
Pre-Intermediate Class Thursdays, 12 noon to 1:00 pm PDT (class dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 12, 19, and 26) online only (Note: this class 60 minutes)
Intermediate Class Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1:30 pm PST (class dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 12 and 19) at St. Bede’s or on-line (Note: this class is 90 minutes)
Advanced Class Wednesdays, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm PDT (class dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 12, 19, and 26) at St. Bede’s or on-line (Note: this class is 90 minutes)

The tuition for the Spring 2023 classes is $180 for the intermediate and advanced classes (or $157.50 if you are brand-new to Recorder Players West and are making use of the first free class). For the pre-intermediate class, the tuition is $150 (or $131.25 for brand-new players making use of the first free class).

Registration: To register you must contact Suellen Eslinger by phone, text, or email before the start of the class. Please make sure to include your best email address so that we can send you the Zoom link and the music before the classes begin. Suellen’s home phone: (310) 542-0817, cell phone: (310) 872-6901 and email: suellenesl@verizon.net [If you are new to RPW, please fill out and mail back the questionnaire included at the end of this document so we may place you into the right class.]

To pay, mail a check made out to Recorder Players West to Suellen at the following address: Suellen Eslinger, 2801 Barkley Ln., Redondo Beach, CA 90278. You may also pay via Zelle. The account is under Suellen’s email.

Scholarships and Donations to the Scholarship Fund: A limited number of tuition scholarships are available. To apply, please contact Suellen Eslinger. To donate to our tuition scholarship fund, please add the donation to your tuition check or pay by separate check.

Call Suellen if you have any questions! (310) 872-6901
3/4/2023
Join Carolina Mountains Recorder Society's March hybrid meeting as we learn with member-presenter Sharen Hafner
3/7/2023
The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be streaming three on line 
“O’Carolan Fiddle Tunes for Two Workshops” for soprano recorder players, fiddlers, violists, cellists, bassists, and mandolinists.  
 
The Workshops will be on Tuesday, March 7, 7 PM, Central Time, Wednesday, March 8, 10 AM, Central Time, and Friday, March 10, 7 PM, Central Time.  Different tunes will be played at each session. 
 
Each participant will receive a copy of our  “O’Carolan Fiddle 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.
 
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 the screen during the workshop. 
 
There is limited enrollment, and pre-registration is required.  The fee for each “O’Carolan Fiddle Tunes for Two Workshop” is $25.00.
 
For more information, and to register: 
 
https://www.greenblattandseay.com/workshops_ocarolan.shtml
 
3/7/2023
Tuesdays March 7, 14, 21, 28 at 4 PM, CT
 
Playing in tune on the recorder can feel like a tightrope act! The recorder is an exquisitely sensitive instrument, and learning to play it in tune is among its most challenging and frustrating aspects. In this live, four-week small group short course, we’ll do a deep dive into recorder tuning, learning and practicing strategies for improving our tuning and supporting one another as we do so. Gain confidence in your ability to play in tune while receiving personalized, timely feedback.
 
To register, please visit my website and complete the purchase process.
 
The cost of the complete course is $96, which includes all four live sessions, weekly practice programs, and chat support as needed for the duration of the course.
3/8/2023
The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be streaming three on line 
“O’Carolan Fiddle Tunes for Two Workshops” for soprano recorder players, fiddlers, violists, cellists, bassists, and mandolinists.  
 
The Workshops will be on Tuesday, March 7, 7 PM, Central Time, Wednesday, March 8, 10 AM, Central Time, and Friday, March 10, 7 PM, Central Time.  Different tunes will be played at each session. 
 
Each participant will receive a copy of our  “O’Carolan Fiddle 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.
 
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 the screen during the workshop. 
 
There is limited enrollment, and pre-registration is required.  The fee for each “O’Carolan Fiddle Tunes for Two Workshop” is $25.00.
 
For more information, and to register: 
 
https://www.greenblattandseay.com/workshops_ocarolan.shtml
 
3/8/2023

Attend all six (one more than last season!!) of this season’s Wednesday Webinars at a special price! Includes automatic access to webinars on August 31, October 5, November 16, January 25, March 8, and May 17.

All webinars take place via Zoom on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM US CT (8:00 PM ET, 6:00 PM MT, 5:00 PM PT).

Upon purchase, you’ll receive a link to download a PDF containing Zoom invites for all six webinars. Save money on the single ticket price! All webinars include limited streaming access to the replay.

https://www.annetimberlake.com/webinars/wednesday-webinar-season-pass-2021-2022 

Questions? Prefer to pay offline? Contact me at anne@annetimberlake.com

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8/31/22: Terrific Tenors: Improving Your Tenor Recorder Skills

10/5/22: When in France: Demystifying Inégale

11/16/22: Secret Skills: The Musical Essentials You Didn’t Know You Needed- and How to Practice Them.

1/25/23: Help! I’m Lost: Getting Lost Less…and Finding Your Way When You Do

3/8/23: Tools of the Trade: Musical Must-Haves and How to Use Them.

5/17/23: Improve Your Sight Reading: An Action Plan

3/8/2023
3/8/23 at 7 PM US CT
 
To play recorder, the only true necessity is a recorder. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other tools that can benefit you! In this. Live, one-hour Zoom webinar, we’ll discuss some of my favorite musical tools–and how you can get the most mileage from each of them.
 
To register, please visit my website and complete the purchase process.
 
The registration fee is $18. 
3/10/2023
The Old Avoca Schoolhouse in Avoca, Nebraska will be streaming three on line 
“O’Carolan Fiddle Tunes for Two Workshops” for soprano recorder players, fiddlers, violists, cellists, bassists, and mandolinists.  
 
The Workshops will be on Tuesday, March 7, 7 PM, Central Time, Wednesday, March 8, 10 AM, Central Time, and Friday, March 10, 7 PM, Central Time.  Different tunes will be played at each session. 
 
Each participant will receive a copy of our  “O’Carolan Fiddle 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.
 
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 the screen during the workshop. 
 
There is limited enrollment, and pre-registration is required.  The fee for each “O’Carolan Fiddle Tunes for Two Workshop” is $25.00.
 
For more information, and to register: 
 
https://www.greenblattandseay.com/workshops_ocarolan.shtml
 
3/11/2023
Mark your calendars for the annual SBRS workshop with Frances Blaker on Saturday, March 11.

We’ll play music from the late 1400’s up to early 1600’s by anonymous (Glogauer Liederbuch), Ludwig Senfl, Robert Cooper and Thomas Campian. These pieces are varied in their style, character and complexity so there will be something for everyone. All the while I’ll throw in bits of advice for better tone, fleeter fingers, getting enough air, varied articulation, etc. We’ll cap it all off with Bach’s Prelude no. 4 from the Clavierbüchlein. 

The zoom meeting will open at 10:30, with the workshop beginning at 10:45. Lunch will be from 12:00 to 12:45, with the afternoon session running from 12:45 to 2:00 PM. For information about the SBRS chapter or workshop, contact Kraig Williams at kraigwillliams@alumni.stanford.ed or visit the SBRS website at southbayrecorders.com

Fee for the workshop is $50. Music will be available about two weeks before the workshop. A link to access it will be sent then to those who have registered. Make check payable to SBRS and mail to Anne Ng, Treasurer, 6031 Bollinger Road, Cupertino, CA 95014 Questions? Contact Anne Ng, (408) 257-6506, or anneng@aol.com.

For more info, click HERE.
3/14/2023
Tuesdays March 7, 14, 21, 28 at 4 PM, CT
 
Playing in tune on the recorder can feel like a tightrope act! The recorder is an exquisitely sensitive instrument, and learning to play it in tune is among its most challenging and frustrating aspects. In this live, four-week small group short course, we’ll do a deep dive into recorder tuning, learning and practicing strategies for improving our tuning and supporting one another as we do so. Gain confidence in your ability to play in tune while receiving personalized, timely feedback.
 
To register, please visit my website and complete the purchase process.
 
The cost of the complete course is $96, which includes all four live sessions, weekly practice programs, and chat support as needed for the duration of the course.
3/18/2023
Recorder players from across North America celebrate March as Play-the-Recorder Month (PtRM). 2023 marks 31 years of celebrating Play-the-Recorder Month. Join the many ARS chapters, consorts and recorder orchestras who are being creative to plan ways to illustrate the versatility and beauty of this wonderful instrument.

More information to come!

 
3/20/2023
Highland Park Recorder Society presents their Seminar Series in Early Music Performance 2022-2023

Click HERE for more info.

March 20, 2023 – A History of the Instruments – Bowed strings – violin, viola, cello. Lecture and string trio demonstrating Bach’s Goldberg Variations, String Trio by Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini (1743 –1805), and selections of Scott Joplin, Astor Piazzolla, and others. Play along with dance music of Praetorius’ Terpsichore and Telemann Canonic sonatas.
3/21/2023
Tuesdays March 7, 14, 21, 28 at 4 PM, CT
 
Playing in tune on the recorder can feel like a tightrope act! The recorder is an exquisitely sensitive instrument, and learning to play it in tune is among its most challenging and frustrating aspects. In this live, four-week small group short course, we’ll do a deep dive into recorder tuning, learning and practicing strategies for improving our tuning and supporting one another as we do so. Gain confidence in your ability to play in tune while receiving personalized, timely feedback.
 
To register, please visit my website and complete the purchase process.
 
The cost of the complete course is $96, which includes all four live sessions, weekly practice programs, and chat support as needed for the duration of the course.
3/28/2023
Tuesdays March 7, 14, 21, 28 at 4 PM, CT
 
Playing in tune on the recorder can feel like a tightrope act! The recorder is an exquisitely sensitive instrument, and learning to play it in tune is among its most challenging and frustrating aspects. In this live, four-week small group short course, we’ll do a deep dive into recorder tuning, learning and practicing strategies for improving our tuning and supporting one another as we do so. Gain confidence in your ability to play in tune while receiving personalized, timely feedback.
 
To register, please visit my website and complete the purchase process.
 
The cost of the complete course is $96, which includes all four live sessions, weekly practice programs, and chat support as needed for the duration of the course.

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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.