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 2023
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Second Level Beginners' Class with Lewis Baratz
6/3/2024 - 6/22/2024
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Events in the month of April 2023
4/1/2023
Monthly Hybrid meeting of Carolina Mountains Recorder Society (ARS Chapter in Western North Carolina) will celebrate April Fool's Day with selections from Lully, Telemann, and others.   Leading the meeting will be member Paula Sirola.
4/3/2023
The 2023 Emerging Artists Showcase will be presented in-person as the closing concert at 2023 EMA Summit in Boston, MA. The concert will take place the evening of Thursday, October 26, 2023.

Three Showcase artists/ensembles will be selected. Each will present a 20-30 minute segment of the Showcase concert.

Selected Showcase artists will receive a Showcase grant up to $2,000 to assist with travel expenses to Boston. 

All selected Showcase artists will receive free registration for the 2023 EMA Summit and will have access to the presentations, panels, workshops, exhibition, performances, and other networking opportunities as EMA gathers the early-music community together.

The application will be available on January 9, 2023 through April 3, 2023.

Click HERE for more info.
4/3/2023
Weekly Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30 - 10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your life and practice routine! Each half-hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; followed by 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
This is a rolling enrollment, so you can sign up at any time. You can purchase 5 classes for $100.
 
Contact Sarah Cantor at cantornote@icloud.com to register; or visit cantornote.com for more information.
4/6/2023
Weekly Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30 - 10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your life and practice routine! Each half-hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; followed by 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
This is a rolling enrollment, so you can sign up at any time. You can purchase 5 classes for $100.
 
Contact Sarah Cantor at cantornote@icloud.com to register; or visit cantornote.com for more information.
4/10/2023
Weekly Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30 - 10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your life and practice routine! Each half-hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; followed by 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
This is a rolling enrollment, so you can sign up at any time. You can purchase 5 classes for $100.
 
Contact Sarah Cantor at cantornote@icloud.com to register; or visit cantornote.com for more information.
4/11/2023 - 5/2/2023
FOUR TUESDAYS, NOON-1:30PM
APRIL 11 - MAY 2, ET (Zoom)
 
What makes a good ECD musician? Someone who can bring the tune alive; who knows its history from first printing to the most recent interpretations; who listens and responds to the other musicians, as well as to the caller and the dancers. Being able to improvise in whatever range, inventing ornaments, creating countermelodies, accompaniments, bass divisions and harmony parts, is invaluable.
 
This class teaches the basic skills necessary to be a first-rate ECD musician. Each week we'll look at 2-3 tunes from one of the 18 Dancing Master editions from 1651-1728. We'll analyze their structure, phrasing, harmony, melody and rhythm and discuss how the tune and the choreography mesh; we'll practice learning the tune by ear, and then we'll improvise the different elements in the above list. Before class you'll get a lead sheet of the tune and chords plus some suggested additional parts, and MP3s to play along with.
After each class you'll receive a class video. 40% discussion, 60% playing.
$20 per class, $80 total. Scholarships available.
 
CONTACT: tinachancey@cs.com to register, to pay, and for Zoom coords.
 
4/13/2023
Weekly Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30 - 10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your life and practice routine! Each half-hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; followed by 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
This is a rolling enrollment, so you can sign up at any time. You can purchase 5 classes for $100.
 
Contact Sarah Cantor at cantornote@icloud.com to register; or visit cantornote.com for more information.
4/15/2023
The Triangle Recorder Society is an ARS chapter active in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill "Triangle" area of North Carolina. We missed our spring workshops in 2021 and 2022 due to COVID. We are happy to be able to resume this yearly event for spring 2023!  
 
Mediterranean Holiday
Saturday, April 15, 2023
First Presbyterian Church, Durham NC
Celebrate the end of winter and the return of our Spring Workshop with a tour of Southern Europe, visiting France, Spain, and Italy.

Your tour guides: Stewart Carter, Phil Hollar, Holly Maurer, Patricia Petersen, Kathy Schenley, Jennifer Streeter, and Douglas Young.

Class descriptions & registration information will be posted in February. Follow our website or facebook page! 

Info: 919-802-5586 or jasharpsichord@yahoo.com

This workshop is intended for beginner to advanced recorder players.  Voices, strings, early reeds & brass are welcome in various classes, and will be noted in the class description. 

Tentative Schedule:
9:15-10:30 Specialty & repertory classes
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:15 Specialty & repertory classes 
12:15-1:00 Lunch 
1:00-1:30 Large group 
1:45-3:00 Specialty & repertory classes
3:15-4:30 Specialty & repertory classes
 

 
4/15/2023
Enjoy a spring Saturday in Durham, NC, with workshop leaders Stewart Carter, Holly Maurer, Patricia Petersen, Kathy Schenley, Jennifer Streeter, and Doug Young. Recorder players of all levels will enjoy the wide variety of classes small and large; strings, voices, and players of other winds are also welcome. Details will be posted soon on our website.
4/17/2023
Highland Park Recorder Society presents their Seminar Series in Early Music Performance 2022-2023

Click HERE for more info.

April 17, 2023 – A History of the Instruments – Plucked strings – Irish harp and Ukrainian Bandura, with virtuoso guest artists.
Music will include Old Irish tunes and Irish / Celtic folksongs – airs, gigues and laments, played by Oksana Kessous on modern and Irish harp. We will hear a virtuoso bandura performance by a professional musician, teacher and performer, Ukrainian bandura player, Oksana Telepko, famous in Ukraine.
 
4/17/2023 - 5/11/2023
4 CLASSES, EITHER MONDAYS at 7 pm (APRIL 17-MAY 8) or THURSDAYS at NOON (APRIL 20-MAY 11), ET (Zoom)
 
The Contenance angloise, or English manner, is a distinctive style of polyphony developed in 15th c. England which uses full, rich harmonies based on the third and sixth. It was highly influential in the fashionable Burgundian court of Phillip the Good (where Dufay was a court composer). This 4-week module continues our quest, which has been transformed from "How do we ornament medieval songs?" into "How do we ornament early renaissance songs?" Our goal is still to identify the ornaments within the songs, study them and devise a way.
    * First, we find, collect and categorize the melodic ornamentation in 15th c. English and Burgundian chansons by Dufay, Dunstaple and others. Text setting and melismas give us important clues.
    * Next, we analyze how the ornaments are used in the tunes by isolating them in ornament charts, and simplifying the melody to see where they were originally added.
    * Finally, by practicing the ornaments in the chart and putting them in various old and new locations, we'll practice creating our own spontaneous ornamentation.
$20 per class, $80 total. Scholarships available.
CONTACT: tinachancey@cs.com to register, to pay, and for Zoom coords.
 
4/17/2023
Weekly Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30 - 10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your life and practice routine! Each half-hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; followed by 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
This is a rolling enrollment, so you can sign up at any time. You can purchase 5 classes for $100.
 
Contact Sarah Cantor at cantornote@icloud.com to register; or visit cantornote.com for more information.
4/20/2023
Weekly Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30 - 10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your life and practice routine! Each half-hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; followed by 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
This is a rolling enrollment, so you can sign up at any time. You can purchase 5 classes for $100.
 
Contact Sarah Cantor at cantornote@icloud.com to register; or visit cantornote.com for more information.
4/21/2023
What makes French music from the Renaissance and the Baroque so distinctive – what gives it that certain elegance, grace, “je ne sais quoi?” Find out more during a workshop presented by the BC Recorder Society, in cooperation with EMV, featuring Sébastien Marq, virtuoso recorderist with French ensemble La Rêveuse who are appearing in EMV’s The Birds Concert on April 21.
 
During the session, Sébastien will lead participants through scores by Sermisy, Susato, Dieupart and Lully – highlighting the particularities of their compositions. The two-hour workshop is open to Intermediate II and III recorder players. This will be a hybrid workshop, which means that participants may choose to take part either in person at Hodson Manor, or online via Zoom. There will be a limit of 20 in-person participants, to ensure safety and comfort for all.


Price:  $30.00 for BCRS members / $40.00 for non-members.
When: Friday, April21 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: On Zoom or at Hodson Manor (1254 West 7 Avenue, Vancouver)
Website: https://www.bcrecordersociety.com/
 
4/22/2023
April 22, 2023
Tucson (AZ) Recorder Society
Play Day with Matthias Maute and Sophie Lariviére
Info: Scott Mason, scottmason701@gmail.com
 
4/22/2023
Join us in exploring the surprisingly rich tradition of music about… music! We’ll include music about the power of music, the art of song, and even specific instruments, penned by a diverse array of Renaissance and Baroque composers. Anne will also explore the ways in which we become part of our own instruments, and the ramifications this has for our technique and musicianship. For more info and to register: https://chicagorecorders.org/chicago-chapter-april-workshop-with-anne-timberlake/
4/22/2023 - 4/23/2023
It's the Spring Break Weekend Workshop!
April 22-23, in Arlington, VA.
A weekend of IN PERSON classes for recorders, viols, lutes, and singers. Directed by Tish Berlin, with faculty Rainer Beckmann, Wendy Powers, Douglas Freundlich, Wendy Gillespie, Allan Laiño, John Moran, and Christopher Morrongiello. Tuition $240, Work Study Tuition $180. See website for more details, and to register!
4/22/2023
Ann Timberlake is coming to Chicago!  Biennial workshop of the Chicago Chapter of ARS
April 22, 2023 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Covenant Presbyterian Church
2013 W. Dickens Ave.
Chicago, IL
Lunch included (with some GF choices)
Cost: $75 for members of Cgo chapter. $85 for nonmembers Fore more
For info, contact Mark Dawson. msjddawson@sbcglobal.net
 
4/22/2023
Please join us with guest music leader Jennifer Carpenter as she leads us through a voyage of music. 
Musical Voyages - Songs of the Sea: Come aboard and enjoy music that celebrates the sea, those who navigate the seas, and the forces that guide sailors safely through the waters. We’ll sail through music from the 15th century to delightful modern folk sea shanties. Dip your toes (or fingers!) into songs of the sea without getting seasick!
4/24/2023
Weekly Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30 - 10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your life and practice routine! Each half-hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; followed by 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
This is a rolling enrollment, so you can sign up at any time. You can purchase 5 classes for $100.
 
Contact Sarah Cantor at cantornote@icloud.com to register; or visit cantornote.com for more information.
4/27/2023
Weekly Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30 - 10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your life and practice routine! Each half-hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; followed by 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
This is a rolling enrollment, so you can sign up at any time. You can purchase 5 classes for $100.
 
Contact Sarah Cantor at cantornote@icloud.com to register; or visit cantornote.com for more information.
4/29/2023 - 4/30/2023
Join Tish Berlin and Frances Blaker for the Winds and Waves Recorder Workshop 2023
Saturday, April 29 - Sunday, April 30
A workshop for intermediate to advanced recorder players
Instructors: Frances Blaker and Tish Berlin
Lincoln City Cultural Center
540 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, Oregon
Come make music with old friends and new on the Oregon Coast! Four class periods a day, featuring a range of topics from Medieval to Contemporary music.

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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.