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.

October 2023
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Play-the-Recorder Day 2024, with composer Jamie Allen
3/16/2024
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Second Level Beginners' Class with Greta Haug-Hryciw
3/19/2024 - 3/30/2024
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FREE Online Recorder Class for Beginners - Learn to Play Alto Recorder with Susan Richter
4/2/2024 - 4/11/2024
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Events in the month of October 2023
10/1/2023

Musical Time Travel - Introduction to Music of the Middle Ages! 

Are you curious about Western music from before ca. 1450? We will play selections of pieces originating from the 12th through the early 15th centuries, discovering some of the distinct styles, forms, and composers along the way. We’ll also touch on melodic modes, structural forms distinguishing sacred and secular music, rhythmic features, the role of improvisation, and instrument-specific medieval iconography - all things that are essential if you want to perform medieval repertoire. While the vast world of medieval music is too large to cover in one session, you can get a first glimpse into this beautiful repertoire that is as timeless as it is time specific! 

10/2/2023
Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30-10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your practice routine! After doing the warm ups together, you will be inspired to practice on your own.
 
Each half-hour class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; as well as 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
Cost: 5 Classes for $100
 
Contact Sarah at cantornote@icloud.com to register.
10/3/2023
Take all four or many as you like. Each individual class is $25.
 
This class will continue our work using the 1986 edition of Helmut Mönkemeyer’s bass recorder method, as well as supplementary materials provided in advance of each class.

Anyone wishing to improve their bass recorder playing who can read bass clef and can play at least the low F up to the high D is welcome.

Please email Tish at tishberlin@sbcglobal.net to receive registration and payment information.

10/3/2023

Take all four or many as you like. Each individual class is $25.
 
We’ll use the second suite (in a recorder-friendly key) from Hotteterre’s Opus 6, a collection of duos for equal instruments, to work on French Baroque style and ornamentation, and to play together. Learn how to add a well-turned tour de chant, an elegant port de voix, and more essential ornaments to your French Baroque playing. Geared toward upper intermediate to advanced recorder players.

Please email Tish at tishberlin@sbcglobal.net to receive registration and payment information.

10/3/2023 - 10/24/2023
We’ll explore the flowering of the In Nomine in 16th and 17th-century Britain, brushing up on the origins of the trend and getting to know some of the genre’s most beautiful and unusual works.  

This course is best suited to recorder players whose skills are higher intermediate or above.
 
Cost: $96

To purchase, visit my website and complete the purchase process. If you have questions or you prefer to pay offline, please contact me at anne@annetimberlake.com
10/4/2023
Webinar Season Pass
with Anne Timberlake
 
Get auto-magic, hassle-free registration for all six of my Wednesday Webinars in 2023-24 by purchasing a season pass. You’ll only have to register once, and you’ll save money off the single ticket price.
 
Topics:
8/30/23: Where Do I Breathe?!?!
10/4/23: Vibrant Vibrato
11/15/23: Mysterious Musicality
12/13/23 Recorder Messiah!
1/17/24: Alternative Fingerings
3/6/24: Hemiolas…and Why You Care!
5/8/24: Intro to Memorization
 
To purchase, visit my website and complete the purchase process. If you have questions or you prefer to pay offline, please contact me at anne@annetimberlake.com
 
10/4/2023 - 11/29/2023
Recorder Players West (RPW) is offering Pre-intermediate, Intermediate and Advanced classes this fall during October and November 2023.  These classes consist of 8 weekly sessions.  The Intermediate and Advanced weekly classes are 1.5 hours each and are blended classes on-line and in-person.  The Pre-intermediate weekly classes are 1 hour each and are on-line only.  The instructor (Inga Funck) is a professional recorder player and experienced teacher who always manages to make classes fun while helping each student to grow as a musician.  She exposes students to a rich body of repertoire from different centuries, styles, and countries. 
Note the times and days below:
Pre-Intermediate Class    Thursdays, 12 noon to 1:00 pm (class dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, and 30) on-line
Intermediate Class           Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1:30 pm (class dates: October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, and 29) at St. Bede’s or on-line
Advanced Class               Wednesdays, 2:00 to 3:30 pm (class dates: October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, and 29) at St. Bede’s or on-line
(Please note that the class times are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) prior to November 5 and Pacific Standard Time (PST) after November 5.)
Please read the detailed event information carefully, and contact Suellen Eslinger for more information or to register for one or more classes (suellenesl@verizon.net or 310-872-6901).
10/4/2023 - 10/25/2023
A Complete Beginner's Introduction to Early Notation with Annette Bauer

October 4, 11, 18, 25 from 7:15-8:30pm Eastern

Are you curious about the origins of our Western modern notation system? How was music written down in the 16th century? Would you like to know how to differentiate longa, breve, semibreve, and minim? Are you up for a fun challenge playing from historical clefs? And what about those ligatures?

There is no time like the present to dip your toes (and fingers) into the wonderful world of original notation, specifically mensural notation, the system primarily used during the 14th-16th centuries. Being able to read from the original greatly enhances our understanding of how the music we love works and can give new insights for our performance practice. One might compare this process to how reading a work of literature in its original language reveals a world of nuances hidden in even the best of translations.

Sign up for this introductory notation class of four weekly virtual sessions starting in October 2023! Our sessions will focus on reading and playing practice. We will work from easily accessible 16th century sources. We will take baby steps, and I am available to answer all of your questions. Music and recordings will be provided and can be used for your individual practice at home between sessions. Open to all instruments and singers. All levels welcome - basic abilities on your instrument/voice and basic music-reading skills are a prerequisite. Recordings of the live sessions are available to view for the duration of the course - if you miss a class you can catch up!

10/5/2023 - 11/30/2023
Recorder Players West (RPW) is offering Pre-intermediate, Intermediate and Advanced classes this fall during October and November 2023.  These classes consist of 8 weekly sessions.  The Intermediate and Advanced weekly classes are 1.5 hours each and are blended classes on-line and in-person.  The Pre-intermediate weekly classes are 1 hour each and are on-line only.  The instructor (Inga Funck) is a professional recorder player and experienced teacher who always manages to make classes fun while helping each student to grow as a musician.  She exposes students to a rich body of repertoire from different centuries, styles, and countries. 
Note the times and days below:
Pre-Intermediate Class    Thursdays, 12 noon to 1:00 pm (class dates: October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, and 30) on-line
Intermediate Class           Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1:30 pm (class dates: October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, and 29) at St. Bede’s or on-line
Advanced Class               Wednesdays, 2:00 to 3:30 pm (class dates: October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, and 29) at St. Bede’s or on-line
(Please note that the class times are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) prior to November 5 and Pacific Standard Time (PST) after November 5.)
Please read the detailed event information carefully, and contact Suellen Eslinger for more information or to register for one or more classes (suellenesl@verizon.net or 310-872-6901).
10/5/2023
Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30-10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your practice routine! After doing the warm ups together, you will be inspired to practice on your own.
 
Each half-hour class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; as well as 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
Cost: 5 Classes for $100
 
Contact Sarah at cantornote@icloud.com to register.
10/5/2023
We want to play recorder with you whether in person or virtually! And we meet on the first Thursday of every month! We're that committed to recorder! Join us virtually or in person.
10/7/2023
During these workshops we will play and discuss tunes from the “Ukrainian Fiddle Tunes for Two” series. For the most part 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 $10.00. The cost of each optional book is $15.00 (includes shipping if ordered with workshop registration).

Click HERE to register.
10/7/2023
Join the members of Ravensong Players (Margot Rood, Margaret Owens, Sarah Cunningham, Kevin Payne, and Leon Schelhase) for a workshop that will inspire your baroque ensemble playing and programming. Try out their suggestions for incorporating tunes, ideas, and themes from vocal music into your performance, whether your ensemble is purely instrumental or includes a singer.
10/7/2023
CMRS member John McDonald will explore Gavotte music throughout history.  The meeting is $5 for non-members and Zoom participants.  

John is from the Atlanta area and recently moved to Candler, N.C. In high school he learned the recorder and played in the first incarnation of the Early Music Consort at Emory University under George Kelischek. He attended Middlebury College in Vermont and then earned an MA in Musicology from the University of Michigan, where he was assistant director of the Early Music  Collegium. John made his main career as a high school teacher in Gwinnett County, GA, where he taught German, Latin, computer science, drama, and band. From 1985-2000 he returned part-time to Emory University to direct the Early Music Consort, in which he had participated as a teenager. 

John’s mission now is to use his knowledge and experience to spread the joys of music, especially early music and recorder technique, to the community and younger generation.

Contact Sharen Hafner for Zoom links and directions to the meeting.  All are welcome.  
10/8/2023


Ravensong Players

Margot Rood
, soprano
Margaret Owens, oboe & recorder
Sarah Cunningham, viola da gamba
Kevin Payne, lute
Leon Schelhase, harpsichord


 
10/9/2023
Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30-10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your practice routine! After doing the warm ups together, you will be inspired to practice on your own.
 
Each half-hour class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; as well as 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
Cost: 5 Classes for $100
 
Contact Sarah at cantornote@icloud.com to register.
10/9/2023
Breath, articulation, fingers, intonation - all components of a well-rounded recorder player’s sound. In this workshop we’ll examine these techniques and enjoy music that puts them all together along the way. 

Bring instruments (pitch: A=440), music stand, and bag lunch. Music is included in workshop fee; PDFs will be sent beforehand. Snacks and beverages will be provided for breaks. This workshop will be a ZOOM HYBRID; Zoom link will be sent to registered participants. COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: PROOF OF VACCINATION AND PHOTO OF NEGATIVE RAPID TEST AT HOME THAT MORNING IS REQUIRED. For more info, contact Cindy Keune at cindy.keune@gmail.com, 925/518-6613

ABOUT THE CONDUCTOR

GLEN SHANNON is an award-winning composer, recorder enthusiast, member of EBRS and a Co-Director of the Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra. Glen publishes his music under his own name at www.glenshannonmusic.com, and has also had works published by Moeck Verlag, PRB Productions, Loux Music Publishing Company, the ARS, and the European recorder magazines “Recorder” in the UK, “Windkanal” in Germany, and “Blokfluitist” in the Netherlands. Performances of some of his works can be found at www.youtube.com/glenshannon. In October 2021 Glen received the ARS Presidential Special Honor Award, recognizing a person who has had a significant positive impact on the recorder community in North America.
10/11/2023
During these workshops we will play and discuss tunes from the “Ukrainian Fiddle Tunes for Two” series. For the most part 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 $10.00. The cost of each optional book is $15.00 (includes shipping if ordered with workshop registration).

Click HERE to register.
10/12/2023
Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30-10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your practice routine! After doing the warm ups together, you will be inspired to practice on your own.
 
Each half-hour class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; as well as 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
Cost: 5 Classes for $100
 
Contact Sarah at cantornote@icloud.com to register.
10/13/2023
During these workshops we will play and discuss tunes from the “Ukrainian Fiddle Tunes for Two” series. For the most part 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 $10.00. The cost of each optional book is $15.00 (includes shipping if ordered with workshop registration).

Click HERE to register.
10/14/2023
BCRS is known for its workshop and we have another coming this October 14th led by Cléa Galhano.
10/14/2023
Led by Carol Mishler, this meeting will be a great opportunity to learn what ARS has been up to in the past year. ARS members may be wondering where the organization is putting its focus. What innovations developed during the pandemic does the ARS plan to keep? How does the ARS plan to maintain and build on the progress made in the past couple of years? The Annual Meeting addresses questions such as these and offers a question and answer session between members and the ARS Board.

To add an agenda item, email Administrative Director Susan Burns at director@americanrecorder.org.

Sign up to receive a link to attend the ARS Annual Meeting, held this year via Zoom, on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 3 p.m. EDT.  You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting, both in your confirmation email and in a reminder email a few days in advance.

When asked for your email address, be sure to use the email address associated with your ARS member record (where ARS membership renewal invoices are sent).
10/16/2023
A true Renaissance lady, the Marchese of Mantua, Isabelle d’Este enjoyed a humanist upbringing, learning how to sing, dance, play and instrument and converse in Greek, Latin and Italian. To celebrate Isabelle d’Este’s patronage of musicians and composers, we will explore music written by her music teacher, Johannes Martini, Italian frottele by her court composers Bartolomeo Tromboncini and Marchetto Cara, and the rondeau Prenez sur moi by Johannes Ockeghem that is engraved on the wall of her music room. This will be presented by Professor Rotem Gilbert.

Click HERE for more info!
10/16/2023
Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30-10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your practice routine! After doing the warm ups together, you will be inspired to practice on your own.
 
Each half-hour class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; as well as 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
Cost: 5 Classes for $100
 
Contact Sarah at cantornote@icloud.com to register.
10/19/2023
Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30-10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your practice routine! After doing the warm ups together, you will be inspired to practice on your own.
 
Each half-hour class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; as well as 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
Cost: 5 Classes for $100
 
Contact Sarah at cantornote@icloud.com to register.
10/21/2023 - 10/22/2023

October 21-22, 2023

Ella Baker School

317 East 67 Street, Manhattan

 

Co-directed by Valerie Horst & Wendy Powers

Tuition $225 Work-study tuition $110


The CityRecorder Workshop is AEM's workshop dedicated to recorder players! Join us the weekend of October 21-22, in New York City for two days of fabulous classes with a stellar faculty. All classes are at the Ella Baker School, on East 67th street, with a group dinner (optional) at a nearby Persian restaurant.

 

The CityRecorder faculty this year is a tale of two cities, with a pair of stellar Bostonians* joining the great NYC Team.



FACULTY

Rachel Begley ❦ Deborah Booth ❦ Eric Haas* ❦ Susan Hellauer ❦ Valerie Horst Susan Iadone ❦ Daphna Mor ❦ Emily O'Brien* ❦ Wendy Powers
 

TOPICS

Point/Counterpoint: J. S. Bach

French Chansons of Love, War, and the War of Love

Orpheus Brittanicus: Purcell Theatre Music and Fantasias

Sing it, Sister! Music from the Las Huelgas Manuscript

The Dynamic Duo: Du Fay and Binchois

Venice, Cradle of the Canzona

“Semper Dowland, Semper Dolens?” Moods of John Dowland

“The Rat’s Tail,” “The Cat’s Paw:” Animal Pieces from the Glogauer Liederbuch

Brilliant Teacher, Star Pupil: Isaac & Senfl

INTERESTING FACTS

 

❦ All classrooms are spacious and well lighted

❦ Delicious coffee hour each morning

❦ Participants will be required to test for COVID on Friday and Saturday

❦ The Von Huene Shop will be on hand with a great collection of music, instruments, accessories

❦ Four class sessions on Saturday, and three on Sunday

 

10/23/2023
Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30-10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your practice routine! After doing the warm ups together, you will be inspired to practice on your own.
 
Each half-hour class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; as well as 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
Cost: 5 Classes for $100
 
Contact Sarah at cantornote@icloud.com to register.
10/26/2023
Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30-10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your practice routine! After doing the warm ups together, you will be inspired to practice on your own.
 
Each half-hour class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; as well as 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
Cost: 5 Classes for $100
 
Contact Sarah at cantornote@icloud.com to register.
10/28/2023

Join UVMC and Ensemble Halcyon for a day immersed in early music! Led by UVMC’s own Chris Rua, along with guest musicians Jane Hershey and Sarah Cantor, early music lovers are invited to spend a day learning, playing, and enjoying great music on recorder, viola da gamba, and harpsichord. Workshops will include: Intermediate, high intermediate and advanced recorder consorts, Advanced Renaissance Mixed Consort, Beginning viol, Viol consort, Large Ensemble and Double Choir.

Registration includes three workshops during the day and a concert by the faculty in the afternoon.
The concert is also open to the community.

10/28/2023
Wind, or Air in Motion

In the mid-1990s Karin Röhrig published a collection of pentatonic songs for the soprano recorder with the poetic title ..und die Flöte verwandelt den Wind in ein Lied... (...and the flute turns the wind into a song...). The phrase is part of a short poem Karin wrote that beautifully speaks of how a song's sound moves and connects hearts, more than any word could ever do. It all inspired the program for NAVRS that loosely revolves around Wind, or Air in Motion. 

The playlist for the October playing session is going to include a medieval song referring to Boreas, Greek god of the north wind, as well as two madrigals by Orlande de Lassus and Michael Cavendish with references to Greek wind deities. Further on the playlist will be a Passecaille by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, an Handel Air, and a weathercock fugue by the Brazilian composer Fernando Mattos. A canon in 16 parts by Hans Ulrich Staeps, dedicated to my former recorder teacher in Germany, will wrap up the playlist. 
10/30/2023
Monday and Thursday mornings: 9:30-10 AM, ET
 
Add structure to your practice routine! After doing the warm ups together, you will be inspired to practice on your own.
 
Each half-hour class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing, or coordination warm ups for all levels; as well as 15 minutes of advanced technique taken from excerpts in baroque repertoire.
 
Cost: 5 Classes for $100
 
Contact Sarah at cantornote@icloud.com to register.

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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.