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May 17 – 19, 2013
Marin Headlands Recorder Workshop
Point Bonita YMCA Conference Center near San Francisco, CA
Join members of the East Bay Recorder Society for the annual offering of Marin Headlands Recorder Workshop. Enjoy a weekend of music and camaraderie in a beautiful coastal setting just north of San Francisco. The workshop begins on Friday evening, May 17 and runs through Sunday midday, May 19.
Faculty conductors will be David Barnett, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, Shira Kammen, Judith Linsenberg, Peter Maund, and Tim Rayborn, all known for their teaching and performance. Sessions will be designed for intermediate to advanced level players.
The workshop venue will be the YMCA Conference Center located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (http://www.nps.gov/goga/planyourvisit/index.htm). In addition to the GGNRA other local points of interest include the Point Bonita Lighthouse, the picturesque bayside village of Sausalito, and the Marine Mammal Center.
Accommodations include dormitory-style rooms, dining facility, and space for impromptu playing all on one level. Cost for the full weekend is $280; for one night, $190; Saturday only, $130; and two days/no lodging, $190.
Contact: Brenda Bailey,
811 York St., Apt. 113
Oakland, CA 94610
MAY 17 – 19, 2013
ROCKY X RECORDER WORKSHOP
YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO
Directors: Janet Handmaker, Dick Munz, Jon Casbon
Wake up to elk grazing outside your window at the tenth biennial Rocky Recorder Workshop! The Denver ARS chapter invites you to share 14 sessions covering a range of topics;-interesting, educational and fun. Faculty includes Paul Leenhouts, Mark Davenport, and Anne Fjestad Petersen.
The workshop starts with a casual drop-in playing sessions while participants register on Friday afternoon. The highlight of Friday evening will be a brief concert by Paul Leenhouts followed by the opening Big Bash play-along. Following a full Saturday of classes (including another evening Big Bash), plus a half-day on Sunday morning, participants may choose to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings. All workshop music is provided; please bring your recorders, viols, buzzies, etc. Rooms are available after the evening sessions for informal playing.
The Estes Park Center at the YMCA of the Rockies is a year-round conference center and family resort located about 85 miles from Denver (5 miles southwest of the town of Estes Park) at an elevation of 8010 feet. Please visit the YMCA’s website for more information: www.ymcarockies.org. Bring sturdy shoes to take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy scenic walks during free time!
Contact: Jon Casbon or Dick Munz
MAY 24-27 2012
AMHERST EARLY MUSIC SPRING WEEKEND WORKSHOP (ARS)
Valerie Horst, Director
229 East Litchfield Road, Litchfield, CT, 06759
Kick off the summer with a weekend of small and large ensembles on an idyllic retreat center campus in rural Connecticut. The Amherst Early Music Weekend Workshops are smaller, more relaxed versions of the summer festival. Take classes in a variety of subjects for most of the day -- repertory, notation, technique, and ensembles -- and in the evenings enjoy all-workshop group sessions (kind of like Collegium at the Festival) and a Sunday night faculty concert. There's also English country dancing and the companionship of your fellow musicians.
Tuition $250; rooms begin at $295 per person in a double, all meals included.
Amherst Early Music
P.O. Box 229
Arlington, MA 02476
phone: (781) 488-3337
fax: (408) 547-1464
MAY 31 – JUNE 2, 2013
WHITEWATER EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL (ARS)
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI
Directors: Nancy Chabala, Carol Stanger, Pam Wiese
Our workshop is held on campus at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, about 60 miles SW of Milwaukee.
Classes include focus and specialty area instruction for all levels of recorder playing, consort viola da gamba, wind band, and vocal classes with instruments. A variety of special interest classes on Friday evening include recorder orchestra, and a Saturday evening participant gathering led by Louise Austin. The various classes include music from Medieval to modern.
Several music/instrument vendors on site. Dale Taylor will be on site for repairs. All ages are welcome, as well as non-participants.
Faculty includes Mark Davenport, David Echelard, Charles Fischer, Shelley Gruskin, Lisette Kielson, Theresa Koenig, Laura Kuhlman, Patrick O’Malley, Tulio Rondón, Karen Snowberg, Dale Taylor, Todd Wetherwax and Pamela Wiese.
Brochures available. See ChicagoARS.org, WhitewaterEarlyMusic.org and FACEBOOK for downloadable files on Class Schedules and some music repertoire to be used, or contact cvstanger@aol for .pdf files.
Cost: $215 (double occupancy); $25 discount for new beginning recorder players.
Nancy Chabala, (housing/registration), 8609 45th St., Lyons, IL 60534-1616;
708-442-6053 (day), firstname.lastname@example.org
Pam Wiese, (mailing/ scholarships), email@example.com
Carol Stanger (faculty/facilities), firstname.lastname@example.org
JUNE 2-8, 2013
SUMMER TEXAS TOOT (ARS)
Concordia University, Austin, TX
Director: Daniel Johnson
Administrator: Susan Richter
Performers and/or Faculty: Saskia Coolen, recorder; Mary Springfels, viols; Tom Zajac, ensemble; Peter Maund, percussion; Bob Wiemken, reeds; Becky Baxter, harp; Bruce Brogdon, lutes; Daniel Johnson, voice and ensemble; and others.
The 15th Annual Summer Texas Toot offers a one-week program of classes at all levels, focusing on Renaissance and Baroque music, but with offerings for Medieval and 21st century enthusiasts as well. We offer, as always, expert and totally awesome instruction in: Recorder (Saskia Coolen), Viola da gamba (Mary Springfels), Ensemble (Tom Zajac), Harp (Therese Honey), Lute (Bruce Brogdon), and Voice (Danny Johnson), tending to young professionals, seasoned amateurs, and eager beginners with equal care.
New for Summer 2013, we are also offering instruction in: Ethnic/historic percussion (Peter Maund) and Renaissance double reeds (Robert Wiemken)!
Join us for a week of learning, fun and musicmaking on the beautiful Concordia University campus in Austin! Danny Johnson, workshop director; Susan Richter, administrator. Info on classes, faculty, housing, and online registration will be on the Website in late March.
$445 tuition; room and board extra
$10 off tuition; early registration and bring-a-friend discounts also available
Contact: Daniel Johnson,
PO Box 4328, Austin, TX 78765
June 8, 2013
San Diego Early Music Society Workshop
"StopGap! - Pining for Palomar"
Cuyamaca College, CA
One-day workshop featuring Rotem Gilbert (recorders) and Shanon Zusman (viols), and there will be continuous opportunities for singers and players of other "soft" instruments provided throughout the day.
$45 fee includes lunch.
Info: Penny Hawkins, 619-226-1023, email@example.com
JUNE 8, 2013
EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL OF CENTRAL PA
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Mellinger Mennonite Church 1916 Lincoln Highway East (US Route 30) Lancaster, PA
Ninth Annual presented by Pommerian Early Music Guild
Faculty: Piffaro members-Joan Kimball, Nina Stern, Priscilla Smith, Daphna Mor
A fun-filled day of 1 hour and 30 minute classes with expert faculty. There will be two catered breaks and a brown-bag lunch break with lots of great restaurants available nearby. Also, our New-to-You sale of music, instruments, and accessories is “back by popular demand.” And, at the end of the day, we’ll enjoy a workshop showcase in which faculty and participants are invited to share their talents, if they wish.
Registration: forms and details may be found at: www.pommerianearlymusicguild.org
Cost: $75, PEMG member discount available
Contact: Edy Sarnoff
JUNE 16 – 20, 2013
INTERLOCHEN EARLY MUSIC WORKSHOP
Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI
Director: Mark Cudek
Make and enjoy Medieval and Renaissance music while learning new skills and techniques on the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts, in the woods of northern Michigan.
2013 Theme: Le Gratie d'Amore: Music of the Italian Renaissance
The 2013 Early Music Workshop will present repertoire from the earliest printed sources to the dawn of the Baroque period, with a study of music from the Italian Renaissance. Participants will focus on articulation, ornamentation, improvisation and ensemble arrangement. The workshop culminates with a performance on period instruments including recorders, other early winds, viols, lutes. harpsichord and percussion. Vocalists are also welcome. Participants will supply their own instruments.
Tuition: $425 ($450 after April 1); room/board costs vary. Early registration (deadline April 1) is recommended, as space is limited.
Contact: Matthew Wiliford, Director
ICCA, PO Box 199, Interlochen, MI 49643
231-276-7387; 231-276-5237 (fax)
JUNE 16 – 30, 2013
OBERLIN BAROQUE PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
"In the Valley of the Danube”
This year marks the 42nd year of the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin, America's premiere summer workshop for baroque instruments and voice.
The internationally renowned faculty, headed by the members of the Oberlin Baroque Ensemble (Michael Lynn, Marilyn McDonald, Catharina Meints, and Webb Wiggins), will again lead daily master classes and ensemble coaching. Faculty and student concerts promise to offer memorable listening and music-making experiences, lectures, and informal open discussions stimulate the intellect, and the ever-popular baroque dance classes provide excellent physical exercise as well as a kinetic appreciation for the rhythms that underlie so much music of the baroque era.
Contact: Anna Hoffman
Conservatory of Music, 77 West College St., Oberlin, OH 44074
440-775-8044; 440-775-8942 (fax)
JUNE 21 – JULY 14, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Indiana History Center, Indianapolis, IN
The Indianapolis Early Music Festival is the oldest continually running early music concert series in the U.S. Presented since 1967, our mission is to enrich, educate and entertain audiences with the music of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical eras, and feature exciting performers of national and international stature using instruments of the period and historically informed styles and techniques.
March 18 Tallis Scholars
June 21 Chatham Baroque
June 23 Julianne Baird and the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra – Viva Vivaldi II
June 28 Mr. Jones and the Engines of Destruction
June 30 Montreal’s ensemble La Nef with tenor Michael Slattery present Dowland in Dublin
July 12 Wayward Sisters
July 14 Flanders Recorder Quartet
Our fifth annual Family Concert is on June 29 —a free concert geared to young audience members. Several groups also offer outreach events for younger (generally high-school-aged) musicians and actors.
JUNE 21 – 24, 2013
Montreal Recorder Festival 2013 in collaboration with
Montreal Baroque Festival
2 festivals for 1!
This year the Montreal Recorder Festival will be held during and as part of the Montreal Baroque Festival from June 21 to 24, 2013. Guided by the theme “The New World”, the festival provides a colorful scenery for spectacular concerts, 9 hours of a Jacob-van-Eyck-marathon, a “Brazilian” workshop with Clea Galhano and much more.
June 23–28, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO EARLY MUSIC SOCIETY
CHILDREN’S MUSIC DISCOVERY WORKSHOP
(ARS Workshop Member)
School of the Madeleine, Berkeley, CA
DIRECTOR: Tish Berlin
Alcina and Ruggiero: Sorceress and Knight.
The Music Discovery Workshop is a summer day camp for children ages 7–15. Campers explore early music and history each year through instrument class, ensembles, dance, and a theater project that involves the entire workshop community. This summer we focus on George Frideric Handel’s England. Our play brings to life the tale of the sorceress Alcina and the knight Ruggiero in drama, dance, and song. The Music Discovery campers present Handel’s music from his opera Alcina and others of his works—and from Italian composer Francesca Caccini, who set the same story before Handel.
FACULTY: Tish Berlin and Louise Carslake, recorder; Carla Moore, violin and viola; Farley Pearce, viola da gamba and cello; Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord; Shulamit Kleinerman, theater project and dance.
Contact: Tish Berlin, 510-882-1169,
SFEMS, PO Box 10151, Berkeley, CA 94709
June 23–29, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO EARLY MUSIC SOCIETY
MEDIEVAL & RENAISSANCE WORKSHOP
(ARS Workshop Member)
Sonoma State University, Oakland, CA
DIRECTOR: Tom Zajac
Stories and Legends. This year’s workshop, for intermediate level amateurs through professional musicians, explores the connection between music and story telling, to deepen our appreciation and mastery of these ancient, interwoven arts. Central to the daily schedule will be classes for story tellers and musicians who want to develop accompaniments. Musicians and story tellers will be paired during the week, presenting their creations at impromptu performances. We also will offer technique and ensemble classes in voice (including vocal master class), viol, recorder, loud band, medieval instruments, and historic dance. We welcome existing groups for ensemble coaching. Evening events include sherry hour, lectures, drop-in sessions, faculty, student and all-workshop performances, and a Friday night theater, music and dance project, co-directed by Jordan Sramek and Anna Mansbridge, entitled “Shakespeare and his Fellows: Sounds and Sweet Ayres.”
FACULTY: Mary Springfels, viola da gamba; Rotem Gilbert and Greta Hryciw, recorder; Shira Kammen, vielle and medieval music, music for story telling; Tim Rayborn, medieval strings; music for story-telling; Cheryl Ann Fulton, historic harps; Karen Clark and Eric Mentzel; voice; Peter Maund, percussion; Tom Zajac, all-workshop Collegium; Jordan Sramek, theater project; Anna Mansbridge, historic dance; Jeff Raz, story telling and theater arts; Greg Ingles, loud band.
Contact Tom Zajac
SFEMS, PO Box 10151, Berkeley, CA 94709
June 23–29, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO EARLY MUSIC SOCIETY
CLASSICAL WORKSHOP FOR STRINGS
(ARS Workshop Member)
St. Albert’s Priory, Oakland, CA
DIRECTOR: Kati Kyme and William Skeen
Viennese Masters and Their Contemporaries. The New Esterházy Quartet offers historically informed perspectives on string chamber music of the Classical era. Participants will learn period-appropriate styles of articulation, bowing, fingering and phrasing. Workshop pitch will be at “Viennese” A=430hz, and participants will have the opportunity to try Classical-style bows and strings. In addition to the music of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven, we will explore the music of lesser-known, but equally- talented composers in our coachings, rehearsals, and informal performances. The workshop is open to all ages and all skill levels. Individuals and groups are welcome to apply!
FACULTY: Kati Kyme, violin; Lisa Weiss, violin; Anthony Martin, viola and violin; William Skeen, violoncello
Contact: Kati Kyme
SFEMS, PO Box 10151, Berkeley, CA 94709
JUNE 25 – JULY 2, 2012
WORLD FELLOWSHIP EARLY MUSIC WEEK
Directors: Jane Hershey, Larry Wallach
“Theme for World Fellowship, 2013: Crossing the Channel”
Faculty of eight—including Jane Hershey, Roy Sansom, Pamela Dellal, Jay Rosenberg, Anne Legêne, Larry Wallach, Josh Sholem–Schreiber, and a guest faculty TBA—in a beautiful White Mountain camp setting, conduct a week-long workshop in early music (late Medieval through Baroque).
Faculty and student concerts, English country dancing, special lectures, morning and afternoon workshops in viols, recorders, voice, mixed ensembles, Sephardic music and Baroque chamber music, and classes in Feldenkrais body work.
Camp facilities include hiking, swimming, boating; camp gardens supply kitchen with vegetables. Very affordable rates.
$250 Tuition if registration occurs before June 1; $275 after that date; Room & Board $454 (double occupancy); Room & Board $491 (single occupancy)
Contact: Larry Wallach
69 Welcome St., Great Barrington, MA 01230
413-528-7212 (day); 413-528-9065 (evening); 413-528-7365 (fax)
June 27-July 4, 2013
EARLY MUSIC WEEK AT PINEWOODS CAMP
(ARS Workshop Member)
Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth, MA
Performers and/or Faculty include (incomplete):
Frances Conover Fitch (harpsichord and director)
Sheila Beardslee, Sarah Cantor, Emily O'Brien (recorder)
Michael Barrett (voice & recorder)
Wayne Hankin (winds)
Graham Christian, Anna Rain, Jan Elliott (English country dance)
Joanna Blendulf, Sarah Mead, Lisa Terry (viol)
Sheila Beardslee (Historical dance)
Dana Maiben (violin)
This unique Early Music workshop takes place at beloved and semi-rustic Pinewoods Camp near Plymouth, Massachusetts. In a relaxed atmosphere, campers combine classes with renowned performers, historical and English Country Dance classes, evening dances, lectures, an all-camp Collegium, swimming, delicious meals, a faculty concert, a hilarious scholarship auction, fun skit night, and informal music-making.
This year's theme is The Rose and the Thorn: Contrasts in Music of Earlier Times. Classes related to this theme will be supplemented by basic technique classes, chorus and historical dance.
The Viol Intensive, directed by Sarah Mead, will provide more focus on the viol, although these members will be full participants in the workshop.
Cost: $910, Scholarships available
Contact: Steve Howe
Country Dance and Song Society, 116 Pleasant St., Suite 345
Easthampton, MA 01037-2759
June 30–July 6, 2013Contact: Linda Pearse
SAN FRANCISCO EARLY MUSIC SOCIETY
(ARS Workshop Member)
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
DIRECTOR: Linda Pearse
Music from the Habsburg Court. This summer, we will explore the music and influence of the Habsburg Courts in works by such composers as Georg Muffat, J.H. Schmelzer, Antonio Bertali, G.B. Buonamente, J.J. Fux, and Antonio Caldara. Daily master classes (instrumental and vocal) offer each participant the opportunity to hone technical and musical skills. We offer elective classes for recorder, baroque oboe, baroque flute, baroque bassoon, violin/viola, cello, viola da gamba, harpsichord/organ, and voice. Each participant will have the opportunity to work in a small ensemble with a coach with the goal of performance at week’s end. Evening activities include faculty performances, lecture-demonstrations, and Concerto Evening (when participants can perform a concerto movement with orchestra). The Baroque Workshop welcomes players of all levels and experience.
FACULTY: Adam Knight Gilbert, recorder; Sand Dalton, baroque oboe; Kathleen Kraft, baroque flute; Kati Kyme, baroque violin (and orchestra); Rita Lilly, voice; Anna Marsh, baroque bassoon; Linda Pearse, baroque trombone; Mary Springfels, viola da gamba; William Skeen, baroque cello; Peter Sykes, harpsichord.
SFEMS, PO Box 10151, Berkeley, CA 94709
JUNE 30 – JULY 6, 2013
MOUTAIN COLLEGIUM EARLY MUSIC& FOLK MUSIC WORKSHOP
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina
Featuring Jody Miller, director & recorder; other recorder faculty include Pat Petersen, Gwyn Roberts, Anne Timberlake, Lisle Kulbach, and Valerie Austin.
The Smoky Mountains provide a lovely location for Mountain Collegium. Comfortable accommodations and classrooms are in an air-conditioned, non-smoking dorm (double or single occupancy) with free high speed internet. Many meals are catered.
This informal yet intensive workshop offers study of medieval, renaissance, and baroque music, focusing on recorder, viol, voice, and other early instruments. Classes include technique, improvisation, and a variety of consorts and repertoire. Students may also choose classes in folk, Appalachian, Celtic, Sephardic, and contemporary music. Small classes and easy access to faculty create a friendly and relaxed experience.
Four periods each day provide options for loud band, early brass, singing, baroque flute, pennywhistle, dulcimer, and harp. Students will have an eclectic experience that brings them back year after year. Free time allows for informal music making; evenings include group playing and country dancing with a live band. A faculty concert and an informal student recital top off the week.
Contact Jody Miller, 404-314-1891, firstname.lastname@example.org
JUNE 30 – JULY 7, 2013
CAMMAC EARLY MUSIC WEEK
Lake MacDonald Music Center, Harrington, QC, Canada
60th Anniversary Season
Directors: Matthias Maute, Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière
CAMMAC provides a unique opportunity to make music with family and friends in a beautiful setting under the guidance of professional musicians. In four daily 75- minute classes plus lectures, early music lovers may play to their heart’s content. Small ensembles and voice classes are set up ahead of time; registration for other classes occurs on site. Courses include choir, large instrumental ensemble, many recorder and viol classes, Medieval and Renaissance ensembles, percussion, Commedia dell’Arte and Baroque dancing, plus courses for adolescents and for children ages 4-11.
Featuring in 2013: Handel’s Utrecht Te Deum
Key faculty: Matthias Maute, Christopher Jackson, Laura Pudwell, Francis Colpron, Femke Bergsma, Sophie Larivière, Vincent Lauzer, Betsy MacMillan, Marie-Laurence Primeau, Geneviève Soly, Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière.
Contact: Johanne Audet
85 Chemin CAMMAC, Harrington, QC J8G 2T2
888-622-8755 X1; 819-687-3323 (fax)
JULY 1 – 29, 2013
COLUMBIA BAROQUE SOLOIST SUMMER INSTITUTE
University of South Carolina School of Music
813 Assembly St.
Columbia, SC, 29208
THE GLORY OF ITALY AND THE SPLENDOR OF FRANCE
Performers and/or Faculty: Jean Hein, Baroque Recorders; Jerry Curry, Harpsichord
A series of five classes on Monday evenings for recorder and harpsichord players; sessions will focus on contrasts between the energy and fire of Italian music and French refinement and elegance. Participants will study the compositional characteristics and styles of performance including Italian freely extemporized ornamentation and French specified ornamentation. Recorder players and harpsichordists will have opportunities to play sonatas and suites together in addition to studying solo literature. Featured composers will include Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Marcello and Couperin. One class session will feature a faculty concert with members of the Columbia Baroque Soloists. The last meeting will be a recital by the class participants. Sessions are open to high school students, college students and adult participants.
Cost: Participants $80, Auditors $60
Contact: Timothy Hein
P. O. Box 6972
Columbia SC 29260
JULY 6 – 12, 2013
MADISON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Directors: Chelcy Bowles, Program; Artistic Directors Cheryl Bensman-Rowe & Paul Rowe
UW-Madison School of Music
455 N. Park Street, Madison, WI, 53706
Guest ensembles are Piffaro, Parthenia, Dark Horse Consort and Calmus Ensemble.
Faculty are Julie Andrijeski, violin; Cheryl Bensman-Rowe, soprano; Kristina Boerger, soprano; David Douglass, violin and viola; Ellen Hargis, soprano; Grant Herreid, lute and renaissance guitar; William Hudson, tenor; Greg Ingles, sackbut; Joan Kimball, recorder and bagpipe; Anna Mansbridge, European court dance; David Morris, cello and viola da gamba; Christa Patton, harp and historical winds; Ian Pritchard, harpsichord and organ; Paul Rowe, baritone; Lisa Terry, viola da gamba; Kiri Tollaksen, cornetto; Bob Wiemken, historical winds; Tom Zajac, recorder and percussion.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison is pleased to announce the 14th annual Madison Early Music Festival and Workshop (MEMF). In addition to a six-event Festival Concert Series, lectures and workshop classes will provide opportunities to learn and practice instrumental and vocal skills, become familiar with historical performance practices and repertoire, learn about the featured music through the lenses of history and culture, and perform with other participants alongside faculty artists.
The historical centerpiece of the week will be a splendid Mass and subsequent eight-day, international festival that took place in Stuttgart in March of 1616, celebrating the princely christening of the fifth son of Johann Friedrich, Duke of Württemberg, and his wife Barbara Sophia, Margravine of Brandenburg—events well documented in word and in a famous set of engravings. Come join in the magnificence and celebration with concerts, lectures, classes—and a masked ball!
Contact Person: Chelcy Bowles, 21 N. Park St, Madison, WI,
JULY 6-13, 2013: Teacher training, Suzuki Recorder Book 1
JULY 9-13 2013: Student Institute
GREAT LAKES SUZUKI FLUTE & RECORDER INSTITUTE
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Director: David Gerry
Master classes, group instruction, recitals, plus enrichment classes for students. Teacher training with Mary Halverson Waldo. New for 2013: juggling skills for teachers and students!!
For 2013 tuition and housing costs, see website:
Contact: David Gerry
35 Pine Street, Hamilton ON L8P 2A2 CANADA
JULY 7 – 13, 2013
Port Townsend Early Music Workshop (ARS)
The University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington
Directors: Vicki Boeckman, Artistic Director; Jo Baim, Managing Director
Join us this summer for a star-studded faculty, a beautiful tree-lined and easy-to-navigate campus with accessible facilities, and a curriculum that will leave you wishing there were 48 hours in a day! Consort and technique classes for recorder. baroque flute, viol, historic reeds, consort and mixed repertoire, percussion for all levels (and a drum circle!), and beginning viol. This year we will also offer jazz and improvisation! Choose a particular period, or mix it up with a class from almost every period of music.
Work hard and play hard with friends, new and old! Intense music-making that will inspire you during the workshop and throughout the year. Our Faculty and Directors eagerly await your arrival and anticipate a splendid workshop.
Recorder Faculty: Matthias Maute, Vicki Boeckman, Louise Carslake, Cleá Galhano, Nina Stern, Viol Faculty: Joanna Blendulf, Margriet Tindemans, Brent Wissick, and Ellen Seibert (beginning viol).
Renaissance winds: Phil and Gayle Neuman, Percussion: Peter Maund, Guitar and Jazz Improvisation: Joan Griffith, Choir: Peter Seibert
Read what past participants have said about the Port Townsend Workshop:
“This was my 4th Port Townsend workshop and the best, due to friends I have made previously and my continued improvement as a player and the excellent faculty!"
“It was my first workshop and a wonderful & constructive experience. Thank you!”
“This is a wonderful experience. Bonding with like-minded people is some of it, but most impressive was to take classes with world class musicians who despite our frailties were always positive (and) encouraging.”
“Teachers are outstanding. Things went very smoothly. Lots of fun!”
Visit www.seattle-recorder.org/workshop for more information.
Contact Person: Jo Baim, Managing Director
Seattle Recorder Society,
4727 – 42nd Ave. SW, #207, Seattle, WA 98116
(Day) 206.932.4623 (Evening) 206.932.4623
JULY 8 - 12, 2013
2nd International Course on Medieval Music Performance
Besalú (Catalonia, Spain)
9-day medieval music performance immersion course designed for singers and instrumentalists (including recorder and flauta doppia players) interested in learning a variety of monophonic and polyphonic music repertories developed from the 12th to 14th centuries.
The whole course is composed of 3 different programs dedicated to Plainchant, Secular music (1100-1300) including recorder and Ars nova (1300-1350) that can be taken together or separate. Tiam Goudarzi
Info: Early Music Besalu, email@example.com
JULY 7-14, 2013 Baroque Academy
JULY 14-21, 2013 Virtuoso Recorder/Recorder Seminar
AMHERST EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL (ARS Workshop Member)
Connecticut College, New London, CT
Music of the British Isles
Director: Frances Blaker
Performers and/or Faculty:
To include: Julianne Baird, Letitia Berlin, Saskia Coolen, Heloise Degrugillier, Frances Fitch, Flanders Recorder Quartet, Adam Gilbert, Wendy Gillespie, Valerie Horst, Shira Kammen, Na’ama Lion, Washington McClain, Pat Petersen, Wendy Powers, Gwyn Roberts, Mary Springfels, Nina Stern, Glen Velez, Reine-Marie Verhagen, Wouter Verschuren.
All-Workshop Collegium: week 1 Larry Lipnik, week 2 Tom Zajac.
Largest recorder program in the US. Also offering voice, dance, Renaissance reeds, viol, lute, early notation, and much more!
July 7-14 Baroque Academy, Opera Project, Historical Dance, Baroque Flute, Oboe and Bassoon, Renaissance Reeds, Recorder Boot Camp
July 13-14 Music and Instrument Exhibition
July 13-20 New London Assembly – English Country Dance Program
July 14-21 Virtuoso Recorder, Recorder Seminar, Renaissance Reeds and Brass, Traditional Repertories with Nina Stern and Glen Velez, Ensemble Singing Intensive, Lute Society of America Seminar.
Tuition $545, Room & Board $175 and up. Work Study and Scholarships available.
Contact: Marilyn Boenau, Executive Director, or Sally Merriman, Administrator
P.O. Box 229, Arlington, MA 02476
781-488-3337 (day); 408-547-1464 (fax)
JULY 14 – 20, 2013
MIDEAST WORKSHOP (ARS)
LaRoche College, Pittsburgh, PA
Director: Marilyn Carlson
Burgundian Splendor in the 15th Century-Music of Dufay, Binchois, Ockeghem, Busnoisy.. 50-55 students of all levels. We offer recorder (all levels except novice), viol, harp, flute. You may enroll for recorder, viol, flute as primary instrument; harp, voice, recorder, viol as secondary instrument. Large and small ensembles: All-Workshop Ensemble (instruments and voices), Renaissance Band (recorders, viols, capped reeds,), Medieval Collegium (The Legacy of Medieval Music), Small Consorts (by level), Vocal Ensemble.
Classes include Viol-for-Novice, Harp-for-Novice, (opportunity for hands-on experience without owning an instrument), Introduction to Medieval Fiddle. Other classes: Bass Recorder Class , Ornamentation, Improvisation, Basics of Musicianship, Contemporary Music, English Country Dance, Mini-Series topics TBA.
Faculty: Marilyn Carlson, Stewart Carter, Judith Davidoff, Stan Davis, Heloise Degrugilier, Eric Haas, Kathryn Montoya, Alan Purdum, Chris Ramsey, John Tyson
All facilities are air-conditioned. Private bath, refrigerator/microwave, live internet in each room.
Mideast Workshop Testimonials:
Room & Board $400 (double occupancy), $600 Room & Board (single occupancy)
Contact: Marilyn Carlson,
1008 Afton Road, Columbus, OH
“Wonderful teachers, great music, nice people, lots to learn.”
“Brightest spot in my musical year.”
“Excellent faculty – congenial atmosphere.”
“What a wonderful experience I had at Mideast.”
“I was bowled over by patience and kindness of teachers and friendly collegiality of the whole thing”
July 14–20, 2013
July 21–27, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO EARLY MUSIC SOCIETY RECORDER WORKSHOPS
(ARS Workshop Member)
St. Albert’s Priory, Oakland, CA
DIRECTORS: Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij
Week one: The Art of Love and War.
Week Two: A Celebration of Women in Music.
Fill your days with recorder ensembles, Renaissance consorts to recorder orchestra; technique and master classes, Feldenkrais® movement, concerts and more. Explore medieval, Renaissance, baroque, contemporary and world music in an intimate setting with world-class faculty. Two weeks of intense playing, listening, and learning in a supportive and social environment. We offer classes for intermediate and advanced players, conductors and music teachers. Bring your ensemble and be guaranteed a daily group class (minimum of five players; please apply before March 1 to qualify).
FACULTY: (Week 1) Claudia Gantivar, Peter Maund, Matthias Maute, (Week 2) Saskia Coolen, Greg Ingles, Shira Kammen, (both weeks) Rotem Gilbert, Laura Kuhlman, Hanneke van Proosdij, with Katherine Heater, harpsichord, and Stacey Pelinka, Feldenkrais® movement.
Contact Rotem Gilbert
SFEMS, PO Box 10151, Berkeley, CA 94709
JULY 21 - 27, 2013
BOXWOOD CANADA 2012
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, CANADA
Chris Norman – director
Discover musical and dance traditions while visiting one of North America’s most exquisite 18th-century seaside towns. Concerts, dances, sessions, classes, lectures with leading artists in the realms of traditional folk, early music, dance and improvisation. Work study & scholarships available. Gourmet cuisine.
2013 Faculty and Guest Artists:
Vincent Lauzer (recorder); Chris Norman (flutes), Hammy Hamilton (Irish flute), Rod Garnett (pan flutes), Adrian Greenbaum (Klezmer), Billy McComiskey (button accordion & Anglo concertina), Brittany Haas (Old Time fiddle), David Greenberg (baroque & Cape Breton violin), David McGuinness (keyboards), Christine Hanson (cello), Mark Edwards (organ & harpsichord), Alys Howe (Celtic harp), Shelley Phillips (oboe, harp), Matthew Olwell (percussive dance), Marlys Norman (dance), Nick Halley (percussion & rhythm), Jefferson Hamer (traditional songs & guitar), Forbes & Yola Christie (flute makers & repair)
See website for pricing structure.
PO Box 225
Lunenburg, NS B0J2C0
Contact: Chris Norman; firstname.lastname@example.org
JULY 26 - AUGUST 4, 2013
INSTITUTE AT LONGY - 20th ANNIVERSAY
Directors: Paul Leenhouts, Phoebe Carrai
Arte de tañer Fantasia
A seminar on embellished music of the 16th, 17th & 18th centuries
Faculty: Paul Leenhouts, recorder; Phoebe Carrai, baroque cello; Sarah Cunningham, viola de gamba; Rosa Domínguez, voice; Arthur Haas, harpsichord; Manfredo Kraemer, baroque violin; Na'ma Lion, baroque flute; Ken Pierce, baroque dance; Gonzalo Ruiz, baroque oboe
Master Classes, Ensembles, Orchestra, Dance, Concerts & Lectures
Contact: Registrar, Longy School of Music
27 Garden St., Cambridge, 02138
MA 02138; 617-876-0956
JULY 28 - AUGUST 3, 2013
RECORDER AT THE CLEARING
The Clearing, Ellison Bay, WI
Directors: Pat Badger, Adrianne Paffrath
Recorder ensemble has been a tradition at The Clearing for over 25 years. Ensemble playing is the week’s focus. Each day begins with a warm-up of voices and bodies as we sing rounds and ready our muscles for performance.
Daytime sessions focus on rhythmic challenges, recorder technique and ensemble blend; emphasis is on growth, process and, most of all, enjoyment. To participate fully, you need at least intermediate skills on a C or F recorder.
Adrianne Paffrath coached on recorder with ARS teachers. She is music director at Racine’s First Presbyterian Church. Patricia Badger has studied early music instruments, natural and classical trumpet. She is performing arts head of The Prairie School. Jointly, they have performed for Medieval festivals, grape stompings, Shakespeare celebrations and a circus parade.
Cost: $925 Dorm Room Package
$955 Two-Person Room Package
$1350 Single-Person Room Package (limited availability)
$515 Commuter (limited availability)
Contact: The Clearing
PO Box 65, Ellison Bay, WI 54210-0065
877-854-3225; 920-854-9751 (fax)
JULY 28 – AUGUST 4, 2013
L'Humor Bizzarro Early Music & Dance Workshop
Organized by Il Teatro della Memoria
The 12th edition of our early music and dance at the historic Testaccio Ex-Slaughterhouse in the center of the Eternal City. This year we're offering also workshops for kids (3 to 15 years).
Recorder: Marco Rosa Salva, 15th & 16th Century Court Dances: Claudia Celi, 17th & 18th Century European Dances: Ilaria Sainato, 19th Century Social Dances: Paolo Di Segni, Baroque Oboe: Angela Paletta, Harpsichord: Antonella Moles, Percussion: Ninad Massimo Carrano, Renaissance Lute and Baroque Guitar: Federico Marincola, Renaissance and Baroque Singing: Angela Bucci, Renaissance and Baroque Trombone: Mauro Morini, Harpsichord accompaniment: Antonella Moles, Paolo Tagliapietra, Ensemble Music workshop Qi Gong Seminar Workshops for kids with: Simona Buompadre, Martine Marincola, Marco Rosa Salva, Ilaria Sainato, Andrea Toschi Il Teatro della Memoria via Gradoli,
phone/fax : (+39) 06 3326 7447
AUGUST 21-25, 2013
ROCKY RIDGE EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL & WORKSHOP
Rocky Ridge Music Center, Estes Park, CO
Director: SoYoung Lee
EMF&W Program Director: Jory Vinikour
Adult students (ages 18+) will enjoy the opportunity to study works from one of the most fertile periods in Western music history through private lessons, ensembles, interactive lectures and workshops. Instruction will be provided for voice, strings, winds, and keyboard. Period instruments or bows are encouraged, but not required. Professionals wishing to branch out and amateurs looking to broaden their horizons are welcome to apply. Through a balanced mix of individual, small ensemble and group work, students should expect to hone their technical and musical skills, develop their musical imagination, and interact with others in a rich and inspirational musical environment at a majestic 9,200 ft. atop the Rocky Mountains.
Faculty includes Anna Marsh, recorder, Baroque bassoon, flute, oboe; Jory Vinikour, Harpsichord; Paul Miller, Baroque violin, viola; Ann Marie Morgan, Baroque cello, viola da gamba
Tuition: $785 includes room/board.
Contact: Karen Dusek, Administrative Manager
Rocky Ridge Music Center
840 Pearl St., Suite Q
Boulder, CO 80302
AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 1, 2013
BLOOM EARLY MUSIC WORKSHOP
Presented by Lisle Kulbach, Larry Lipnik, Jody Miller
116 Martin Dr., Catawissa, PA 17820
Left to right:
Please join us for a weekend of early music and other activities in the forest and hills of Pennsylvania. A great opportunity for singers and instrumentalists to work together. Cost of $75 per workshop participant goes towards instructor honorariums and costs. Donations to help defer the costs of food and music are never required but always appreciated. We have a maximum of about 30 participants. Private sessions available for additional fee.
The Bloomsburg Early Music Workshop was started 9 years ago by Dwayne Heisler, who wanted to fellow musicians in rural Pennsylvania to attend workshops.
"There were two objections — travel time and cost," said Heisler, who also serves as a board member of Mountain Collegium. "So the idea was to have a low cost workshop here. The way to do that was to have it at my house and ask people to make donations."
Today, about a third of the participants in the $75 Bloomsburg Early Music Workshop sleep free-of-charge in the homes of local musicians. Big names have appeared there, including Frances Blaker, who didn't hesitate when Heisler met her at another workshop and asked her to teach a weekend.
"I don't think people have to have money to make music," Heisler said. "But it's hard to play without others!"
Info: Dwayne Heisler, (570)317-6214, email@example.com
SEPTEMBER 3-8, 2013
Tibia Adventures in Music
Next Level Recorder Retreat Southeast
Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland, NC
Instructors: Letitia Berlin and Frances Blaker
For recorder players who want to improve their technique and ensemble playing
Classes include technique and ensemble skills, repertoire classes, consorts
Enrollment is limited to 16 people. Acceptance is at instructors' discretion.
Contact: Tish Berlin
SEPTEMBER 19-28, 2013
TEL AVIV 4TH INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR OF EARLY MUSIC
Music Director: Drora Bruck
Israeli Conservatory of Music
19 Stricker st. Tel Aviv, 62002 ISRAEL
The Music of the 17th & 18th Centuries.
Recorder: Kees Boeke (Holland), Drora Bruck (Israel), Tamar Lalo (Israel-Spain)
Voice: Jill Feldman (France-Italy), Antonella Gianese (Italy), Ayala Sicron (Israel)
Harpsichord: Kenneth Weiss (USA), Noam Krieger (Holland), Zohar Shefi (Israel), Elam Rotem (Switzerland)
Baroque Strings: Enrico Gatti (Italy), Sharon Rosner (Israel), Orit Messer Jacobi (Israel), Noam Schuss (Israel)
Traverso: Idit Shemer (Israel), Genevieve Blanchard (Canada-Israel)
Baroque Dance: Claudia Gluschankof (Israel)
10 days of studying, playing, singing, attending master classes, workshops and listening to and performing in concerts, in the pleasant atmosphere of the new building of The Israeli Conservatory of Music.
Price: 400 EU
There are special scholarships for international students selected after sending recordings. These selected students will pay only 100 EU.
Accommodation: the course offers accommodation in a nearby youth hostel
|SEPTEMBER 21, 2013
LOBSTICKS THIRD ANNUAL RECORDER WORKSHOP
Save the Date!
Featuring: Deborah Booth
Two levels of instruction: beginner/intermediate and intermediate/advanced
Sponsored by AcouSticks Recorder Consort
Watch our website for more information.
Info: Anne Hess, 207-827-5991
September 27-29, 2013
Save the Date!
RIO GRAND EARLY MUSIC WORKSHOP
Las Cruces, NM
Enjoy an Early Music Weekend in Southern New Mexico
Faculty: Adam and Rotem Gilbert, Mary Springfels, Dale Taylor
Contact: Joyce Henry or Sylvia Burke
Rio Grande Recorder Chapter of the ARS
OCTOBER 27-NOVEMBER 2, 2013
NOVEMBER 3-9, 2013
HIDDEN VALLEY INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS
EARLY MUSIC RoadScholar
Carmel Valley, CA
Directors: Letitia Berlin, workshop; Peter Meckel, HVIA
Enroll for one or both weeks. Adults of all ages welcome.
Week I: intense classes for upper intermediate to advanced levels. Faculty: Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, Louise Carslake, TBA; recorders; Mary Springfels, viola da gamba
Week 2 Faculty: Recorder, Tish Berlin, Frances Blaker; Viola da gamba, David Morris; early strings, Shira Kammen; other faculty TBA
Classes include recorder technique, viol consort, Baroque chamber music, consort classes for Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary repertoire, workshop orchestra. Evening events include faculty concert, student concert, free-lance playing. Free Wednesday afternoon for more playing or sightseeing. Improve your playing in a supportive, friendly atmosphere with world-class teachers.
Double room/board/and tuition: $827.00
Single room/board/and tuition: $1,127.00
Contact: Peter Meckel,
PO Box 116, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
831-659-3115; 831-659-7442 (fax)
FEBRUARY 8, 2014
SARASOTA CHAPTER ANNUAL WORKSHOP
It was a Dark and Stormy Night: Programme Music from the Renaissance to the Present
St. Boniface Episcopal Church
5615 Midnight Pass Road on Siesta Key, Sarasota FL
Director Lisette Kielson leads chapter members and friends in musical narratives from the 16th century to the present day. Repertoire might include selections by Lassus, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Grieg, Peter Seibert, Alyson Lewin, Frances Blaker, and more! Compatible instruments welcome!
Those presenting summer workshops submit information for the American Recorder Society's annual listing of Summer
Recorder Workshops, printed in each March issue of American Recorder (this information is posted
on the ARS site year-round so that interested individuals can plan ahead for the next year's
workshops; dates will often fall in the same general time period from one year to the next).