If you know of other recorder or early music workshops on the West Coast (or elsewhere if they would be of interest to players in Southern California), please contact the webmaster. Include “OCRS” in the subject line.

Registration now open!


DATE: Saturday, February 25, 2017
TIME: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
PRICE: $55 members, $65 non members

PLACE: First United Methodist Church in Fullerton
114 N. Pomona Ave.

CONTENT: Small group ability level sessions by both clinicians. They will switch groups so everyone gets both. There will also be a full group orchestra session.

For specifics and registration download the ocrs-workshop2017 flyer.

Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat

March 17–20th, 2017 at the Menucha Retreat Center, in Corbett, Oregon. Registration Opens Oct. 1st!

Imagine a long weekend filled with music-making, camaraderie, good food, and a beautiful setting in nature, and you are already having dreams of attending the Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat. Located just 20 miles east of Portland, and perched on a bluff overlooking the spectacular Columbia River, Menucha is an idyllic retreat center.

Ensemble classes for intermediate to advanced recorder players will range from renaissance consort music and baroque to contemporary works and music for double reeds and percussion. Violas da gamba are also welcome. SIX faculty members ensure small class sizes with personalized attention. Evening events will include a faculty concert, English Country Dance, and informal consort playing.

Our outstanding faculty includes Vicki Boeckman, Gayle and Philip Neuman, and Laura Kuhlman. For our 2017 Retreat, we are very pleased to also welcome Alison Melville from Toronto, Canada and Miyo Aoki from Seattle, WA.

Port Townsend Early Music Workshop July 9–15, 2017 at University of Puget Sound

Every two years the Seattle Recorder Society presents a summer Early Music Workshop, which provides the opportunity for recorder and viol players to study and play music of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque, and the 20th century. For more information: Registration opens in January 2017

Faculty biographies may be found in our newsletter, ocrsnews0117

The San Francisco Early Music Society

Mark Your Calendars Now For Summmmer Workshops!
Baroque Workshop: June 18–24
Medieval/Renaissance Workshop: July 2–8
Classical Workshop: July 9–15
Recorder I Workshop: July 16–22
Recorder II Workshop: July 23–29
Musical Discovery Workshop/Youth Collegium: June 18–23
Please check back on the SFEMS website for more workshop and location details to be announced soon. Questions? Please contact Jessica House Steward at:



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