Percussion & Recorders

Week 2: July 17-24, 2016

Nina Stern and Glen Velez

Percussion & Recorders Without Borders

Study melody through rhythm and rhythm through melody. Examine repertories that include traditional music from the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Western Asia, as well as Medieval and Renaissance dance music. Classes offer enrichment and growth opportunities for all levels of percussionists, recorder and wind players, viol, vielle, and others.

Recorder virtuoso Nina Stern and preeminent frame drummer Glen Velez present a series of classes at the Amherst Early Music Festival based on their own researches into melodies and rhythms from across the globe and from the Middle Ages to the present. Nina and Glen have assembled a rich repertoire for music lovers to learn and enjoy: dances of the Balkans, eighteenth-century Armenian songs, estampies from Medieval Italy, and more.

In addition to classes with Nina and Glen, students will be able to choose from classes in other subjects, including vocal music, medieval and renaissance repertory, recorder technique, instrumental improvisation, large group playing, beginning instruments and more. Music teachers! Documentation needed for CEUs can be provided. Nina and Glen's teaching has been shown to be highly compatible with Orff and classroom music teaching methods.

Tuition $580. Registration to open in the Fall 2015.

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