Central Program – Recorder
July 7-14 and 14-21, 2013
Amherst Early Music offers an unparalleled array of study opportunities for recorder players from lower intermediate through professional levels. Our large faculty consists of expert recorder players from the US and abroad, and affords the opportunity for our students to work with many fine instructors during the week.
For the novice player who can confidently play at least one size of recorder, AEM is the perfect place to get started playing in groups. Larger classes offer the support of other players while smaller classes offer more individual attention from instructors. Hone and learn new recorder techniques, improve counting and rhythm, learn about the music we recorder players so love to play.
Mid- to upper-level players can choose from a wide range of topics from one-on-a-part consorts to classes featuring a particular composer; from recorder technique to the skills of Baroque music. Some classes are specifically for recorders while others offer the opportunity to make music with other instruments and voices. Those interested in exploring the special qualities of the renaissance recorder can sign up for one-on-a-part consorts focusing on those instruments and on the arts of playing renaissance music. Baroque Ensembles, The Art of the Baroque and Recorder Master Class offer opportunities to work in-depth on the special skills of playing Baroque music, from ornamentation and articulation to expressing the Passions.
For the most advanced recorder players we offer high-level classes within our central program, as well as several special programs
Recorder Boot Camp
July 7-14, 2013
An auditioned program for serious and accomplished adult players who wish to carry make significant technical progress during the week. Limited to 8 students, participants work intensely with our stellar faculty to hone skills and gain musical expertise.
July 14-21, 2013
An auditioned program aimed at high-school and college-aged players who want to work in a group of like-minded peers to improve their playing, learn new skills and generally have a lot of fun making music. This program is also a springboard for the Virtuoso Recorder program.
July 14-21, 2013
An auditioned program for recorder players at the conservatory level, as well as for those just starting a career. Small classes give close contact between student and faculty and provide the opportunity for rapid and intensive learning. This is the ideal program for recorder players on their way to a career in music.
July 7-14, 2013
An auditioned program for the pre-professional and professional musician focusing on the skills of high-level interpretation of Baroque music. It is open to recorder players as well as violin, viola, cello, viola da gamba, traverso, oboe, bassoon, harpsichord and voice. Students work with well-known Baroque performers from around the US and abroad. The bonds forged among students in this program can form the basis for lasting musical collaborations in future professional life.
AEMF Recorder Faculty (all programs)
* = first week only ** = second week only no asterisk = both weeks
Flanders Recorder Quartet:
*Tom Beets, Bart Spanhove, *Joris Van Goethem, *Paul Van Loey
Letita Berlin - recorder
**Saskia Coolen - recorder
*Heloise Degrugillier - recorder, Recorder Boot Camp Co-ordinator
*Adam Gilbert - early reeds, recorder
Valerie Horst - recorder, early notation
*Na'ama Lion - renaissance and baroque flute and recorder
*Larry Lipnik - viola da gamba, recorder, Collegium Director
**Carol Marsh - early notation, recorder, viol, dance (NLA)
**Gene Murrow - recorder, dance (NLA)
Patricia Petersen - recorder, early notation
Wendy Powers - recorder
**Gwyn Roberts - recorder, baroque flute, Virtuoso Recorder and Recorder Seminar Director
**Nina Stern - recorder, Flutes and Drums Program
**Tom Zajac - recorder