Recorder Special Programs

Auditioned Programs for Recorder Players. (May 1st, 2015 audition deadline)

Recorder Boot Camp July 5-12, 2015 An auditioned program for serious and accomplished adult players who wish to make significant technical progress in a short period of time. Limited to 8 students, participants work intensively with our stellar faculty to hone skills and gain musical expertise. Directed by Heloise Degrugillier.

Recorder Seminar July 12-19, 2015 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. Directed by Gwyn Roberts.

Virtuoso Recorder July 12-19, 2015 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. Directed by Gwyn Roberts.

Baroque Academy July 5-12, 2015 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, flute, oboe, bassoon, harpsichord and voice. Students work with well-known Baroque performers from the US and Europe. The bonds forged among students in this program can form the basis for lasting musical collaborations in future professional life. Directed by Saskia Coolen.

Tuition: $620. Click here for information on Room and Board options. Registration opens by Feb. 1, 2015.

Audition due date: May 1, 2015

Audition Information

To audition, please click below to visit our page on

Submit your digital application

You will need to submit:

1. $30 registration fee

2. Your resume or a brief description (one or two paragraphs) summarizing your musical background and experience, including formal and informal training and education.

3. 10-15 minutes of music showing your technique, expression, and understanding of baroque style. The piece need not be accompanied. For 2015, please include a selection from an Italian or Spanish composer if possible. Please include composer and title information with your submission.

Many file types for audio and video can be uploaded on the Acceptd website. 


Early Music America and the American Recorder Society provide scholarships.  You may also consider contacting your local arts and cultural societies about possible funding. We would be happy to help in providing documentation to assist you in obtaining a third-party scholarship.

Work-Study tuition assistance available in exchange for help with various tasks around the festival.  Application will be posted and linked here when it is available.