The 12th Annual Mid-Winter Workshop for Recorders, Viols, Voices, Plucked Strings, Brass and Reeds (and others). Atlanta, GA area, January 23rd and 24th, 2015.
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2015 Mid-Winter Workshop (12th annual)
for Recorders, Viols, Voices, Plucked Strings, Brass and Reeds (and others).
Atlanta, GA area, January 23rd and 24th, 2015
Sponsored by the Atlanta Early Music Alliance (AEMA), the Atlanta Chapter of the
American Recorder Society (ARS-Atlanta) and encouraged by regional members of the Viola da Gamba Society (VdGSA).
Faculty: Letitia Berlin, Jody Miller, Patricia Petersen, Anne Timberlake (Recorders); Larry Lipnik (Viols and Voices & Viols); Stewart Carter (Loud Band); Kathy Smith (Harps), Catherine Bull (Renaissance flutes). Faculty members are well known in Early Music performance and teaching at workshops. [see Biographies]
At this workshop, Recorders and Viols will play primarily instrumental music. There will be Friday evening sessions of Voices and Viols. All but Harps will also practice a FINALE piece, in which all musicians participate at the conclusion of the workshop. There will also be classes for Loud Band (Early Brass and Reeds), Friday evening and Saturday (on your instruments). We may send out, separately, further information about Friday evening Flute sessions. Also, we offer Friday evening sessions for Renaissance Flutes [Please bring your own Renaissance Flutes (A=440). There will also be up to 10 or 11 Flutes available, on loan from Catherine Bull and Lauda Musicam of Atlanta, on a first registered-first-play basis].
Music: Emphasis will be on Early Music, but some newer music for historical instruments will be featured. Each participant will receive sheet music with a detailed confirmation letter before Christmas. If you play a transposing instrument, please be ready to transpose the music yourself. All instruments should be tuned to A=440 Hz.
Dates and Times: The workshop will start on Friday, January 23rd at 6:30 PM. It will continue Saturday, January 24th at 9 AM and finish before 6 PM.
Place near Atlanta: McCleskey Middle School (where Jody Miller teaches); 4080 Maybreeze Rd, Marietta, GA 30066-2734
Participants: Participants should be at least 14 years of age, unless recommended by a music teacher in writing. You should have intermediate or advanced ability for Choral Singing or for playing your Recorders, Viols, Plucked Strings, Reeds or Brass. Other “early” instruments are very welcome! Of course, you should bring your own instruments to this workshop. We will schedule your class assignments to play your primary instrument. Please indicate if you want to alternate playing your primary and a secondary instrument or participate in choral singing (Voices and Viols, Friday evening only).
Enrollment limit: The facility may handle 90 participants plus Faculty. Therefore, enrollment will be by USPS postmark. Beyond 90, a waiting list, again by postmark, will serve, if cancellations occur.
Cost: the basic fee will be $120. Members of AEMA and the Atlanta Recorder Society will receive a discount of $20. Refunds, minus $35 for provided music and unrecoverable costs, can be granted for cancellations on or before January 10th, 2015, whether you or we have to cancel. Friday-only events: Some Singers and Flutists join in for Friday evening sessions only (Voices and Viols or, maybe, Renaissance Flutes [we are exploring that possibility]). They pay the Friday-only fee. When full-time participants join these sessions, there is no extra charge for them. The music is included in the fee, if registration is postmarked November 30th or earlier. After November 30th, there will be a music fee of $20. There will be an additional (late) fee of $20 after Dec. 31st.
Meals: A box lunch for Saturday is included in the fee. Please indicate if you need a vegetarian or vegan meal.
Housing: We will send you recommendations for hotels near the venue with the confirmation letter.
Emerging Players: As in previous years, there will be no sessions for “emerging” Recorder or Viol players.
Scholarships: A few scholarships for intermediate or advanced players aged 14 or older, are available upon a written personal or teacher request. Fees would be waived, except for a $20 charge for music and $6 for the Saturday box lunch. With the scholarship, there is an expectation to help with a few chores before, during and/or after the workshop.