The 13th Annual Mid-Winter Workshop for Voices, Recorders, Viols and other “early” instruments. North Atlanta Metro area, January 22nd and 23rd, 2016.

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(and we really prefer for you to do it on-line, because it's so much easier for us, and more likely to be accurate for you)

This brochure in PDF format.

The registration form in PDF format

 2016 Mid-Winter Workshop (13th annual)

 for Voices, Recorders, and Viols and other “early” instruments.
North Atlanta Metro area, January 22nd and 23rd, 2016

 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: Will include Stewart Carter (Loud Instruments), Letitia Berlin, Jody Miller, Pat Petersen, Anne Timberlake (Recorders); Larry Lipnik (Voices and Viols); Michael Fuchs (Voices on Saturday); Catherine Bull (Renaissance Flutes on Saturday morning). [see Biographies]

2014 Finale Performance

At this workshop, Recorders and Viols will play primarily instrumental music. There will be Friday evening sessions of Voices and Viols. There will also be classes for Loud Band (Early Brass and Reeds), Friday evening and Saturday (on your instruments) and for Voices on Saturday. Renaissance Flute will be taught Saturday morning (flutes will be provided). All will practice a FINALE piece, in which all musicians participate at the conclusion of the workshop. 

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 22nd at 6:30 PM. It will continue Saturday, January 23rd at 9 AM and finish before 6 PM. The time will be divided into 6 class sessions (2 on Friday, 4 on Saturday), plus the finale performance.

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, Reeds or Brass.
Other “early” instruments are very welcome! Of course, you should bring your own instruments to this workshop.

Classes: There will be 6 class sessions: 2 on Friday, 4 on Saturday. You can choose to do all 6 classes on one instrument category, or split the classes among multiple instrument categories. Voices and Viols are together on Friday evening only (2 classes). 2 Renaissance flute classes are available Saturday morning.

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 $130. Members of AEMA and the Atlanta Recorder Society will receive a discount of $30.   Refunds, minus $35 for provided music and unrecoverable costs, can be granted for cancellations on or before January 9th, 2016, whether you or we have to cancel.

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 personal or teacher request sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Fees will 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. Scholarship recipients are required to register on-line.

Register with Mickey Gillmor (by Nov 30 2015 to receive all discounts). (Registrar), 947 Blue Ridge Ave. Atlanta, GA 30306-4416 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 [Printable registration form]

[On-line registration]

On-line registration: Our preference is on-line registration because it's less work for us and more accurate for you. If you register on-line, payment will either be by check (made out to AEMA and sent to M. Gillmor) or by Paypal. If paying with Paypal, an additional fee will be charged to cover Paypal fees.

   For Questions: Jorg Voss: e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 770-998-3575

We waive a $20 music fee, if you register and pay by November 30th, 2015.Registration after December 31 will incur an additional $20 late fee.

(Payment by date on envelope).

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