Mid-Winter Workshop faculty profiles: Catherine Bull (Renaissance Flutes); Stewart Carter (Brass and Reeds); Letitia Berlin, Jody Miller, Patricia Petersen, Anne Timberlake (Recorders); Lawrence Lipnik (Viols); Michael Fuchs (Voice)

Letitia Berlin

Tish is shown on the right (with Frances Blaker)Letitia Berlin teaches recorder and coaches ensembles in California and at workshops around the country, including the Amherst Early Music Festival, and the Port Townsend early music workshop. She is the director of the Hidden Valley Recorder Elderhostel (Carmel Valley, CA) and co-director of the San Francisco Early Music Society's Music Discovery Workshop for young children. Ms. Berlin performs regularly with the Farallon Recorder Quartet and the recorder duo Tibia. She has performed with the Carmel Bach Festival and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra as well as other ensembles. Recordings include Motets, Lieder, and Instrumental Works of Ludwig Senfl with the Farallon Recorder Quartet, Ladino love songs with Yatan Atan on the New Albion label and the second edition of the Disc Continuo play-along CD on the Katastrophe label. Ms. Berlin received a master's degree in early music performance practices from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her mentors and teachers have included Inga Morgan, Saskia Coolen, Marion Verbruggen, Carol Marsh and Ross Duffin.


Catherine Bull

Catherine Bull holds degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill (with honors) and the New England Conservatory in Early Music. Following her graduate studies in Boston she studied and work in the Netherlands and Belgium, where she was a student of Wilbert Hazelzet. She has performed in the Utrecht, Boston, and Berkeley Early Music Festivals, as well as main-stream festivals and series such as Piccolo Spoleto and St. Martin-in-the-Fields. She has performed on Renaissance flute with the Musicians of Swanne Alley, Harmonie Universelle, and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. Catherine has presented workshops on Renaissance flute at the Lousiana State University, the University of Kansas, and in the Atlanta area. She has been heard many times on NPR’s Performance Today on both modern and historical flutes.


 Stewart Carter

Stewart Carter is Executive Editor of the Historic Brass Society Journal and former Editor of Historical Performance, the journal of Early Music America. He is also General Editor of Bucina: The Historic Brass Society Series. He has edited two collections of essays, A Performer's Guide to Seventeenth-Century Music (New York: Schirmer Books, 1997) and Perspectives in Brass Scholarship: Proceedings of the International Early Brass Symposium, Amherst 1995 (Stuyvesant, NY:Pendragon, 1997). He has contributed articles to Early Music,Performance Practice Review, Historical Performance, Historic Brass Society Journal, Early Brass Journal, A Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music, and Women Composers through the Ages (vol. 2). He has edited two volumes of the music of Isabella Leonarda for the series Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era (Madison, WI: A-R Editions). In 2001 he received the Christopher Monk Award from the Historic Brass Society, for outstanding service to the early brass field. Carter is an active performer on recorder and sackbut. He has performed throughout the United States as well is in Europe and Taiwan. In the spring of 2000 he was guest lecturer and early music ensemble director at National Sun-Yat Sen University in Taiwan. Carter has taught early wind instruments at early music workshops throughout the United States, including the Amherst Early Music Festival/Workshop and the Mideast Recorder Workshop. He received the PhD degree in musicology from Stanford University. Carter teaches music theory, music history, and trombone at Wake Forest, and also directs the Collegium Musicum.


Michael Fuchs

Michael Fuchs has enjoyed an active career as a conductor, educator, and singer.  He is currently the Director of Choral Activities at Clayton State University in Morrow, GA where he conducts the Chorale, Collegium Vocale (an early music vocal ensemble) and teaches courses in conducting and music history. He recently graduated with a doctoral degree in choral conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he conducted the University of Cincinnati Women’s Chorus and was Co-Director of the Collegium Vocale.  Choirs under his direction have performed across the United States and internationally while receiving numerous honors and awards. He has prepared choruses for performances with Joe Miller, Annunziata Tomaro, Mark Gibson, and Joseph Flummerfelt. Previous positions include Artistic Director of Musica, the premier chamber choir of Dayton, Ohio, Founder and Artistic Director of the Westminster Bach Consort, and the Graduate Assistant Conductor for the Westminster Choir. Dr. Fuchs has held public school teaching positions in Fairfax County, Virginia and church music positions in Ohio, North Dakota, Virginia, and New Jersey. Dr. Fuchs holds additional degrees from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, and Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.


Lawrence Lipnik

Lawrence Lipnik has performed with many acclaimed early music ensembles from ARTEK and Anonymous 4 to Piffaro and the Waverly Consort, and is a founding member of the viol consort Parthenia and vocal ensemble Lionheart.  He has recently prepared a performing edition of Francesco Cavalli’s opera La Calisto, which was commissioned by the Juilliard School and performed by the San Francisco Opera, and was continuo gambist and recorder player for a new production of Monteverdi's Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria at Wolf Trap.  In addition to performing, he is co-director of the New York Recorder Guild, enjoys a busy teaching schedule which has included national and international festivals from the Benslow Music Trust in the UK, Port Townsend, San Diego and Madison Early Music to Pinewoods and Amherst, instructor of viol, recorder and early music performance at Wesleyan University, music editor for an upcoming authoritative edition of the original songs from the plays of William Shakespeare, as well as contributor to the Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Contemporary Dramatists.  He has recorded for numerous labels including EMI, Angel, Nimbus, Virgin, Sony, Koch International and Cantaloupe, and has been a frequent musical collaborator with artist William Wegman.


Jody Miller

He is director of Lauda Musicam of Atlanta and teaches private recorder and French horn lessons in the Atlanta area.  Previously, he has served on the faculty of the Atlanta Early Music Alliance Mid-Winter Workshop and has taught recorder workshops through the Atlanta Recorder Society, the Birmingham Recorder Society, and the Memphis Flute Society.  Miller performs most frequently with Ritornello Baroque Ensemble, but often collaborates with modern instrumentalists when performing his favorite works--contemporary chamber music for recorder.  He works closely with composer Timothy Broege and is currently working on a compact disc recording of the recorder music of Broege.




Pat Petersen

She holds an MFA in Early Music Performance from Sarah Lawrence College.  A Director Emerita of Amherst Early Music, she is a regular faculty member at that and many other weekend and week-long workshops.  She performs on recorder and other early winds, and has appeared with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.  She has coached early music ensembles at Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  An ARS certified teacher, she teaches recorder, early music, and English country dance in North Carolina and at workshops around the country, and has a passion for playing from facsimiles of early 15th-century music.




Anne Timberlake

Anne has appeared across the United States performing repertoire from Bach to twenty-first-century premieres to Celtic tunes. She holds degrees in recorder performance from Oberlin Conservatory, where she studied with Alison Melville, and Indiana University, where she studied with Eva Legene and won the 2007 Early Music Institute Concerto Competition. Anne has received awards from the American Recorder Society and the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, and was awarded a Fulbright Grant to study recorder performance in Belgium. She is a founding member of the ensemble Wayward Sisters, specializing in music of the early Baroque. The Newberry Consort recently presented Wayward Sisters as Emerging Artists for their 2010-2011 concert season. With Musik Ekklesia, Anne has recorded for the Sono Luminus label. Anne Enjoys teaching as well as playing. In addition to maintaining a private studio, Anne has coached through Indiana University's Pre-College Recorder Program, Oberlin's Baroque Performance Institute, Catacoustic's community recorder program, and numerous ARS chapters.