Mid-Winter Workshop faculty profiles: Jack Ashworth (Recorders and Viols), Stewart Carter (Brass and Reeds), Holly Maurer (Recorders and Viols), Jody Miller (Recorders), Pat Petersen (Recorders), Jennifer Streeter (Recorders)

Jack Ashworth

Jack Ashworth retired recently from the University of Louisville, where he taught music history and directed the Early Music Ensemble after completing the DMA at Stanford University in 1977. As a specialist in early winds, strings and keyboard instruments, he has served on early music workshop faculties in the United States, England, Canada and Australia and has performed with Wieland Kuijken, Fretwork and Trio Settecento, among others. Jack wrote the article on “Keyboard Instruments” in A Performer’s Guide to Renaissance Music as well as co-authoring (with Paul O’Dette) articles on basso continuo in both this volume and the companion A Performer’s Guide to Seventeenth-Century Music. Running the Numbers, a handbook on continuo realization for keyboard players he co-authored with Frances Fitch, was published in 2011. Jack received the Thomas Binkley Award from Early Music America in 1999 and was President of the Viola da Gamba Society of America from 1996-2000.


 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.


Holly Maurer

Holly Maurer received a BA from St. Lawrence University in music and religion and the MM from The New England Conservatory in performance practice of early music where she studied with Grace Feldman. Since coming to Charlotte in 1993, Holly has been a member of Carolina Pro Musica performing throughout the Southeast including concerts at Wingate, Sweetbriar College of Virginia, Davidson College and Gardner Webb. The group performs on their own series in Charlotte and has been featured on concert series in Asheville, Columbia, Lincolnton and Belmont where Carolina Pro Musica is a resident artist ensemble at Belmont Abbey College. In 2005 the ensemble presented concerts in and around London, England and in 2009 performed at the Boston Early Music Ensemble. In addition to concerts with Carolina Pro Musica, Holly performed regularly with Carolina Baroque of Salisbury and has been a guest artist with several groups in the area. She is a member of the music faculty of Central Piedmont Community College where she directs the Early Music Consort and Baroque Performance Class.


Jody Miller

Jody Miller 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.


Patricia Petersen

Patricia Petersen 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.


Jennifer Streeter

Jennifer Streeter teaches privately and at a number of workshops including the Amherst Early Music Festival, the Shenandoah Recorder Society, and the Triangle Recorder Society (NC). She is the Music Director of the Triangle Recorder Society where she conducts monthly playing meetings as well as the director of the annual Triangle Recorder Society workshop. She has performed throughout the United States and Europe with acclaimed ensembles such as the North Carolina, Indianapolis, and Seattle Baroque Orchestras, Three Notch'd Road: the Charlottesville Baroque Ensemble, Raleigh Camerata, and as concerto soloist with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic and Indiana University Baroque Orchestras. In addition she has been a featured artist at the Bloomington, Magnolia Baroque, and Amherst Early Music Festivals. She holds masters' degrees in harpsichord and recorder from the Early Music Institute at Indiana University, studying with Elisabeth Wright and Eva Legêne. Originally from Europe, she now calls Cary, NC home