the Twin Cities Recorder Guild (TCRG)
The Twin Cities Recorder Guild (TCRG),
based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, is a chapter of the American
Recorder Society. It is a non-profit organization with the goal of supporting
and encouraging recorder playing in our community. We provide opportunities
for members to play together and to learn
more about recorder playing, and we share recorder and early music with
the community through performances, workshops, and a newsletter.
We have monthly meetings (September
- May) for recorder players of all ages and levels; they include group
playing, a presentation by our music director or guest, socializing, and
an opportunity to buy music and instruments. For summer playing opportunities,
check with the president. Members
occasionally organize sessions at various times over the summer. Ask for
your name to be included on the notification list.
We produce a newsletter, maintain a lending
library of recorder music & instruments, and sponsor
recorder and early music workshops and performances.
Notice to school teachers: Members of TCRG are available
to come to your school and demonstrate recorders of all sizes, answer
questions, and play a variety of music in a recorder ensemble. Contact
Barbara Aslakson (952-545-3178)
or Jean Allison Olson.
Workshop with Vicki
1 - 4 pm + concert at 7:30 pm
Room, 275 East 4th St.
Downtown St. Paul, Minnesota
Location: the Baroque
Room, 275 East 4th St., downtown Saint Paul.
Cost for workshop + concert: $35 for TCRG members, $45 for
non-members, and $20 for students, with scholarships available.
Registration: Send in an Advance
registration form or register at the door.
1-4 pm: Workshop with Vicki
Boeckman, a well-known teacher and professional recorder
player from the Seattle area. She has been a featured soloist with
the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Portland Opera, and Philharmonia
Northwest Orchestra and is a member of the chamber trio Ensemble
Electra. She is the Artistic Director for the Port Townsend Early
Music Workshop, Music Director for the Portland Recorder Society,
and on the faculty for the Artist Diploma program at Cornish college
of the Arts in Seattle.
The repertoire for the workshop will be varied and
eclectic and will include:
Vicki has also suggested reading the following titles:
7:30 PM Concert with Clea Galhano and Vicki
Boeckman, recorders, and supporting musicians, at the Baroque
Room. Admission is included in your registration fee. For those
who do not participate in the workshop, concert cost is $20 general
admission; $10 seniors and students.
Complete schedule of 2013-2014
Free Beginners' Group at every TCRG
The Beginners' Group is led by Jean Allison Olson and is open to
anyone who is new to the recorder or wants to review skills or learn
a different size recorder. Please tell us when you arrive if you
want to take advantage of this opportunity. The group meets for
about an hour during each meeting.
Small Group Formation
TCRG offers the opportunity to form small groups apart from the
If you are interested, send your choice for type of music and
area preferred to the president.
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