Twin Cities Recorder Guild
The Minnesota chapter of the American Recorder Society

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About Us:

About 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 Boeckman
Saturday, April 19, 2014
1 - 4 pm + concert at 7:30 pm
Baroque 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 meeting dates

Free Beginners' Group at every TCRG meeting!

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 regular meetings.
If you are interested, send your choice for type of music and area preferred to the president.



TCRG Poster!
Please distribute & post!

Internet radio for recorder players

Questions or comments about TCRG?  See the contacts page.
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Last updated April 12, 2014