In response to overwhelming demand we will offer TWO weeks of SFEMS Recorder Workshop
this year! Now we can include more people while keeping classes small.
Pick your week, or come to both. Fill your days with recorder ensembles,
technique class, Renaissance consort, recorder orchestra, master class,
Feldenkrais movement, concerts, lectures, and more. Explore medieval, Renaissance,
Baroque, Contemporary, and World Music in an intimate setting with world-class
faculty. Develop your recorder technique and ensemble skills in an inspiring and
We offer classes for intermediate and advanced players, amateurs and professionals,
ensemble players and soloists, conductors and music teachers. Bring your
ensemble and be guaranteed a daily group class. Please apply before March 1
to be guaranteed a daily class for your ensemble (minimum of five players).
We welcome an international faculty of magnificent performers and charismatic
teachers to both Recorder Workshops. Directors Rotem Gilbert and
Hanneke van Proosdij have planned two weeks of intense playing, listening,
and learning in a supportive and social environment.
Harmony of the Spheres
Week I, July 10-16, features Annette Bauer, Frances Feldon, and
Hanneke van Proosdij from the Bay Area,
Inga Funck and Rotem Gilbert from Los Angeles,
and Tricia van Oers from New York State. In addition to our regular faculty,
Katherine Heater will join us on harpsichord along with
Shirley Hunt on viola da gamba. Stacey Palinka will lead our Feldenkrais movement
classes, and Rebekah Ahrendt will provide an evening lecture.
David Morris will
lead a mini-workshop, and Recorder Orchestra will be under the electrifying
direction of Rotem Gilbert.
Gods and Monsters
Week II, July 17-23, features Frances Feldon, Shira Kammen,
and Hanneke van Proosdij
from the Bay Area, Inga Funck and Rotem Gilbert from Los Angeles,
and Tricia van Oers from New York State.
Katherine Heater, Shirley Hunt, and Stacey Palinka will again
join the regular
faculty; Rotem Gilbert will give an evening lecture. Greg Ingles will lead a
mini-workshop, and Recorder Orchestra will be under the coruscating direction
of Hanneke van Proosdij.
We are located on a quiet campus one block from the Rockridge BART
(Bay Area Rapid Transit)
St.Albertís Priory offers
comfortable classrooms, private dorm rooms,
a serene courtyard,
and a beautiful church with splendid acoustics for our student and faculty
Surrounded by beautiful gardens, we are secluded from the outside world
yet only blocks
away from our favorite coffee shops,
restaurants, and grocery store in Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood.
See what our 2010 participants have to say about our workshop:
"This was the best workshop ever!"
"I enjoyed the workshop very much. It was well organized and the instruction was top-notch.
Many thanks to the directors, faculty and staff for all their hard work."
"Fabulous week--exceeded all expectations!"
"Great experience! Faculty concerts were terrific!"
Workshop Fees and Online Enrollment
The fee for each Recorder workshop is $445 for enrollment by May 2,
$495 for enrollment received May 3 or later. Discounts are available for
SFEMS members and for enrollment in more than one workshop. Room and board at
St. Albert's Priory is $335,
single occupancy only. All details are on the
fees and enrollment page.
Mark your calendars now for the SFEMS Recorder workshop.
Enroll by May 2 and save!
Once you have enrolled, please download the
Registrants' Packet for
week I or
which contains class selection and
background forms for class placement as well as detailed information about
workshop facilities and events.
Please return the forms as soon as possible for best class placement.
We look forward to seeing you at one or both of the workshops!