American Recorder Society 2000 - 2001 Season
Join us for a new season of recorder music making, and enjoy a musical heritage spanning more than a thousand years. New members with any level of playing skill are most welcome. The Chapter is known for its beginner classes that provide a rewarding experience for those playing music, or recorder, for the first time. More advanced classes and consorts give experienced players an opportunity to improve their skills.
The first meeting is 7:30 pm September 12th, 2000 at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, 597 East Avenue. The church is on the corner of East Avenue and Goodman Street across from the Science Museum. The meeting starts with Registration and continues with playing sessions. During Registration you can preview the music for each class and consort, meet with teachers and leaders, and decide on the best choices for you.
We meet regularly on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 10:00 pm, September to May. First-hour classes are devoted to improvement of technique with classes at different skill levels. A half-hour break allows time for some sociability, a short business meeting and a mini-concert. Second hour sessions emphasize consort playing in small groups focused on a particular period or type of music.
In December and May, the Chapter holds a semi-formal concert that is open to family, friends and anyone else interested in recorder music. Dues are collected for the National ARS and the Rochester Chapter. National dues include a one-year subscription to the American Recorder magazine. The Chapter organizes a workshop in the Spring for an additional fee.
Board Members: President: Marilyn Plain, Secretary/Librarian: Ellie Chaffee, Treasurer: Kathy Madigan, Teacher Coordinator: Ginny Reynolds,
Workshop Coordinator: Linda Sweeney, Concert Coordinator/Publicity: John Miles Smith, Hospitality: Richard and Mary Taglieri
Pre-Meeting Class (7:00pm)Miniseries on Diaphragmatic Blowing: Neil Seely, 473-1463
First Hour Classes
Level I, Beginners: Neil Seely, 473-1463
Level IIA: Pat Hanley, 482-9314
For intermediate players who are familiar with playing soprano or alto recorders. We will work on expanding your knowledge of both C and F fingerings. New fingerings, faster note recognition, ensemble skills, and any questions that you may have will be topics for class work and discussion. This class is a great opportunity to add another instrument to your repertoire.
Level IIB: Liz Seely, 473-1463
For intermediate players who are comfortable with both C and F fingerings. The goals of this class are increasing technical facility, strengthening rhythmic security, enhancing listening skills, and applying these techniques to music from a variety of periods. In addition, each player may choose a specific personal goal for the year, such as learning/improving bass playing or improving sight-reading.
Level IIC: Jean Cronin, 544-5451
Learn the in’s and out’s of advanced techniques from many periods of music in a fast-paced setting. It is necessary to be comfortable with SATB recorders, be willing to add sopranino, and have good sight-reading skills.
Second Hour Consorts
General Consort: Liz Seely, 473-1463
For all levels of recorder experience. Enjoy creating a pleasing ensemble with easy music of the Renaissance, Baroque, and 20th-century eras..
Recorder Orchestra:Jean Cronin, 544-5451
Medieval Consort: Pat Hanley, 482-9314
For further information please contact the Chapter President, Marilyn Plain, at (716)475-1453.
Reminder! Come to our 1st Annual Picnic - Sat., August 26 at 1:00 p.m. at Linda Sweeney’s House