Port Townsend 2021 Summer Workshop

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Port Townsend

Early Music Workshop

held remotely this year in the comfort of your own home!

July 6 – August 1, 2021

As more and more people get vaccinated, and the weather warms up, there is a fierce desire to get off screen and back to in-person music making. Believe us, we are right there with you, but we must maintain caution and take baby steps while emerging out of the pandemic—especially with any kind of large gathering of players of wind instruments. Our choice to offer a virtual workshop is and was the only prudent one we could make at this time. We are profoundly grateful for the technology and continue to be in awe of everyone’s adaptability and the power of remote teaching and learning. The willingness and creativity from faculty to offer unique topics has been overwhelmingly positive. They all love teaching and there is truly something for everyone.

We can boast four mini-workshops, which will provide greater immersion on the same topic over several consecutive days, and eight single one-off classes. Mini workshops will be with Eric Mentzel from the Medieval Women’s Choir who will illuminate the many facets of medieval song; recorder virtuosi Eva Legene and Astrid Andersson will help us unravel and adapt Telemann’s own ornamentation from the methodical sonatas to his duets; the inimitable Mary Springfels will gently coax us to jump headfirst into the importance of rhetoric in the Baroque; and Anna Mansbridge will infectiously encourage us to kick up our feet and dance! Single class instructors will include Saskia Coolen from Holland, Frances Blaker and Tish Berlin from California, Phil and Gayle Newman from Oregon, Cléa Galhano zooming in from Brazil (!) and our own rising stars Caroline Nicolas and Isabella Pagel from Seattle. We are especially excited for Isabella to offer two fascinating classes for kids with indigenous music from around the world! July is still a long way off, but we are eager to embark on this collaboration and hope to see you there!

As always, Vicki will be available to help with questions about class content, and Jo will be available to help with logistics and practical questions.

Feel free to email us!

Vicki and Jo



Visit www.seattle-recorder.org/workshop for the scoop on signing up

and details on how things will work.

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Port Townsend Early Music Workshop/Seattle Recorder Society
4727 42nd Ave SW #207
Seattle, Washington 98116 – USA


Author: 1womanretreat

Kathryn is a freelance writer, musician, and Latin tutor based in the Sierra foothills. She enjoys performing and teaching early music on recorder and flute.

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