ARS Newsletter Archives
ARS Newsletters 2011 - presentOn this page, you can download each ARS Newsletter from 2011 to the most current issue. Recently, the newsletter was converted to a digital format, and the archive is below.
Additionally, we completed another archive project: the scanning and turning into PDF’s all of the American Recorder Society Newsletters 1950-1959. The ARS Newsletter began with Issue No. 1 in January 1950 “after ten years of more or less fitful existence” compiled and edited by Bernard Krainis with 4 pages, then LaNoue Davenport as Editor (1953-1958), leading to the Last Issue No. 38 October 1959 (16 pages) with Martha Bixler as Editor leading to her being appointed as the first Editor of the American Recorder magazine for its inaugural issue in 1960.
Early newsletters included local, chapter (First Chapter of ARS in Boston April 1955), and national news, a little news from the international recorder world, meeting reports, music reviews, concert listings, listings and developments of the early American Recorder Music Editions, which started in November 1950 (then 40 cents for ARS members), book reviews, record reviews, listings of music stores to buy instruments and music, instruments for sale/wanted, and workshop announcements.
Of particular interest was the series of 10 articles written by Anthony Rowland-Jones entitled “Technique” which presumably served as the basis of his three subsequent books on recorder technique.
Click here to access the archive of these early American Recorder Newsletters (1950 - 1959).
For print newsletters (Spring 2022 and before), click on Newsletter image to access Adobe PDF File for reading, downloading, or saving. Digital ARS NEWS e-newsletter archive:November 28, 2023October 31, 2023September 26, 2023August 29, 2023July 25, 2023June 27, 2023May 30, 2023April 25, 2023March 28, 2023February 28, 2023January 31, 2023November 29, 2022October 25, 2022September 27, 2022August 29, 2022July 29, 2022May 27, 2022March 25, 2022Final print newsletter: Spring 2022