ARS Newsletter Archives

ARS Newsletters 2011 - present

On 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, 2023
October 31, 2023
September 26, 2023
August 29, 2023
July 25, 2023
June 27, 2023
May 30, 2023
April 25, 2023
March 28, 2023
February 28, 2023
January 31, 2023
November 29, 2022
October 25, 2022
September 27, 2022
August 29, 2022
July 29, 2022
May 27, 2022
March 25, 2022

Final print newsletter: Spring 2022