Virtual Chapter Meetings
Want to play with others, but you don't have a group in your area? Or, perhaps you play with a group but prefer not to meet in person due to the pandemic. Here are many options for meeting and playing with others on a virtual platform. There may be a visitor fee -- check the chapter website. All levels of players are welcome!
- North American Virtual Recorder Society navrs.org
Our "doors" are open to anyone interested in joining our Chapter. As a North American Virtual Recorder Society member, you’ll be part of an online community of recorder players and get to participate in "playing meetings," workshops and technique sessions specific to our Chapter. We're building a recorder community and hope you'll want to be a part of it. Check out the options below to learn more. Please note: Your first session does not require membership, but after that you must be a NAVRS Chapter member to attend playing meetings.
- The Atlanta Recorder Society is holding virtual monthly meetings and we welcome participation from anyone who is interested in joining us. Regular dues are $25/year, Supporting membership = $50/year.
Our next meetings:
Sunday, February 20th (3:00 to 4:30 eastern time), guest leader is Jody Miller (members only).
Sunday, March 20th (3:00 to 4:30 eastern time), our annual Consort Day. Members play for each other. Must have at least one recorder in the group.
- The Dallas Recorder Society started hosting zoom meetings shortly after the pandemic started. In Sep 2021 we started hybrid meetings and plan to continue hybrid meetings for the foreseeable future. Our website is dallasrecordersociety.org.
- The Denver Recorder Society currently offers virtual sessions only, attracting members from across the Us and Canada. Once the pandemic situation allows for in-person attendance again, we will offer a hybrid format. Our website is denverrecordersociety.org. Dues are $30 per season, or $10 per session.
NEW for Summer 2022: The Denver Recorder Society is hosting free online "Summer Recorder Sessions in the Rockies" June 1-August 21, on first Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. and third Sundays from 4-5 p.m. (Mountain time). Each Zoom session will be 60 minutes. Goals will be to keep up skills, improve them, and have fun playing. Anyone may attend who may be just a bit rusty on their instruments, or might like a fun way to get back in shape or to stay in shape. Selections will be geared mostly to C instruments, but some repertoire will also work on F instruments. There is no charge, and recorder players of all levels are welcome, regardless of whether they are Denver Recorder Society members. For more info or to indicate interest, contact Bill Urban, firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Greater Fredericksburg Chapter has been offering both virtual and hybrid. During the winter months we have been completely virtual. Once the weather warms up, we will be back outside with our hybrid meetings. Our meetings are also recorded and go up on our Youtube channel so people can watch them at their convenience.
- Highland Park Recorder Society (NJ): In HPRS's monthly online Seminar Series in Early Music Performance, Dr. Lewis R. Baratz covers recorder technique, individual composers, and regional playing styles of the Renaissance and Baroque, deftly weaving together historical background, recorded and live performances of recorders alone and with accompanying instruments, detailed analysis of the music and instructions on learning to play it, with opportunities to play along and to ask questions. Seminar meetings are held via Zoom on the third Monday of the month from January to June 2022. We welcome all Early Music lovers, players of recorders, strings, and other instruments at all levels of levels of experience. We meet from 7:30 - 9:00 P.M. on Zoom, with a Meet and Greet from 7:15 - 7:30 P.M. and a Q and A from 9:00 - 9:30 P.M. For registration information, visit http://www.hprecorder.org.
- The Milwaukee Area Recorder Society (MARS) is only meeting virtually via Zoom. We practice the second Sunday of the month and welcome visitors to join us. We have no foreseeable plans to meet in person, but will explore a hybrid model when we do so. Contact Deborah Dorn at email@example.com for more information.
- The Recorder Society of Long Island has been offering Virtual meetings since September 2020, moving to Hybrid for the Fall of 2021. We made the decision to go virtual again with the surge in Covid cases at the beginning of 2022, but hope to return to Hybrid in March. Our Hybrid meetings are designed specifically to provide the optimal experience for both in-person players AND virtual ones. We welcome visitors and new members. Our current membership includes players from as far afield as Michigan and Maine in the US, as well as South Africa! Meetings this year are led by Music Director, Rachel Begley. Check out our website for more details: www.rsli.info
- The Rochester Chapter has been holding virtual meetings via Zoom. Our last scheduled class is next Tuesday evening Feb 8th, 2022 with Alison Melville. We are planning on 1 or 2 more of these classes this spring. http://www.rochars.org/
Upcoming meetings Fridays at 7:00pm PST:
February 4:Carnival! Brazilian Music led by Peter Siebert (fully virtual format)
March 4: Program TBD
April 1: Program TBD
May 6: Members Night (groups including at least one SRS member play for the community)www.seattle-recorder.orgwww.mossbayrecorders.org