56605 Sitka Drive
Otis, OR 97368
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A residency for up to 6 weeks offered to professional recorder instrument musicians.
Application deadline:
March 15 , 2023
  • Uninterrupted time to focus on musical expression
  • Opportunity to live among a small group of resident artists, ecologists, and writers
  • A private residence and workspace in a tranquil setting on the Oregon coast, adjacent to Cascade Head Scenic Research Area, the Salmon River Estuary,  and Cascade Head Experimental Forest


Members of the Oregon Coast Recorder Society have raised $103,000 to establish a recorder residency at Sitka, beginning in 2003.

To be eligible for the residency, applicants are required to earn part of their income from recorder performance or composition for the recorder. This is to indicate that applicants should have a degree of professionalism, and people at the beginning of a career are as welcome as mature artists.

Residencies are 2 – 6 weeks in length, and living space and a studio are provided. Past residents have taught  workshops  and given concerts in the community. New in 2022: An anonymous donor is supporting a $500/week honorarium in support of this residency. The honorarium can be used in any way the resident chooses.

Our Residency Program Overview addresses many questions that applicants have about being at resident at the Sitka Center.


  • Adéla Gardavská, Washington DC (2019)
  • Frances Blaker & Letitia Berlin, California (2018)
  • Saskia Coolen, Amsterdam Netherlands (2017)
  • Alison Melville, Toronto Canada (2016)
  • Rotem Gilbert, California (2015)
  • Charles Coldwell, Washington (2014)
  • Phil and Gail Neuman, Oregon (2013)
  • Louise Carslake, California (2013)
  • Frances Feldon, California (2013)
  • Letitia Berlin, California (2003, 2006 and 2011, 2018)
  • Frances Blaker, California (2003, 2006 and 2011, 2013, 2018)
  • Vicki Boeckman, Denmark (2005 and 2010)
  • Shira Kammen, California (2006)
  • Verena Wüsthoff, Germany (2007)
  • Judith Linsenberg, California (2008, 2012)
  • Annette Bauer, California, native of Germany (2009)