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Grass Mountain Tour

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Grass Mountain Tour
Alison Dennis
Date and Time:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Total Cost:
Minimum Age Level:
All ages
Skill Level:
All ages
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May 3, 2019
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Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Experience a guided walk on Grass Mountain, Sitka’s newly acquired 80-acre property, led by Executive Director, Alison Dennis. Participants will walk through coastal forest and meadows and explore the land's past, present and future. All ages welcome. We will cover approximately one mile on foot including some moderate inclines and declines. Plan on walking and standing for 1.5 hours. Registered participants will meet up at the Sitka Center Library on the main campus before heading out to Grass Mountain together. An optional brown bag lunch will take place back on the main campus after the tour.

About the Instructor(s)

Faculty includes Frances Blaker, and Letitia Berlin  both of whom perform, record and teach workshops in the United States and abroad. Frances, who composes for recorder and other instruments, and Letitia are based in the San Francisco Bay area and form the duo Tibia (  

Guest instructors:

Jitka Konečná studied recorder at the Royal College of Music in London (prof. Ashley Solomon and prof. Julien Feltrin) and at the Conservatoire in Ostrava (prof. Jan Kvapil). She received her postgraduate diploma with Distinction, and at the same time she was awarded the McKenna Prize for the Baroque Music. In parallel, she completed the engineering and doctoral studies at the Technical University in Ostrava. Jitka is regularly giving master classes (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, England, USA) and performs at concerts in the Czech Republic and abroad. Since 2009 she is teaching recorder at the Conservatoire in Olomouc and in Ostrava, from the same year, she also acts as an instructor of the training program for teachers. She is active manager of training courses and seminars, creative workshops and concerts for children, students, teachers and professional recorder players. She is a founding member of i Flautisti – The London Recorder Quartet. “Jitka was a very popular recorder teacher at Amherst in 2018.  She brought lively ideas to class and inspired her students.  Her students loved her and she got great reviews during her time there” ~Frances Blaker

Vicki Boeckman is thrilled to be returning to teach at the Winds and Waves workshop and collaborate with her fabulous colleagues. Her career as a professional recorder player has been a highly rewarding journey and she delights in the opportunities to play in a wide variety of musical styles. Since settling in Seattle in 2004, Vicki has been a featured soloist with Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, The Oregon Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, the Portland Opera, Medieval Women's Choir, Gallery Concerts, Philharmonia Northwest Orchestra, and the Skagit Symphony. She adores playing chamber music of all styles in various configurations with colleagues in Seattle and around the country collaborating with new projects and ideas. Vicki is a two-time recipient of the recorder residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Oregon, and a two-time recipient of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program. Currently she is Music Director for the Seattle Recorder Society, co-director of the Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound (ROPS) with colleague Charles Coldwell, and Artistic Director for the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop, (now held at UPS in Tacoma). Vicki has been on the faculty of Music Center of the Northwest since 2005 and adores teaching children as well as adults.

Materials List: Students Bring

Comfortable walking shoes (your feet could get wet walking through grassy areas)

Layers of clothing for wet or warm weather

Sun and insect protection

Water bottle

Camera or camera phone (optional)

Brown bag lunch (optional)

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

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