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Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.
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 (www.tibiaduo.com).
Guest instructor Vicki Boeckman is thrilled to return and teach at the Winds and Waves workshop. 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.
Guest Instructor Rainer Beckmann, a native of Germany, performs with a large variety of early music ensembles in the Philadelphia Tri-State area. He is a founding member of La Bernardinia Baroque Ensemble and a member of Vox Renaissance Consort. As featured soloist and guest musician, he has appeared with Camerata Ama Deus, Melomanie, Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Tempesta di Mare Baroque Orchestra, Piffaro – The Renaissance Band, Buxtehude Consort, Curtis Opera, West Jersey Chamber Music Society, and Early Music New York. Rainer is a first-prize winner at the Holland Open Recorder Festival Competition and the Performance Contest of the Dutch Concert Agency. As a founding member of Il Flauto Giocoso and the Landini Consort, he performed in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Italy, and Israel. In Brazil, he taught recorder and music history at the State University of Ceará for five years, and collaborated with the ensembles Ad Libitum and Syntagma that specialize in early music as well as Brazilian popular and traditional music. Rainer is the director of the Greater Philadelphia Area Recorder Academy and the Lancaster Recorder Academy. He became the music director of the Philadelphia Recorder Society in 2011 and recently joined the Community College of Philadelphia as an adjunct faculty. Rainer is a graduate of the Utrecht School of the Arts, Netherlands, where he studied recorder with Heiko ter Schegget, Baldrick Deerenberg, and Marion Verbruggen.