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Winds and Waves: Recorder Workshop

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Winds and Waves: Recorder Workshop
Letitia Berlin, Cléa Galhano, Frances Blaker
Date and Time:
Saturday & Sunday 9am - 5:15pm, Monday 9am - 3pm
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Skill Level:
Intermediate to Advanced
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Workshop Overview

***Scholarship Available for Winds and Waves students.*** Scroll down for details.

***All classes will be held on campus this year. No more trudging down the hill with instruments.***

2019 Winds and Waves Recorder Workshop taught by Frances Blaker, Letitia Berlin, Cléa Galhano and Adéla Gardavská.

This year’s theme will be "Germany and Bohemia." Come work on a wide variety of recorder music from the past and present under the guidance of an internationally renowned faculty. Winds and Waves offers graded technique and repertoire classes, plus general "grand consort" sessions—all in a spruce-hemlock forest perched above the Salmon River estuary. Take a break for three days and open yourself up to inspiration from the setting, the teaching, and the music. Classes will be announced in February and are divided into three skill levels: intermediate, upper-intermediate and advanced. The hours of this workshop are Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5:15pm and Monday 9am to 3pm. Catered lunches and a ticket to the faculty concert are included in your tuition fee.


A faculty concert will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 8pm at St. Peter the Fisherman Lutheran Church located at 1226 SW 13th St., Lincoln City. Admission is included in the tuition. For additional tickets ($15 for adult, $5 for youth), purchase online or by calling the Sitka Center at 541.994.5485.


The fourth annual Jeanne Lynch Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to two deserving applicants. The scholarship will fund tuition and provide a $150 travel stipend. To apply, please write a letter to the Oregon Coast Recorder Society, c/o Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, 56605 Sitka Drive, Otis, Oregon 97368 or email to In addition to your name, postal and email addresses and telephone number, tell us why you would like to attend this workshop, what recorders you play and how long you have played. The letter should be postmarked by March 1 and a decision will be made by March 20.

Information on specific classes coming soon!


Workshop Schedule

Saturday, May 4

8:30-9 am Check-in, coffee and announcements.

9-9:20 am All Workshop Playing Session. Please be in a seat with instrument unpacked at 9am sharp

9:30-10:45 am Class Period A - Technique Class-

(All participants will be placed in technique classes according to level)

10:45-11:15 am Break

11:15 am-12:30 pm Class Period B

12:30-2:15 pm Lunch

2:15-3:30 pm Class Period C

3:30-4 pm Break

4-5:15 pm Class Period D

6 pm: Optional simple supper and casual group playing and open mic- $10 for simple supper

Sunday, May 5

Same schedule as Saturday but no supper and open mic

Monday, May 6

9-10:15 am Class Period B (there is no Class Period A on Monday)

10:15-10:45 am Break

10:45am-12 pm Class Period C

12-1 pm Lunch

1-2 pm Class Period D

2:15-2:30 pm Break

2:30-3 pm Final All Workshop Playing Session. Farewell.

B Period Classes (11:15-12:30)  Technique

 B1. Bach: fugues, chorales and chorale preludes

      Advanced- Tish Berlin

B2. Playing away from the Page: free yourself! Playing by ear,  memorization, learning by rote

      Intermediate to Advanced = open to all- Frances Blaker

B3. Swiss Connection - Ludwig Senfl and Heinrich Finck

     Intermediate to Upper-intermediate- Clea Galhano

B4. Great Protestant Revolters of the 16th and 17th century Works by  Luther, Blahoslav, and others

      Intermediate- Adéla Gardavská


C Period Classes (2:15-3:30)

C1. Songbooks of the German Renaissance: Glogauer, Lochhamer  and more

     Upper-intermediate- Tish Berlin

C2. Maximilian I’s Composers: instrumental works by Senfl, Isaac and  Hofhaimer

      Advanced- Frances Blaker

C 3. German High Renaissance: works by Schein and Schutz

      Intermediate to Upper-intermediate

      Clea Galhano

C 4. Bohemian Baroque music by Michna, Finger, Zelenka

       Upper-Intermediate to Advanced- Adéla Gardavská 


D  Period Classes (4:00-5:15 p.m.)

D1. German Song from Hildegard to Brahms

      Intermediate/Upper-intermediate- Tish Berlin

D2. Maximilian I’s Composers: instrumental works by Senfl, Isaac and Hofhaimer

      Advanced- Frances Blaker

D3. German High Renaissance: works by Schein and Schutz

      Intermediate to Upper-intermediate- Clea Galhano

D4. Bohemian Baroque music by Michna, Finger, Zelenka

      Upper-Intermediate to Advanced- Adéla Gardavská 


About the Instructor(s)

Faculty includes Frances Blaker, Letitia Berlin and Cléa Galhano all of whom perform, record and teach workshops in the United States and abroad. Frances (a composer for recorder and other instruments) and Letitia are based in the San Francisco Bay area. Together, they form the duo Tibia ( Cléa, originally from Brazil, lives and teaches in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is on the faculty of Macalester College and other Twin Cities institutions. Guest instructor Janet Beazley has a master’s in Music History and a doctorate in Early Music from USC. She directs the Collegium Musicum (early music ensemble) and the Bluegrass Ensemble at UC Riverside. She teaches traditional and baroque flutes, recorders and whistles, beginning mandolin, beginning dobro, as well as viola da gamba. Janet Beazley plays banjo and sings with the California bluegrass band Chris Stuart & Backcountry and in the duo Chris Stuart & Janet Beazley.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Instruments and music stand

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)

• Music
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