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Winds & Waves: Recorder Workshop - Afternoon Session

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Winds & Waves: Recorder Workshop - Afternoon Session
Vicki Boeckman
Date and Time:
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)
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Minimum Age Level:
Skill Level:
Intermediate / Advanced
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The open enrollment period begins on
January 6, 2021

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

1. At the Water’s Edge with Vicki Boeckman

In this class we will focus on pieces from several different eras that have a connection to water in some way. While seemingly disparate in style and genre the connecting thread will be the expressive components of love, longing, and separation. Water can bring life and it can separate loved ones. We will work on ‘Oy Dortn’ by Matthias Maute, ‘On the Water’ by R. de Cuvry, ‘The Water is Wide’ (one of my all-time favorites) ‘Ah for wings to soar’ by the famous Anonymous, and ‘The Great River’ by Sören Sieg.

Geared to: players at the intermediate level and slightly above who prefer working in depth at a gentle pace.

About the Instructor(s)

Guest instructor Vicki Boeckman has been performing and teaching since the 1980s. She is thrilled to return and teach at the Winds and Waves workshop. She is embracing the new virtual world with enthusiasm, curiosity, and a sense of awe, finding it to be positive and rewarding amidst the challenges. Pre pandemic she was an internationally acclaimed performing and recording artist who traveled all over the US and to many other countries to perform and teach. She adores playing chamber music of all styles in various configurations, collaborating with new projects and ideas with like-minded colleagues. Locally in the PNW 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. 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). She dearly hopes these organizations can withstand the challenges of separation and continue to thrive. This will be Vicki’s third recorder residency at Sitka.

Materials List: Students Bring

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

How do these online classes work?

Good question!  If you’ve never taken an online class before, it can seem impossible compared to an in-person workshop or private lesson.  But it works!  

Unlike our in-person workshop classes, you will be logged into a website in a virtual classroom with the teacher, the class host, and anywhere from 5 to 50 fellow students - you will be a square on "The Brady Bunch" or "Hollywood Squares"!  You can see and hear, just like in an in-person class - except you didn't have to drag your instruments across town (or the country) to get there!  You can ask the teacher a question by typing it into the chat feature, and you can say a quick "hi" to individual friends you see using this same feature before class starts.  You can even get the handouts digitally in advance, so you can look them over and practice.  

One limitation of this is a slight time delay between participants, very much like a long-distance satellite call from the 70's.  It's really just a split second, but it makes it hard to play in rhythm as a group.  Therefore, all students will be muted during most of the class, unless the teacher asks for a volunteer or calls for questions. When you are muted, you will hear only the teacher; you can play along with the teacher this way, and the delay won't be a problem.  Many people find this incredibly liberating!  

We have made up some guides for how to use this website and join the right class, how to mute yourself, and so forth so that you can have the best experience.  We look forward to making music with you in a Zoom window at Winds and Waves

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