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JOANNA BLENDULF
The Iberian Masters & The Ferrabosco family
Joanna Blendulf, viol player and baroque cellist, has performed and recorded with leading period-instrument ensembles throughout the United States and abroad. Ms. Blendulf is currently co-principal cellist and principal viola da gamba player of the Portland Baroque Orchestra and has performed as principal cellist of Pacific MusicWorks, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra, and the New York Collegium. Joanna is an avid chamber musician, performing regularly with the Catacoustic Consort, Ensemble Electra, Ensemble Mirable, Music of the Spheres, Nota Bene Viol Consort, and Wildcat Viols. She is also sought after as a teacher and chamber music coach and has served as a classroom and private instructor at the University of Oregon and the Berwick Academy. Joanna Blendulf is associate professor of music in baroque cello/viola da gamba at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
JAMES CHAUDOIR
Preparing Renaissance Dances for Performance &
Two-Part Music (Bicinia) from the Sixteenth Century
Professor Emeritus of Music Composition at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh who has written extensively for the recorder.  His composition "Waltz" was featured as the 2017 Play-the-Recorder Month Composition for the American Recorder Society. Member: ARS, and Oak Park Recorder School Board of Directors. Music Director: Milwaukee Area Recorder Society, and The Renard Consort (Appleton, WI).

920-235-3479 / chaudoir@uwosh.edu
DAVID LEE ECHELARD
Music of the Spanish Golden Age &
Creating a Composite Mass
David received his MFA in Early Music Performance, from Sarah Lawrence College. While living in NYC, performed and recorded with Pomerium Musices, The Taverner Consort, New York Schola Antiqua and the Baltimore Consort. Mr. Echelard serves as voice educator and Director of Polyphonic music at the SSPX Saint Thomas Aquinas Seminary, artistic director of the Blue Heron Consort Early Music Vocal ensemble & "Hurly Burly" a French Traditional music ensemble. David chooses to live in Winona, Minnesota, is a freelance vocalist, performer, and spends most of his time playing the Hurdy Gurdy and planning his next big adventure.
JULIE ELHARD
Dancing in Versailles & Gems of Viol Consort Literature
Julie Elhard, viola da gamba, appears regularly as a soloist and chamber musician and has made several appearances with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, including the St. Matthew Passion by Bach under the direction of Nicholas McGegan. Ms. Elhard was awarded a 2016 and 2012 Artist's Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and a Jerome Foundation grant 2002. Ms. Elhard received a Performing Artist Certificate from the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague, Netherlands and has taught at workshops in North America and at the Viola da Gamba Society of America's national Conclaves. She currently teaches viola da gamba at St. Olaf and Macalester colleges, and at the St. Paul Conservatory of Music. She has published books for viola da gamba called, the "Passamezzo Method".
SHELLEY GRUSKIN
New Wine in Old Bottles &
Descriptive, or Programatic Music": 14th through 18th centuries
Graduate of the Eastman School of Music, performed with New York Pro Musica for 13 years, instrumental in revival of historical instruments (ren. flutes, krumhorns, rauschpfeifes and medieval bagpipes). Member Philador Trio 15 years; President of ARS from 1980-88, ARS Distinguished Achievement Award 1991 and Max H. Lavine Award for Teaching Excellence at College of St. Scholastica (currently Faculty Emeritus).
(218) 724-3704 / gruskin@q.com
ERIC HAAS
The Triumphs of Orianna &
The Golden Age of English Consort Music
Eric Haas has taught at New England Conservatory, Tufts University, Brandeis University and Wheaton College, as well as numerous early music workshops, including Amherst Early Music, Pinewoods, and the Mideast Workshop. Mr. Haas is known for his many transcriptions and editions for recorders, and has performed with La Sonnerie, Emmanuel Music, Travessada and Très Doulx. He served for many years as Music Director of the Boston Recorder Society and manages the retail division of the von Huene Workshop, Inc.
LISETTE KIELSON
Molto Espressivo! & Purcell's 4-part Fantazias
With a love of teaching and great passion for ensemble playing and coaching, Lisette Kielson directs the Collegium Musicum at Bradley University, maintains a private studio in the Chicago-area and Bloomington, IL, and leads recorder workshops throughout the country. Past President of the American Recorder Society Lisette currently serves as Music Director of the ARS Chicago Chapter. Lisette holds Bachelor and Master Degrees from Indiana University and a post-master's Diploma from The Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Netherlands. Based in Central Illinois Lisette performs throughout the Midwest and calls Chicago her second home with ensemble Chicago Recorder Quartet.

(309) 750-3234 / lisettekielson@gmail.com
LAURA KUHLMAN
European tour of Folk Songs &
Discovering the depths of Thomas Weelkes
Laura Kuhlman resides in Portland, OR where she is the music director for the Portland Recorder Society and the Recorder Orchestra of Oregon. She is also a member of the Oregon Renaissance Band.  Laura has been an active advocate for early music, including serving on the Board for the American Recorder Society and the Early Music Guild of Oregon.
(630) 240-3489 / shawm1550@gmail.com
MONA MANN
Advanced Beginner & Advanced Beginner Consort
Mona Mann teaches 5th and 6th grade general music at Roosevelt Middle School in River Forest, Illinois, where she also directs the Elementary and Middle School Recorder Clubs. She is a fully certified Orff-Schulwerk teacher and recorder teacher trainer at the University of St. Thomas summer Orff levels training course. Mrs. Mann earned a degree in Flute and French from Indiana University Bloomington, a performance degree from the Conservatoire National de Region de Strasbourg in Strasbourg, France, and a Master's in Music Education from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. She is currently pursuing certification in the Suzuki Recorder

Method.(708) 613-6570 / monamann57@yahoo.com
GAYLE NEUMAN
Renaissance Dances for Soft Reeds by the Hessen Brothers & The Works of Johannes Ockeghem
Gayle is a performer on violin, recorder, sackbutt, and a number of other early instruments, and is a vocalist that has received international acclaim for her renditions of the "Song of Seikilos," the "Chorus from Orestes," on Ensemble De Organographia's CD, "Music of the Ancient Greeks."  She has performed for audiences in the U.S., Japan, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Canada, Norway, Germany, and for members of the royal family in Jordan.  Gayle has worked with various members of the film industry.  She co-founded and co-directs the Oregon Renaissance Band, is a member of The Trail Band, and has performed with Magnificat and the Portland Baroque Orchestra.  She has played under the baton of Monica Huggett and Ton Koopman.  She teaches Recorder, Collegium Musicum, and Renaissance Song Classes at Portland's Community Music Center, and has given workshops and presentations at many institutions including the Smithsonian, Oberlin Conservatory, Rice University, Cleveland Museum of Art, and The Getty Center.  She has built with her husband Phil over 400 early wind and stringed instruments, including krummhorns, cornamusen, racketts, and vielles.
PHIL NEUMAN
"Tango and Bossa Nova": Piazzolla, Jobim and Friends &
Songs About Food from Renaissance to 20th Century
Phil is a performer on recorder, sackbutt, and numerous other wind and string instruments, co-founded and co-directs the Oregon Renaissance Band, which has performed for the Regensburg Early Music Festival and recorded the CDs "Carnevale" and "Now make we joye."  He has worked with various members of the film industry induding Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders, David Giuntoli, and Alex Simmons, and has written and recorded for productions by Oregon Public Broadcasting. He has played for audiences on three continents.  He teaches Advanced Recorder, Renaissance Winds, and Loud Band Classes at the Community Music Center in Portland, is a member of the Trail Band, has performed under the baton of Christopher Hogwood and Nicolas McGeegan, recorded with the American Bach Soloists, and has played in the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, The Chicago Chorale, and the Handel & Haydn Society Orchestra. He has composed, arranged and transcribed over a thousand works for recorder ensemble, brass ensemble, and symphonic wind ensemble, including "Theme and Variations" that won first place in San Francisco.
PATRICK O'MALLEY
Les Deux Flûtes Douces & LPM à 5 - Ayres and Dances
MM in recorder, Indiana University; Fulbright Grant, Rotterdam Conservatory; studied with Eva Legêne and Han Tol. Certified Suzuki Method recorder teacher. Teaches private lessons online. Campus Director, Music Institute of Chicago. Member of the Catalpa Quartet, and exciting professional recorder quartet based in Chicago.
(773) 552-1856 / patrickrecorder@mac.com
KATHERINE SHULDINER
Alto Clef Boot Camp & Consort Sampler
Katherine Shuldiner graduated from Oberlin Conservatory in viola da gamba performance under the tutelage of Catharina Meints. She performs locally in Chicago as well as throughout the United States. When Katherine is not performing, she enjoys teaching the viola da gamba to children and adults alike. She has taught at Madison Early Music Festival, Whitewater Early Music Festival, and throughout the year teaches the viol at Nettlehorst Elementary School in Chicago. For a more extensive bio, please go to her website: kateshuldiner.com
KAREN SNOWBERG
English Songs, Sonnets and Madrigals &
The Music of Alexander Agricola
Ms. Snowberg holds a BA degree in instrumental music from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa and an MFA degree in Early Music Performance from Sarah Lawrence College.  She did additional studies at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland.  Ms. Snowberg is an active recorder teacher and church musician (specializing in recorder and early brass instruments) and has performed with many distinguished groups.  She is a member of the teaching faculty of the Westchester Recorder Guild and the Recorder Society of Connecticut.  When Karen's not doing music, you'll probably find her involved in some kind of Swedish cultural activity or genealogy.
(914) 741-2129 / karen@nelsonresearch.com
PAM WIESE
Beginner Recorder Technique
Pam has a BA from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), MA Concordia U. (River Forest, IL). Pam recently retired from teaching music education K-5 in Oak Park District 97.  Certified Orff instructor.   Formerly taught at Oak Park Recorder School, and currently serves as OPRS Treasurer.

(708) 860-0451 / gcaosapam@gmail.com