Miyo Aoki
An "Ensalada" by Mateo Flecha  &
Mirth and Melancholy in Elizabethan England
Miyo Aoki has performed with groups in the US, Germany, and Poland and is a member of the Farallon Recorder Quartet. She has premiered works by contemporary composers Natalie Williams and Agnes Dorwarth, and in recent years was delighted to play with the Boise Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony, and Eugene Symphony, respectively, in performances of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Miyo holds an Artist Diploma from the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, Germany, where she studied with Han Tol, and degrees in both early music performance and mathematics from Indiana University, where she studied with Eva Legêne.
Friday Night Classes
Friday Night Classes
2023 A Classes
2023 A Classes
2023 B Classes
2023 B Classes
The European Renaissance Chanson! &
Marathon of Marian Motets in honor of the BVM
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.
Practicing vs Playing: why and how to do both! & Flora and Fauna: a field trip for advanced recorder players
Past President of the American Recorder Society and former Director of Bradley University's Collegium Musicum, Lisette continues her love of teaching by serving as Music Director of the ARS Chicago Chapter and by teaching lessons and workshops across the country. 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 the Chicago Recorder Trio.
(309) 750-3234 / lisettekielson@gmail.com
Band of Brothers & Ye Sacred Muses
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
 Renaissance Loud Band &
Profane Polyphony and Modest Motets!
Liza Malamut specializes in historical trombones and is Artistic Director of The Newberry Consort in Chicago. She is also a founding member of Incantare, an ensemble of violins and sackbuts. A passionate teacher and researcher, she teaches sackbut at Indiana University and is a coeditor and contributor for the book Music and Jewish Culture in Early Modern Italy: New Perspectives, winner of the 2023 Ruth A. Solie Award. When not engaged in musical activities, Liza can usually be found on a hiking trail, reading a good book, or both.
Advanced Beginner Consort
Mona Mann teaches K-4 general music at Lincoln Elementary School in River Forest, Illinois. She is a fully certified Orff- Schulwerk teacher and recorder teacher trainer at the University of St. Thomas and the University of Kentucky summer Orff levels training courses.  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 certified in the Suzuki Recorder Method Books 1-4.
30/60 & Playing from Original Notation
John Mark Rozendaal specializes in teaching and performing stringed instrument music from the Baroque and Renaissance eras. As founding Artistic Director of the Chicago Baroque Ensemble, Rozendaal performed and led seven seasons of subscription concerts, educational programs, radio broadcasts, and recordings for the Cedille and Centaur labels. Rozendaal served as principal 'cellist of The City Musick, and Basically Bach, and has performed both solo and continuo roles with many period instrument ensembles. In addition to his work with Trio Settecento, Rozendaal performs as a member of Brandywine Baroque Ensemble and LeStrange Viols.
A dedicated teacher, Rozendaal is in demand as a workshop instructor and often joins the faculties of the Viola da Gamba Society of America Conclave, Viols West's annual workshop, Amherst Early Music, Madison Early Music Festival, and the Music Institute of Chicago's annual Baroque Festival. Rozendaal teaches private lessons and Viola da Gamba Dojo classes at his studio in Manhattan.

Katherine Shuldiner
Beginner Viol
Katherine Shuldiner graduated from Oberlin Conservatory in viola da gamba performance under the tutelage of Catharina Meints. She performs in Chicago and nationally with numerous ensembles. Recent performances include soloist for Bach's St. Matthew and St. John Passion as well as performing in Boston Early Music Festival with The Newberry Consort in June. 2023. She served a two year term on the board of the Viola da Gamba Society of America and currently serves on the board for both the VdGS 3rd Coast and the Oak Park Recorder School. Katherine's newest project is her YouTube channel: Baking Music with Kate for which she received an Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
Feel free to connect with Katherine through kateshuldiner.com and her YouTube channel.