Nowell, Noël! & Music with Solfege Themes
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
Sacred Motets of the European Renaissance &
"Missa Quarti toni"
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.
Late baroque concertos for multiple recorders and bass &
The Art of the Fugue: It isn't all about Bach
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
Extremely Colorful Language & Oh, Susanna!
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.
A Study in Articulation & Art of Fugue
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 maintaining a private studio and an active schedule as workshop presenter throughout 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 ensemble Chicago Recorder Quartet.

(309) 750-3234 / lisettekielson@gmail.com
Turning a Phrase & Playford and the English Dance
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
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 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 Book 1, and is pursuing Book 2 certification.

(708) 613-6570 / monamann57@yahoo.com
Tenors Take the Lied: German Songs of the 16th century & Henry VIII of England vs. Francois I of France
Holly Maurer performs regularly on the viola da gamba as a member of Carolina Pro Musica. The group performs on their own series in Charlotte and has been featured on concert series in Asheville, Columbia, Lincolnton and Belmont where Carolina Pro Musica is a resident artist ensemble at Belmont Abbey College. In 2005 the ensemble presented concerts in and around London, England and in 2009 performed at the Boston Early Music Festival. In addition to concerts with Carolina Pro Musica, Holly performs as a guest artist with several groups in the area including Asheville Baroque Concerts and Columbia Baroque Ensemble. She teaches at workshops in the southeast including Mountain Collegium, the Triangle Recorder Workshop and the Atlanta Midwinter Workshop. Holly has recently retired from the music faculty of Central Piedmont Community College where she taught the Early Music Ensemble and Baroque Performance classes.
The Orchestral Music of J.S. Bach & John Dunstable and Friends: Inventors of Modern Music
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.
"Music of the Medici &
Music of Scotland and Wales for Reeds
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.
A High and Flat Plateau & High Ren, Low Rec
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
Gems of the Jacobean Era & Songs Without Words
Gail Ann Schroeder studied viola da gamba at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with Wieland Kuijken, obtaining her First Prize and Higher Diploma, with distinction.  She subsequently taught viola da gamba, pedagogy and directed the viol consort at the Brussels Conservatory from 1988 to 2002.
Since returning to the USA in 2006, she has coached at workshops for the Viola da Gamba Society of America, the Amherst Early Music Festival, Mountain Collegium, Music on the Mountain and Retreat to Advance. Currently living in North Carolina, she teaches and performs extensively in the southeast and is artistic director of Asheville Baroque Concerts.
Warm up with Ward & Beginner Class
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
The Tools You Need to Improve Your Recorder Playing
& Step Lively!
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
Dale Taylor studied early performance practice at U of Miami; and with Phil Levin and Bernard Krainis; Oberlin College Baroque Performance Institute; supervisor at Levin Historical Instruments; ARS certified teacher; teaches, lectures and performs throughout the U.S.; instrument repair and hand made quality reproductions of woodwind and reed instruments. Currently resides and teaches in El Paso, TX.
Working on Fingerings, Both C & F
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