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JAMES CHAUDOIR
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
DAVID LEE ECHELARD
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.
SHELLEY GRUSKIN
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
LISETTE KIELSON
We'll be Dancing in the Streets! &
The Music of Colin Hand
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
LAURA KUHLMAN
Lance Eccles, Music from Down Under &
Songs of Solomon, Music of Salamone Rossi
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 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 and 2, and is  pursuing Book 3 certification.

(708) 613-6570 / monamann57@yahoo.com
GAYLE NEUMAN
The Works of Guillaume Du Fay: "Music joyous and remarkable" & Heliseo Ghibeli - Renaissance Master of the Madrigal
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
Renaissance Winds: Music from Unexpected Sources &
Music of the Medici
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
In the Hawthorn  & No Sharps, No Flats
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
Stretches for Musicians & Loves Lament
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: https://www.kateshuldiner.com/
KAREN SNOWBERG
Heinrich Isaac and Ludwig Senfl at the Hapsburg court
& The Odhecaton
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
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