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JENNIFER CARPENTER
The Pastoral Life
Jennifer Carpenter's love for the recorder began while earning her Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her pursuit of early music studies brought her to study at the University of North Texas where she received a Master of Music degree in musicology with an emphasis in early music performance and is ABD (all but dissertation) for her PhD in the same field from UNT.

As a recorder player, Jennifer performs regularly as a soloist and in ensembles and is a member of the early music ensembles Parish House Baroque and Byrd on a Wire. She enjoys teaching as much as performing. In addition to teaching private lessons, both in person and online, Jennifer has been on the faculty of early music workshops and led Recorder Society Chapter meetings around the country. Her enthusiasm for working with amateur recorder players led her to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Recorder Society where she recently finished her 8th and final year. Jennifer was the music director of the Dallas Recorder Society from 2009-2014 and is currently serving as a co-director for the Denver Recorder Society. Happily a resident of Colorado Springs, she enjoys being a part of the early music scene in Colorado.
JAMES CHAUDOIR
Fortuna desperata: Settings of a popular Italian song
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.music@gmail.com
Black Lives Matter: Honoring the Compositions of Brazilian Slaves (Lundu), and the Work of Colonial Brazil's Important Mixed-Race Composer - José Maurício Nunes Garcia
Brazilian recorder player Cléa Galhano is an internationally renowned performer of early, contemporary and Brazilian music. Galhano has performed in the United States, Canada, South America and Europe as a chamber musician, collaborating with recorder player Marion Verbruggen, Jacques Ogg, Belladonna, Lanzelotte/Galhano Duo and Kingsbery Ensemble. As a featured soloist, Galhano has worked with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, New World Symphony, Musical Offering and Lyra Baroque Orchestra.
 Among other important music festivals, Ms. Galhano has performed at the Boston Early Music Festival and at the Tage Alter Music Festival in Germany. Venues at which she has performed include Wigmore Hall in London, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall in New York, and Palazzo Santa Croce in Rome, always receiving acclaimed reviews. Ms. Galhano was featured at the Second International Recorder Congress in Leiden, Holland in 2006, at the International Recorder Conference in Montréal in 2007 and 2013, and at the ARS International Conference in Portland, Oregon in 2012.
 She gave her Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall debut in May 2010 and her second Weill Hall recital in December 2013 with the international Cuban guitarist Rene Izquierdo.
 Galhano studied at Faculdade Santa Marcelina in Brazil, the Royal Conservatory (The Hague), and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, earning a LASPAU, Fulbright Scholarship and support from the Dutch government. As an advocate of recorder music and educational initiatives, she served for six years on the national board of the American Recorder Society. Ms. Galhano recently received the prestigious 2013 McKnight fellowship award, and MSAB Cultural Collaborative and MSAB Arts Initiative grants.
ERIC HAAS
Music, with her silver sound
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
Simon Says: Step Forward for Duets & Technique
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
Technique and Ensemble
for advanced beginner/lower intermediate
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
Lawrence Lipnik
Mixed Consort
Lawrnece Lipnik has performed with many acclaimed early music ensembles from Anonymous 4 to Piffaro and the Waverly Consort, and is a founding member of Parthenia and vocal ensemble Lionheart.  He has prepared an authoritative edition of Francesco Cavalli's La Calisto, commissioned by the Juilliard School, served as gambist and recorder soloist for staged opera productions including Monteverdi's Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria at Wolf Trap and Telemann's Orpheus with the New York City Opera.  In addition to performing, his busy teaching schedule has included early music performance instruction at Wesleyan University, national and international festivals including the Benslow Music Trust in the UK, Port Townsend, San Diego and Madison Early Music Festivals, Hidden Valley, Pinewoods, Collegium Director at Amherst Early Music, co-director of the Viols West Workshop in San Luis Obispo, California and contributor to The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare.  Recent performance highlights include concerts with lutenist Paul O'Dette of John Dowland's complete Lachrimae at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, concerts at the Berkeley Festival, appearances with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, ARTEK, TENET, the Indiana University Historic Performance Institute at the Bloomington Early Music Festival and early opera residency at Canegie Mellon University.
ADAIHA MacADAM-SOMER
Two is All You Need
Multi-instrumentalist Adaiha MacAdam-Somer is highly sought after as a chamber and orchestral musician across the United States and Europe. She splits her time and passion equally between cello, baroque cello, and all branches of the viola da gamba family. From her home base in Portland, Adaiha performs with a variety of ensembles including Portland Baroque Orchestra, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Voices of Music, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and Voice of the Viol, which she is Artistic Director of. As an educator she maintains a studio of private students, coaches the Bridgetown Baroque Ensemble, substitute teaches for youth orchestras and chamber ensembles across the Pacific Northwest, and is a regular guest instructor of workshops nationwide.
Miss MacAdam-Somer holds degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her principal teachers include Jean-Michel Fonteneau, Elisabeth Reed, Uri Vardi, and Laszlo Varga. In the summer you can find her performing with various festivals and teaching chamber music and cello at Kinhaven Music School. Adaiha is forever grateful to Indre Viskontas and Adam Bristol for facilitating the acquisition of her bass viol, made by master luthier Francis Beaulieu.
MONA MANN
Technique and Ensemble
for advanced beginner/lower intermediate
Mona Mann teaches K-4 General Music at Lincoln elementary 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. Additionally, she is certified in the Suzuki Recorder Method, Units 1 and 2.
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.

(708) 613-6570 / monamann57@yahoo.com
GAYLE NEUMAN
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.
HOLLY MAUER
Tenors Take the Lied: German Songs of the 16th century
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.
ROS MORLEY
Cool Contrapuntal Consort Conversations
Rosamund Morley has performed on all the instruments of the viola da gamba family (from pardessus to violone, and their medieval ancestors) with numerous renowned ensembles as diverse as ARTEK, The Boston Camerata, The Crossing, The Folger Consort, The Four Nations Ensemble, Piffaro and the Yale Schola Cantorum under Masaaki Suzuki.  In addition to her role as a member of Parthenia, New York's premiere consort of viols, she has played Vivaldi with the Venice Baroque Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Charpentier at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with Les Arts Florissants,  and thirteenth century motets on tour in Europe with Sequentia.  As a member of the Waverly Consort she was fortunate to have seen much of the world in more than three decades of playing and touring with the group.  Ms. Morley is a sought-after ensemble coach who teaches throughout the USA and Canada, as well as at festivals and workshops in the UK and Italy.  Born in England, raised in Canada, she studied at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague in the Netherlands after having received an MA at the University of Toronto where she performed on the historic viols of the Hart House collection.  She maintains a studio in Brooklyn, NY, and conducts classes at the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, CT where she plays with the Elm City Consort and has coached the viol consort for the Yale Collegium Musicum.   Since 2017 she has been the Music Director of the Conclave of the Viola da Gamba Society of America, and for many years directed and now co-directs the Viols West Workshop in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Gayle Neuman
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.
PHIL NEUMAN
Renaissance Winds for Three
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.
PHIL NEUMAN
Renaissance Winds for Three
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.
David Ohannesian
Recorder Maintenance & Repair


SARAH PECK
Viola da Gamba Maintenance & Repair
Sarah spent her early career in several apprenticeships with violin shops before attending West Dean College in England for the making of Early Stringed Instruments. Upon returning to the states, Sarah began working with William Monical & Sons in New York, it is there that I started to really develop a concise understanding of Baroque Music and the playing applications of early stringed instruments. Currently she is the owner and sole proprietor of Sarah W. Peck Violins in Philadelphia, a business she started back in 2015.
KATHERINE SHULDINER
What's in a name?: Tasso and Lasso
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