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National Road Scholar Recorder/Early Music Workshop

Heighten your recorder, viola da gamba or reeds talents in large and small ensembles with world-class instructors — and end your week with a concert in bucolic Carmel Valley!
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Program No. 6254RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
1,349
California

National Road Scholar Recorder/Early Music Workshop

Heighten your recorder, viola da gamba or reeds talents in large and small ensembles with world-class instructors — and end your week with a concert in bucolic Carmel Valley!
Length
7 days
Starts at
1,349
Length
7 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
1,349
Program No. 6254RJ

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DATES & PRICES

PB On Campus Campus Upgraded Off Campus HTL
Accommodation Details

Clean, comfortable, dormitory lodgings with access to a private bathroom.

Accommodation Details

Upgraded on-campus faculty housing. Accommodations are newly constructed and feature a large room, queen beds and a private bath.

Accommodation Details

Off Campus, private bath. Rustic mountain lodge. All rooms have private baths.

Oct 23 - Oct 29, 2022
On Campus Private Bath 1,349
On Campus Upgraded 1,779
Off Campus Hotel 1,999
Oct 30 - Nov 5, 2022
On Campus Private Bath 1,349
 
Off Campus Hotel 1,999
Itinerary Note

Includes dulcian and shawm. The dulcian and shawm program is open by audition. Please contact the workshop director at tishberlin@sbcglobal.net to arrange an online audition.

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2023
On Campus Private Bath 1,399
On Campus Upgraded 1,799
Off Campus Hotel 1,999
Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2023
On Campus Private Bath 1,399
On Campus Upgraded 1,799
Off Campus Hotel 1,999
Itinerary Note

Includes dulcian and shawm. The dulcian and shawm program is open by audition. Please contact the workshop director at tishberlin@sbcglobal.net to arrange an online audition.

DATES & PRICES

PB On Campus Campus Upgraded Off Campus HTL
Accommodation Details

Clean, comfortable, dormitory lodgings with access to a private bathroom.

Accommodation Details

Upgraded on-campus faculty housing. Accommodations are newly constructed and feature a large room, queen beds and a private bath.

Accommodation Details

Off Campus, private bath. Rustic mountain lodge. All rooms have private baths.

Oct 23 - Oct 29, 2022
SOLD OUT
On Campus Private Bath 1,729
On Campus Upgraded 2,159
Off Campus Hotel 2,669
Oct 30 - Nov 5, 2022
On Campus Private Bath 1,729
On Campus Upgraded 2,159
Off Campus Hotel 2,669
Itinerary Note

Includes dulcian and shawm. The dulcian and shawm program is open by audition. Please contact the workshop director at tishberlin@sbcglobal.net to arrange an online audition.

Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2023
On Campus Private Bath 1,749
On Campus Upgraded 2,199
Off Campus Hotel 2,669
Nov 5 - Nov 11, 2023
On Campus Private Bath 1,749
On Campus Upgraded 2,199
Off Campus Hotel 2,669
Itinerary Note

Includes dulcian and shawm. The dulcian and shawm program is open by audition. Please contact the workshop director at tishberlin@sbcglobal.net to arrange an online audition.

At a Glance

Revel in the lyrical sounds of the recorder, viola da gamba and harpsichord as you share your musical gifts during a week-long intensive early music workshop. Enhance your skills in small classes taught by expert instructors with emphasis on improving technique and playing with ensembles. At Hidden Valley Music Seminars, An Institute of the Arts, nestled amongst oak and buckeye trees below majestic hillsides, enjoy a serene and inspiring place for playing music.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking on flat terrain.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Improve your musical talents with instruction from seasoned professional performers.
  • Rehearse for ensemble performances with your fellow musicians.
  • Delight in musical arrangements that include compositions from the medieval through baroque periods.

General Notes

This program is for intermediate to advanced recorder and viola da gamba players. Recorder players must be able to play at least two sizes (at least one F instrument and one C instrument). The October 30, 2022 and November 5, 2023 programs includes dulcian and shawm. The dulcian and shawm programs are open by audition. Please contact the workshop director at tishberlin@sbcglobal.net to arrange an online audition. Instructors and specific class offerings differ by date. The musical theme in 2022 is Music of France and England from the Middle Ages to the Age of Reason. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available. The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, and a live performance or event.
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Letitia Berlin
Letitia Berlin has shared her talents with the recorder in ensembles and orchestras throughout the U.S. A member of the Farallon Recorder Quartet, Bertamo Trio, and Calextone, she teaches early music workshops and is the co-director of Tibia Adventures in Music. Letitia has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, the Carmel Bach Festival and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, and her recordings include Ladino love songs with Yatan Atan on the New Albion label and two CDs with Farallon.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Letitia Berlin has shared her talents with the recorder in ensembles and orchestras throughout the U.S. A member of the Farallon Recorder Quartet, Bertamo Trio, and Calextone, she teaches early music workshops and is the co-director of Tibia Adventures in Music. Letitia has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, the Carmel Bach Festival and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, and her recordings include Ladino love songs with Yatan Atan on the New Albion label and two CDs with Farallon.
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Frances Blaker performs on recorders of all types and sizes as a soloist and with Ensemble Vermillian, Farallon Recorder Quartet, Calextone, Sitka Trio and Tibia Recorder Duo. As a member of Ensemble Vermillian she performs and records chamber music of the 17th and 18th centuries. She has performed throughout the U. S., Denmark, England, France, Italy and the Netherlands. She is conductor and music director of the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, and of BABO (Bay Area Baroque Orchestra), a community orchestra for accomplished amateur players.
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Lawrence Lipnik has performed with many acclaimed early music ensembles from ARTEK and Anonymous 4 to Piffaro and the Waverly Consort, and is a founding member of the viol consort Parthenia and vocal ensemble Lionheart. In addition to performing, he enjoys a busy teaching schedule which has included national and international festivals including the Benslow Music Trust in the UK, Port Townsend, San Diego Early Music Festival and Pinewoods. He is a contributor to The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Contemporary Dramatists.
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Shira Kammen is a multi-instrumentalist and occasional vocalist who has spent well over half her life exploring the worlds of early and traditional music, and studied medieval music and Vielle with Margriet Tindemans. She was a member of the early music ensembles Alcatraz and Project Ars Nova and is the founder of Class V Music, an ensemble dedicated to providing music on river rafting trips. She has performed and taught in the United States, Mexico, Europe, Israel, Abu Dhabi and Japan.
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Deanna Ross is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Born in California, she began her studies at age seven at the Redwood Empire Ballet in Santa Rosa, then spent 12 years at the San Francisco, Pennsylvania, and Milwaukee Ballet Schools, the HARID Conservatory, and the North Carolina School of the Arts. Deanna lives in Monterey, Ca., where she has choreographed numerous works, and has served as Bay Area guest artist. She also teaches ballet, modern dance, dance improvisation, E-STRETCH, slow breathing and stretching.
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David Morris is a viola da gamba instructor. Dubbed a "continuo wizard" by Gramophone (UK), David Morris is a member of Quicksilver and the Galax Quartet and is a frequent guest performer with the New York State Early Music Association. He was the founder and musical director of the Bay Area baroque opera ensemble Teatro Bacchino, and has produced operas for the Berkeley Early Music Festival and the San Francisco Early Music Society series. He received his bachelor’s and master’s U.C. Berkeley.
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Peter Meckel is the founder and General Director of Hidden Valley Music Seminars. Born and raised in the Midwest, he attended university at Rockford University in Illinois, and Occidental College in California. His leadership of Hidden Valley has resulted in one of the most respected opera training centers in America and a major contributor of arts education programs for vocalists, instrumentalists, and dancers. Students from throughout the world come to study with master teachers from many of America’s most prestigious orchestras and opera companies.
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Wouter Verschuren is a historical bassoonist, performing as soloist throughout Europe, U.S., and Asia. He is principal bassoonist of The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and regularly plays with renowned period orchestras including The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Nederlandse Bach Vereniging, and Les Talens Lyrique. Wouter is featured on countless orchestral and chamber music CDs. He holds teaching positions at The Royal Conservatory, The Hague, and The Royal College of Music, London, gives masterclasses around the world, and coaches for prominent early music festivals.
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Alison Crum is a well-known viol player and teacher. She was a moving spirit behind several renowned groups, and has travelled internationally performing and teaching. She studied with Wieland Kuijken and Jordi Savall. She’s performed on over one hundred recordings with Britain's finest ensembles, including the Rose Consort of Viols. Alison is President of the Viola da Gamba Society of Great Britain. She’s authored two highly acclaimed textbooks, Play the Viol and The Viol Rules, and is called the doyenne of British viol teachers.





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