6254
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!
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Program No. 6254RJ
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7 days
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7 days
6 nights
17 meals
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DAY
1
Registration, Welcome Dinner & Orientation
Carmel Valley, CA
D
Hidden Valley Inn

Afternoon: 2:00 – 5:00 pm Check-In at Hidden Valley campus Main Office. Receive your room assignment and welcome booklet with your name-tag and schedule. Please let us know if you will be arriving late. 5:00 pm Reception: Meet your fellow participants in a wine and cheese reception in the Fireside Room. Drink California wines or juices and savor brie and crackers.

Dinner: 6:00 pm Welcome Dinner & Orientation. Like all meals at Hidden Valley, dinner is served buffet-style and presents selections from the "salad bowl of the universe" as well as tastefully prepared entrees made in our own kitchen. All baked goods are also prepared here on campus.

DAY
2
Music Classes with Expert Faculty
Carmel Valley, CA
B,L,D
Hidden Valley Inn

Breakfast: 7:45 am Optional morning stretching class followed by 8:30 AM Breakfast. Every day begins with a very popular long, slow stretching and breathing class before breakfast. No need for special clothing or shoes and no need for a shower afterwards. Breakfast is prepared fresh each day in our campus kitchen and served buffet style. Warm from the oven baked goods accompany the normal breakfast offerings of oatmeal, eggs, grits, fruit, etc.

Morning: 9:30 Assigned Classes, Block 1 & 11:15 Block 2 Classes. All classes are assigned and scheduled upon arrival and include special areas of interest, performance practice, and small class sizes with our expert faculty. Recorder, viol, dulcian, shawm, strings & early repertoire technique classes geared toward application of technique practice to the repertoire - making music out of notes! Master classes and consort classes. Recorder faculty are Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, and Janet Beazley. Viol faculty is Larry Lipnik. Dulcian and shawm faculty is Joan Kimball. Strings and Early Repertoire faculty is Shira Kammen.

Lunch: 12:30 Lunch: Lunch time and an opportunity to enjoy wonderful soups, sandwich makings and, at least on one day, a marvelous Asian lunch . . . all prepared in our kitchen and served by the staff that's been with us for over 20 years.

Afternoon: 2:00 pm Assigned Classes Block 3: See above & 3:45 pm Orchestra Class, all participants come together to learn in an orchestra setting. Led by Letitia Berlin.

Dinner: 6:00 pm Dinner: Dinner is served (often accompanied by California wines) and features a buffet with copious greens (many from our own organic gardens) along with the entree.

Evening: 7:00 pm Freelance Consorts.

DAY
3
Early Music Classes & Faculty Concert
Carmel Valley, CA
B,L,D
Hidden Valley Inn

Breakfast: 7:45 am Long, slow stretching and breathing exercises prepare participants for the day's activities followed by 8:30 am Breakfast.

Morning: 9:30 am Assigned Classes Block 1 & 11:15 am Assigned Block 2.

Lunch: 12:30 pm Lunch.

Afternoon: 2:00 pm Assigned Classes Block 3 & 3:45 pm Orchestra Class.

Dinner: 6:00 pm Dinner.

Evening: 7:30 pm Faculty Concert.

DAY
4
Early Music Classes & Free Afternoon
Carmel Valley, CA
B,L,D
Hidden Valley Inn

Breakfast: 7:45 am Long, slow stretching and breathing exercises prepare participants for the day's activities followed by 8:30 am Breakfast.

Morning: 9:30 am Assigned Classes Block 1, 2 and 3.

Lunch: Sack lunches provided for free afternoon.

Afternoon: Free afternoon & evening for sightseeing, hiking, kayaking, shopping, . . . or sign up for freelance consorts.

Dinner: 6:00 pm Dinner on campus for those who do not wish to dine out. Please let the office know if you will not be in for dinner.

DAY
5
Early Music Classes with Expert Faculty
Carmel Valley, CA
B,L,D
Hidden Valley Inn

Breakfast: 7:45 am Long, slow stretching and breathing exercises prepare participants for the day's activities followed by 8:30 am Breakfast.

Morning: 9:30 am Assigned Classes Block 1 & 11:15 am Assigned Classes Block 2.

Lunch: 12:30 pm Lunch.

Afternoon: 2:00 pm Assigned Classes Block 3 & 3:45 pm Orchestra Class.

Dinner: 6:00 pm Dinner.

Evening: 7:00 pm Coached Sightreading.

DAY
6
Student Concert & Open Mike Night
Carmel Valley, CA
B,L,D
Hidden Valley Inn

Breakfast: 7:45 am Long, slow stretching and breathing exercises prepare participants for the day's activities followed by 8:30 am Breakfast.

Morning: 9:30 am Assigned Classes Block 1 & 11:15 am Assigned Classes Block 2.

Lunch: 12:30 pm Lunch.

Afternoon: 2:00 pm Assigned Classes Block 3 & 3:45 pm Orchestra Class.

Dinner: Dinner buffet in Dining Room.

Evening: 6:00 pm Student Concert. Perform the Orchestra repertoire you have been learning all week. Afterward, enjoy an open mike night party to conclude the week.

DAY
7
Farewell Breakfast & Program Concludes
Carmel Valley, CA
B

Breakfast: Farewell Breakfast.






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