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Albany
Laura Zaerr, the harpist of The Oregon Renaissance Band, maintains a harp studio in Corvallis.  For lessons or her list of recordings, contact lauraz@peak.org.

Corvallis
The Corvallis Recorder Circle is an informal gathering of recorder players of all abilities.  Meetings are Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 9 at different locations around Corvallis.  For more information phone
Janet Throop at (541) 753-1804.

The Timberhill Recorder Society is looking for another member who plays soprano and/or alto.  They meet Tuesday mornings at 10am.  For more information contact Colene at vollheim@hotmail.com.

Laura Zaerr maintains a harp studio in Corvallis.  For lessons or her list of recordings, contact lauraz@peak.org.

Eugene
Laura Zaerr, the harpist of The Oregon Renaissance Band, teaches folk and diatonic harp at the University of Oregon.  For more information contact lauraz@peak.org.

Oregon Coast
The Winds and Waves Recorder Workshop is held annually, sponsored by the Oregon Coast Recorder Society.  See the Oregon Events page in the winter for information about this year's workshop, usually held in April.

Portland
Philip and Gayle Neuman, internationally known recording artists and instrument builders who direct the Oregon Renaissance Band and teach music history at Marylhurst University, present a Medieval/Renaissance Instrument lecture-demonstration for college and university classes and other schools in NW Oregon and SW Washington.  If you are interested in bringing this program to your school, please contact the Neumans at 503-631-2973 or neuman@emgo.org. Matching funds are available, making the cost of the presentation quite affordable.  The Neumans' recordings can be heard in Norton Scores Anthology of Western Music.

Gayle Neuman, member of Ensemble De Organographia and co-director of the Oregon Renaissance Band, teaches voice, violin, trombone, sackbutt and recorder in Oregon City.  For more information contact 503-631-2973 or e-mail: neuman@emgo.org.

Ensemble De Organographia and The Oregon Renaissance Band have released their 8th CD, "Now make we joye: Renaissance Christmas and other Celebratory Music" on the Pandourion label.  This is a collection of carols, motets, and dances from 1450 to 1631 from England, Mexico, Peru, Germany, and France.  Musicians are Gayle Neuman, Philip Neuman, Polly Gibson, Andy Harris, David Bryan, Lori Fitch, Cindy Markham, Ben Fitch, Kathryn Richer, Daphne Clifton, Sharon Cheney, and Kathy Langley, playing viola da braccio, violas da gamba, recorders, sackbutts, shawms, krummhorns, cornamusen, schreierpfeiffen, douçaine, spinettino, bells, bagpipes, racketts, tartold, tambourine and tabor.  For more information write to neuman@emgo.org.  Read about Ensemble De Organographia's other CDs on the performers page.  All are available online at www.northpacificmusic.com.

Community Music Center Early Music Classes - if you love early music and early instruments, or want to learn, come join us.  Terms: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.  Spring classes meet weekly on Wednesday evenings beginning April 3, 2013.  Location: SE 33rd Place and Francis St. (one block south of Powell) in Portland.

Fall, Winter and Spring Terms follow the schedule below on Wednesdays:

Collegium Musicum - 8:30pm (Gayle Neuman)
For singers and players of strings and soft winds who perform at an upper intermediate or advanced level.

Recorder Level 3 (Higher Intermediate) - 7:30pm (Gayle Neuman)
For the upper intermediate player.  Emphasis on cut time.  Soprano players must also play tenor.  May play either C or F recorders, playing both is encouraged.  Well developed sight-reading skills necessary.

Advanced Ensemble - 6:30pm (Phil Neuman)
For the advanced early musician.  Challenging ensemble music for  recorders and other instruments.  Must play both C and F recorders.  Advanced sight-reading skills necessary.

Renaissance Song - 6:30pm (Gayle Neuman)
An early singing class for instrumentalists who like to sing.  Vocal technique, pronunciation, sight singing will be discussed.

Renaissance Winds - 7:30pm (Phil Neuman)
A unique class combining soft early double reed instruments and other instruments.  Reed and instrument maintenance is discussed.  We also sing one piece.

Loud Wind Band - 8:30pm (Phil Neuman)
For advanced players on cornetto, curtal, sackbut, crumhorn, corna musen, and others.  Also we play one challenging modern piece for recorders.

Fall Schedule for Thursday:

Recorder Level 1 (Beginning) - tba (Cindy Markham)
Learn to play correctly from the start.  No prior musical experience is necessary.  All sizes of recorder welcome.

Recorder Level 2 (Lower intermediate) - tba (Cindy Markham)
For the lower intermediate player.  Emphasis on sight-reading, articulation, and intonation skills.  Soprano players must also play tenor.  May play either C or F recorders, playing both is encouraged. 
 

The instructors are Gayle Neuman, Philip Neuman, and Cindy Markham.

For more information, call 503-631-2973.  To enroll or to receive a catalog, contact the Community Music Center at 503-823-3177.  The Community Music Center is located at the corner of SE 33rd Place and Francis St. (one block south of Powell) in Portland.
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