Classes

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.    Location: SE 33rd Place and Francis St. (one block south of Powell) in Portland.  Write to pneumantartold@gmail.com or contact the Community Music Center for more information.   Write to pneumantartold@gmail.com for details or contact the CMC. 

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

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

Renaissance Song – 6:30pm (Gayle Neuman)
A small choir focusing on renaissance music.  Sight-reading skills required.  Vocal technique, pronunciation, period intonation, and phrasing will be discussed.

Renaissance Winds – 7:30pm (Phil Neuman)
A unique class combining early soft double reed instruments with other dynamically compatible early instruments.  Sight-reading skills required, must know C and F fingerings.  Reed and instrument maintenance will be discussed.  We also sing one piece.

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.

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

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

Fall, Winter, and Spring Schedule for Cindy Markham’s CMC Classes:

Recorder Level 1 (Beginning) – Wednesdays at 8:30pm (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) – Wednesdays at 7:30pm (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.  Contact Cindy at AAAzcool@msn.com for details.

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.
Visit www.portlandparks.org.

Monthly weekend classes for early strings are held in Oregon City.  Write to the Neumans at pneumantartold@gmail.com for details.