Early Double Reeds and Brass Blowout

Saturday and Sunday, June 23rd and 24th, 2018.  For players of dulcian, shawm, krummhorn, cornamuse, douçaine, cornetto, sackbutt, sordune, kortholt, and rackett.  Location: Carver, Oregon, near Happy Valley, a short distance southeast of Portland.  The faculty will be Gayle Neuman, Phil Neuman, and Laura Kuhlman.  For information contact

“Here’s the Summer” 2018 two day Early Music Workshop in Vernon, British Columbia

 will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 14th and 15th, 2018.  For intermediate and advanced players of recorders, early winds, and strings. Faculty: Laura Kuhlman and Gayle and Phil Neuman of The Oregon Renaissance Band.  Location: Vernon Community Music School, 1705 32nd Ave., Vernon, British Columbia, V1T 2J3, Canada.  The group will also play a concert in Kelowna on Friday, July 13th and in Vernon on Sunday, July 15th joined by the popular B.C. group Oko Baroquo.  (The Vernon concert admission is included in the workshop fee.) For more information and registration see: 

Early Music Guild of Oregon Workshop

Saturday and Sunday, October 6th and 7th, 2018, in Carver, Oregon near Happy Valley, a short distance southeast of Portland.  For players of advanced and intermediate players of recorders, early winds, and strings. The faculty will be Gayle Neuman, Laura Kuhlman, and Phil Neuman.  For more information contact the Neumans at

Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat

March 15 – 18, 2019, at Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, a short distance east of Portland. Ensembles for recorders, early winds, strings in Renaissance and Baroque, and more. The faculty will be Vicki Boeckman, Gayle Neuman, Phil Neuman, Laura Kuhlman, and two others.  For more information go to and Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat in the main menu.

Winds and Waves Recorder Workshop

Winds and Waves Workshop: May of 2019; Faculty Concert the evening before the workshop. Faculty and details tba. Contact Corlu Collier, Director, PMB 309, 2226 N Coast Hwy, Newport OR 97365, ph:(541) 961-1228. corlu@

Early Music Festival at Whitewater

is a weekend workshop held the first full weekend in June.  Activities include:  classes for all levels of recorder from beginning to advanced, reeds and wind band instruments, viola da gamba, voice; vendor exhibits; informal late-night playing sessions; festival-ending concert; and much more.  The 2018 Whitewater Festival will be held June 1-3, 2018. Faculty includes Gayle and Phil Neuman, Laura Kuhlman, Shelly Gruskin, and 8 more.  Limited scholarship funding is available.  For scholarship information contact:  Pam Wiese, 708-860-0451; or e-mail gcaosapam @
Location:  the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, Wisconsin.
For more info:  call 708-442-6053; e-mail nchabala @, gcaosapam @ (mailing/scholarships/facilities),shawm1550 @ (faculty)