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SFEMS Workshops and Children’s Education

by Suzanne Siebert SFEMS has promoted the education of children in period music over the years. Among these activities for children’s education have been the Music Discovery week-long workshops held summers for children about 8 to 14. Tish Berlin has been the Director of this workshop for many years. My granddaughters Lucy and Sandra spent […]

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MPRO Seeks New Members

The Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra is currently accepting new members for its 2014-2015 season. All those who play recorder, early winds or early strings are invited to join. Joining the orchestra is a wonderful opportunity for those who play recorder and other early instruments to hone their performing and technical skills. Membership is open without audition […]

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Job Offering:
 Alto or Countertenor Section Leader

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Oakland, is seeking 
a professional alto or countertenor for St. Paul’s Choir. The successful candidate will help lead a quartet 
that is the backbone of the choir. Early music and English cathedral repertoire are specialties. A straight, blended tone is required. Job details are on the St. Paul’s website here: St. […]

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San Francisco Bach Choir Auditions for 2014–15

Join a really great choir! Sing rare early music gems and choral masterpieces in an inspired ensemble with world-class soloists and period instruments. SFBC is gearing up for its exciting 2014–15 season under newly-appointed Artistic Director, Magen Solomon. We invite experienced singers with good reading skills to audition for our dynamic and high-level volunteer chorus, now […]

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Calendar: August 11–17, 2014

Monday, August 11 Prescott Lectures “Something Old, Something New.” John Prescott, Ph.D., presents a series of talks on the  transition from the Renaissance to the baroque. Day 1: “The background: What was Renaissance music?” 9:30 AM to Noon St. Mary Magdalen Church 2005 Berryman St., Berkeley $20 per session, $85/$80 full week suzannesiebert@gmail.com or 510-843-2425 […]

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Project Zefiro: Gaudeamus

Once again, SFEMS Affiliate Alta Sonora is sponsoring a limited, pre-auditioned workshop of wind band players this August. Dan Stillman and Greg Ingles will be coaching 13 Renaissance brass and reed players from all over the country—3 cornetts, 5 sackbuts, and 5 reeds—in week-long rehearsals at St. Alban’s for a grand concert on the night […]

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Junior Bach Auditions—Coming Soon!

Dear Music Teacher, Welcome to the beginning of the Junior Bach Festival’s 2014–2015 season! We thank you if you have prepared students to audition for the Junior Bach Festival in the past, and we hope you will encourage your advanced students to apply this year. We will accept applications between October 1 and December 1. […]

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