Recorder Workshop


SFEMS Recorder Workshops

Week I: The Four Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, and Air (FULL – REGISTRATION CLOSED)*
July 17 – 23, 2016
St. Albert’s Priory, Oakland, CA

Week II: Tears and Laughter: The Art of Comedy and Tragedy (FULL – REGISTRATION CLOSED)*
July 24 – 30, 2016
St. Albert’s Priory, Oakland, CA

*RECORDER I and RECORDER II are now FULL.  If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email:

Recorder workshop directors: Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij

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Faculty perform chamber music at the 2014 Recorder Workshops.

Directed by recorder players Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij, the SFEMS Recorder Workshops are located in the intimate setting of St. Albert’s Priory on the border of Oakland and Berkeley, California. These workshops feature every aspect of music making for the recorder, including technique classes, Renaissance recorder consort, medieval to contemporary music and consort music. Featuring small class sizes and an international faculty, they invite intermediate to advanced recorder players to sign up for one or both weeks. Each week concludes with a spectacular performance of all workshop participants in the Recorder Orchestra at St. Albert’s beautiful chapel. Evening events include faculty concerts, lecture demonstrations and a focused Wednesday mini-workshop.

Recorder Workshop Week I Faculty 
Vicki Boeckman
Louise Carslake
Inga Funck
Rotem Gilbert
Hanneke van Proosdij
Wednesday afternoon faculty: Adaiha Mac-Adam Somer
Recorder Orchestra director: Hanneke van Proosdij

Recorder Workshop Week II Faculty
Miyo Aoki
Mark Davenport
Rotem Gilbert
Matthias Maute
Derek Tam
Hanneke van Proosdij
Wednesday afternoon faculty: Rebecca Molinari
Recorder Orchestra director: Rotem Gilbert

Questions? Contact co-directors Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij,

 View a video of faculty performing Johannes de Stokem’s “Hor oires une chanzon” from the 1501 Odhecaton at the 2013 Workshops:


Dates, Deadlines, and Fee Information

Tuition – Per Week

Non-Member: $585 by April 30; $635 thereafter
SFEMS/EMA/ARS Member: $540 by April 30, $590 thereafter

If you are an EMA or ARS member and NOT a SFEMS member, you MUST contact SFEMS prior to registering at to receive this discount.

Join SFEMS and Save!
As a member of the San Francisco Early Music Society, you will receive workshop tuition discounts, discount concert series tickets, your name in our program book, and our weekly e-newsletter with the latest in Bay Area early music news and event listings. You will also be a part of one of the oldest and most influential early music organizations in North America.

SFEMS Member Workshop Discounts
To join SFEMS or to update your membership status, please CLICK HERE to join prior to registering for this workshop to receive your member discount. You must join as a member prior to registering to receive this discount.

If you are already a SFEMS member, your discount will apply automatically when registering.

Room and Board – Per Week: $498
Lunch and dinner only (no room) – Per Week: $180
Lunch only (no room) – Per Week: $75
Overnight between sessions on July 23 (room and board): $83

PLEASE NOTE: RECORDER I & II are now FULL.  If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email:

Additional questions regarding fees, logistics, or other matters? Contact us at Questions about the workshop? Contact co-directors Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij at

For all enrolled Recorder Workshop Attendees: 

After reading through the 6-page informational document for the week(s) in which you are enrolled, please help us by supplying your Personal Information,  Musical Experience, and selecting  your classes. This 3-page questionnaire form can be returned in one of two ways:
  1. After saving the Questionnaire to your desktop with an appropriate name ( Recorder Week II-2016-“Last Name”), proceed by filling in the questions on the 3 pages and then saving it again. This can then be emailed as an attachment to
  2. The Questionnaire can also be printed out and hand-filled out and sent by surface mail to:  Rotem Gilbert, 851 Glendon Court, South Pasadena, CA 91030