Recorder Workshop

2019 SFEMS Recorder Workshop
St. Albert’s Priory, Oakland, CA
Week I – July 7 – 13, 2019
Week I – July 14 – 20, 2019  

Registration opens January 2019! Updates and information for the 2019 workshops coming soon.

Recorder workshop directors: Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij

2017 Recorder Workshop Faculty and Recorder Orchestra

2018 Recorder Workshop Details:

Save the date in your calendar as we return with TWO weeks of SFEMS Recorder Workshop! Pick your week, or come to both. Fill your days with recorder ensembles, technique, Renaissance consort, recorder orchestra, master class, concerts and more.  Explore Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Contemporary and World Music in an intimate setting with world-class faculty.  Develop your recorder technique and ensemble skills in an inspiring and supportive atmosphere. We welcome an international faculty of magnificent performers and charismatic teachers.

We offer classes for intermediate and advanced players, amateurs and professionals, ensemble players and soloists, conductors and music teachers.  Bring your ensemble and be guaranteed a daily group class.  Please apply before March 1 to be guaranteed a daily group class for your ensemble (minimum of five players). Directors Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij will bring you two weeks of intense playing, listening, and learning in a supportive and social environment.

Week I – A Celebration of Women in Music
July 15 – 21, 2018

Women have been the inspiration of music throughout history. As rulers, lovers, sorceresses and nuns, women played an important part in music as subjects of love, hate and admiration.
The Recorder Orchestra will perform music by Caldara, Cozzolani, Handel, Hildegard von Bingen and Lassus.
From the Queen of Sheba to Maria, these women were loved over the ages.

Week II – From Master to Student: Passing on a Tradition ***Session II is now full – registration closed***
July 22 – 28, 2018

Tracing musical traditions across generations, SFEMS Recorder Workshop Week II will focus on the relationships between great teachers and their students and on compositional styles passed down and transforming from one generation to the next. The Recorder Orchestra will perform music by teachers and their students Heinrich Isaac & Ludwig Senfl, Josquin Desprez & Nicolas Gombert, Adrian Willaert & Giovanni Gabrieli and more.

2018 Recorder Workshop Faculty 

Week I:
Clea Galhano
Frances Feldon
Rotem Gilbert
Hanneke van Proosdij
Sarah Cantor
Recorder Orchestra director: Hanneke van Proosdij

Week II:
Vicki Boeckman
Louise Carslake
Rotem Gilbert
Alexa Haynes-Pilon
Hanneke van Proosdij
Recorder Orchestra director: Rotem Gilbert

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

Dates, Deadlines, and Fee Information – 2019 fees and information, TBA

2018 Tuition per workshop week:
Non-Member: $655 by April 30; $705 thereafter
SFEMS/EMA/ARS Member: $610 by April 30, $660 thereafter

Room and Board – Per Week: $685
Lunch and dinner only (no room) – Per Week: $180
Lunch only (no room) – Per Week: $75

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.

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

SFEMS Recorder Workshop Orchestra 2017: William Cornysh (ii), Ah Robyn from Voices of Music on Vimeo.