Recorder Workshop

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

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Recorder workshop directors: Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij

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, lectures 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 offer classes for intermediate and advanced players, amateurs and professionals, ensemble players and soloists, conductors and music teachers. 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.

We hope to see you this summer!

Rotem and Hanneke

2019 Recorder Workshop Faculty

Week I Heaven and Earth
July 7–13, 2019

Malachai Komanoff Bandy
Saskia Coolen
Rotem Gilbert
Hanneke van Proosdij
Gwyn Roberts
Recorder Orchestra director: Rotem Gilbert

Week I Shadows and Light
July 14–20, 2019

Joan Kimball
Peter Maund
Rotem Gilbert
Paul Leenhouts
Lisette Kielson
Hanneke van Proosdij
Recorder Orchestra director: Hanneke van Proosdij

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

See what our 2018 participants have to say about our workshop:

“The orchestra to me is one of the highlights of the week… is a pleasure to have a goal to work together as we prepare for the concert on Friday night”.

“I started playing the bass this year and being assigned that part in the recorder orchestra as a total immersion with peer support has been extremely beneficial and enjoyable”.

“It was great to have so many Renaissance recorder consort classes!”

“RW faculty is always world class.”



2018 Recorder Workshop Faculty Recital: Hildebrandslied, Es taget, Zart liep


Dates, Deadlines, and Fee Information

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2019 Tuition per workshop week:
Non-Member: $675 by March 31; $725 thereafter
SFEMS/EMA/ARS Member: $630 by March 31, $680 thereafter

Room and Board—Per Week: $720
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.

For more information on the accommodations at St. Albert’s Priory, click here.

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: Lotti, Et in Terra Pax from Voices of Music on Vimeo.

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