Program for Friday, September 11, 2020
The Seattle Recorder Society
Last updated on: November 28, 2020
Dear members, colleagues, and friends,
Somehow or another we’ve made it this far: August 2020. I want to thank all of you who filled out our mini survey; your answers provided us with a lot of useful information and ideas. I am happy to report that all the responses were positive with regards to taking part in virtual playing sessions through Zoom, and that the vast majority prefers the usual Friday evening SRS time for holding the sessions. The boards of both SRS and MBRS (Moss Bay Recorder Society) agree that it makes the most sense to have collaborative virtual meetings. So, … drum roll please …. our very first virtual meeting will be on September 11 at 7:00 pm. The Back Room Gang will now be called the Breakout Room gang, and we have
Vicki Boeckman & Miyo Aoki, conducting
SATB Gb, Cb recorders
From the Music Director - Vicki Boeckman:
This website carries information about forthcoming meetings including the opening program and the music for the playing session.
There are no special musical requirements for joining the SRS. The level of skill necessary to play the music varies from meeting to meeting, and participants are free to play as much or as little as they care to.
Membership Dues are $40 for the year (September through August). We keep our dues low to be as inclusive as possible. Dues revenue only pays for half of our operating expenses. The membership form includes an opportunity for you to assist us as we provide a multifaceted program each year. SRS members have a history of generosity, and we appreciate your additional donations!
You may either complete and submit the Membership form and dues payment online, or download the form and mail it along with a check. Click on the link below for more information.
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Vicki and Miyo playing duos by Ciconia, Whythorne, Monteclaire and Paganini!!!
The Seattle Recorder Society will meet via ZOOM at 7:00 p.m.
tentatively planned conductors and programs for September – December. (Please see the sidebar for future dates.)
Sheltering in place has meant changing in place. We are all different now than we were back in March or even just a month ago. As we change, we learn, and as we learn we change, along with our perception. This changed perception then becomes part of our own inner teacher and stands by us for the duration of what we are learning. Trust me when I say that for months I resisted venturing into the virtual world of teaching — literally digging in my heels kicking and screaming — but now I am a reformed believer and, dare I say, advocate! Think how fortunate we are to be living in this time of technological “Zooming” possibilities at all!
Of course as a performer not able to perform for actual audiences with my friends and colleagues I feel as though part of my very being has been ripped out and I am deeply mourning the loss of it, but I now know that a genuine sense of community and connection is possible with this virtual platform. It is not and never will be the same as being together live, and the experience will be completely different, but it is surprisingly positive.
Our president-elect Virginia Felton has a lot of experience with Zoom and has offered to help anyone who needs assistance beforehand or wants to do a trial run. Feel free to reach out to her or to me at any time prior to the September meeting. I promise that Miyo and I will do everything we can to make this as easy and painless as possible, (barring technical glitches or power outages) and I am hopeful and of firm mind that our recorder community will continue to thrive. I look forward to our collaboration. We will be here for you and will get through this together!
Read more in our Newsletter:
Also, the SRS is looking for a new Secretary. an official board position who serves on the SRS Board and compiles the minutes of our Board and general members' monthly meetings. See the newsletter for more information. If this is your first time participating in a virtual playing session, I would highly recommend taking the time to read this article: https://americanrecorder.org/docs/ARS_Guidelines_for_Zoom_Participation.pdf and to browse some of the helpful tutorials about Zoom in general that are on line. You do not need to have the Zoom app in order to participate, but the faster your internet speed, the more pleasurable your experience will be. Dial-up does not prove to be very successful as far as I have heard.
Two to three days before the meeting members receive an email with a link to join the Zoom invitation along with pdfs and or other materials to print out for the playing session. It will be the same link each month. To protect everyone’s privacy we will not post this link publicly on our website, and we ask that you please not share it or forward it on to anyone unless previously OKed by a board member. During the session conductors will be sharing the materials on screen for you to follow along, so you don’t have to print out, but that is up to you. There will also be explicit instructions reminding you how to sign in.
Before the meeting you’ll want to make sure that you can sit in a way that you can comfortably see your computer screen or tablet and play your recorder at the same time! For best results, your device should be as close to your router as possible.
What you need to know about participation in our Zoom meetings: