Last updated on: January 7, 2017
The Seattle Recorder Society
Port Townsend Early Music Workshop
MIYO AOKI, RECORDER, Renton, Washington
Recently completed a KAZ Diplom (Artist Diploma) at the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany, where she studied with Professor Han Tol. Having a keen interest in music ranging from medieval to modern, Miyo has premiered works by contemporary composers Natalie Williams, David Schneider and Agnes Dorwarth. She has performed in the Bloomington Early Music Festival and in the US, Germany, and Poland, including with Fortunata, Utopia, Affetti Amorosi, and Gamut Bach Ensemble. She has previously taught in the Indiana University Pre-College Recorder Program and at workshops in Salt Lake City, Cincinnati, and Bremen, Germany. more...
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NINA STERN, RECORDER, New York, New York
Nina Stern has carved a unique and extraordinarily diverse career for herself as a world-class recorder player and classical clarinetist. Ms. Stern performs widely as a soloist and with orchestras such as The New York Philharmonic, American Classical Orchestra, New York City Opera, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque, and Opera Lafayette.  Ms. Stern was appointed to the faculty of Juilliard’s Historical Performance program in 2012 and has served on the faculties of the Civica Scuola de Musica (Milan, Italy), Mannes College of Music, the Five Colleges in Massachusetts, and Oberlin Conservatory. Nina Stern is founder and Artistic Director of S’Cool Sounds, an award-winning music education project serving public school and underserved children in the U.S., Jordan, Kenya, and Burundi.  more...
PETER SEIBERT, RECORDER, RECORDER ORCHESTRA, Seattle, Washington
has taught recorder and conducted at workshops in North America and abroad since 1968. He was music director of the Seattle Recorder Society for 45 years (1970-2015) and received the Presidential Special Honor Award from the American Recorder Society in 2012. Peter also founded the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop in 1983 and was its director until 2001.  As a conductor, he has led orchestras, choruses and jazz ensembles and is founding director of the Northwest Chamber Chorus.   more...
ELLEN SEIBERT, BEGINNING VIOL, Seattle, Washington
Freelance performer with several ensembles in the Northwest where she teaches and coaches viol in Seattle. Serves on the Seattle Recorder Society board and has been a board member of the Viola da Gamba Society of America and twice been a board member of the Early Music Guild of Seattle.  Founding member and past president, Pacific Northwest Viols, and Administrator of the Pt Townsend Early Music Workshop from 1997-2001.  more...
ALISON MELVILLE, RECORDER, HISTORICAL FLUTES, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Alison's career as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician has taken her across North America, New Zealand, Iceland, Japan and Europe. Alison is a member of Toronto Consort, Ensemble Polaris, is artistic director of the mixed-media Bird Project, and appears frequently with Tafelmusik. Her playing has been heard on The Tudors, The Friendly Giant, film soundtracks, on radio across North America, Europe and Australasia and on over 60 CDs, including five critically acclaimed solo recordings. On faculty at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music from 1999 to 2010, she teaches in Toronto and at early music workshops across North America. more...
PAUL LEENHOUTS, RECORDER, Denton, Texas
Paul Leenhouts is director of Early Music Studies and the Baroque Orchestra at the University of North Texas.  He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, where he was on the faculty as professor of recorder and historical development from 1993 to 2011. He was a founding member of the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet in 1978 and founded The Royal Wind Music in 1997.  Since 1993 he has been director of the International Baroque Institute at Longy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. more...
WENDY GILLESPIE, VIOLA DA GAMBA, VOICES AND VIOLS, Bloomington, Indiana
Wendy Gillespie has been a faculty member of the Historical Performance Institute at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington IN since 1985. There, she teaches early bowed strings, performance studies, and reading from early notation; coaches chamber music; and presents concerts of medieval and renaissance music with an ensemble consisting of consorts of viols, recorders, lutes, sackbuts and voices. She has performed as a member of the New York Pro Musica Antiqua, and the viol consorts Fretwork and Phantasm. more...
ROTEM GILBERT, RECORDER, SHAWM, RENAISSANCE WINDS, Los Angeles, California
Rotem  is a native of Haifa, Israel and a founding member of Ciaramella, a Renaissance ensemble that has recorded for the Naxos label and has performed in Germany, Italy and at music festivals in the United States. As a member of Piffaro, she has toured the United States, Europe and South America. She teaches Baroque and Renaissance performance practice and history and is an instructor of early winds at USC. more...
ADAM KNIGHT GILBERT, RECORDER, SHAWM, RENAISSANCE WINDS, Los Angeles, California
Adam is Associate Professor and Director of the Early Music Program at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. He received his PhD at Case Western Reserve University, and taught musicology for two years at Stanford University. He was the recipient of the 2008 Noah Greenberg Award and co-recipient of the 2014 Thomas Binkley ward with his wife Rotem, with whom he directs the ensemble Ciaramella. He has performed on recorder, shawm, bagpipes, and other historical woodwinds with groups including Ensemble for Early Music, Piffaro, and the Waverly Consort. He teaches and performs in the US, Israel, Europe, and Brazil. more...
CLEA GALHANO, RECORDER, St. Paul, Minnesota
An internationally renowned recorder player, Clea has performed contemporary, early  and Brazilian music in the United States, Canada, South America and Europe. She is the Executive Artist Director of the St. Paul Conservatory of Music, serves on the faculty of Macalester College, and is the Music Director  of the Recorder Orchestra of the Midwest in Bloomington, Indiana. Ms. Galhano has several recordings available on Dorian, Ten Thousand Lakes and Eldorado labels.  more...
VICKI BOECKMAN, RECORDER, ARTISTIC  DIRECTOR, Seattle, Washington
International performing and recording artist now based in Seattle, Vicki has taught at workshops all over the United States and in Canada. Performs with Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Philharmonia Northwest Orchestra, Gallery Concerts, Medieval Women’s Choir, Ensemble Electra, Wood’N’Flutes and Opus 4. Teaches privately and at the Music Center of the Northwest in Seattle. Recordings for various Danish and American labels.  more...
JOANNA BLENDULF, VIOL, CELLO, Eugene, Oregon
Joanna Blendulf teaches and performs on the viola da gamba with ensembles such as the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Bach Collegium San Diego and Pacific Musicworks in Seattle and Early Music Vancouver. Ms. Blendulf is also an active chamber musician, performing and touring internationally with the Cascade Consort, Catacoustic Consort, Ensemble Electra, Ensemble Mirable, Music of the Spheres and Wildcat Viols. Joanna’s summer engagements have included performances at the Bloomington, Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals, the Aspen and Ojai Music Festivals as well as the Carmel and Oregon Bach Festivals.  more...
JACK ASHWORTH, RECORDER, VIOLS, VIOLIN, KEYBOARD, Louisville, Kentucky
Jack Ashworth is Professor of Music History Emeritus at the University of Louisville, where he continues to lead ensembles of recorders and viols as well as teaching harpsichord and organ. Jack has been active as a workshop coach for over 30 years, including the Pt. Townsend Workshop, the VdGSA Conclave, Amherst Early Music, Viols West, and Pacific Northwest Viols as well as programs in England, Canada and Australia. more...
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JO BAIM, ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR, Seattle, Washington
Sr. Jo Baim is Music Director at Trinity Parish Episcopal Church. She earned degrees in organ performance from Walla Walla College and the University of Oregon, and a doctorate in musicology from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music. She is the Artistic Director of the Trinity Consort, and oversees the concert program at Trinity Parish. Beside being the Administrator for the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop, she is also adminstrator ot the Pacific Northwest Viols Workshop. more...