Last updated on: February 1, 2019
The Seattle Recorder Society
Port Townsend Early Music Workshop
Miyo Aoki is a dedicated recorder player and teacher, performing music ranging from medieval to modern and teaching students of all ages and levels. She has performed in the US, Germany, and Poland, and is a founding member of the Seattle-based chamber group sound|counterpoint. In addition to her teaching work for Early Music Seattle’s outreach programs, she teaches regularly at workshops such as the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop, SFEMS Recorder Workshop, and Hidden Valley Early Music Workshop more...
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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. 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... 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. He founded the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop in 1983, which he directed for two decades. An active composer whose works have been performed on four continents, he writes extensively for recorders and for viols. As a conductor, he has led orchestras, choruses and jazz ensembles and is founder of the Northwest Chamber Chorus. more... 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... New Zealand-born harpsichordist Jonathan Oddie enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher. Since moving to Seattle in 2014, he has appeared as a featured soloist with the Northwest Sinfonietta, Saratoga Orchestra, Whidbey Island Music Festival, and Salish Sea Early Music Festival. He holds a doctorate in musicology from the University of Oxford, where he researched the instrumental music of Orlando Gibbons. more... The 2007 recipient of the Thomas Binkley Award from Early Music America, Ms. Mead is currently Professor of the Practice of Music at Brandeis University. She has given solo concerts on the lyra-viol across the US and overseas, and has performed with some of this country's leading early music ensembles. For seven years she was Conclave Music Director for the Viola da Gamba Society of America, for which she has been a regular faculty-member since 1987. more... Recently described by Early Music America as “a special artist with a brilliant future,” Alexa Haynes-Pilon has quickly established herself in the California early music scene performing on baroque cello, viola da gamba, baroque bassoon and dulcian. She has performed with the American Bach Soloists and Tafelmusik, and is the principal cellist with Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra. She co-founded Ensemble Bizarria, a Los Angeles-based early music chamber ensemble. more... Adam is Associate Professor and Director of the Early Music Program at University of Southern California’s 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... Internationally renowned recorder player. Performs contemporary, early and Brazilian music. Galhano has performed 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... 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... Charles has taught recorder and historical performance practices at the Longy School of Music and New England Conservatory. In the Seattle area he has been featured as a recorder soloist with the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Northwest Baroque, and the Northwest Chamber Orchestra. Charles currently performs with the Salish Sea Players, co-directs the Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound, and publishes his performing editions and arrangements for recorders under the Editions Dolcimelo imprint. more...
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JO BAIM, ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR, Seattle, Washington Sr. Jo Baim is Music Director at Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, Seattle. 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 administrator of the Pacific Northwest Viols Workshop. more... SÖREN SIEG, COMPOSER, AUTHOR, RECORDER, Hamburg, Germany Sören Sieg learned to play the recorder, violin, and piano as a child, and started composing when he was five years old, but in 2016 made it his main profession. Since his first African Suite for recorder ensemble Djaboué was published in 1994, he has completed 28 other African Suites that are played all around the world, and has been commissioned to write for the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet and the Flanders Recorder Quartet among others. He has taught at workshops in Germany, Switzerland, England, France and Taiwan. This will be Sören’s first time ever teaching in the United States and he is very excited to be here. more... Mary began playing professionally at the age of 21 as a gambist with the New York Pro Musica. Over the span of her long career, Mary has worked with innumerable ensembles, including the Waverly Consort, the Philharmonia, Portland and Seattle Baroque Orchestras, Les Filles de Sainte-Colombe, The Second City Music, Parthenia, the Chicago Opera Theater, the New York City Opera, and many others. For 25 years, she was Musician-in-Residence at the Newberry Library in Chicago, where she founded and directed the Newberry Consort. She teaches year-round at SFEMS, VDGSA and Amherst Early Music workshops. more... Member of The King’s Noyse, the Galax Quartet, Quicksilver and NYS Baroque. He has performed with Musica Pacifica, the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Tragicomedia, Tafelmusik, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Musica Angelica, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, the Mark Morris Dance Group and Seattle's Pacific Musicworks. He has recorded for Harmonia Mundi, New Albion, Dorian, New World, Drag City Records, CBC/ Radio-Canada and New Line Cinema. more... Has performed and recorded with several early music and contemporary music ensembles including Ensemble Alcatraz, Chanticleer, Davka, Hesperion XX, Kitka, Alasdair Fraser’s Skyedance, The Harp Consort and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Has also presented lectures, workshops, and classes in the United States, Canada, Scotland and Israel. more...