The Port Townsend Early Music Workshop: July 9 -15, 2023

We will be back in person at the lovely University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.  Mark your calendars!  This will be the 40th anniversary year of the founding of the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop.  WooHOO! Our splendid faculty will include renowned Dutch recorder virtuosa Eva Legene, Brazilian energy ball Cléa Galhano, the scholarly and handsome Mark Davenport, beloved Seattle departees Miyo Aoki and Jonathan Oddie, long time viol favorite David Morris, and multi-talented viol and  renaissance double reed player Malachai Bandy, whose name may be new to some, but not for long!

Moss Bay Recorder Society Meetings

December 10 from 2-4:30pm
Mountlake Terrace Library – 23300 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace

Laura Townsend will lead music from winter celebrations across the ages from medieval feasts to the Revels to more familiar melodies still popular today.

January 14, 2023 from 2-4:30pm
Location TBD
Music from the British Isles

February 11, 2023 from 2-4:30pm
Location TBD
Water Music: Handel and (WAY) Beyond!

March 11, 2023 from 2-4:30pm
Location TBD
Songs of Springtime

April 22, 2023 from 9am – 5pm — Moss Bay Meet!
Location TBD
Three Sessions of Recorder Music – Come for one, two or all three!


Recorder ensembles led by Laura Townsend

Laura Townsend is offering a variety of weekly ensembles in her home studio with some Covid-era innovations in place: hybrid ensemble meetings with an online option always available and in-person playing for folks who are fully vaccinated/boosted, feeling well, and testing negative on a same-day rapid test.  You are welcome to join any appropriate-level ensemble at any point.  The fee for individual sessions is $20.  In-person spaces are limited, and additional sections can be added if needed to any ensemble.  Online participants are always welcome!

For details about the ensembles, see the announcement here.  Contact Laura at to sign up or for more information.