Port Townsend Early Music Workshop – Registration Is Open!

Sunday, July 9 through Saturday, July 15
University of Puget Sound in Tacoma

Registration is now open for the 2023 Port Townsend Early Music Workshop.  You’ll find all the information about the workshop, including how to register, here.  We are so excited to be returning to the lovely campus of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma and to having our remarkable faculty share their unique energy and expertise for this 40th anniversary year.

Our splendid faculty will include renowned Dutch recorder virtuosa Eva Legêne, Brazilian energy ball Cléa Galhano, the scholarly and handsome Mark Davenport, beloved Seattle departees Miyo Aoki and Jonathan Oddie, long time viol favorites David Morris and Mary Springfels, and we welcome the incredibly gifted percussionist, Tacoma local Antonio Gomez.

While total immersion in a week-long residential workshop is the most beneficial for learning and shared camaraderie, we understand that taking a full week off can be challenging for some families.  The workshop offers new commuter options that allow participants to choose to register for individual courses or for the full week’s offerings.  If you wish to sign up for individual classes or be a commuter, please contact Administrative Director Jo Baim at (206) 932-4623 or jobaim@msn.com.


Quintessence Recorder Ensemble Concert

Saturday June 24 at 5:00 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2531 Hoyt Ave, Everett

What could be better than attending a late afternoon concert of glorious renaissance music played on beautiful renaissance recorders on Mid Summer’s Night? Probably not many things!  Please join the recently resurrected recorder ensemble, Quintessence, (Vicki Boeckman, Silke Harper, David Ohannesian, Laura Townsend and Mike Woolf) for an hour of simply stunning music by these magnificent composers: Palestrina, Gabrieli, Peuerl, Allegri, Sweelinck and the lesser known Ingegnieri.

Donations at the door / Pay as able.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


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 online participants are always welcome!

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