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Spring 2014 Workshop - Rochester ARS

Beyond the Fringe: Music From the Periphery of Europe

Saturday, March 22 8:30am through 4pm, hosted by the Rochester chapter of the American Recorder Society, and featuring Patricia Petersen.

Gems of Germany will begin with Flemish composers and move onward through history. Possible composers include Dufay, Ockeghem, Senfl, J.S. Bach and Buxtehude. 

Patricia Petersen holds an MFA in Early Music Performance from Sarah Lawrence College. A Director Emerita of Amherst Early Music, she is a regular faculty member at that and many other weekend and week-long workshops. She currently directs the Mountain Collegium workshop. She performs on recorder and other early winds, and has appeared with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. She has coached early music ensembles at Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. An ARS certified teacher, she teaches recorder, early music, and English country dance in North Carolina and at workshops around the coun- try. She has a particular passion for complex late-14th-century rhythms and for playing from facsimiles of early 15th-century music. Pat has made 2 CDs, with her vocal ensemble Fortuna and with the Amherst Festival Choir. She serves on the board of the Country Dance and Song Society, and has been known to inflict her banjo-uke playing on unsuspecting old-time jams. 


$25 for a half day (9am-noon or 1pm-4pm)
$45 for a full day
Purchase a box lunch for $7.50 (must pre-order). 


Pre-registration ends March 13, 2014. 

Participants must be proficient in two recorder voices to attend. 

Low voices are especially encouraged.

Downloadable (PDF) registration form. (PDF) Box lunches.


9am—Morning Session
12pm—Lunch (bring your own or purchase a box lunch)
1pm—Afternoon Session


First Baptist Church of Rochester
175 Allens Creek Road
Rochester, NY 14618

Lessons with Pat

There will be opportunities for individual and group lessons with Pat on Friday, March 21; Sunday, March 23; and Monday, March 24.

Please email for information regarding available openings and costs.