Spring 2017 Workshop with Letitia Berlin

It's Not Math! Or Is It?: Exploring Rhythm through the Centuries

Saturday, March 18 8:30am through 4pm, hosted by the Rochester chapter of the American Recorder Society, and featuring Tish Berlin.

About the Music

Do you tap your feet to the beat of a song on the radio? Do you sway to the sound of the samba? Twitch at the hint of a tango? Then you've got rhythm! This workshop mines centuries of music for snappy, languid, pulsating, and syncopating rhythms. 4/4, 2/2, 3/4, 5/4, 7/8, 12/8 -- our repertoire will come from estampies, Machaut ballades, 15th century English sacred music, Dufay rondeaus, Spanish villancicos, Florentine Carnival songs, Playford dance tunes, Scottish ballads and strathspeys, Bach fugues, Piazzolla tangos, Balkan and Roumanian folk dances, and Ragtime. Come prepared to tap your feet!

About the Instructor

photo of Tish Berlin

Letitia Berlin is a member of Bertamo Trio, Calextone, Farallon Recorder Quartet, and Tibia Recorder Duo. She has performed as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, and numerous other groups. Ms. Berlin received her Bachelor of Music in piano performance from UNC-Greensboro, and her Master of Arts in early music performance practices from Case Western Reserve University. She teaches privately and via Skype, she directs the Hidden Valley Early Music Road Scholar program, and teaches at early music workshops around the country. She has two recordings with the Farallon Recorder Quartet.


$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 10, 2017. If you are not ordering a lunch, please feel free to come and pay at the door. 

Participants should be proficient in two recorder voices to attend. 

Low voices are especially encouraged.

Download the registration form. It may be printed and mailed with a check made out to American Recorder Society, Rochester Chapter, or emailed to rochesterars@gmail.com.

Registration Form (PDF)


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