September 12, 2020, 1:30
The OCRS is pleased to announce that we will have our first on-line session on Saturday, September 12th at 1:30 with Miyo Aoki. Miyo will be leading a series of wonderful duos. She has taken the lead in providing excellent on-line sessions that provide a metronome in place of a leader conducting live meetings and taking each part separately at practice tempo before going on to playing at tempo with measure prompts. I think that you will enjoy this program as we wait out the isolation imposed by the pandemic.
These on-line sessions are available free to all members of record for the 2019/2020 season, but donations will certainly be appreciated. If you have friends who might be interested in participating in these sessions, they can join OCRS at the $50 individual fee and the membership application for the 2020/2021 Season is available at Membership. For information on using Zoom, see News.
This first session is free to members of any recorder society. You must register. Send your name, email address and group affiliation to firstname.lastname@example.org, to be sent announcements, music files, and Zoom invitation.
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, with groups including Farallon Recorder Quartet, Salish Sea Players, Utopia Early Music, and Gamut Bach Ensemble, and at the Bloomington Early Music Festival and Whidbey Island Music Festival. She is a founding member of the Seattle-based chamber group sound|counterpoint and has premiered works by contemporary composers Natalie Williams and Agnes Dorwarth.
Miyo holds a KAZ Diplom (Artist Diploma) from the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany, where she studied with Professor Han Tol. While living in Bremen, she also maintained a private studio and worked in the musical outreach program “Musik-im-Ohr”, based in the Bremen concert hall, Die Glocke. She holds degrees in both early music performance and mathematics from Indiana University, where she studied with Professor Eva Legêne and received the Austin B. Caswell award for her paper on Ars Subtilior music. Miyo is a strong proponent of music education and strives to make music accessible to people from varied backgrounds. She has collaborated in planning and performing several outreach programs for children, including “Shakespeare’s Ear” and “Oskar und die Blockflötendiebe”, and she founded a successful elementary school recorder club program sponsored by Early Music Seattle. She teaches privately and has previously taught for the Indiana University Pre-College Recorder Program, and at various workshops, including the Port Townsend Early Music Workshop, SFEMS Recorder Workshop, Next Level Recorder Retreat, Road Scholar Early Music Workshop and this summer in several SFEMS Zoom online workshops.
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