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September 11 start
Recorders Plus Workshop directed by Brenda Bittner

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March 20-23, 2020
Portland Recorder Society presents
Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat

WHAT: Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat (CGEMR)

WHEN:  March 20-23, 2020

WHERE: Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, Corbett, Oregon, about 20 miles east of Portland.

WHO: Guest Faculty: Rotem Gilbert and Joan Kimball 

Core Faculty: Vicki Boeckman, Gayle and Phil Neuman, Laura Kuhlman. Go here for their bios!

For intermediate to advanced players of: recorders, Renaissance winds, and strings.

For more information, visit our website.

Registration opens on Oct. 19th, 2019 at 8 am

Use the online form located on the CGEMR registration page 

 Early Bird Registration fee (basic): $479

REGISTRATION AND COST: Early Bird Registration is $479 for tuition, room and board (additional private and semi-private rooms available for extra cost). Early Bird

Registration opens October 19th at 8am. Early Bird rates end December 1st ($579 thereafter). The private rooms in Creevey Commons and Wright Hall fill to capacity very quickly, so act promptly to secure these rooms! You can see housing details at, and register online there starting Oct. 19th at 8am.  Payment will be accepted via credit card, debit card, or check.

CLASSES this year will include many exciting options! Expect works with music for recorders, Renaissance winds, and strings.

EVENING EVENTS will include all participants in an orchestra, a Faculty Concert, English Country Dancing, informal playing groups and other activities.

GO TO the PRS website ( for information about:

  • Faculty (Guest and Core Faculty)
  • Location, housing and meals
  • Registration
  • Schedule and Classes (Detailed class topics will be sent to you for your choices in advance of the workshop)
  • Travel information
  • Tuition, Accommodations and Fees

A chapter of the American Recorder Society, Orange County, California