Orpheus Music Courses 2017 

 

 

Orpheus Recorder Boutique 2017

 

8-13 January 2017 at Armidale NSW Australia


New this year! Two small courses that can be added on to the ORB – for those who want just a little bit more……..

  •        Music Fundamentals  7 January
  •        Small Ensemble Intensive 14 and 15 January

 

Bookings for ORB2017 open 1st June 2016  https://www.trybooking.com/LEBC

Early Bird Discount until the 30th June

 

TUTORS

Barbara Jerjen (AUSTRALIA, ACT)

Robyn Mellor (AUSTRALIA, ACT)

Ruth Wilkinson (AUSTRALIA, VIC)

Ryan Williams (AUSTRALIA, VIC) 


and for the Youth Stream


Daniel Murphy (AUSTRALIA, NSW)

Rodney Waterman (AUSTRALIA, VIC) 

 

DESCRIPTION

About the Course: An intensive and intimate recorder course for intermediate and advanced players Six days of technique classes, two ensembles classes daily, along with Large Ensemble. Each group will be a balanced and fully functional small ensemble that caters to each individual’s needs.  Each group will work with a variety of tutors throughout the week.

There is a separate Youth Section for players under 18 as well as on campus options for players from age 11. Full board available on campus  - also available for unaccompanied minors.


Eligibility: All participants need to be comfortable with both C and F fingerings. (I.e. must be able to read for and play descant/tenor and treble)


Venue

PLC Armidale, Crest Rd
Armidale, NSW 2350

Full board is available at PLC Armidale. Single room, twin share or dormitory/cubicle rooms are available.

 

Groups and set works.

ORB17 No more than 5 set works will be required.  Around the end of August, participants will be organised by the tutors into groups according to standard and balance of instruments and a repertoire will be selected that best suits each level.  Each participant will receive a list of set works along with a part allocation in late September If you have not attended an Orpheus Recorder Boutique before, you will be contacted to discuss your playing level.

 

Concerts:

ORB 17 There will be 3 Backboard concerts and a final concert at the New England Regional Art Museum on Friday 14th January at 4pm. Visitors, friends and family are welcome at no additional cost.


Town Dinner: 

Town Dinner will be held at the Wicklow Hotel at 6.30pm.


Recorder Repairs and Maintenance:  Peter Biffin will be available for a wide range of recorder repairs. 

 

Fees:

 

Orpheus Recorder Boutique

 

 

 

Registration - Course Fee: (includes tutoring, morning and afternoon teas, and concerts). Early Bird Discount available for the first 2 weeks of June. 

Adult

$680

Concession

$560

 

School student

$440

Residential:  (Full board 7 nights all meals including the Town Dinner):  

There are limited number of single rooms, so allocation is on a “first-in first-served” basis.

Dormitories are partitioned into private cubicles 

Single Room $760

Twin Share pp. $680;

Dormitory pp. $640

Dormitory pp. $760

(18 and under supervised)

Non-Residential Catering;

 

Lunches (6) $110

All Lunches and Dinners (including Town Dinner) $250

Town Dinner $50

Orpheus Recorder Boutique 2014
Dates
5-10 January 2014
Registration: Saturday from 1pm. Sunday from 8.00am. We are happy to pick up and drop off people arriving on train/plane/bus for those staying on campus.
Attendance Times: Classes run from 9.00am until 5.15pm with evening playing sessions and evening concerts beginning at 7.30pm
Venue
PLC Armidale, Crest Road Armidale NSW.
Full board is available at PLC Armidale. Single room, twin share or larger rooms are available.
About
The Orpheus Recorder Boutique is a new initiative from Orpheus Music. It is an intensive and intimate recorder course for intermediate and advanced players (must be able to read C and F fingerings). Six days of technique classes, two ensembles classes daily, along with Recorder Orchestra.
Strictly limited to 60 participants, each group will be a balanced and fully functional small ensemble that caters to each individual’s needs. Each group will work with a variety of tutors throughout the week.
Groups and set works.
No more than 4 set works will be required. Following close of enrolments on 15 September, participants will be organised by the tutors into groups according to standard and balance of instruments and a repertoire will be selected that best suits each level. Each participant will receive a list of set works along with a part allocation in early October. If you have not attended an Orpheus Music Course before, you will be contacted to discuss your playing level.Orpheus Recorder Boutique  3-8 January 2016 at Armidale NSW Australia

 

Enrolment Due Date  

31 August 2016. (Late enrolments please contact Orpheus Music to check if there are places remaining.)

ENROL EARLY to ensure your place.  There are limited places available. Your place will be secured when we receive your enrolment form with payment. 


Refunds for all courses:

50% refund if withdrawing before 30 September 2016   

25% refund if withdrawing before 30 November 2016

No refund after 1 December 2016

It is recommended that participants consider taking out insurance in case you are unable to attend at the last minute.

 

NEW COURSE ADD-ON OPTIONS

NEW COURSE ADD-ON OPTIONS

This year there will be two additional courses which can be added on to the principal ORB course

  • PRE ORB17 Music Fundamentals held on the day before the Boutique
  • POST ORB17 Small Ensemble Intensive running straight after the Boutique on the 14th and 15th January.

Both these courses are only available to ORB17 participants after they enrol in the Boutique.


PRE ORB 17 Music Fundamentals 7th January 2017 A one day intensive for players that have limited background in music theory. Open to any recorder players who feel they have gaps in their musical knowledge. 

A Trybooking link will be sent to all participants as soon as we receive your ORB17 registration.

Registration - Course Fee: Adult $75: Concession $60

Residential: (Bed only, 6th January) $60  

Catering: either by private arrangement or cooperating with other participants to have food brought in/eat out.

 

POST ORB 17 Small Ensemble Intensive 14 and 15th January 2017. One to a part, for experienced players.  Interested players need to apply to be considered, and numbers are strictly limited. 

An application fee of $50 is due on application. If you are not accepted into the course, this fee will be fully refunded. If your application is successful, the remaining course fee will then need to be paid to secure your place in the course. The deposit becomes non-refundable at the point that your application is accepted (ie, if you apply and are accepted into the Small Ensemble Intensive, then change your mind and pull out, you will lose your deposit) 

Please note the fee covers the course itself only - accommodation etc is not included.

Application fee: $50

Full fee: $270 ($240 Concession) -  includes $50 application fee

A Trybooking link will be sent to all participants as soon as we receive your ORB17 registration. You can then make an application if you wish to be considered for this additional course. Applications close on the 15th August. First round offers will be released on the 22 August  and further offers on the September 1st.

Registration - Course Fee: Adult $270: Concession $240

Residential: (Bed only, 14th and 15th January) $120 

Catering: either by private arrangement or cooperating with other participants to have food brought in/eat out.

 

TUTORS 

Barbara Jerjen (ACT) a highly experienced and versatile music teacher and performer has been working with people of all ages and abilities for almost 40 years.  Her fields of expertise range from early childhood music education over individual tuition to leading ensembles and conducting orchestras. Over the past 15 years Barbara has been majorly involved in community music work and peripatetic music tuition in schools.

Barbara is one of the main tutors of Music For Canberra, she conducts the CREMS recorder orchestra, she is a regular tutor at music workshops around Australia and she instructs several community instrumental ensembles.

Barbara studied flute and recorder at the conservatory of Basel, as well as musicology, pedagogy, languages and cultural anthropology at the university of Basel, Switzerland. Married with 4 children she moved to Canberra in 1995.

 

Daniel Murphy (NSW) is a Sydney based musician and music teacher, after completing a BMUS at Sydney Con he pursued a career in music education. Daniel is currently studying a Masters of Education at UNE, and is currently a member of the newly formed recorder quartet 'Stigma' who had their debut performance at Sydney Conservatorium in 2014, and performed for International group Tafelmusik in 2015.Daniel is involved with NSW Public Schools (NSWPS) Recorder teaching, having toured China with NSWPS Recorder Consort, conducted 700 NSWPS students at the Opera House for the Instrumental Music Festival,  and conducts the NSWPS Recorder Camp.

 

Robyn Mellor (ACT)  is from Perth originally, where she gained a degree in music education from UWA. After studying recorder performance in Holland for 3 years, Robyn settled in Canberra, where she still lives. She has performed and conducted workshops around Australia and in New Zealand, and directs local recorder ensemble Walking the Dog and a small women's vocal ensemble Polifemy. She has been a regular teacher at the Orpheus Music summer schools over the years. Robyn enjoys working on technique, and in particular exploring the ways in which articulation and phrasing may be used to enhance the musicality of performance.

 

Rodney Waterman (VIC) studied recorder with the Dutch virtuoso Kees Boeke in Italy and The Netherlands in the 1980s. His repertoire is eclectic, with a particular interest in improvised and spontaneous music making. Rodney’s CD, Água e Vinho, with Melbourne guitarist Doug de Vries, was released internationally by ECM Records Germany in 2001. He was a regular performer at the Eltham Jazz Festival (2007-10) where he paid musical tribute to jazzman Ade Monsbourgh's Recorder in Ragtime legacy. Rodney and sculptor Paul Blizzard's premier performance of their composition, Dancing the Chisel for Recorder Player and Stone Mason, was hailed as a highlight of the 2014 Ballarat Festival of Slow Music. In 2015 Rodney will collaborate in a performance project with Melbourne musicians, accordionist Anthony Schultz and singer Deborah Kayser. Rodney currently teaches classroom music and Italian in various Melbourne schools.

 

Ruth Wilkinson (VIC)has continued to be very active recorder and violone player.  Ruth has an extensive discography which documents her diverse musical life from medieval and Renaissance music with La Romanesca, to the baroque with the trio Capella Corelli and plucked specialists Ludovico’s Band.   Ruth has released two solo CD’s; Music for the Countess of Sandwich and Handel’s Recorder.

Among her many activities of 2015 Ruth will give concerts in Italy and Malta with her colleagues Ros Bandt and Cynthia O’Brien.  Working together as Trio Avium the group recently released a new recording with the theme of Birdsong.

Ruth studied early music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland with Hans-Martin Linde and Jordi Savall.  Ruth teaches Recorder and Historical Performance Practice at the Early Music Studio of the University of Melbourne. In 2012 she was made an honorary associate of the Monash University School of Music.  She has produced a generation of talented professional recorder players.

 

Ryan Williams (VIC) Ryan's passion for the recorder has led him on a journey full of cross-artform collaboration,engaging performance and exciting improvisation. Ryan studied with Ruth Wilkinson (University of Melbourne), Genevieve Lacey (Australia), Natasha Anderson (Australia/Berlin) and Jorge Isaac (Conservatorium van Amsterdam).Between 2013-15 Ryan recorded and released four albums of original music which includes his first solo album, Wanderings.

Ryan's major performances include the production of with Bell Shakespeare, the production of Ryan's with Snuff Puppets, Australia’s premiere giant puppet company and his own work Life As It Should Be with the cross-artform ensemble Any Kind Of Creature (Amsterdam) performed at the Antwerp Fringe Festival. Between 2012-14 Ryan was the Artistic Director of the Robert Exiner Recorder Festivalin which he designed and implemented recorder workshops in schools as well as produced new performance works.Ryan is a performer-composer, improviser, teacher and sound designer based in Melbourne, Australia. 

 

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