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JAMES CHAUDOIR
Arranging for Recorders & Glogauer Liederbuch
Professor Emeritus of Music Composition at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh who has written extensively for the recorder.  His composition "Waltz" was featured as the 2017 Play-the-Recorder Month Composition for the American Recorder Society. Member: ARS, and Oak Park Recorder School Board of Directors. Music Director: Milwaukee Area Recorder Society, and The Renard Consort (Appleton, WI).

920-235-3479 / chaudoir@uwosh.edu



LOUISE FAVILLE AUSTIN

Louise Austion passed away September 26, 2016.  Louise  was a founder of the Oak Park Recorder School, Inc; and Director of the EMF for 23 years.  She will always be a part of the Whtewater Early Music Festival.

David Lee Echelard
Traditional Latin Mass &
Glorious Motets of the Cathedral
Mr. Echelard  performed and recorded with Pomerium Musices, The Taverner Consort, New York Schola Antiqua and the Baltimore Consort. David has appeared at the Holland Early Music Festival, The Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and performed in a Medieval Drama and a Gregorian Chant ensemble at the South Bank Center in London. Mr. Echelard serves as voice educator and Director of Polyphonic music for the latin Mass at the Society of Saint Pius X, Saint Thomas Aquinas Seminary, artistic director of the Blue Heron Consort Early Music Vocal ensemble & Ensemble Limousin French Traditional ensemble. David chooses to live in Winona, Minnesota, and is a freelance vocalist, performer, professor of the Humanities at Minnesota State College Southeast and spends most of his time playing the Hurdy Gurdy.
SHELLEY GRUSKIN
Krumhorns Galore & Double Choir Madness
Graduate of the Eastman School of Music, performed with New York Pro Musica for 13 years, instrumental in revival of historical instruments (ren. flutes, krumhorns, rauschpfeifes and medieval bagpipes). Member Philador Trio 15 years; President of ARS from 1980-88, ARS Distinguished Achievement Award 1991 and Max H. Lavine Award for Teaching Excellence at College of St. Scholastica (currently Faculty Emeritus).
(218) 724-3704 / gruskin@.com
LISETTE KIELSON
For the love o' the Irish… and Scottish &
15th Century Anonymous Chansons
With a love of teaching and great passion for ensemble playing and coaching, Lisette Kielson directs the Collegium Musicum at Bradley University, maintains a private studio in the Chicago-area and Bloomington, IL, and leads recorder workshops throughout the country. Past President of the American Recorder Society (2008-2012) Lisette currently serves as Music Director of the ARS Chicago Chapter and Associate Director of the Recorder Orchestra of the Midwest. Lisette holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in flute performance from Indiana University and a post-master's Diploma in recorder performance from The Royal Conservatory of The Hague, the Netherlands. Based in Central Illinois Lisette performs throughout the Midwest, including with many Chicago-area ensembles, and has released recordings with Centaur Records as well as with her own L'Ensemble Portique label..
(309) 828-1724 / lisettekielson@gmail.com
LAURA KUHLMAN
Music from the ARS Library &
The Wonders of the Odhecaton
Laura Kuhlman is a recent transplant to Portland from Chicago, Illinois, where she has spent many years as a freelance musician. From Bach to Broadway, Laura has enjoyed partnerships with several early music ensembles including the Burgundian Ensemble, Masqued Phoenix, and the Too Early Consort. In 2011, Laura performed with members of Lizodes in Ecuador and in 2012 with members of Piffaro for the Washington DC Revels. Laura has performed with theatre orchestras in the Chicago area, including Pheasant Run, Oak Park & River Forest Stage Productions. Laura is currently music director for the Portland Recorder Society and the Recorder Orchestra of Oregon. She is the recent past President of the national American Recorder Society. Along with Juan Carlos Arango and Robert Wiemken, Laura organizes the Indiana Early Double Reed Workshop, now in its 12th season and has taught at the Kalamazoo Recorder Workshop in Kalamzoo, MI, Columbia Gorge Recorder Workshop in Portland, OR, and the San Francisco Recorder Workshop in California. Along with Dulcina and the Cascadia Loud Band, Laura performs with Project Zeffiro Reniassance Wind Band in Albany, California.
(630) 240-3489 / shawm1550@gmail.com
MONA MANN
Beginning Recorder - Advanced
Mona is a fully certified Orff-Schulwerk teacher and recorder teacher trainer at the University of St. Thomas summer Orff levels training course. Mrs. Mann earned a degree in Flute and French from Indiana University Bloomington, a performance degree from the Conservatoire National de Region de Strasbourg in Strasbourg, France, and a Master's in Music Education from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. She currently teaches 5th and 6th grade general music at Roosevelt Middle School in River Forest, Illinois, and enjoys teaching students of all ages from pre-K to adult.

(708) 613-6570 / monamann57@yahoo.com
GAYLE NEUMAN
Vocal Ensemble & 500 Year Celebration of Heinrich Isaac
Gayle is a performer on violin, recorder, sackbutt, and a number of other early instruments, and is a vocalist that has received international acclaim for her renditions of the "Song of Seikilos," the "Chorus from Orestes," on Ensemble De Organographia's CD, "Music of the Ancient Greeks."  She has performed for audiences in the U.S., Japan, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Canada, Norway, Germany, and for members of the royal family in Jordan.  Gayle has worked with various members of the film industry.  She co-founded and co-directs the Oregon Renaissance Band, is a member of The Trail Band, and has performed with Magnificat and the Portland Baroque Orchestra.  She has played under the baton of Monica Huggett and Ton Koopman.  She teaches Recorder, Collegium Musicum, and Renaissance Song Classes at Portland's Community Music Center, and has given workshops and presentations at many institutions including the Smithsonian, Oberlin Conservatory, Rice University, Cleveland Museum of Art, and The Getty Center.  She has built with her husband Phil over 400 early wind and stringed instruments, including krummhorns, cornamusen, racketts, and vielles.
Laura Osterlund

Laura Osterlund (B.Mus., McGill University, 2012) is currently pursuing an M.A. in Performing Arts Administration at Roosevelt University.  Based in Chicago, Laura is on the Youth Advisory Board for Early Music America, and is Director of the West Suburban Early Music Society for their spring 2016 season.  She is a founding member of Ensemble Musica Humana.  Laura has also performed with numerous prestigious  Ensembles.
Other varied accomplishments include working as a research assistant for McGill University's Distributed Digital Music Archives and Libraries Lab (DDMAL), solo vocalist positions at two Anglican churches in Montreal while at the same time, maintaining an early music concert series at Montreal's Villa Medical Rehabilitation Hospital. She writes for the early music radio program Harmonia, authoring dozens of original scripts since 2011.  Laura is an avid member of the movement to promote early music performance, pedagogy, research, and appreciation throughout North America.  Her focus is on polyphonic music from the 12th-16th centuries-in particular, period compositional and improvisational practices.
PHIL NEUMAN
Music from the Land of the Midnight Sun
& It's all music: Jazz and its influences
Phil is a performer on recorder, sackbutt, and numerous other wind and string instruments, co-founded and co-directs the Oregon Renaissance Band, which has performed for the Regensburg Early Music Festival and recorded the CDs "Carnevale" and "Now make we joye."  He has worked with various members of the film industry induding Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders, David Giuntoli, and Alex Simmons, and has written and recorded for productions by Oregon Public Broadcasting. He has played for audiences on three continents.  He teaches Advanced Recorder, Renaissance Winds, and Loud Band Classes at the Community Music Center in Portland, is a member of the Trail Band, has performed under the baton of Christopher Hogwood and Nicolas McGeegan, recorded with the American Bach Soloists, and has played in the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, The Chicago Chorale, and the Handel & Haydn Society Orchestra. He has composed, arranged and transcribed over a thousand works for recorder ensemble, brass ensemble, and symphonic wind ensemble, including "Theme and Variations" that won first place in San Francisco.
PATRICK O'MALLEY
Bach's Sonata in A Minor & Poser for the Evening
MM in recorder, Indiana University; Fulbright Grant, Rotterdam Conservatory; studied with Eva Legêne and Han Tol. Certified Suzuki Method recorder teacher. Teaches private lessons online. Campus Director, Music Institute of Chicago. Member of the Catalpa Quartet, and exciting professional recorder quartet based in Chicago.
(773) 552-1856 / patrickrecorder@mac.com
LAURA OSTERLUND
Guillaume de Machaut &
Irish and Scottish Tunes for Recorders 
Laura Osterlund (B.Mus., McGill University, 2012) is currently pursuing an M.A. in Performing Arts Administration at Roosevelt University.  Based in Chicago, Laura is on the Youth Advisory Board for Early Music America, and is Director of the West Suburban Early Music Society for their spring 2016 season.  She is a founding member of Ensemble Musica Humana.  Laura has also performed with numerous prestigious  Ensembles.
Other varied accomplishments include working as a research assistant for McGill University's Distributed Digital Music Archives and Libraries Lab (DDMAL), solo vocalist positions at two Anglican churches in Montreal while at the same time, maintaining an early music concert series at Montreal's Villa Medical Rehabilitation Hospital. She writes for the early music radio program Harmonia, authoring dozens of original scripts since 2011.  Laura is an avid member of the movement to promote early music performance, pedagogy, research, and appreciation throughout North America.  Her focus is on polyphonic music from the 12th-16th centuries-in particular, period compositional and improvisational practices.
KATHERINE SHULDINER
Technique and Reading &
Exploration into standard viola da gamba music
Kate graduated from Oberlin Conservatory in viola da gamba performance under the tutelage of Catharina Meints. She has performed with Chicago based ensembles such as BBE: Bach and Beethoven Ensemble, Vox 3 Collective, and continues to perform with The Newberry Consort. Nationally, Katherine has performed with Washington Bach Consort, La Follia Austin Baroque, as well as performing Bach's Saint Matthew's Passion with Bel Canto Chorus and the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra. Katherine is becoming a fixture in the Chicago baroque music scene, performing with Chicago based musicians such as Rachel Barton Pine, Mark Shuldiner, Jason Moy, and more. Ms. Shuldiner served a two year term on the board of the Viola da Gamba Society of America and was chosen to perform in the first Early Music America's Young Performers Festival during Boston Early Music Festival. When Katherine is not performing, she enjoys teaching the viola da gamba to children and adults alike. She has taught at Madison Early Music Festival and throughout the year teaches the viol at Nettlehorst Elementary School in Chicago.
KAREN SNOWBERG
Hemiolas in the Music from the Court of Emperor Maximillian I & Lutheran Chorales in the Music of Michael Praetorius
Ms. Snowberg earned her BA from Luther College and MFA from Sarah Lawrence. She studied recorder and cornetto at the Schola Cantorum, Basel, Switzerland, and now performs in the New York City area where she also coaches two ARS chapters.
(914) 741-2129 / karen@nelsonresearch.com
DALE TAYLOR
Consort leadership skills and drills
Dale Taylor is a professional recorder and cornet player who studied with Phil Levin and Bernard Krainis; Oberlin College Baroque Performance Institute; supervisor at Levin Historical Instruments; teaches, lectures and performs throughout the U.S.; instrument repair and hand made quality reproductions of woodwind and reed instruments. Currently resides and teaches in El Paso, TX.

(505) 553-3458 / dale@taylorhistoricmusic.com
TODD WETHERWAX
16th and 17th century music Sight-Reading &
Musical Matters
Former director of UW-Madison Collegium Musicum. Project director for National Endowment for the Humanities with the San Francisco Consort. Active as a workshop teacher in the Midwest and California. MM-Music History from UW-Madison.

(510) 582-0832 / twax@mac.com
PAM WIESE
Beginner Recorder - Technique & Beginning Ensemble
Pam has a BA from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), MA Concordia U. (River Forest, IL). Pam recently retired from teaching music education K-5 in Oak Park District 97.  Certified Orff instructor.   Formerly taught at Oak Park Recorder School, and currently serves as OPRS Treasurer.

(708) 860-0451 / gcaosapam@gmail.com