Welcome to the Princeton Recorder Society! We promote the appreciation of the recorder as a musical instrument through performance and instruction. With over fifty members, we are holding monthly playing sessions via ZOOM, but look forward to returning to live meetings in 2022.

PRS sponsors an annual, highly regarded, and well-attended annual spring workshop, all coached by leading professionals. Due to the continuing pandemic issues, we are not scheduling a workshop for 2022.

Join Our Special Presentation on Baroque Ornamentation with Eric Haas

This special online workshop will be offered Live via ZOOM from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 23, 2022.

Using his book on "free ornamentation" in late baroque solo music –– "The Grammar of Ornamentation" –– Mr. Haas, a noted recorder composer, author, and sales manager at Von Huene Workshops, will guide participants in the understanding and application of single note figures such as trills, stepwise motion around a melody, and leaps such as chord tones, etc. He will provide instruction for practicing figures and how to apply them to slow movements of solo Baroque sonatas.

Participants will need to be able to play alto recorder and be reasonably comfortable with Baroque solo music.

The fee for this special event sponsored by the Princeton Recorder Society is $15. Soft cover or digital downloads of Mr. Haas's book can be purchased through Von Huene Workshops. Visit Von Huene's website for more information and to obtain a copy of "The Grammar of Ornamentation."

For further information and registration, please contact Jere Tannenbaum, president of PRS, at jtanne1200@gmail.com.

In the meantime, come play with us! We welcome all playing levels! First time visitors, please come on by and try us out at no cost. Then if you like what you see (and hear), please come on back; we'll ask you to contribute $5 per session to help cover our costs.

Join us! By becoming a member, you help support PRS and will enjoy membership benefits: free attendance at our monthly playing sessions conducted by experts, newsletters, discounted annual workshop fee, and access to the extensive PRS music library.

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Coming Events

Events in the calendar below with unknown run-times are shown as 2 hours long.

Leadership for 2019-2020

Jere TannenbaumPresident
John BurkhalterVice President
Jim FlemingTreasurer
John PattenSecretary / Webmaster
The Eastern Goldfinch, New Jersey's state bird, perched atop a recorder (alto?)

PRS is a proud chapter of The American Recorder Society

and a member of the Guild for Early Music.

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