A recorder
Princeton Recorder Society


Welcome to the Princeton Recorder Society! We promote the appreciation of the recorder as a musical instrument through performance and instruction. With over twenty-five members, we offer live and online monthly playing sessions.

Our Next Meeting
Emily O'Brien conducting
February 14, 2023 both live and on Zoom from 7:30 to 9:30 PM

About Emily O’Brien

Emily O’Brien is a native of Washington, DC where she played recorder from a young age. She studied recorder and french horn at Boston University, and recorder and Baroque flute at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany. She performs in recorder ensembles and historical chamber music, as well as English Country Dance bands. As a teacher, she works with private students and ensembles in the Boston area as well as teaching at various summer workshop such as CDSS’s Early Music Week at Pinewoods and Amherst Early Music Festival. Emily’s solo album, “Fantasies for a Modern Recorder” explores the variety and possibilities over four centuries of repertoire offered by the Helder Harmonic Tenor recorder. In her spare time, she enjoys long distance cycling.

Come play with us! We welcome all playing levels! First time visitors, please come and try us out at no cost. Then if you like what you see and hear, please come back; we'll ask you to contribute $10 per session to help cover our costs.

Join us! By becoming a member, you help support PRS and will enjoy free attendance at our monthly playing sessions conducted by experts.

Leadership for 2022-2023

PresidentJere Tannenbaum
Vice PresidentJohn Burkhalter
SecretaryJohn Patten
TreasurerJim Fleming
LibrarianSue Parisi