Austin ARS -- Recorder Players and Friends
See the Austin Chapter's current news, events and plans for the latest information. Most recent news:
We are starting year-round meetings as of this Summer! That's right, we will continue meeting on the second Saturday of each month even in June, July, and August. The June meeting may sometimes be scratched if it is too soon after the Summer Texas Toot (as happened this year, 2023).
Mission of the chapter
The mission of the American Recorder Society is to promote the recorder and its music by:
Developing resources and standards to help people of all ages and ability levels to play and study the recorder
Presenting the instrument to new constituencies
Encouraging increased career opportunities for professional recorder performers and teachers
Enabling and supporting recorder playing as a shared social experience.
We meet on the second Saturday afternoon of each month from 1-3pm. Please see the schedule for projected meeting dates and times for the upcoming season.
Each meeting (except during the Summer months) begins with a short (20-25 minutes) musical program usually presented by chapter members. Announcements and any business follows, and the remainder of the meeting is spent in large-group playing led by one of our Music Directors. The meetings last about 2 hours.
All lovers of early music are invited to attend, either to play or just to listen.
Group playing usually involves several types of instruments (several members
also play viol or harp), so please feel free to bring any early instruments you may
happen to have.
Important note: please bring your own music stand!
A Special Thanks
We appreciate this service!