Twin Cities Recorder Guild
The Minnesota chapter of the American Recorder Society

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Meeting dates
Recorder Teachers


About Us:

About the Twin Cities Recorder Guild (TCRG)

The Twin Cities Recorder Guild (TCRG), based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, is a chapter of the American Recorder Society. It is a non-profit organization with the goal of supporting and encouraging recorder playing in our community. We provide opportunities for members to play together and to learn more about recorder playing, and we share recorder and early music with the community through performances, workshops, and a newsletter.

We have monthly meetings  (September - May) for recorder players of all ages and levels; they include group playing, a presentation by our music director or guest, socializing, and an opportunity to buy music and instruments. For summer playing opportunities, check with the president. Members occasionally organize sessions at various times over the summer. Ask for your name to be included on the notification list.

We produce a newsletter, maintain a lending library of recorder music & instruments, and sponsor recorder and early music workshops and performances.

Notice to school teachers: Members of TCRG are available to come to your school and demonstrate recorders of all sizes, answer questions, and play a variety of music in a recorder ensemble. Contact Barbara Aslakson (952-545-3178) or Jean Allison Olson.

Next Meeting:

Sunday, Sept 16, 2018
2 - 5 pm
Olivet Congregational Church
St. Paul, Minnesota

The first meeting of our 2018-2019 season! All our 2018-2019 meeting dates have been set.

From the Music Director: As is typical for our first gathering of the season we will play a variety of works at
our meeting in September. Continuing my quest for fanciful themes, the pieces I've chosen have something to do with animals. The works either mention animals in title or text, or else the composer's name has something to do with animals. Coincidentally, the latest ARS Members' Library edition fits right into the theme I chose. We will play "Far and Away" by Jeannette Bertles, and also "Sheep May Safely Graze," "The Mouse's Funeral", a pavane, and other pieces as time permits.

Bring a music stand if you have one. Click here for more information about our meetings.

Complete schedule of 2018-2019 meeting dates

Free Beginners' Group at every TCRG meeting!

The Beginners' Group is led by Jean Allison Olson and is open to anyone who is new to the recorder or wants to review skills or learn a different size recorder. Please tell us when you arrive if you want to take advantage of this opportunity. The group meets for about an hour during each meeting.


Small Group Formation

TCRG offers the opportunity to form small groups apart from the regular meetings.
If you are interested, send your choice for type of music and area preferred to the president.



TCRG Poster!
Please distribute & post!

Internet radio for recorder players

Questions or comments about TCRG?  See the contacts page.
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Last updated January 16, 2017