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.
September 2015, Date TBD
2 - 5 pm
Olivet Congregational Church
St. Paul, Minnesota
Check back for dates for the 2015-2016 season. In
the meantime, see below for Other Playing Opportunities.
Bring a music stand if you have
one. Click here for more information about our meetings.
Complete schedule of 2014-2015
Free Beginners' Group at every TCRG
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
If you are interested, send your choice for type of music and
area preferred to the president.
SUMMER PLAYING OPPORTUNITIES
If you want to host a group this summer,
please contact the President.
June 28, 2015 1:30 to 4:30:
At the home of Barbara Aslakson
in St. Louis Park. She would like an idea how many are coming. She
only has chairs enough for eight. Once she knows what instruments
to plan for, each can choose some music for the group.
July 21, 2015: Westwood Lutheran
Church, 9001 Cedar Lake Rd. Memorial Service for Barbara Aslaksons
mother. Susan Lindvall is leading and will choose music based on who
can play that day.
A TCRG group performance is
being planned for later. We will keep you informed.
Jean Allison Olson hosts a Monday
afternoon group that will run through the summer based on her
availability. Call her at 651-644-8545.
OTHER PLAYING OPPORTUNITIES