Class #42

Recorder At The Clearing

Pat Badger & Muriel Anderson

July 21 - July 27


instructor imageRecorder ensemble is a longtime Clearing tradition. The week’s focus is on group playing, with morning, afternoon and evening sessions. Daytime sessions center on rhythmic challenges, recorder technique and ensemble blend. Evening sessions feature lighter fare, ranging from renaissance to jazz. The class emphasis is on growth, process and, most of all, enjoyment. This year’s class will include a commissioned composition for recorders and guitar, created by our Artist in Residence, Guitarist Muriel Anderson.

To participate fully in this class, you should have at least intermediate skills on a C or F recorder. For the evening sessions, you are encouraged to bring pieces from your music library and multiple copies of at least one piece to share. While Pat will furnish most of the week’s music, you will need to purchase copies of the required repertoire prior to the class. The music list can be obtained from The Clearing after April 15th. The total music cost is approximately $40. For special or hard-to-find pieces, a vendor will be included with the repertoire list. Pat will contact all students prior to June 1st, sending the assigned instrumentation for the week and individual parts for ensemble playing.

Pat Badger is Advisor to The Head of School for Arts and Equity at The Prairie School in Racine, Wisconsin, the Racine Symphony’s principal trumpet and a diversity consultant for the National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum. A longtime Clearing teacher, she has received The Clearing White Cedar award for excellence in teaching.

Guitarist and Harp Guitarist Muriel Anderson fell in love with the guitar at an early age. She received her music degree from DePaul University and went on to study with Christopher Parkening and Chet Atkins. The first woman to win the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, she has composed music since age four, writing instrumentals, vocals, choral and orchestral compositions. Her recent video, “Why Worry,” on the 20-string harp guitar garnered over eight million views. In addition to producing Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night for the past 20 years, Muriel also founded the charity Music for Life Alliance to help get musical instruments and lessons into the hands of kids.

Pat will contact students prior to class.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Pricing (per person):
$1045 Dorm Room Package*
$1145 Two-Person Room Package*
$1705 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$615 Commuter Package** (limited availability)

*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals
**package includes tuition & 7 meals