2022 Summer Program


Class #57

Recorder At The Clearing

Pat Badger

July 24 - July 30, 2022

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 The Beachcomber to The Big Cage. The class emphasis is on growth, process and, most of all, enjoyment. This year’s class will include opportunities for small ensembles and musical arranging, in addition to large recorder ensembles. There will be new rounds, new folk music and surprise guests!

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 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.

Pat will contact students prior to class.
Note: The Adrianne Paffrath Scholarship Fund was established for this class. To apply for a scholarship, please contact The Clearing.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Pricing (per person):
$1180 Dorm Room Package*
$1280 Two-Person Room Package*
$1920 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$675 Commuter Package** (limited availability)

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


NEW IN 2022! In order to register online, you will need to sign into a Clearing User Account. Complete user account info and "How To's" can be found on our Clearing User Account Page.