Current Courses 

Current Courses

Orpheus Recorder Boutique 2019

6-11 January at Armidale NSW Australia

Currently 95% booked to capacity

An intensive and intimate recorder course for intermediate and advanced players of all ages. Six days of technique classes, small ensemble and chamber ensemble. Each group  works with a variety of world renowned tutors. Full board is availabl...

Orpheus Recorder Boutique 2019

6-11 January at Armidale NSW Australia

Currently 95% booked to capacity

An intensive and intimate recorder course for intermediate and advanced players of all ages. Six days of technique classes, small ensemble and chamber ensemble. Each group  works with a variety of world renowned tutors. Full board is available on campus. 

Tutors

Antonio Carrilho (PORTUGAL)

Rodney Waterman (AUSTRALIA, VIC)

Ryan Williams (AUSTRALIA, VIC)

Ruth Wilkinson (AUSTRALIA, VIC)

Robyn Mellor (AUSTRALIA, ACT)

Daniel Murphy (AUSTRALIA, NSW)

Danya Degal (GERMANY)

Alexandra Bailliet-Joly (AUSTRALIA, NSW)

Bookings for ORB2019 are now open. Bookings close 31 August unless sold out earlier. 

Currently 95% booked to capacity.

There are still places across the course but there are more available in the adult New Learners and the youth and children's programme.

https://www.trybooking.com/374584

 

"What would a year be without a week in January in Armidale, dedicated to playing recorder intensively with fellow recorder addicts at the wonderful Orpheus Recorder Boutique?  Orpheus Recorder Boutiques are a very rich experience for so many of us, where we can immerse ourselves in the joys of learning, music-making and team-work, with like-minded people who quickly become lasting friends.  Orpheus Music also sells a fabulous range of recorders of all sizes, to suit every pocket, and music from the earliest times to the ultra-modern, to suit recorder players at every level, whether playing solo or in a group of any conceivable size.  A veritable treasure trove!  Thanks so much to Zana, Peter and Alexandra for their expertise and patience in providing advice and help."        (Vanessa Elwell-Gavins, Hervey Bay, QLD)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

DESCRIPTION

About the Course: An intensive and intimate recorder course for intermediate and advanced players. Six days of technique classes, two ensemble classes daily (Small Ensemble and Chamber Ensemble). Each group will be a balanced and fully functional small ensemble that caters to each individual’s needs, and each group will work with a variety of tutors throughout the week. There will be a separate Youth Section for players under 18 (depending on ability some Youth players may prefer to join the adult groups). Full board is available on campus - also available for unaccompanied minors (age 11 yrs and older).

 

Eligibility:

All participants need to be comfortable with both C and F fingerings. (I.e. must be able to read for and play descant/tenor and treble). The new learners stream is available for those that only play F or C fingering.

 

Venue:

PLC Armidale, Crest Rd 
Armidale, NSW 2350

Full board is available at PLC Armidale. Single room, twin share or dormitory/cubicle rooms are available. Staying on site really adds another dimension to the course as it gives opportunities to play with other people outside the class times and to socialize with like minded people. All the tutors and administration staff stay on campus. If you want a single room you are advised to book early. 

 

How to get to Armidale:

Armidale is situated half way between Sydney and Brisbane on the New England Tableland. It is an education centre and the home of the University of New England. Both Qantas and Rex fly from Sydney to Armidale and Fly Corporate flies from Brisbane to Armidale. There is a daily train service from Sydney to Armidale. Orpheus Music is happy to pick up participants from either plane or train and take them to the venue. As the Accommodation is on site so there are no further transport needs whilst at the course. 

 

Groups and set works:

For ORB19 a maximum of 6 set works will be required.  Around the end of August, participants will be organised by the tutors into groups according to standard and balance of instruments and repertoire will be selected that best suits each level.  Each participant will receive a list of set works along with a part allocation in late September If you have not attended an Orpheus Recorder Boutique before, you will be contacted to discuss your playing level.

 

Concerts:

For ORB 19 there will be 3 Blackboard concerts and a final concert at the New England Regional Art Museum on Friday 11th January at 4pm. Visitors, friends and family are welcome at no additional cost. There will also be other concerts during the week – details to be advised.

 

Trade Display: Largest range of recorder sheet music recorders and accessories in the Southern Hemisphere available throughout the course.

 

Recorder Repairs: There is a repair workshop set up at the course and recorder services, cleans and repairs can generally be attended to in a day or two.

 

Town Dinner: 

On the final day of the Recorder Boutique and after the final concert there is a Town Dinner that will be held in the Armidale CBD on Friday 11th January at 6.30pm - venue to be confirmed.

 

Additional Course Add-on Options:

There are additional courses which can be added on to the principal Orpheus Recorder Boutique Course 2019 before (Pre) and after (Post). All of these courses are only available to Orpheus Recorder Boutique Course 2019 participants after they enrol in the Recorder Boutique. 

They include:

  • Music Fundamnetals
  • Dangars Falls and Town heritage bus tour
  • Pre dinner Madrigals Motets and Margaritas
  • Small Ensemble Intensive
  • Additional Accommodation

Enrolment Due Date: 

Bookings close on the 31 August 2018 or as soon as the event is full. To secure a single room it is advised to book as soon as the enrolments open in June. (Late enrolments please contact Orpheus Music to check if there are places remaining)

 

ENROL EARLY to ensure your place and to be eligible for the Pre and Post course add - on options. There are limited places available. Your place will be secured when we receive your enrolment form with payment. 

 

Costs: 

 

Registration Fee

Registration fee includes 6 days of tuitition, blackboard concerts, tutor concert, final concert and all morning teas

Adult

$725

Concession

Pensioners and full-time students only

$595

Under 18

Secondary School Student

$465

Primary Student

Primary School Student

$295

Accommodation and Full Board

All meals and Accommodation on campus from Saturday 5th January evening (includes dinner) until Saturday 12th January morning (includes breakfast) and the Town Dinner.

Single Room

Single room from Saturday 5th January evening (includes dinner) until Saturday 12th January morning (includes breakfast) and the Town Dinner.

$825

Twin Room

Twin room with 2 single beds from Saturday 5th January evening (includes dinner) until Saturday 12th January morning (includes breakfast) and the Town Dinner.

$735

Dorm

Partitioned private cubicle from Saturday 5th January evening (includes dinner) until Saturday 12th January morning (includes breakfast) and the Town Dinner.

$695

Dorm under 18

Partitioned private cubicle from Saturday 5th January evening (includes dinner) until Saturday 12th January morning (includes breakfast) and the Town Dinner.

$760

Catering 

Only for those staying off-campus as catering included for those staying on campus.

All Lunches

6 Lunches 6-11 January 2019

 $150

All Lunches and Dinners (including the Town Dinner)

All Lunches (6) and dinners (7) including Town Dinner

$325

Additional Course Add-on Options

There are various Add-ons on the 5th January (Pre course) and the 12th and 13th January (Post Course). You can also add additional Accommodation/Full Board. You will be sent a link for these once you have enrolled in the the main course.

Music Fundamentals 

Music Fundamentals 5th January 9-3

A one-day intensive for players that have limited background in music theory. Open to any recorder players who feel they have gaps in their musical knowledge.

$70

Dangars Falls and Heritage bus tour around town

Dangar Falls and Heritage bus tour around town 5th January 7.45am-1.45pm

You will be taken by bus to Dangar Falls in the early morning for a walk and morning tea. You will then be dropped into town to take the Heritage bus tour and have lunch before being picked up and returned to the venue. Limited to 11 people.

$60
Pre-dinner Madrigals, Motets and Margaritas

Pre-dinner Madrigals, Motets and Margaritas 5th January 2pm-5pm with Robyn Mellor. You just need your singing voice!

$35
Accommodation and Full board - 4th January

Includes Dinner on the 4th and Breakfast and Lunch on the 5th

$115
Dangars Falls and Heritage bus tour around town

Dangar Falls and Heritage bus tour around town 12th January 7.45am-1.45pm

You will be taken by bus to Dangar Falls in the early morning for a walk and morning tea. You will then be dropped into town to take the Heritage bus tour and have lunch before being picked up and returned to the venue. Limited to 11 people.

$60
Small Ensemble Intensive 

Small Ensemble Intensive 12th and 13th January 2019 with Antonio Carrilho and Ryan Williams.

One to a part, for experienced players.  Interested players need to apply to be considered, and numbers are strictly limited. If your application is successful, you will be sent a link to complete registration. Applications close on 31st July. First round offers will be released on the 2ndAugust and further offers on 7th August.

$270 Adult

$240 Concession

Accommodation and Full board - 12th January

Includes Lunch, Dinner and bed on the 12th and Breakfast for the 13th

$115
Accommodation and Full board - 12-13 January

Includes Lunch, Dinner and Bed on the 12th, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Bed on the 13th and Breakfast on the 14th

$230

 

Refunds for all courses: 

50% refund if withdrawing before 30 September 2018; 

25% refund if withdrawing before 30 November 2018;

No refund after 1 December 2018.

NB - it is recommended that participants consider taking out insurance in case you are unable to attend at the last minute.  

 

Questions: Please refer to frequently asked questions.

 

Youth Bursary Fund - Supporting the next generation of recorder players. Depending on Donations received, Orpheus Music may be able to offer partial Youth Bursaries to support young recorder players to attend the Orpheus Recorder Boutique in 2019. Please contact us for details.

 

Photo at top taken by Pam Rooney

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