Why would anyone choose the recorder as a career path? The immediate answer seems obvious: because it's easy to fall in love with the recorder. But is "falling in love" with something reason enough to hitch your entire life to it?
Rotem Gilbert is an amazing recorder player. Some of you might know her from the San Francisco Early Music Society workshops in the Bay Area where she is co-director. Or you might have played under her leadership at Southern California Recorder Society or Orange County Recorder Society recorder society meetings. Or you have listened to her in concerts with Ciaramella or at the USC Thornton School of Music, where she is teaching musicology courses in Early Music, Renaissance notation seminars, Renaissance and Baroque Performance Practice and directing Early Music ensembles. Some of you even have private lessons with her.
Rotem has graciously agreed to an interview to discuss everything about the recorder. Are you curious how Rotem's love story with the recorder began and what her future dreams and aspirations are? She will discuss the role of the recorder in music education, the stigma of the recorder as a child's instrument, the realities of a professional recorder player, and much more.
If there is a question you have always wanted to ask Rotem, or any professional recorder player, feel free to email the host with your question in advance.
There will also be a short Q&A session at the very end.
When? Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 12:00noon PDT
Where? via Zoom