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An Annual Membership to the HPRS is $50. See below for the benefits of joining the HPRS. Make your check payable to: Highland Park Recorder Society

Bring it to a meeting or mail it to:

Highland Park Recorder Society,
c/o Donna Messer, President
431 Lincoln Ave.,
Highland Park, NJ, 08904-2728

In non-pandemic times we rehearse at the Reformed Church of Highland Park at 19 S. 2nd Avenue. The church is ADA accessible.

Benefits of joining the HPRS:

  1. Technique advancement through classes on the art of practicing, correct breathing, articulation, fingering, rhythm, and musicianship. We’ll use music from the concert program for our repertoire.
  2. The opportunity to find playing companions
  3. Learning Opportunities:
    • Opportunity to deepen your understanding of the historical context
    • Opportunity to increase your music performance skills
    • Opportunity to learn from high-level guest artists who will join Lewis
    • Opportunity to improve and enhance your musicianship
    • Opportunity to learn Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque performance styles
    • Opportunity to hear expert demonstrations of the topics taught
    • Opportunity to be exposed to new music through receiving it in advance
    • Opportunity to be exposed to new music through Zoom screen sharing.
    • Opportunity to be “in on” experts’ dialogues on the music issues
    • Opportunity to learn in our online Seminar Series in Early Music Performance
    • Opportunity to do in-person playing under professional guidance
    • Opportunity to join in during rehearsals of Irish and early music
    • Opportunity to perform with professional players of recorders and strings

And we encourage you to join the American Recorder Society (ARS).

Special: 1/2 price rate for first-time individual members! Get immediate access to all the information available on the ARS website. This offer is also available to ARS members who have lapsed for more than 5 years.

USA: First year $25, regularly $50  (regularly $30 for students).

Benefits of joining the American Recorder Society (ARS)

  • The American Recorder, quarterly magazine
  • ARS Newsletter, with a calendar of events of recorder activities world-wide
  • Education Program, a guide for self-study
  • Free music for recorder
  • International Directory of recorder players
  • Local activities through more than 90 chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada
  • Summer workshops
Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners
Through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.