4M03 Recorder consort

Tutor/Facilitator Geoff Parr-Smith

Date: on/from Thu 23 Mar 2023 to end year
Frequency: Weekly
Class time: 12:00-2:30

Delivered F2F

Middle Park, Bowling Club

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We play a range of three and four part music, from medieval to modern, including some Celtic folk music, with an emphasis of the renaissance and baroque.  We play as a led consort, with recorder sizes from Soprano to Contrabass.  The group presented two concerts in 2019, and further concerts are anticipated.  We aim to maintain a high standard of musicality and to improve our playing technique, working at a standard to match the competence of the group.

REQUIREMENTS: Must have experience playing recorder or be transferring from another musical instrument.  Please call Geoff on 0409 257 578 if you are thinking of enrolling in this group for the first time.

NOTE: The consort is enrolled as a member of the Victorian Recorder Guild.

TUTOR: Geoff Parr-Smith is an experienced player and group leader, who has been playing recorders for some 35 years.  He has attended workshops with many of Australia’s leading recorder players.  He plays in the Ballarat U3A Recorder Group and the Ballarat U3A Celtic Band.  He has also taught beginners’ recorder groups, and has taught a class in “Reading music for musicians who can’t”.

How to Enrol

On-line: after bookings have opened

On-line enrolments are preferred as this significantly reduces the amount of back-office work for our volunteers.

  • Login to the U3APP.org.au website.
  • Go to the Courses & Enrolling page.
  • Scroll down to find the course that you are interested in.
  • Does the course have spaces available?
    • Click on the course name to go to the booking page.
    • Click on “Book for this course or event”.
    • You will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.
  • OR is the course shown as FULL?
    • Click on WAITLIST.

Paper Enrolment Form: before bookings open for First Semester

  • Obtain a paper Enrolment Form either from the Office or by printing an online copy available here.
  • Complete the paper Enrolment Form and submit it to the Office.

The start date for acceptance of paper Enrolment Forms for first semester is published on the U3APP website and in the e-Bulletin. Enrolment Forms received before this date are treated as though they had been received on the start date (ie there is no advantage to be gained by submitting early). On the start date and thereafter, paper Enrolment Forms are numbered in order of receipt.  Paper Enrolment forms are processed by U3APP volunteers on the same day as on-line bookings.

If your enrolment is successful, you will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.

If your enrolment is unsuccessful,  you will receive an email telling you that you have been waitlisted.

Via the Office: after bookings have opened

  • Contact the office in person, or by email or phone.