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Welcome to WRS!

The Washington Recorder Society (WRS), a chapter of the national American Recorder Society, is the premier place for people in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area who want to play the recorder together. For more than 50 years, WRS has been providing recorder players of all abilities with colleagues, teachers, workshops and great music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras to the present. New members and visitors are always welcome.

Shelley Gruskin Spring Workshop Set for March 25

If you enjoy playing the recorder under the direction of a master teacher, want to learn more about early music and want to improve your playing, pencil in March 25 for Shelley Gruskin’s 41st WRS workshop. More>>

Italian Canzon Part-books Available for Nova Meetings and Download

David McGown, leader of the Nova group, is undertaking a major project to prepare part-books for use by members at Nova meetings. The first set of books, Italian Canzon, is now available both at meetings and for download on our website. More >>

Discount Offered to WRS Members for Study with Teacher Heloise Degrugillier

Heloise Degrugillier, based in the Boston area, is a well-known and highly-regarded teacher in recorder and early music circles who has offered workshops and lessons during visits to the Washington, D.C. area over the past several years. If you join WRS and want to study with Heloise, WRS will offset the cost of your first lesson during the 2016-2017 season by $25.


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