The Rio Grande Chapter of the American Recorder Society:
Las Cruces, NM and El Paso, TX

The Rio Grande Recorder Society is a chapter of the American Recorder Society .

Founded in 1991, our mission is to promote interest in playing recorders and other early music instruments.  We provide the opportunity for players of all levels to meet others and develop their musical skills. 

Our Chapter hosted a fantastic workshop in September. Faculty members were Adam Gilbert, Rotem Gilbert, Mary Springfels, and Dale Taylor 
Take a look at some of the pictures in our photo gallery (menu to the left).

New members are welcome:  If you currently play recorders or other early music instruments, join us.  Contact us through our About Us page.

Learn to Play Recorders:   We encourage anyone with a background in music to learn the recorder.  We currently have a beginners group - join and learn to play a recorder - soprano, alto, tenor, bass - in a fun and comfortable environment.

Playing Sessions:  We meet in Las Cruces, NM and have members from all over southern New Mexico and El Paso, Texas.  The Chapter meets twice a month to play a wide variety of music: medieval, renaissance, baroque, classical and more. Chapter meetings are the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at Good Samaritan Village in Las Cruces—entrance on Buena Vida—from 1:00 - 3:15 PM.

In addition there are informal groups in Las Cruces and El Paso.  For more information see our Meetings page.

Chapter activities include:
  • Semi-monthly meetings/rehearsals, where we play music including rennaissance, baroque, and a variety of other types of music.
  • September - May, our second Saturday meeting is led by a professional conductor.
  • Concerts, performances several times per year.

    Please see our About Us page if you would like performances for your event.

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  • Bi-annual week-end early music workshop for recorders and violas de gamba, featuring classes from professional, nationally-known musicians.  

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