North American Virtual Recorder Society Welcomes You

"Playing Together"


About Us

The North American Virtual Recorder Society is an online community of recorder players.  We welcome all experience levels from emerging players to professional.  Our goals are simple.  To promote the recorder and to provide a safe, inclusive space for playing and having fun.  Get in touch to learn more about us and how to join our community.  We are a Chapter of the American Recorder Society.

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NAVRS Chapter Membership

Our "doors" are open to anyone interested in joining our Chapter. As a North American Virtual Recorder Society member, you’ll be part of an online community of recorder players and get to participate in "playing meetings," workshops and technique sessions specific to our Chapter.  We're building a recorder community and hope you'll want to be a part of it.  Please check out the options below to learn more.

Please note:  Your first playing meeting does not require an annual membership, but after that you must be a NAVRS Chapter member to attend playing meetings.

NAVRS Membership Fees

Annual Membership Fee - $20.00

Playing Meeting Fee (with NAVRS Membership) - $15.00

Visitor Playing Meeting Fee (one-time only)- $15.00

NAVRS Membership Benefits

  • Special classes and workshops that offer opportunities for continual growth as individual and consort players

  • Hosting professional recorder players and teachers from around the country to enrich our program

  • Newsletter/Monthly email

How to make a payment:  Use the buttons below to make a payment through PayPal.  Please ensure you're making a payment to  If you have any questions about payment, please contact Keith Griffith, NAVRS Treasurer at  Thank you.​


American Recorder Society Membership

We are an independent chapter of the American Recorder Society (ARS) and membership in the ARS is separate from NAVRS membership. By joining the ARS, you will receive their quarterly publication, American Recorder, newsletters, music and other materials, and have access to the extensive resources for members only on their website.  You can find more information on ARS membership at their website.  Click the button below to visit the ARS.


Upcoming Events

  • Recorder Care with Master Recorder Maker Tom Prescott
    Jun 11, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
    Online Event
    This is a NAVRS members only event. Please join as Tom and his wife Barbara share everything you need to know about looking after your recorders so that they give you years of enjoyable playing. Don't own a wooden recorder? There's still something for you.
  • NAVRS June Playing Meeting
    Sat, Jun 25
    Online Event
    Jun 25, 1:30 PM EDT – Jun 26, 3:30 PM EDT
    Online Event
    Please join us on June 25 with guest music leader Vicki Boeckman with the Seattle Recorder Society
  • Building Your Recorder Music Library
    Oct 01, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
    Online Event
    This is a NAVRS members only event. Please join us to learn how to build a music library and those essential publications, specific selections from the repertoire, and many desirable extras for the recorder player’s collection, all in time for you to add items to your holiday wish list!
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Guest Music Directors 2022


Annette Bauer

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Thank you for your interest in NAVRS!


Get to  Know Us

NAVRS Board of Directors

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Rachel Begley

Music Director

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Mike Richart


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Keith Griffith



Liz Yenetchi