The North American Virtual Recorder Society (NAVRS) 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. NAVRS is a Chapter of the American Recorder Society.
Curious how a virtual playing meeting works?
Watch a video of a segment from one of our recent playing meetings, led by our inaugural music director Rachel Begley.
Enjoy audio samples of music from our playing meetings:
Our "doors" are open to recorder players of every age and stage, from beginners to professionals, whether you've been playing for only a few weeks or for months or for decades. As a member of the North American Virtual Recorder Society, you’ll be part of our online community and able to participate in our regular monthly playing meetings, in our workshops and classes and in our presentations, all especially geared to our membership and unique to NAVRS. We're committed not just to providing playing and learning opportunities, but also to building a connected community of recorder players and hope you'll want to be a part of it.
NAVRS membership includes:
Monthly Playing Meetings
Year-round monthly playing meetings ($15 each with membership) featuring ensemble music for players of every age and stage
Two FREE presentations annually on recorder-related topics for members only
All events feature recorder professionals from across North America.
All recorded music is performed by humans! No MIDI here!
Additional workshops and classes ($20 each with membership) offering opportunities for continued growth
An online community of recorder players to personally connect with at every event
Monthly newsletters/emails with articles and news about upcoming events
On-Demand Event Recordings
Participate in an event even if you can't attend live or review an event you did attend.
Recordings of all events are available for one month to members who pay.
Become a NAVRS Member!
*Memberships are valid from the date joined and expire on December 31 of that year. (Members joining on or after November 1 receive benefits of the current year and the following year.)
**VISITORS - Your first playing meeting (workshops and special presentations not included) does not require an annual membership, but after that you must be a NAVRS Chapter member to attend NAVRS meetings.
Still have questions? See our Frequently Asked Questions.
NAVRS Membership Fees*
Annual Membership Fee - $20.00
Playing Meeting Fee (with NAVRS Membership) - $15.00
Workshops (with NAVRS Membership) - $20.00
Visitor Playing Meeting Fee (one-time only)- $15.00**
For a limited time only, we are offering a discount on pre-payment of a year of playing meetings, a savings of $30, click "Select" to beging the purchase. (Be sure to pay for your 2024 membership also.)
2024 NAVRS Membership
2024 Membership is valid from the date purchased through December 31, 2024.
Playing Meeting Discount
12 playing meetings for the price of 10 and save $30. (NAVRS membership required)
American Recorder Society Membership
The North American Virtual Recorder Society (NAVRS) is 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.
To register and pay, click on an Event. For detailed registration instructions see How to Register. For useful information on preparing for and participating in our online events, see Everything You Need to Know.
Please note: visitors may attend one playing meeting without NAVRS membership.