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North American
Virtual Recorder Society Welcomes You

"Playing Together"

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About Us

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:

NAVRS Membership

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


Special Presentations

  • Two FREE presentations annually on recorder-related topics for members only


Quality Events

  • All events feature recorder professionals from across North America.

  • All recorded music is performed by humans!  No MIDI here!

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  • Additional workshops and classes ($20 each with membership) offering opportunities for continued growth

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  • 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!

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**

​*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.)


Would you like to attend a playing meeting before deciding whether to become a NAVRS Member? You may attend one playing meeting as a non-member ($15 playing meeting fee) to give NAVRS a try. See the Visitors page for instructions.


Still have questions? See our Frequently Asked Questions.

To join NAVRS or to renew an existing membership, click "Select" to begin the purchase. For detailed payment instructions see How to pay for NAVRS membership.

2024 NAVRS Membership



2024 Membership is valid from the date purchased through December 31, 2024.

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.

Upcoming Events

To register and pay, click on an Event. In order to register and pay, you must be a current NAVRS Member.

Get to  Know Us

NAVRS Board of Directors


Annette Bauer
Music Director

North American Virtual Recorder Society

Mike Richart

North American Virtual Recorder Society

Keith Griffith

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Michelle Futornick

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