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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.

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NAVRS Chapter 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.  Please checkout 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

Workshops (with NAVRS Membership) - $20.00

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

*Memberships  are valid for one year and expire on December 31

NAVRS Membership Benefits

Your $20 annual contribution gives you all this:

  • Year-round monthly playing meetings* featuring ensemble music for players of every age and stage

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

  • Additional workshops and classes* offering opportunities for continued growth

  • An online community of recorder players to personally connect with at every event

  • All events feature recorder professionals from across North America

  • Recordings of events available for a month afterwards

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

  • Monthly newsletters/emails with articles and news about upcoming events

  • Continued development of the use of technology for online music-making and learning

 

* Additional fee required, in addition to membership

How to make a payment:  Use the buttons below to make a payment through PayPal.  Please ensure you're making a payment to NAVRSPAYPAL@gmail.com.  If you have any questions about payment, please contact Keith Griffith, NAVRS Treasurer at keithgriffith1@gmail.com.  Thank you.​

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

  • February WORKSHOP with Jamie Allen
    Sun, Feb 12
    Online Event
    Feb 12, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST
    Online Event
    Please join us on February 12 for our WORKSHOP led by Jamie Allen. This is a NAVRS members only event. NOTE: All sessions begin at 7:30 PM, EST, however the Zoom link will be live 15 minutes prior.
  • All About that Bass! - SPECIAL PRESENTATION
    Feb 18, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST
    Online Event
    This is a NAVRS members only event. During our time together, you'll learn many new and fascinating things about all the different varieties of bass recorder, not just the three different styles which originated in the Renaissance, Baroque and Modern eras respectively, but also the different sizes.
  • NAVRS February Playing Meeting with Rachel Begley
    Feb 25, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST
    Online Event
    Please join us on February 25 for our next playing meeting led by our Music Director, Rachel Begley. NOTE: All sessions begin at 2:00 PM, EST, however the Zoom link will be “open” at 1:30 PM, EST for chatting, connecting and breakout rooms.
  • NAVRS March Playing Meeting with Tish Berlin
    Mar 25, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Online Event
    Please join us on March 25 for our next playing meeting led by Tish Berlin. NOTE: All sessions begin at 2:00 PM, EST, however the Zoom link will be “open” at 1:30 PM, EST for chatting, connecting and breakout rooms.