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Virtual Recorder Society Welcomes You

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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.

Curious how a virtual playing meeting works?

Watch a video of a segment from one of our recent playing meetings, led by our music director, Rachel Begley. 

You can also enjoy audio samples of music from our playing meetings in the video to the right.

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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  If you have any questions about payment, please contact Keith Griffith, NAVRS Treasurer at  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.

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Thank you for your interest in NAVRS!

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NAVRS Board of Directors

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Rachel Begley
Music Director

North American Virtual Recorder Society

Mike Richart

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Keith Griffith


Liz Yenetchi

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