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North American
Virtual Recorder Society Welcomes You

"Playing Together"

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.

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.)


  • 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.


If you'd like to become a member of NAVRS, choose an option below.

2024 NAVRS Membership Only



NAVRS memberships are valid from the date of purchase through December 31.

2024 NAVRS Membership + 12 meetings



NAVRS memberships are valid from the date of purchase through December 31.

12 playing meetings for the price of 10 are included.

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 the "Learn More" button below. For detailed instructions plus 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 membership.

Sheet Music

2023 Playing Meeting &
Workshop Leaders