Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat

The 2016 Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat is April 1-4, 2016 at the Menucha Retreat Center, in Corbett, Oregon.

Registration is CLOSED as we are SOLD OUT for 2016!  Please contact Zoe at to be added to the wait list.  There is always a chance space will open up!

Imagine a long weekend filled with music-making, camaraderie, good food, and a beautiful setting in nature, and you are already having dreams of attending the Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat.  Located just 20 miles east of Portland, and perched on a bluff overlooking the spectacular Columbia River, Menucha is an idyllic retreat center.

Ensemble classes for intermediate to advanced recorder players will range from renaissance consort music and baroque to contemporary works and music for double reeds and percussion.   Violas da gamba are also welcome.  SIX faculty members ensure small class sizes with personalized attention. Evening events will include a faculty concert, English Country Dance, and informal consort playing.

The list of outstanding faculty welcomes back Vicki Boeckman, Gayle and Philip Neuman, and Laura Kuhlman.  For our 2016 Retreat, we are pleased to also welcome Anne Timberlake from St. Louis, MO and Glen Shannon from San Francisco, CA!  Please see drop down menu for all the faculty biographies.

For more information and registration, please click on the CGEMR drop down menu above.


Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat offers one full scholarship, covering tuition, room and board (but not including travel expenses) to an educator or a student.

Click CGEMR Scholarship Application for further information and an application form.

Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat 2013.