Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat

The March 14-17, 2014 Retreat is SOLD OUT.  Please join our waiting list, and save the date for 2015 (March 13-16, 2015)!

at the Menucha Retreat Center, in Corbett, Oregon.

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 low intermediate to advanced recorder players will range from renaissance consort music and baroque to contemporary works and music for double reeds and percussion.   Viola da gambas are also welcome.  Five faculty members ensure small class sizes with personalized attention. Evening events will include a faculty concert, English Country Dance, and madrigal singing.

The list of outstanding faculty welcomes back Vicki Boeckman, Gayle and Philip Neuman, and Rotem Gilbert.  For our 2014 Retreat, we are pleased to also welcome the illustrious Paul Leenhouts from the Netherlands!   Please see drop down menu for 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 Scholarship-application-2014 for further information and an application form.

Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat 2013.