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.

The registration form will be available on this site at the end of September.  Please mail your registration form no sooner than Oct. 1st.  Early Bird pricing will be available until Dec. 1st.

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.   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 informal consort playing.

The list of outstanding faculty welcomes back Vicki Boeckman, Gayle and Philip Neuman, and Laura Kuhlman.  For our 2015 Retreat, we are pleased to also welcome Mark Davenport from Denver, Colorado and Regis University!   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.