CGEMR Faculty

Vicki Boeckman, Music Director

Vicki Boeckman has performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Scandinavia, England, Scotland and Germany, and has appeared on countless productions for Danish and Norwegian radio and television. Her recordings can be heard on the Kontra Punkt, Classico, Da Capo, Horizon, Musical Heritage America, Paula, Kadanza, and Primavera labels.

Vicki resided in Denmark from 1981-2004.  While there she taught at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen for 12 years, and at the Ishøj Municipal School of Music for 23 years. Together with colleague Dorte Lester she co-founded a regional recorder orchestra for children and young adults which continues to flourish and grow. In great demand as a teacher here in the United States, Vicki coaches and teaches at workshops and seminars all over the country. She has taught in Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon and Washington, and British Columbia. She has been on the faculty of the Music Center of the Northwest in Seattle since February 2005 and as of October 2007 is the Music Director for the Portland Recorder Society.

In the Seattle area, Vicki has been a featured soloist with the Seattle Baroque Orchestra and the Philharmonia Northwest Orchestra. She is a returning guest with the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, the Gallery Concerts Series with harpsichordist Jillon Stoppels Dupree, the Northwest Girl Choir, and the Medieval Women’s Choir led by Margriet Tindemans.

Vicki was co-founder of two Danish-based ensembles: Opus 4, who concentrates on performing trio sonatas from the 17th and 18th centuries, and Wood’N’Flutes, a recorder trio playing works spanning the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Wood’N’Flutes has commissioned and premiered several works by Danish composers.  Since 2003 they have been invited back to the United States three times to perform and teach in Arizona, California, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington State. Vicki continues to perform with these ensembles abroad as often as she can.  Wood’N’Flutes recently recorded a new cd entitled, Woodworks with contemporary works by Danish composers, which was nominated for a Danish grammy in the category of contemporary chamber music recordings. For additional information,
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Gayle and Philip Neuman

Gayle Stuwe Neuman, a performer on violin, recorder, sackbut, and many other instruments, is also a vocalist who has received international acclaim for her renditions of the “Song of Seikilos”, the “Chorus from Orestes”, and others upon the release of Ensemble De Organographia’s “Music of the Ancient Greeks”, now in its seventh pressing. Several of the tracks from that recording have also appeared in the Norton Scores CD Anthology and numerous films and television programs. She has performed for audiences in the U.S., Japan, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Canada, Norway, Germany, and for members of the royal family in Jordan.

She cofounded and co-directs the Oregon Renaissance Band, now in its 17th season. Gayle is a member of the Trail Band and performs with Cappella Romana and the Portland Baroque Orchestra Chorus. She has played under the baton of Monica Huggett and Ton Koopman. She teaches Recorder and Renaissance Song Classes at Portland’s Community Music Center, and Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Music History at Marylhurst University. She has given workshops and presentations at many institutions including Oberlin Conservatory, Rice University, Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Getty Museum. She has built with her husband Philip over 400 early wind and stringed instruments, including crumhorns, corna musen, racketts, and vielles.

Philip Neuman, a performer on recorder, sackbut, and numerous other wind and string instruments, cofounded and co-directs the Oregon Renaissance Band, which has performed for the Regensburg Early Music Festival and recorded the cd “Carnevale.” He has produced and recorded seven cds for Pandourion Records including “French Music of the 14th Century,” “Music of the Ancient Greeks,” and “The One Horse Open Sleigh.” He has written and recorded for productions by Oregon Public Broadcasting. He has played for audiences on three continents, including performances at several ancient theatre sites in Greece.

He has taught Recorder, Renaissance Winds, and Loud Band Classes at the Community Music Center in Portland since 1981. He teaches Counterpoint and Orchestration at the University of Portland and Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Music History at Marylhurst University. Philip is a member of the Trail Band, has performed under the baton of Christopher Hogwood and Nicolas McGeegan, recorded with the American Bach Soloists, and has played in the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, The Chicago Chorale, Handel & Haydn Society Orchestra, and Spiritus Collective. He has composed, arranged and transcribed over a thousand works for recorder ensemble, brass ensemble, and symphonic wind ensemble, including “Theme and Variations” that won 1st place in the San Francisco Recorder Composition Competition.

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Rotem Gilbert

Rotem Gilbert is a recorder and double reeds player from Haifa, Israel. She currently teaches Baroque and Renaissance performance practice and history courses at USC and is an instructor of early music winds.

She is a founding member of Ciaramella, a Renaissance ensemble that has recorded for Naxos label and has performed in Germany, Italy and at music festivals in the United States. As a member of Piffaro, she has toured the United States, Europe and South America. Rotem has appeared with ARTEK, Fala Musica (Netherlands), La Caccia Alta (Belgium), Chatham Baroque, Pittsburgh Camerata, King’s Noyse, Newberry Consort, Capilla Flamenca, Pittsburgh Opera and the LA Opera, and performs regularly solo and chamber baroque recitals.

After studies on recorder at Mannes College of Music, she earned her solo diploma from the Scuola Civica di Musica of Milan where she studied with Pedro Memelsdorff.  She earned her doctorate in Early Music performance practice at Case Western Reserve University, where she also taught recorder and directed Collegium ensembles.

She has been a regular faculty member of early music workshops in San Diego, Seattle, Madison, Amherst, San Francisco and Israel’s Ayala. Rotem can be heard on the Deutsche Grammophon’s Archiv, Passacaille, Musica Americana, Dorian and Naxos labels.



Leenhouts-PaulPaul Leenhouts

Paul Leenhouts holds a Soloist Diploma from the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, where he is on the faculty as professor for recorder and historical development since 1993. A founding member of the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet from 1978 and from 2002 director of the contemporary music collective Blue Iguana, he is also composer, arranger and editor of several works for recorder. Mr. Leenhouts has recorded for Decca L’Oiseau-Lyre, Channel Classics, Vanguard, Lindoro and Berlin Classics. In 1986 he initiated the Open Holland Recorder Festival Utrecht and from 1990 he has been director of the International Baroque Institute at Longy, Boston, USA.

His special interest in renaissance consort repertoire led to the foundation of The Royal Wind Music, a 13-member renaissance recorder ensemble in 1997. In 2004 Mr. Leenhouts was director of the First European Recorder Performance Festival in Amsterdam. Next to performing numerous concerts and coaching workshops within the early music field he also regularly appears with contemporary and music theatre groups, such as Musikfabrik, Nederlands Vocaal Laboratorium, ZT Hollandia and NT Gent.

Since August 2010 Paul Leenhouts is director of the Early Music Department and the UNT Baroque Orchestra at the University of North Texas.