The Portland Recorder Society is a non-profit membership organization that promotes the pleasures of recorder playing. The recorder is a serious instrument with sizes and voices in every octave. Furthermore the recorder is a gateway to many forms of early to modern music and especially the delights of playing in social groups.

The Portland Recorder Society board is still in full swing and working hard to plan ahead for an unforeseeable future. We are actively following the COVID situation, mandates and restrictions at the local and federal levels, as well as sensible planning when restrictions slowly begin to be lifted. The health and safety of our membership is our number one priority, and we are doing our best to keep our community active and involved through virtual activities during this unprecedented time. We are eagerly awaiting the restarting of PRS face-to-face activities and will keep everyone updated as we are able to plan future activities safely. Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we work through this together!

Join our PRS online Playing Sessions for 2021!

This season, we will be presenting our monthly playing session online and the best part? It is free to all PRS members. On the second Sunday of each month (see table below), we will gather via Zoom and be led through fantastic music by different presenters. The sessions will last 90 minutes and music will be available a week before the actual meeting. All meetings will begin at 2:00 pm (PST).

The registration form allows you to pay the annual dues ($40) and signs you up for the first session, OR you can select the option to sign up for just one session ($20). Once you pay your dues, the further sessions are free, but you must register again each month via the registration form link (below, as it becomes available each month) or in the monthly members’ newsletter to be allowed into the current Zoom session. Registration will usually close 3 days before the meeting.

All who register for the upcoming session will receive a Confirmation email a week ahead of time which includes:

• Information about the format of the session
• A link to the music to download and print in advance of the session
• Audio files if they are available
• Information about how to access the meeting, 
including how to join and participate in a Zoom session

Upcoming PRS Sessions 2021

The first time you register, you will need to download Zoom onto your computer, iPad, tablet, phone…whatever device you want to use. Jamison Forge and Laura Kuhlman will be available to help with technical issues. The music played at past sessions is always available to download. Scroll up to the main menu and go to Resources>PRS Music Archive or Click Here.

Watch this site to learn about the PRS 2021-2022 playing sessions!

Other Playing Opportunities with Social Distancing

Click here to access a list of recorder playing opportunities online!