Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat

The 2020 Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat will be held at the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett Oregon March 20-23, 2020.
Registration will open on our registration page, Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8 a.m. Pacific Time.

CGEMR 2016

Imagine a long weekend filled with music-making, camaraderie, good food and a beautiful, natural setting, 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.

CGEMR 2016

Tutti session, 2016

Ensemble classes for intermediate to advanced recorder players will play from renaissance consort music to baroque and contemporary works, as well as music for double reeds and percussion. Violas da gambas are also welcome. Six faculty members ensure small class sizes with personalized attention during the day. Evening events include tutti sessions, a faculty concert, and various evening activities, such as informal consort playing.

CGEMR 2016

Core Faculty: Vicki, Laura, Phil and Gayle

Our outstanding core faculty includes Vicki Boeckman, Laura Kuhlman and Phil and Gayle Neuman. For our 2020 Retreat, we are very pleased to also welcome Rotem Gilbert and Joan Kimball. Click HERE for more information about our 2020 faculty.


Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat offers up to two full scholarships, covering tuition and room and board (but not including travel expenses) to a recorder educator or a student. Applications will be accepted between November 15 and December 15, 2019 for 2020.

Click here to access the scholarship application form.