The following lists some of the organizations that benefit recorder players and others that supplement them with their related musical interests.


• American Recorder Society: ARS is a national society with over 100 chapters in cities throughout the United States. Chapters hold many activities, including group playing sessions, teaching or coaching lessons and concerts. The national organization publishes a magazine and maintains a website with useful information for recorder players and historical information.

Early Music America: EMA sponsors early music performances and activities throughout the United States, including scholarships and youth activities.

• Early Music Guild of Oregon: EMGO is an organization of early music enthusiasts, which offers workshops, performances and activities.

 Nickolas S. Lander Recorder Homepage: A website that contains all the information you might want to know about recorders.

 • Oregon Coast Recorder Society: An ARS chapter, which sponsors the Winds and Waves Recorder Workshop held annually at the Sitka Conference Center.


Viola da Gamba Society of America: A not-for-profit organization dedicated to the support of activities relating to the viola da gamba in the US and abroad. It is a society of players, builders, publishers, distributors, restorers, and others sharing a serious interest in music for viols and other early bowed string instruments.

Historic Brass Society: The HBS is an international music organization concerned with the entire range of early brass music, from Ancient Antiquity and the Biblical period through the present, including the development of jazz. The HBS promotes study and performance illustrating the history, music, literature and performance practice of early brass instruments such as natural trumpet, natural horn, early trombone, cornetto, serpent, keyed bugle, keyed trumpet, early valve horn and 19th century brass instruments.