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Glen Shannon(b. 1966) is a composer and recorder player living near San Francisco, California where he is a member of the East Bay (CA) Recorder Society and Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra. His love of straightforward, approachable music for the recorder has garnered him several prizes in composition contests since 1997, including the Chicago Recorder Society and the Washington, DC Recorder Society. His quartet “Blockflute Adventure” was a medalist in the 2008 composition competition jointly sponsored by the ARS and the (then active) Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet.  Performances of some of his works can be found on YouTube. Glen is active in the American Recorder Society as editor of the quarterly Members' Library Editions, a series introducing new recorder music to the worldwide membership.

You can pay for the Workshop using a credit card using the paypal button below.

Workshop Theme - “Fugues: Flourishing under Oppression”

Glen will show the creative possibilities of composition, while adhering to the strict rules of fugues, which are his favorite type of music. He will distribute a handout that breaks fugues down into their obligatory as well as optional components, and we’d play excerpts to illustrate those components, the underlying compositional techniques employed, etc., as well as lots of complete fugues by Glen Shannon, Bach, Berlioz, Brahms, Vivaldi and Handel.

Hudson Mohawk Chapter

of the American Recorder Society

Location:Carondelet House Hospitality Center,
               ​385 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Latham, NY 12110.
They have rooms available for $60 a night for those coming from a distance, email your reservation to or check on the registration form.   

Music and instruments will be for sale by The Recorder Shop of Hannacroix, NY.  They are limited in how much they can bring so If you have any special requests email them before hand at

Master Classes

In addition to the Workshop, Glen Shannon has agreed to hold 1-hour master classes the day before, Friday March 29th. If you or your group are interested in participating, please email and let us know how many people are in your group, what time of day you prefer and what piece(s) of music you would play.  The cost for 1 hour would be $75 to be shared by the group.
Deadline for registering for Master class is also
March 15th.

Spring 2019 Workshop

Saturday, March 30th, 2019 from 10am to 5 pm

We are lucky to have Glen Shannon, accomplished musician and composer, all the way from California to lead our Workshop and offer Master Class sessions the previous day.

Download the Registration Form HERE

Deadline is March 15th, 2019

              2018-2019 Schedule

Location Key : PH - Pruyn House,  SH - Pruyn School House
                      LRC - Lynnwood Reformed Church
                      NYS - New York State Museum, Albany
​                      CHC - Carondelet Hospitality Center, Latham


ThuSep 6SHKathy Kuhrt
SunSep 16LRCJoseph Loux
ThuOct 4SHRichie Henzler
SunOct 21LRCJack Ishman
ThuNov 8PH
SunNov 18LRC
ThuDec 6PHInformal Recital
SatDec 8PHOpen House 1 pm

ThuJan 3PHMelanie Axel-Lute
SunJan 27LRC
ThuFeb 7PH
SunFeb 24LRCJack Ishman
ThuMar 7SH
SuntbdNYSMuseum for PTR Month

SatMar 30CHCGlen Shannon Workshop

ThuApr 4SHRichie Henzler
SunApr 14LRCJoseph Loux
ThuMay 2SH
SunMay 19LRC
ThuJun 6SHInformal Recital 

Meeting Schedule 2018-2019 

We meet on the First Thursday at the Pruyn House at 7:00 pm and on Third Sunday of the month at Lynnwood Reformed Church at 1:30 pm, September through June.  
​A warm-up/practice for less experienced players will be held an hour before the Thursday meetings at 6 pm.


Non-members or occasional players are welcome and may attend for Free at their first visit, thereafter there is a per session fee of $5.