If you play the recorder or viola da gamba and live in the Tucson area, you might be interested in joining these groups. Get to know local musicians, learn new techniques, and improve your musicianship and performing skills. Follow the links below to learn how to join.
If you live outside the area, visit the websites of the American Recorder Society or the Viola da Gamba Society of America to find chapters and playing opportunities near you.
Tucson Recorder Society
The Tucson Recorder Society, a Chapter of the American Recorder Society, provides opportunities for people to play recorders and other early instruments, to learn more about early music, ranging from the Medieval through the Baroque periods, and to have fun. We have players of all ages and abilities. We meet on Saturdays about once a month, from the fall through the spring. We welcome all members, new and old.
Viola da Gamba Society of Southern Arizona
This chapter of the Viola da Gamba Society of America (VdGSA) is based in sunny Tucson, Arizona. It was incorporated as a non-profit organization in October 2001. It pursues the same goal as its parent organization: the enjoyment of playing the viola da gamba, a musical instrument of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Our local chapter holds occasional meetings, encourages new players, and organizes an annual workshop.