Member

Contact Information

drmcgown@gmail.com

Location

Silver Spring, Maryland

Early Music Skills & Interests

Cornetto, Recorder, Renaissance Winds

Early Music Affiliations

Biography

B.A. Music, Virginia Tech, 1979

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1982

Majored both in Music and Mechanical Engineering in college, specifically recorder and cornetto. Founding member of the New River Consort in Blackburg, VA. performing several concerts over a 3 year period.  Played in Renaissance street band in Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA. Fell out of playing for 30 years while pursuing engineering career and other interests, and returned to music seriously in 2010. Very active playing with a number of local amateur/semi-professional groups, performing in public concerts and church services both in ensemble and as a soloist in the Washington, DC area. Have directed sessions and performances of the Washington Recorder Society. Board member of Washington Recorder Society. President of Capitol Early Music, a Washington D.C. non-profit organizing concerts and workshops by early music professionals for local amateur early musicians. Teach recorder privately to local amateurs.  I am actively studying with Gwyn Roberts and John Tyson on recorder, with masterclass instruction from Saskia Coolen, Bart Spanhove, Reine-Marie Verhagen, Han Tol, and Joris Van Goethem. Music focus is on recorder from all periods, including 19th century Csakan.

 

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