Recorder Symposium

Recorder Symposium

All day
14 February 2024 15 February 2024

Dear Recorder teachers and players,

We are excited to extend an invitation to recorder teachers and players of all levels to attend a special educational symposium presented by the renowned Austrian recorder ensemble, Element of Prime.

This symposium is dedicated to the art of beginner recorder teaching and promises to be an enriching experience for all participants.


- Date: 14 – 15 February 2024
- Time: 14 February: 9:00 – 16:00 / 15 February 9:00 – 13:00, concert 19:00
- Location: Odeion School of Music (University of the Free State, Bloemfontein)
- Presented by: Element of Prime

The symposium will feature a comprehensive program designed to enhance your recorder teaching skills and provide valuable insights into the world of recorder playing. Highlights of the event include:

  1. Interactive Teaching Workshops (14 February): Element of Prime will guide you through effective teaching techniques for beginners, offering valuable tips and strategies to make learning the recorder an engaging and enjoyable experience.
  2. Ensemble playing for players of all levels (14 February): While teachers take part in the teaching workshops, learners/students will be divided in ensemble groups and coached for a concert presented on the 15th at 12:00.
  3. Masterclasses (15 February):  Selected learners/students/players of all levels will perform in masterclasses – for all teachers and players to attend.

Whether you are a seasoned recorder teacher or a budding player, this symposium is designed to cater to all levels of expertise. It's a fantastic opportunity to expand your knowledge, connect with fellow musicians, and be inspired.


Please follow the link for registration:
Registration closes 1 February 2024.
Fee for teachers: R500 (includes lunch on the 14th and a certificate of participation)
Fee for learners/students: R150

If you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Thank you for your dedication to the recorder and your commitment to nurturing the next generation of recorder players. We anticipate a wonderful symposium and look forward to seeing you there.

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