Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn more about early music.

Alison Melville, one of North America’s premier performers on recorders and historical flutes, will be teaching a course at Ryerson University on Early Music 10am-noon every Friday from October 10th through November 28th.

Alison is a member of both Toronto Consort and Ensemble Polaris, and regularly peforms with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. She spent more than a decade as an instructor at the Oberlin Music Conservatory, and has taught master classes, workshops, and various courses across North America.

The weekly topics of the course, being offered through Ryerson-affiliated LIFE Institute, are thematically organized to introduce students of all musical backgrounds to a variety of topics from the era: the Bach family, The Renaissance Big Band, music in 18th-century Spain, musicians of Versailles, The Beggar’s Opera, a historical woodwinds show-and-tell, and much more.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about early music from a great musician and instructor! To sign up for the course ($71), visit the LIFE Institute website. (Look for “Explorations in Early Music”, about halfway down the page.)