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Mile High Early Music Workshop

May 19-20


The Denver Recorder Society is very pleased to host a special workshop featuring Jennifer Carpenter and Ann Marie Morgan, who will be our faculty and will guide players of all early instruments in exploring some wonderful "Musical Phansies: Music and Dances of the British Isles and Beyond." The workshop will take place all day on Saturday, May 19, and on Sunday morning, May 20. Dinner on Saturday is included in the tuition so that all participants can stay for a mini-recital by both faculty members, followed by an evening playing session.

Hosted by Metropolitan State University of Denver Department of Music (where chapter member/officer Joice Gibson teaches), the workshop will take place on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver, which can be easily accessed by car or by light rail. Our primary session room is Arts 295, and parking is available nearby (see Location & Parking page, with important information about parking).

There will be ample time on Saturday to have lunch at one of the many nearby eating spots, such as on Market Street, Larimer Square, or the 16th Street Mall, all within walking distance; or feel free to bring a sack lunch and eat at tables under the shade trees on historic 9th Street next to the Arts Building. Refreshments will be provided at breaks.

NOTE: participation is limited to 50 individuals, so register right away to reserve your spot!

Please contact us at gailnickless@earthlink.net, gibsonj@msudenver.edu or denverrecorder@gmail.com with questions or for more information.

Registration and Tuition

Tuition includes all sessions and break refreshments, plus dinner on Saturday night. Lunch is on your own on Saturday.

Registration will be discounted $10 for those who register prior to April 1. After that, the regular registration fee of $90 will apply.

NOTE: participation is limited to 50 individuals, so register right away to reserve your spot!

Another reason to register soon: workshop participants will receive a special online code to purchase discounted tickets to hear the Baroque Orchestra of Colorado's concert of the Complete Brandenburg Concertos on Sunday, May 20, 3 p.m. This will make a wonderful ending to a full weekend of playing and listening to music!

Location & Parking (Vouchers purchased with workshop registration are $5 per day)

The DRS Mile High Early Music Workshop will be held in Room 295 in the Arts Building, Metropolitan State University of Denver on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver.

Auraria Campus Maps

The closest parking is in the Holly Lot, which is at 7th and Curtis, adjacent to the Arts Building. Additional parking is available in the 7th Street Parking Garage.

Driving to the Holly Lot: The Holly Lot, which is closest to the Arts Building, is located just off 7th Street and Curtis, between Colfax and Auraria Parkway, with entrance via Curtis (just off Colfax, by the CCD Confluence Building). After parking your vehicle, proceed to a parking kiosk; you do not have to put a receipt on your dashboard. You will need to enter your license plate number if you pay the regular $6.50 daily fee, or enter the code on your pre-purchased discount voucher. Parking is good until midnight, but if you leave and re-enter, you will need to pay again to park.

Driving to the parking garage: The parking garage is located on 7th Street between Colfax and Auraria Parkway, with entrances via either Walnut Street or Lawrence Way (the Lawrence Way end is closer to the Arts Building). As you enter the garage, the gate will rise, with payment taking place upon exit. You will pay either $6.50 (regular fee) or pay with a pre-purchased discount voucher. Parking is good until midnight, but if you leave and re-enter, you will need to pay again to park.

Walking from the parking garage to the Arts Building: The Arts Building is located at Curtis and 9th, which is southeast of the parking garage and adjacent to the Holly Lot. From the parking garage, head east on Lawrence Way (toward the King Center) and then head south along the front of St. Cajetan?s, the large stucco event center (formerly a church). The Arts Building is directly east of the St. Cajetan?s entrance.

Getting there via light rail: There are two light rail stops near Auraria Campus. The one at Colfax and Auraria is a bit closer than the other option. From there, head north on the main throughway. The Arts Building will be on your left, just past the West Classroom Building and directly across from the Auraria Library. If you enter under the overhead walkway connecting West and Arts, there is a stair to the right and an elevator to the left. The other option is the light rail stop at Auraria West Campus Station, 1250 5th Street. From that stop, head east, cross 7th street (by the parking garage), and follow the directions above to the Arts Building.

Locating Arts 295: The workshop will take place in Room 295, which is on the second floor of the Arts Building. There are two elevators in the building, as well as two stairways, and Room 295 is closer to the west side of the building. Follow the room after you come up to the second floor. There will also be signs in the building to guide you to the workshop.

Restaurant information for the nearby area will be provided at the workshop.

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