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The Atlanta Recorder Society

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The Atlanta Recorder Society's mission is to promote recorder playing in the metro Atlanta area through information about upcoming events,opportunites for group playing, connecting recorder players in the area, concerts, workshops and other opportunities.

Please get in touch to offer comments and join our membership.



For more information please contact our President, David Lawrence at sigmund at bellsouth dot net or the Membership Coordinator, Mickey Gillmor at mickey dot gillmor at gmail dot com.

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Emily Adler - Founder, Atlanta Recorder Society

Emily (Mila) Wilk Adler died on January 24, 2010, at her daughter’s home in Jasper, Georgia, at the age of 103. Mrs. Adler was born in Hamburg, Germany, on August 30, 1906, and came to the United States in 1926.  She married Hans Adler in Chicago in 1929 and they had two daughters.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Adler had learned to play recorders in school and became active members of the Chicago chapter of the American Recorder Society.  After her husband died in 1975, Mrs. Adler moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to be near one of her daughters.  She found recorder players and started a weekly playing group.  In the early 1980s she took the lead to organize the Atlanta Recorder Society and was its president for several years.  She organized workshops, arranged a memorable trip to Austria for a workshop with Hans Ulrich Staeps (1984), and encouraged many to take up the instrument through her teaching and example.  Emily’s Consort, a group for senior citizens, still continues.  The last five years of her life were in Jasper, where her daughter and son-in-law had moved, but she continued to have visitors (with recorders in hand) to play with her and for her.  She will be sorely missed by the larger recorder community as well as by many others whose lives she touched.

Atlanta Recorder Society
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Members and friends playing at the 2006 Winter Workshop

We invite you to attend one of our playing sessions. and join in the music making. ARS members are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the organization and how you can join.