Mountain Collegium Online Faculty
June 16–19, 2022
June 16–19, 2022
Kelly Brzozowski - Folk music & harp
Kelly Brzozowski holds a BMUS and a Masters Diploma in Harp Performance and Musicology from the University of North Wales. She has taught and performed throughout Europe and the U.S. Kelly lives in Atlanta where she has maintained a large teaching studio for more than twenty years and performs both classical and Celtic music. When she is not performing, teaching, or traveling, she is homeschooling her son. You will often find her designing and conducting experiments. Is it science or is it food?!?
Rosalind Buda - Folk music, small pipes, & pennywhistle
Rosalind Buda is a versatile
and diverse performer and educator, playing and teaching music
from Scottish smallpipes and Highland bagpipes to classical
bassoon. Rosalind is passionate about teaching musicians of all ages,
and her years of experience in both classical and folk music give her
a unique perspective and a multi-faceted, holistic approach
to learning. Rosalind firmly believes that everyone can develop
their own style, expand technique through new approaches, and find
their greatest enjoyment in music-making at any stage in
their learning. Rosalind brings her musically encouraging approach
to her private students, college students, and to workshops around
As a performer, Rosalind freelances and tours regularly with the Celtic/Appalachian pipe and harp duo, The Reel Sisters, on smallpipes, whistles, and vocals. The Reel Sisters have toured from New Mexico to New York and revel in sharing traditional tunes and stories. In addition to her duo, Rosalind performs regularly as a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and reader with various ensembles including Houston-based Istanpitta Early Music Ensemble as well other bagpipe-centric bands. As a bassoonist, Rosalind is an avid performer of chamber music and orchestral music in the Southeast. Rosalind received her MM in bassoon performance from New England Conservatory.
Lorraine Lee Hammond - Folk music & plucked strings
Lorraine Lee Hammond’s grew up in rural New England when ballads and barn dances were part of community life. Lorraine plays, performs on, and teaches dulcimer, banjo, mandolin and harp. Her numerous credits as a traditional singer, songwriter, teacher and multi-instrumentalist include two Appalachian dulcimer books with Yellow Moon Press, and many recordings. A former lecturer in American Folk Music and World Music at Lasell University in Newton, MA, she is Music Director for the WUMB/University of Massachusetts, Boston, Acoustic Music Camps. Lorraine performs and records with her husband, guitar virtuoso Bennett Hammond. They make their home in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Phil Hollar teaches recorder and hurdy-gurdy in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a frequent faculty member at workshops including Mountain Collegium Early Music and Folk Music Workshop, the Atlanta Early Music Alliance Mid-Winter Workshop, and the Triangle Recorder Society Spring Early Music Workshop. Phil has many years’ experience leading American Recorder Society chapter playing sessions and has been invited to lead various local chapters’ sessions throughout the Southeast. He currently serves as music director of the Triad Early Music Society and as a board member for the American Recorder Society. Phil holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Shira Kammen - Medieval & Sephardic music
Multi-instrumentalist and occasional vocalist Shira Kammen has spent well over half her life exploring the worlds of early and traditional music. A member for many years of the early music Ensembles Alcatraz and Project Ars Nova, and Medieval Strings, she has also worked with Sequentia, Hesperion XX, the Boston Camerata, the Balkan group Kitka, the King’s Noyse, the Newberry and Folger Consorts, the Oregon, California and San Francisco Shakespeare Festivals, Rose of the Compass, Anonymous IV, the California Revels, and is the founder of Class V Music, an ensemble dedicated to providing music on river rafting trips. She has performed and taught in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Israel, Morocco, Latvia, Russia and Japan, and on the Colorado, Rogue, Green, Grande Ronde, John Day, East Carson and Klamath Rivers.
Shira happily collaborated with singer/storyteller John Fleagle for fifteen years, and performs now with several groups: a medieval ensemble, Fortune’s Wheel: a new music group, Ephemeros; an eclectic ethnic band, Panacea; an English Country Dance band, Roguery, the early music ensembles Cançoniér and In Bocca al Lupo, as well as frequent collaborations in theatrical and dance productions. She has worked with students in many different settings, among them teaching summer music workshops in the woods, coaching students of early music at Yale University, Case Western, the University of Oregon at Eugene, and working at specialized seminars at the Fondazione Cini in Venice, Italy and the Scuola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland, and recently joined the music faculty of Mills College in Oakland, CA.
She has played on several television and movie soundtracks, including ‘O’, a modern high school-setting of Othello and ‘’The Nativity Story’, and has worked with many diverse artists in diverse projects, among them singers Azam Ali and Joanna Newsom, poet Jane Hirshfield, storyteller/harpist Patrick Ball, medieval music experts Margriet Tindemans and Anne Azema, percussionists Peter Maund and Glen Velez. Some of her original music can be heard in an independent film about fans of the work of JRR Tolkien. The strangest place Shira has played is in the elephant pit of the Jerusalem Zoo.
Lee Knight - Folk music
Raised in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, Lee became interested in folk music while in high school. During college, he became familiar with the music and stories of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, as well as of the Adirondacks. He wanted to learn the music and stories from traditional sources--people who had them as part of their culture and community for generations. He also collected songs and stories from other parts of the world, including England, Scotland, Central Asia, Columbia and the Amazon region of Peru.
Lee currently works as a folk singer, story teller and outdoor leader, performing at concerts, workshops, Elderhostels, festivals, camps and schools. He leads hikes, canoe trips and guides whitewater rafts. He plays various instruments, including the five-string banjo, various guitars, the Appalachian dulcimer, the mouth bow, the Cherokee flute and the Cherokee rattle, as well as the Native American drum.
Recently, Lee released the CD FROM THE APPALACHIANS and is currently working on a new CD of folk songs from the Adirondacks. In August 2003, Lee recorded with Chinese pipa artist Wu Man, who has recorded with Yo Yo Ma and the Kronos Quartet. He is currently working on a book of Adirondak ballads and folk songs as recorded by Majorie Lansing Porter in the 1940's and 1950's. In addition to having performed throughout much of the eastern United States and Canada as well as Scotland and Tashkent, Lee appears regularly at the Asheville Mountain Dance and Folk Song Festival and the Lake Junaluska Folk Festival.
Lee did the music and voice-over for the documentary video The Nantahala: Land of the Noonday Sun. He has participated in artist-in-residence programs with the South Carolina Arts Commission, the North Carolina Arts Council, the Tennessee Performing Arts Foundation & the Georgia Arts Council.
Larry Lipnik - Viol
Larry Lipnik has performed with many acclaimed early music ensembles from Anonymous 4 to Piffaro and the Waverly Consort, and is a founding member of Parthenia and vocal ensemble Lionheart. He has prepared an authoritative edition of Francesco Cavalli’s La Calisto, commissioned by the Juilliard School, served as gambist and recorder soloist for staged opera productions including Monteverdi’s Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria at Wolf Trap and Telemann’s Orpheus with the New York City Opera. In addition to performing, his busy teaching schedule has included early music performance instruction at Wesleyan University, national and international festivals including the Benslow Music Trust in the UK, Port Townsend, San Diego and Madison Early Music Festivals, Hidden Valley, Pinewoods, Collegium Director at Amherst Early Music, co-director of the Viols West Workshop in San Luis Obispo, California and contributor to The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare. Recent performance highlights include concerts with lutenist Paul O’Dette of John Dowland’s complete Lachrimae at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, concerts at the Berkeley Festival, appearances with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, ARTEK, TENET, the Indiana University Historic Performance Institute at the Bloomington Early Music Festival and early opera residency at Canegie Mellon University.
Liza Malamut - Early Brass
Liza Malamut regularly appears as a trombonist, teaching artist, and presenter throughout the United States and abroad. She has performed with Boston Baroque, Tafelmusik, the Handel & Haydn Society, Trinity Wall Street, Boston Camerata, Apollo’s Fire, Dark Horse Consort, and many other ensembles. Her playing can be heard on the Musica Omnia, Naxos, Hyperion, and George Blood Audio labels. A passionate teacher and researcher, Liza has presented masterclasses, lecture recitals, and papers at conferences and institutions throughout the country. Her work was supported by an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (2017-2018). Liza served as Visiting Lecturer in Sackbut at Indiana University in spring 2015 and 2018, and taught as applied instructor in sackbut at Tufts University. She coedited and contributed to the forthcoming book Music and Jewish Culture in Early Modern Italy: New Perspectives (Indiana University Press) with Rebecca Cypess and Lynette Bowring. Liza holds a DMA in Historical Performance from Boston University, where she studied with Greg Ingles. Her dissertation, a method book for modern trombonists, integrates historical techniques with mainstream playing and introduces eighty-eight solo etudes for trombone transcribed from historical sources.
Sarah Mead - Viol
Sarah Mead is a sought-after teacher of viol and Renaissance performance practice who has performed in consort and as a lyra-viol soloist around the USA, and overseas in places as far apart as New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Brazil and the UK. She served for seven years as Music Director of the annual VdGSA Conclave, and edits a quarterly selection of music and commentary on both recent and historical works for viols for the Society. Her performing editions of historical and original works for viols are published by PRB Productions. In 2007 she received the Thomas Binkley Award from Early Music America for her work with the Early Music Ensemble at Brandeis University, where she is a Professor of the Practice of Music and has chaired the program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. She is a founding member and the musical director of Nota Bene Viol Consort. Their 2020 CD of Pietro Vinci features a set of Brescian-style Renaissance viols.
Jody is director of Lauda Musicam of Atlanta and teaches private recorder lessons in the Atlanta area. Previously, he has served on the faculty of the Atlanta Early Music Alliance Mid-Winter Workshop and has taught recorder workshops throughout the country. Miller performs most frequently with Amethyst Baroque Ensemble, but he is also a member of contemporary music duo Eighty-Eight & Eight with Lisle Kulbach and Ritornello Baroque Ensemble. Miller often collaborates with modern instrumentalists when performing his favorite works--contemporary chamber music for recorder. He works closely with composer Timothy Broege and has premiered several of his compositions. More recently, Miller performed the premier of Martha Bishop's Dark Moods–Breakaway for recorder and percussion. Jody has performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, New Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, and the Victoria Bach Festival.
Daphna Mor - Recorder
Daphna Mor (recorders, voice, ney) has performed throughout Europe and the United States as both a soloist and ensemble player. Mor’s “astonishing virtuosity” (Chicago Tribune) has been heard in solo recitals in the United States, Croatia, Germany and Switzerland. She appeared as a soloist at Tanglewood with Apollo’s Fire Orchestra, the New York Collegium, the New York Early Music Ensemble, Little Orchestra Society at Carnegie Hall and more . As member of the orchestra, Mor performed with the New York Philharmonic, New York City Opera and Orchestra of St. Luke's. Mor was awarded First Prize in the Settimane Musicali di Lugano Solo Competition and the Boston Conservatory Concerto Competition, and has appeared in a duo with Joyce DiDonato on the singer's promotional tour for the album In War and Peace.
Devoted to new music, Mor has recorded on John Zorn's Tzadik label, and has performed the world premiere of David Bruce's Tears, Puffes, Jumps, and Galliard with the Metropolis Ensemble. She co-composed WAVES- for recorders, voice, cello and a beat boxer for Carolyn Dorfman Dance and performed it in summer 2017 in New York’s Summer Stage among other venues.
Mor has also performed in festivals and on stages worldwide with the band Pharaoh’s Daughter and Rachid Hailial’s ensemble “Layali al Andelus” . She can also be heard on Sting’s album If On A Winter’s Night for Deutsche Grammophon. Daphna is co-director, together with Nina Stern, of the ensemble East of the River ( www.eastoftherivermusic.com). Mor serves as the Music Director of Beineinu (www.beineinu.com) , a New York initiative dedicated to the modern cultivation of Jewish culture, and is a performer and teacher of liturgical music of the Jewish diaspora. She recently returned from India where she gave a master class of Piyutim- Liturgical jewish poetry- to the Jewish community in Mumbai, while learning new local indian ones.
Mor is a sought after visiting teacher in workshops and universities around the US. She also specializes and devoted to in Early Childhood Education. She leads programs for the Education Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Mor received her Bachelor of Music degree with minor in Education from The Boston Conservatory with highest honors as Valedictorian of the class of 2000.
Elisabeth Reed - Feldenkrais
Elisabeth Reed graduated in 2000 from the Semiophysics Feldenkrais training in San Raphael, California, where she studied with Dennis Leri, one of Moshe Feldenkrais’s original students. As a Feldenkrais practitioner, she has worked with musicians from the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Opera, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Jubilate Baroque Orchestra, and the American Bach Soloists, among others. She has given classes in the Feldenkrais Method at the Juilliard School and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, as well as at numerous workshops, including the Early Music America Well-Tempered Musician series, the San Francisco Early Music Society workshops, and the National Viola da Gamba Society Conclave,
Elisabeth teaches viola da gamba and Baroque cello at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and at the University of California at Berkeley. A soloist and chamber musician with Voices of Music, Archetti, and Wildcat Viols, she has also appeared with the Smithsonian Chamber Players, the Seattle, Portland, Pacific, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestras, American Bach Soloists, and Pacific Musicworks. She can be heard on the Virgin Classics, Naxos, Focus, and Magnatunes recording labels and has many HD videos on the Voices of Music Youtube channel.
Gwyn Roberts is one of America’s foremost performers on recorder and baroque flute, praised by Gramophone for her “sparkling technique, compelling musicianship, and all-around excellence.” She is also co-founder and -director of Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare, hailed by the Miami Herald as “the model of a top-notch period orchestra.” Now in the 15th season of its Philadelphia Concert Series, Tempesta di Mare tours from Oregon to Prague, recently released its 10th CD on the British label Chandos, and reaches audiences in 56 countries around the world with broadcasts of live performances.
Roberts’ soloist engagements include Portland Baroque Orchestra, Recitar Cantando of Tokyo, Washington Bach Consort and the Kennedy Center. In addition to Chandos, she has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Dorian, Sony Classics, Vox, PolyGram, PGM, and Radio France. Her latest solo recordings include the Fasch Recorder Concerto in F, Bach’s Concerto in G after BWV 530, and Sonatas by Francesco Mancini. She enjoys collaborating with living composers, recently recording James Primosch’s Sacred Songs and Meditations with the 21st Century Consort for Albany Records.
Roberts studied recorder and baroque flute at Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands with Marion Verbruggen, Leo Meilink and Marten Root. She loves teaching, with recent masterclasses at the Curtis Institute of Music, Hartt School of Music, and Oregon Bach Festival. She is Professor of Recorder and Baroque Flute at the Peabody Conservatory, Director of Early Music Ensembles at the University of Pennsylvania, and directs the Virtuoso Recorder Program at the Amherst Early Music Festival.
Gail Ann Schroeder studied viola da gamba at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with Wieland Kuijken, obtaining her First Prize and Higher Diploma, with distinction. She subsequently taught viola da gamba, pedagogy and directed the viol consort at the Brussels Conservatory from 1988 to 2002.
Gail has had an extensive career as soloist and as chamber musician, concertizing and recording with various ensembles such as the Huelgas Ensemble, Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, Ricercar Consort, Currende Consort, Capilla Flamenca, and Catacoustic Consort. She has performed in many of the European Festivals including Holland Festival Oude Muziek in Utrecht, Resonanzen, Innsbrucker Festwochen, Les Académies Musicales de Saintes, Festival van Vlaanderen, Festival de Wallonie and Internationale Festtage Alter Music Stuttgart.
Since returning to the USA in 2006, Gail has been in demand as a teacher and ensemble coach at workshops for the Viola da Gamba Society of America, the Amherst Early Music Festival, Madison Early Music Festival, Music on the Mountain, Retreat to Advance and Mountain Collegium, where she is assistant director and head of the viol program. Currently living in North Carolina, she teaches privately and is artistic director of Asheville Baroque Concerts.
Anne Timberlake - Recorder
Anne Timberlake has appeared across the United States performing repertoire from Bach to twenty-first-century premieres. She holds degrees in recorder performance from Oberlin Conservatory and Indiana University, Critics have described her playing as "dazzling" (Chicago Classical Review) and "preternaturally persuasive" (The Ann Arbor Observer). A Fulbright grantee, Anne won Early Music America’s 2011 Naxos Recording Competition with her ensemble Wayward Sisters. Anne enjoys teaching as well as playing, and is a regular instructor at workshops coast to coast.
John Tyson - Recorder
John Tyson is a winner of the Bodky International Competition, the Noah Greenberg Award, and a former student of Frans Bruggen. He has appeared as soloist in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, England, Scotland, Chile, Canada, Japan, China, Taiwan, and Australia and throughout the United States, as well as with major ensembles in Europe and the US. A recognized expert in Renaissance music and improvisation, Tyson is director of the Renaissance music and dance ensemble Renaissonics, director of the Boston Recorder Orchestra, director of the Corso di Flauto Dolce in Tuscany, Italy and is a member of the pop/classical/world music band Universal Village.
Tyson is on the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music, an Emerson Instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has taught at the Corso Internazionale di Musica Antica in Urbino, Italy, and was Chair of the Department of Historical Performance at Boston University. In collaboration with The American Recorder Society and the National Endowment for the Arts, he produced an instructional video for recorder teachers entitled "Recorder Power!" Tyson has been Artist in Residence at Northeastern University, guest soloist at the Montréal International Recorder Festival and has taught at the Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory, Brandeis University, University of Connecticut, the National Center of Afro American Artists, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Institute.
In 2017 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the United Nations.