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Orpheus Recorder Boutique 2018 (ORB18)

7-12 January at Armidale NSW Australia


Pre ORB18 6th January
    • Music Fundamentals
Post ORB18 13-14 January
    • Small Ensemble Intensive 


Bookings for ORB2018 open 1st June 2017 https://www.trybooking.com/278607

Early Bird Discount until the 30th June



Kamala Bain (NEW ZEALAND)

Alana Blackburn (AUSTRALIA, NSW)

María Martínez Ayerza (NETHERLANDS)

Ruth Wilkinson (AUSTRALIA, VIC)


and for the Youth Stream

Daniel Murphy (AUSTRALIA, NSW)

Alexandra Bailliet-Joly (AUSTRALIA, NSW) 



About the Course: An intensive and intimate recorder course for intermediate and advanced players Six days of technique classes, two ensembles classes daily, along with Large Ensemble. Each group will be a balanced and fully functional small ensemble that caters to each individual’s needs.  Each group will work with a variety of tutors throughout the week. There is a separate Youth Section for players under 18 as well as on campus options for players from age 11. Full board available on campus  - also available for unaccompanied minors.

Eligibility: All participants need to be comfortable with both C and F fingerings. (I.e. must be able to read for and play descant/tenor and treble)

Venue: PLC Armidale, Crest Rd , Armidale, NSW 2350

Full board is available at PLC Armidale. Single room, twin share or dormitory/cubicle rooms are available.

Groups and set works: ORB18 No more than 5 set works will be required.  Around the end of August, participants will be organised by the tutors into groups according to standard and balance of instruments and a repertoire will be selected that best suits each level.  Each participant will receive a list of set works along with a part allocation in late September If you have not attended an Orpheus Recorder Boutique before, you will be contacted to discuss your playing level.

Concerts: ORB 18 There will be 3 Backboard concerts and a final concert at the New England Regional Art Museum on Friday 12th January at 4pm. Visitors, friends and family are welcome at no additional cost.

Town Dinner: Town Dinner will be held at the Wicklow Hotel at 6.30pm.

Enrolment Due Date: 31 August 2017. (Late enrolments please contact Orpheus Music to check if there are places remaining.)

ENROL EARLY to ensure your place.  There are limited places available. Your place will be secured when we receive your enrolment form with payment. 

Refunds for all courses:

50% refund if withdrawing before 30 September 2017  

25% refund if withdrawing before 30 November 2017

No refund after 1 December 2017

NB. It is recommended that participants consider taking out insurance in case you are unable to attend at the last minute.


There are two additional courses which can be added on to the principal ORB course

PRE ORB18 Music Fundamentals held on the day before the Boutique on 6th January

POST ORB18 Small Ensemble Intensive running straight after the Boutique on the 13th and 14th January.

Both these courses are only available to ORB17 participants after they enrol in the Boutique.



PLC Armidale
Cr Crest Rd and Durval Rd
Armidale, NSW 2350

Contact Details:

CONTACT DETAILS: Orpheus Music PO BOX 4689 Armidale NSW 2350 AUSTRALIA zana@orpheusmusic.com.au www.orpheusmusic.com.au ph 61 2 6772 2205 

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