Early Music Mideast Workshop
Early Music Mideast Workshop

Marilyn Carlson

Harp, Collegium Musicum.

Director, Mideast Workshop since 1971. Northwest Music (Columbus, Ohio); recorder, harp, piano; free-lance teacher and performer; past Director, Collegium Musicum Instrumental Ensembles, Oberlin College and Cleveland State University. Young Audience’s performances; many weekend workshops.

Stewart Carter

Recorder, Renaissance Band.

Specializes in sackbut and recorder; performances throughout the United States, Europe and Taiwan; Recent publications: The Trombone in the Renaissance: A History in Pictures and Documents (Pendragon, 2012), A Performer's Guide to Seventeenth Century Music (2nd edn., edited by Stewart Carter, revised and expanded by Jeffery Kite-Powell, Indiana University Press, 2012), Instruments, Ensembles, and Repertory, 1300-1600, edited by Timothy J. McGee and Stewart Carter (Brepols, 2013); Editor, Historic Brass Society Journal, General Editor of Bucina: The Historic Brass Society Series. holds an endowed chair at Wake Forest University, serves as Chair of the Department of Music, teaches music history and theory, directs the Collegium Musicum.

Majbritt Young Christensen


Performs with Ensemble Zimmermann, groups in US, Denmark, and Sweden; soloist, Odense Symphony Orchestra; teaches at Sonderso Community School (Odense, Denmark).

Eric Haas

Flute, Recorder, AllWorkshop Ensemble.

Has taught at New England Conservatory, Tufts University, Brandeis University and Wheaton College; workshops include numerous early music workshops (Amherst Early Music, Pinewoods, and the Mideast Workshop); a founding member of the baroque ensemble La Sonnerie and Renaissance flute consort Travessada; currently performs as Pentimento with lutenist Olav Chris Henriksen; known for his many transcriptions and editions for recorders; Music Director of the Boston Recorder Society for many years; manage of the retail division of the von Huene Workshop, Inc.

Patty Halverson


A native of Duluth, Minnesota, Patty is a founding member of Chatham Baroque, a Pittsburgh-based ensemble. Recent collaborations outside of Chatham Baroque include projects with Ensemble VIII, The Rose Ensemble, Empire Viols, Mountainside Baroque, performances of J. S. Bach’s Sixth Brandenburg Concerto and Bach’s St. John Passion with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and performances of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Buffalo Philharmonic. Patty holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Early Music Performance Practice from Stanford University. After the completion of graduate degrees she studied at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague. She has served on the faculty of the Madison Early Music Festival, the Viola da Gamba Society of America’s summer conclave and regularly co-teaches a baroque ensemble at Carnegie Mellon University.

Peter (Chris) Ramsey

Workshop Harpsichordist.

Church musician and private keyboard teacher organ, recorder, piano in Pennsylvania and Virginia; Founder, Pastime Consort (1976); performances include Pittsburgh area community events and venues from flatbed trailers to the Benedum Center, Toledo Museum of Art; workshops, Mideast Workshop; Augsburg-Fortress Press published (Crystal Tide And Falling Stars, hymn settings for solo piano; Joy To The World, two Baroque style sonatas for Recorder, Harpsichord and Continuo; currently organist of Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church (Bassett, Virginia), performing and composing as needed; volunteer, Bassett Historical Center as researcher in genealogy.

Christina Rua


In 2016 Christina completed a 10 year world tour with Cirque du Soleil's show Varekai having performed over 3000 shows all over the World in 25 countries, from Sydney to Seoul, Rio to Russia as well as the Royal Albert Hall in London playing a wide range of instruments including recorders, flutes, oboe, clarinet, shawms, bombards, bagpipes, percussion and as a vocalist. She has also performed and/or recorded with such ensembles as Piffaro, Ex Umbris, Early Music New York, The Quadrivium, Libana, The Christmas Revels in Cambridge, Washington, Philadelphia and Hanover. She currently performs with her own Baroque Ensemble Jubal’s Lyre and regularly plays for English Country Dancing. Chris has taught at ARS workshops, the Westminster Choir School, at World Fellowship Early Music Week and at Pinewoods Early Music Week of which she was the director for three years.

James Young


Organist, Danish State church; Royal Danish Theater ballet pianist; recipient, American-Scandinavian Foundation grant; Member Patchworks.dk Trio; performances include Ensemble Zimmermann and other orchestras.