Please join us as we play recorders from the comfort of our homes under the direction of Annette Bauer.

Pictures from the 2018 Concert

Annette Bauer is a recorder player and multi-instrumentalist with a wide range of musical interests and expertise. She spent the past eight years as a musician for the Cirque du Soleil show TOTEM, with over 2300 performances in the US, Canada, Europe, Russia, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. Before that, she called the San Francisco Bay Area her home for over a decade. There, she studied classical Indian music on sarode at the Ali Akbar College of Music, and worked as a freelance musician all over the US with early music groups such as Farallon Recorder Quartet, Ensemble Cançonièr, Les Grâces Baroque Ensemble, Piffaro, Texas Early Music Project, and her own cross-over project The Lost Mode. Annette was born and raised in Germany, holds a diploma in historical performance practice of medieval and Renaissance music from the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Switzerland, and an MA in music from the University of California in Santa Cruz. Annette was on parental leave with her baby daughter when the covid pandemic shut down the performing arts all over the world in 2020. She is currently sharing her love of music by offering online teaching to students of all ages, including an ongoing class on medieval and Renaissance notation through Amherst Early Music.

Images from prior concerts

Ann Arbor Recorder Society

Special Event: Zoom Recorder Society Meeting April 5, 2021, 7:30 - 9:00pm  


Recorders & Recorder music for all ages

Annual Spring Concert

Images from 2017 Concert, Rehearsal and Reception following the concert.

​​​Each June, after the final rehearsal of the season, the AARS puts on its Spring Concert at St. Andrews Church in Ann Arbor.

The AARS hopes to resume its concert schedule in 2022.

   Date & Location:
   Date:        Sunday, June ?, 2022
   Time:        3:00 PM
   Location:  St. Andrews Church
              306 N. Division
              Ann Arbor, MI 48104

  The program is to be announced.

  There will be a reception following the performances.

Registration and Fees 

Music will be provided in digital form via email before the meeting.  You'll receive a link to the Zoom meeting and basic instructions for using Zoom if it's unfamiliar to you.  Join us at 7:15pm to get oriented to the platform.

To register for the meeting, send an email message to Judy Smutek, at

Fee for participants is $5.00 for current members of the American Recorder Society, and $10.00 for others.  

Electronic payments via Venmo or Paypal may be sent to Judy Smutek.  Contact Judy for  those details. Contact our treasurer, Barbara Larose, at if you prefer to send a check.

April 5 Meeting Topic:  Spring Has Sprung: a Spring Flower Bouquet of Music!

Since our playing session falls on Easter Monday, Annette has chosen pieces related to spring, Easter, nature’s rebirth after winter, and the songs of birds. A fresh spring bouquet of music by composers such as Landini, Josquin, Lassus, Walsh, and from the late 16th century Finnish song book Piae Cantiones.