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October 19  Chapter Play-In Music of England

November 9 Glen Shannon - Saturday Afternoon  1:00 - 4:00 PM

Glen Shannon is a composer, recorder player and Baroque music enthusiast living near Berkeley, California. His love of straightforward, approachable music for the recorder has garnered him several prizes in composition contests since 1997. With clear influences of Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi, and other masters of the Baroque and Classical periods, Shannon's music is largely contrapuntal, with fugues featuring prominently in his collection. He publishes his music under his own name at www.glenshannonmusic.com, and has also had works published by Moeck Verlag, PRB Productions, and the American Recorder Society. Most recently, In 2007 he was a prize winner in two composition contests one sponsored by the Chicago Recorder Society, and the other jointly sponsored by the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet and the American Recorder Society. Performances of some of his works can be found on YouTube at www.youtube.com/glenshannon.

Glen is active in the American Recorder Society, as editor of the semiannual Members' Library Editions, a series introducing new recorder music to the worldwide membership. He is also currently preparing the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust competition 2nd- and 3rd-prize-winning pieces for publication by the ARS.

In addition to musical pursuits, Glen is a freelance graphic designer for members of the musical community, including the San Francisco Early Music Society's Summer Workshops and the choral group Soli Deo Gloria. By day Glen works in a small graphic design boutique in San Francisco, as one of the few non-Japanese staff in a multilingual office that specializes in East Asian print and web design and production. He also enjoys cooking spicy food, foreign languages, and is a student of non-competetive baton twirling for entertainment (yes, on fire too).

December 7  - Saturday Afternoon  1:00 - 4:00 PM  Holiday Gathering Featuring Seasonal Music