Jody Miller

Musician • Performer • Educator

Bloom Early Music Workshop — faculty

Friday, August 30–Sunday, September 1, 2019.  Along with Larry Lipnik and Lisle Kulbach, Miller will teach at this rural workshop in the Poconos.  Contact Dwayne Heisler to inquire of openings for spots at this intimate yet diverse weekend workshop.  116 Martin Drive, Catawissa, PA 17820.

Amethyst Baroque Ensemble — recorder

Eine Kleine Kammermusik

Music of the German Baroque


Saturday, September 28, 2019, 7:00 PM


St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road, Atlanta, GA 30329


Germany’s influence was crucial in the evolution of Baroque music. As the Italian influences spread north to Germany, German composers often moved to Italy to study and compose. Germans were not without their own influence, though, as their strict musical forms helped bring about iconic baroque forms such as the dance suite and the church cantata. From Buxtehude to Bach, the Germans brought together the musical world in a way defined a style period—and in a way that defined present-day music theory.


Jody Miller, recorders; Adrin Akins, countertenor; Marcy Jean Brenner, viola da gamba; Alexandra Dunbar, harpsichord & organ.

Suggested donations of $20 (general) $10 (students, seniors, members of AEMA or ARS), but no one turned away.

Amethyst Baroque Ensemble — recorder

Eine Kleine Kammermusik

Music of the German Baroque


Sunday, September 29, 2019, 3:00 PM


St. Stephen's Anglican Catholic Church, 800 Timothy Road, Athens, GA 30606


Germany’s influence was crucial in the evolution of Baroque music. As the Italian influences spread north to Germany, German composers often moved to Italy to study and compose. Germans were not without their own influence, though, as their strict musical forms helped bring about iconic baroque forms such as the dance suite and the church cantata. From Buxtehude to Bach, the Germans brought together the musical world in a way defined a style period—and in a way that defined present-day music theory.


Jody Miller, recorders; Adrin Akins, countertenor; Marcy Jean Brenner, viola da gamba; Alexandra Dunbar, harpsichord & organ.

Suggested donations of $20 (general) $10 (students, seniors, members of AEMA or ARS), but no one turned away.

Lauda Musicam of Atlanta — conductor

Saturday, October 12, 2019. Lauda Musicam "PlayDate" at the Workshop of George Kelischek. Lauda Musicam offers this “field trip” to scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, as we tour the workshop and spend the afternoon playing music on capped reeds, recorders, and other instruments. Bring a picnic or sack lunch for the grounds. Free to Lauda Musicam Members; $10 for non-members. Kelischek Workshop for Historical Instruments, 199 Waldroup Road, Brasstown, North Carolina 28902.


Amethyst Baroque Ensemble — recorder

Baroque & Beyond

Sonatas for Viola, Cello, & Recorder

November 16, 2019, at 7:00 PM


Morningside Presbyterian Church

1411 North Morningside Drive

Atlanta, Georgia 30606


Amethyst Baroque Ensemble is joined by violist Dan McCarthy and cellist Macarena Sánchez in this concert of late Baroque and Rococo music.  The program includes rarely performed gems by CPE Bach, William Flackton, and Johann Gottlieb Graun.  


Jody Miller, recorders; Alexandra Dunbar, harpsichord

Suggested donations of $20 (general) $10 (students, seniors, members of AEMA or ARS), but no one turned away.

Lauda Musicam of Atlanta — conductor

Sunday, November 24, 2019. 3:00 PM.  Lauda Musicam of Atlanta presents a concert of Advent and Christmas music for early instruments.  The concert is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road, Atlanta, GA 30329.

www.laudamusicam.org


Midwinter Early Music Workshop (Atlanta Early Music Alliance/Atlanta Recorder Society) — faculty

Friday, January 24–Sunday, January 26, 2020.  Workshop participants from throughout the Southeast find this workshop welcoming and fun!  Renowned faculty and friendly folks keep people coming back year after year.  Hosted at the spacious McCleskey Middle School, 4080 Maybreeze Road, Marietta, GA 30066.


www.atlema.org


Lauda Musicam of Atlanta — conductor

Sunday, February 19, 2020, at 3:00 PM.  Chamber Music for Early Instruments.  Members of Lauda Musicam of Atlanta perform one-per-part music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque.  The brass ensemble, the shawm ensemble, the flute ensemble, and others, perform some gems of the repertoire.  The concert is free, but donations are accepted.  St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road, Atlanta, GA 30329.


www.laudamusicam.org


Amethyst Baroque Ensemble — recorder

Flye Care and Anguish

Music of the English Baroque


Saturday, February 22, 2020, 7:30 PM



Piedmont College Conservatory of Music

1021 Central Avenue, Demorest, GA 30535


The time of the English Restoration brought not only political changes and an expansion of trade, but also a surge in literary and artistic works. While the German-born George Frideric Handel was one of the leading composers of the period, English composers such as Henry Purcell, John Blow, and Thomas Arne were creating iconic English works for ballad operas and the theater, solidifying England’s role in entertaining the masses who hungered to be both listeners and performers. From the lute songs of Thomas Campion to Arne’s “Rule Britannia,” the English helped popularize music through the formation of choral societies, private in-home performances, and music festivals.


Jody Miller, recorders; Adrin Akins, countertenor; Marcy Jean Brenner, viola da gamba; Alexandra Dunbar, harpsichord & organ.

This concert is free to the public.

Amethyst Baroque Ensemble — recorder

Flye Care and Anguish

Music of the English Baroque


Sunday, February 23, 2020, 3:00 PM



St. Stephen's Anglican Catholic Church, 800 Timothy Road, Athens, GA 30606


The time of the English Restoration brought not only political changes and an expansion of trade, but also a surge in literary and artistic works. While the German-born George Frideric Handel was one of the leading composers of the period, English composers such as Henry Purcell, John Blow, and Thomas Arne were creating iconic English works for ballad operas and the theater, solidifying England’s role in entertaining the masses who hungered to be both listeners and performers. From the lute songs of Thomas Campion to Arne’s “Rule Britannia,” the English helped popularize music through the formation of choral societies, private in-home performances, and music festivals.


Jody Miller, recorders; Adrin Akins, countertenor; Marcy Jean Brenner, viola da gamba; Alexandra Dunbar, harpsichord & organ.

Suggested donations of $20 (general) $10 (students, seniors, members of AEMA or ARS), but no one turned away.

Amethyst Baroque Ensemble — recorder

Flye Care and Anguish

Music of the English Baroque


Saturday, February 29, 2020, 7:30 PM



University of North Georgia

Shott Hall in the Nix Fine Arts Center, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega, GA 30597


The time of the English Restoration brought not only political changes and an expansion of trade, but also a surge in literary and artistic works. While the German-born George Frideric Handel was one of the leading composers of the period, English composers such as Henry Purcell, John Blow, and Thomas Arne were creating iconic English works for ballad operas and the theater, solidifying England’s role in entertaining the masses who hungered to be both listeners and performers. From the lute songs of Thomas Campion to Arne’s “Rule Britannia,” the English helped popularize music through the formation of choral societies, private in-home performances, and music festivals.


Jody Miller, recorders; Adrin Akins, countertenor; Marcy Jean Brenner, viola da gamba; Alexandra Dunbar, harpsichord & organ.

This concert is free to the public.

Amethyst Baroque Ensemble — recorder

Flye Care and Anguish

Music of the English Baroque


Sunday, March 1, 2020, 3:00 PM



Grace United Methodist Church, 458 Ponce de Leon Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308


The time of the English Restoration brought not only political changes and an expansion of trade, but also a surge in literary and artistic works. While the German-born George Frideric Handel was one of the leading composers of the period, English composers such as Henry Purcell, John Blow, and Thomas Arne were creating iconic English works for ballad operas and the theater, solidifying England’s role in entertaining the masses who hungered to be both listeners and performers. From the lute songs of Thomas Campion to Arne’s “Rule Britannia,” the English helped popularize music through the formation of choral societies, private in-home performances, and music festivals.


Jody Miller, recorders; Adrin Akins, countertenor; Marcy Jean Brenner, viola da gamba; Alexandra Dunbar, harpsichord & organ.

Suggested donations of $20 (general) $10 (students, seniors, members of AEMA or ARS), but no one turned away.

Amherst Early Music Spring Break Workshop – faculty

Join us for the second year of our exciting workshop in Washington DC. We'll bring together avid players of recorder, viol, and lute for a weekend of classes for all levels. Recorder ensembles, viol consorts, lute topics including Dowland's cycle of Lachrimae pavans, beginning lute, early notation, and a large group session for everyone. Class list available February 15. Make music with friends both old and new, and rub shoulders with our inspiring and dedicated faculty members. Immerse yourself in a warm and friendly atmosphere conducive to learning, listening, and playing music!

George Washington University Academic Center, Foggy Bottom Campus
Washington, DC


Lauda Musicam of Atlanta — PlayDate

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 2:00–5:00 PM. Lauda Musicam PlayDate.  Jennifer Streeter of Cary, NC, will lead this playing session for early musicians. Free to Lauda Musicam Members; $10 for non-members. St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30329.


www.laudamusicam.org


Eighty-Eight & Eight – recorder

Sunday, April 19, 2020, 2:30 PM.  Brasstown Concert Association concert series.  Lisle Kulbach and Jody Miller perform contemporary music for recorder and keyboard in this ensemble that celebrates the 20th- and 21st-century recorder revival.  Guest percussionist Sarah Dietrich joins the ensemble in a performance of Martha Bishop's "Dark Moods–Breakaway" for recorder and multiple percussion instruments.  John C. Campbell Folks School.


Lauda Musicam of Atlanta — conductor

Sunday, May 3, 2020, 3:00 PM.  Lauda Musicam presents a spring concert.  The concert is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road, Atlanta, GA 30329.  

www.laudamusicam.org


Amethyst Baroque Ensemble — recorder

17th Century Music for Recorder & Sackbut


Thursday, June 25, 2020, 7:00 PM



St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 1790 LaVista Road, Atlanta, GA 30329


Erik Schmalz, famed sackbut player with Dark Horse Consort, joins Amethyst Baroque in this concert of 17th century Italian music by Frescobaldi, Merula, and others.  The florid musical lines typify the time—but so do the compositional forms that predate and prepare us for the solo sonata and trio sonata that would be common just a few decades later.


Jody Miller, recorders; Adrin Akins, countertenor; Marcy Jean Brenner, viola da gamba; Alexandra Dunbar, harpsichord & organ.


Suggested donations of $20 (general) $10 (students, seniors, members of AEMA or ARS), but no one turned away.

Mountain Collegium Early Music Workshop — workshop director and faculty

Sunday, June 28—Saturday, July 4, 2020.  Come join us for the 49th annual workshop that began in the home of early music icon George Kelischek.  Now one of the largest and most popular early music and folk music workshops in the Southeast, Mountain Collegium is held at Western Carolina University in the beautiful Smoky Mountains.  Registration available Spring 2020.


www.mountaincollegium.org or recorder96@gmail.com for more information.