Mid-Winter Workshop faculty profiles: Jack Ashworth (Viols, Recorders), Stewart Carter (Brass, Reeds, Recorders), Phil Hollar (Recorders, Capped Reeds), Holly Maurer (Recorders, Viols), Jody Miller (Recorders, Brass, Reeds), Anne Timberlake (Recorders)
Jack Ashworth retired recently from the University of Louisville, where he taught music history and directed the Early Music Ensemble after completing the DMA at Stanford University in 1977. As a specialist in early winds, strings and keyboard instruments, he has served on early music workshop faculties in the United States, England, Canada and Australia and has performed with Wieland Kuijken, Fretwork and Trio Settecento, among others. Jack wrote the article on "Keyboard Instruments" in A Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music as well as co-authoring (with Paul O'Dette) articles on basso continuo in both this volume and the companion A Performer's Guide to Seventeenth-Century Music. Running the Numbers, a handbook on continuo realization for keyboard players he co-authored with Frances Fitch, was published in 2011. Jack received the Thomas Binkley Award from Early Music America in 1999 and was President of the Viola da Gamba Society of America from 1996-2000.
Stewart Carter is Executive Editor of the Historic Brass Society Journal and former Editor of Historical Performance, the journal of Early Music America. He is also General Editor of Bucina: The Historic Brass Society Series. He has edited two collections of essays, A Performer's Guide to Seventeenth-Century Music (New York: Schirmer Books, 1997) and Perspectives in Brass Scholarship: Proceedings of the International Early Brass Symposium, Amherst 1995 (Stuyvesant, NY:Pendragon, 1997). He has contributed articles to Early Music,Performance Practice Review, Historical Performance, Historic Brass Society Journal, Early Brass Journal, A Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music, and Women Composers through the Ages (vol. 2). He has edited two volumes of the music of Isabella Leonarda for the series Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era (Madison, WI: A-R Editions). In 2001 he received the Christopher Monk Award from the Historic Brass Society, for outstanding service to the early brass field. Carter is an active performer on recorder and sackbut. He has performed throughout the United States as well is in Europe and Taiwan. In the spring of 2000 he was guest lecturer and early music ensemble director at National Sun-Yat Sen University in Taiwan. Carter has taught early wind instruments at early music workshops throughout the United States, including the Amherst Early Music Festival/Workshop and the Mideast Recorder Workshop. He received the PhD degree in musicology from Stanford University. Carter teaches music theory, music history, and trombone at Wake Forest, and also directs the Collegium Musicum.
Phil Hollar teaches recorder, hurdy-gurdy, and early music in Greensboro, North Carolina. He serves as teacher and coach for Voce Ventus, a recorder ensemble formed to teach recorder technique and ensemble playing skills. Phil has served as faculty at the Atlanta Early Music Alliance's Mid-Winter Workshop and at Mountain Collegium Early Music and Folk Music Workshop. He has many years' experience leading American Recorder Society chapter playing sessions and has been invited to lead various local chapters' sessions throughout the Southeast. Phil served as the president of the Atlanta Recorder Society from 2005 to 2009. Currently, he is music director for the Triad Early Music Society and serves as a board member for the American Recorder Society. Phil holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Holly received a BA from St. Lawrence University in music and religion and the MM from The New England Conservatory in performance practice of early music where she studied with Grace Feldman. Since coming to Charlotte in 1993, Holly has been a member of Carolina Pro Musica performing throughout the Southeast including concerts at Wingate, Sweetbriar College of Virginia, Davidson College and Gardner Webb. The group performs on their own series in Charlotte and has been featured on concert series in Asheville, Columbia, Lincolnton and Belmont where Carolina Pro Musica is a resident artist ensemble at Belmont Abbey College. In 2005 the ensemble presented concerts in and around London, England and in 2009 performed at the Boston Early Music Ensemble. In addition to concerts with Carolina Pro Musica, Holly performed regularly with Carolina Baroque of Salisbury and has been a guest artist with several groups in the area. She is recently retired from the music faculty of Central Piedmont Community College where she directed the Early Music Consort and Baroque Performance Class.
Jody is director of Lauda Musicam of Atlanta and teaches private recorder lessons in the Atlanta area. Previously, he has served on the faculty of the Atlanta Early Music Alliance Mid-Winter Workshop and has taught recorder workshops throughout the country. He is Music Director of the Mountain Collegium Early Music Workshop and will serve on the faculty for the Amherst Spring Workshop in March 2020. Miller performs with Amethyst Baroque Ensemble, but often collaborates with modern instrumentalists when performing his favorite works--contemporary chamber music for recorder. He recently performed a concert with composer Timothy Broege, who has written several pieces for Jody.
Anne Timberlake has appeared across the United States performing repertoire from Bach to twenty-first-century premieres. She holds degrees in recorder performance from Oberlin Conservatory, where she studied with Alison Melville, and Indiana University, where she studied with Eva Legene and won the 2007 Early Music Institute Concerto Competition. Critics have described her playing as "dazzling" (Chicago Classical Review) and "preternaturally persuasive" (The Ann Arbor Observer).
Anne has received awards from the American Recorder Society and the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, and was awarded a Fulbright Grant. With Musik Ekklesia, Anne has recorded for the Sono Luminus label. Anne is a founding member of the ensemble Wayward Sisters, specializing in music of the early baroque. In 2011, Wayward Sisters won Early Music America's Naxos Recording Competition, releasing their debut CD on the Naxos label in 2014.
Anne enjoys teaching as well as playing. In addition to maintaining local and online studios, Anne has coached through Indiana University's Pre-College Recorder Program, the Amherst Early Music Festival, the San Francisco Early Music Society, Mideast Early Music Workshop, the Virginia Baroque Performance Institute, Mountain Collegium, and for numerous ARS chapters. Find Anne at www.annetimberlake.com.