Kathryn Schaeffer Canan studied flute and toured Europe with America's Youth in Concert as a teenager. She played flute and piccolo in the University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra while earning her B.A. in biological sciences. She learned recorder at age 12 because it fit better in a backpack than modern flute, but began seriously studying it in the early 90's. Ms. Canan has studied recorder and baroque flute with Frances Feldon and Judith Linsenberg and medieval music with Shira Kammen. She has been a soloist with Apollo Baroque Orchestra and a guest member of the Recorder Orchestra of New York on their 2001 tour of England. She plays medieval, Renaissance, and baroque music in several ensembles, including Absent Minded Women, Beyond Baroque, Simply Renaissance, the New Queen's Ha'penny Consort, and Briddes Roune. She has performed on baroque and modern flute at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Avignon Theater Festival with Early Music Maui. Ms. Canan also plays modern flute and piccolo in the pit orchestras of Runaway Stage Productions and Light Opera Theater of Sacramento.
Ms. Canan teaches
recorder and flute privately in her Citrus Heights home. Lessons are available
weekdays and occasional nights and weekends for adults or children. Group
lessons, workshops, and school demonstrations
are available by arrangement. Her CD of medieval English songs with Briddes Roune is available at http://magnatune.com/artists/briddes_roune.
She has recently earned a master's degree in liberal arts from CSU Sacramento, with a thesis on Anglo-Saxon medicine. She is now fully qualified to practice medieval medicine, should the need arise. Meanwhile, she has added Latin tutoring to her repertoire.
Contact Kathryn at email@example.com.
Recorder Orchestra of New York at Hengrave Hall, Bury St. Edmunds, England
Exploring medieval music in Coaraze, France
Pirates of Penzance pit orchestra, Davis Comic Opera Company
Soloists for Bach's 4th Brandenburg Concerto
Apollo Baroque Orchestra