Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat

The 2019 Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat will be held March 15th-18th, 2019, at the Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett Oregon.

CGEMR 2016

Imagine a long weekend filled with music-making, camaraderie, good food and a beautiful setting in nature, and you are already having dreams of attending the Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat. Located just 20 miles east of Portland and perched on a bluff overlooking the spectacular Columbia River, Menucha is an idyllic retreat center.

Ensemble classes for intermediate to advanced recorder players will play from renaissance consort music to baroque and contemporary works, as well as music for double reeds and percussion. Violas da gambas are also welcome. Six faculty members ensure small class sizes with personalized attention. Evening events will include a faculty concert, English Country Dance, and informal consort playing.

Faculty Concert 2014

Faculty concert with Rotem, Vicki, Paul, Gayle, Phil

CGEMR 2016

Tutti session, 2016

Our outstanding core faculty includes Vicki Boeckman, Gayle and Phil Neuman and Laura Kuhlman. For our 2019 Retreat, we are very pleased to also welcome Lisette Kielson and Mark Davenport. Click HERE for more information about our faculty.

All available spaces for the 2019 CGEMR have been filled (with the exception of scholarship attendees, see below).  Click HERE for information to be placed on the Waiting List.


Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat offers one or two full scholarships, covering tuition and room and board (but not including travel expenses) to an educator or a student. Applications are accepted December 1st through December 31st, 2019. The scholarship application form will be available on this page shortly.