Toronto Early Music Players Organization
Toronto Early Music Players Organization

TEMPO Programme 2020 – 2021

Our Program Director, Christine McClymont, has planned an exciting program for 2020- 21. The planned sessions for the Fall and Winter sessions are online using Zoom


September 13: Alison Melville - Recorders. We are very fortunate to have Alison, a long-time friend of TEMPO and Toronto’s leading recorder player, for our first workshop. She has become a leader in offering online courses, on her own and as part of Amherst Early Music Online. Some of us have taken Alison’s virtual classes on Scottish music and Divisions, and we have seen first-hand how much can be achieved in a virtual session. Though we cannot play as an ensemble, quite a bit of playing does go on.

October 4: Lawrence Lipnik - Viol, Recorders. Lawrence Lipnik has performed with many acclaimed early music ensembles from ARTEK and Anonymous 4 to Piffaro and the Waverly Consort, and is a founding member of the viol consort Parthenia and vocal ensemble Lionheart. You can read more about him at the ARS website at He teaches recorder and viol on Amherst Early Music Online.

November 1: Femke Bergsma - Recorders. Femke is another TEMPO favourite coach who is based in Montréal. She is a versatile performer, teacher, instrument repairer, and specialist in medieval and Renaissance music. v In addition, Vincent Lauzer, recorder virtuoso and popular TEMPO coach, has agreed to do the March 2021 workshop.

December 6, 2020: Joseph Lanza, Baroque violin. A retired professor and Director of the Early Music Studio at Western U., early music enthusiast, and teacher of all ages, Joe Lanza was the Concertmaster of Orchestra London for more than 25 years. He has had regular engagements with Tafelmusik and Opera Atelier, among other ensembles, and many recordings and a number tours to Europe and the Far East.

January 10, 2021: Jody Miller, Recorder. Jody Miller was recommended to us by Frances Blaker as an excellent presenter experienced with online workshops. He is a teacher, performer, and has served as president of the Atlanta Early Music Alliance and as president and music director of the Atlanta Recorder Society.

February 7, 2021: Stéphane Potvin, Conductor. Maestro Potvin presented a well-received workshop in April 2019. Frank wrote: Stéphane brings a wealth of experience in education, with more than 20 years of conducting orchestras, choirs, and chamber ensembles. A respected composer, arranger, and clinician, he is also the founder and artistic director of Musikay.

March 7, 2021: Vincent Lauzer, Recorder. The Montréal recorder virtuoso and popular TEMPO coach has agreed to do the March 2021 workshop.

April and May to be determined

Links and music for the Zoom sessions will be emailed as each date approaches



Christine McClymont, Program Director

Elan Dresher, President

  Last updated: July 2020