About Us

The Highland Park Recorder Society (HPRS) is an educational not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1987 as a chapter of the American Recorder Society and is also a member of Early Music America (EMA) and of GEM, Guild for Early Music, a consortium of early music presenters in Central New Jersey and Eastern PA organized to strengthen their early music communities and to enhance public awareness of the richness and beauties of Early Music.

The Society’s purpose is to cultivate and foster a love and appreciation of the art, history, literature and uses of the recorder, and to raise the level of proficiency in its performance.

The Society chooses repertory that showcases various schools of music within the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and current periods that reflect the highest levels that we can achieve. Any person who subscribes to these purposes is welcome.

The Highland Park Recorder Society offers its members and friends the opportunity to find playing companions, increase musical skills, and improve musicianship through regular ensemble playing.

Musica Dolce, a Baroque outreach ensemble of the Society, prepares and performs Baroque music to lift the spirit.