Voices of Music was founded in 2007 by musician-scholars Hanneke van Proosdij and David Tayler, who brought together a core group of the Bay Area’s leading specialists in period instrument performance to present creative, accessible early music programs. Each season, Voices of Music presents four series of concerts at three locations in the greater Bay Area, in addition to several smaller concerts which feature the works of a particular composer or instrument. Our ensemble members are respected worldwide for their artistry; we select concert repertory to showcase their unique strengths in order to reach our audiences in the most relevant and vital ways possible.
Outside the concert hall, Voices of Music continues to enrich the artistic life of the surrounding community. We support musicians young and old through our after school recorder classes program; the Junior Recorder Society, a performing group for school-age recorder players; our recorder orchestra of adult amateur players, and our Young Artists Program, which assists emerging professionals.
What makes Voices of Music unique is our production of performance and educational music videos. Since 2007, we have been building a digital library of music from our concerts; we now have 310 videos online, and we have transformed the way audiences engage with music: our videos have reached over 35 million viewers, and our largest audience is in the age range 18-34. As one of the largest Classical Music channels in the USA; our music video library may be shared freely and is used in classes in high schools, colleges and universities.
2016 “Best of the Bay” award from the San Francisco Classical Voice
2017 Early Music America “Laurette Goldberg Award” which recognizes outstanding achievement in outreach and educational projects.
2017 “Best of the Bay” award from the San Francisco Classical Voice
Voices of Music was founded in 2007 by musician-scholars Hanneke van Proosdij and David Tayler, who brought together a core group of the Bay Area’s leading specialists in period instrument performance to present creative, accessible…