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Phil and Gayle Neuman are musicians, teachers, and instrument builders that engage in the performance of historical music from a variety of periods. See Performance above for information about their various musical ensembles. They have received international recognition as performers and scholars of Ancient Greek music and have several recordings of this repertoire on the Pandourion label available from North Pacific Music (see Store or Historical Music CDs above).

“Portland’s reigning masters of early music, Phil and Gayle Neuman” – Brett Campbell, Oregon Artswatch, March 9, 2015

“Phil and Gayle Neuman are well known for their knowledge of Early Music, but they are also world-class experts in Ancient Music, music stretching back from pre-Medieval times to the very earliest days of our civilization in Sumer, Egypt, Greece and Rome.”  Vancouver B.C. Recorder Society, October 3, 2015

They also perform music of the Renaissance as Ensemble De Organographia and direct The Oregon Renaissance Band. They have a number of recordings of music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and other periods, available from North Pacific Music (see Store above.)

The Neumans teach early music performance classes at the Community Music Center in Portland (see Classes above), and have taught music history at Portland State University, Linfield College and other institutions. See Bios above for their individual biographical details.

They teach at various workshops on the west coast and in the midwest and direct the annual Early Music Guild of Oregon Workshop each fall. The Neumans have performed at the Smithsonian Institution, The Getty Center, Cleveland Museum of Art, Rice University, Amman Conservatory in Jordan, the Bodrum Crusader Castle Archeological Museum in Turkey, and at ancient theater sites in Epidaurus, Delphi, and Rhodes.  They are members of The Trail Band, and have performed with the Handel & Haydn Society Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Magnificat, and Cappella Romana.  They appear in the upcoming movie, “Buddymoon.”

2 thoughts on “Home”

  1. Phil and Gayle, this is the first I’ve seen your new website and it looks great!

    To others that are visiting this site for the first time; I have had the great pleasure and honor to play music and work with Phil and Gayle for more that two decades and they are two of the most accomplished, dedicated, professional musicians I’ve ever known and they are very wonderful people too.

    Dan

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