About Echoing Air

Echoing Air, Inc. is a chamber ensemble dedicated to exploring and presenting music featuring singers with Baroque instruments, with an emphasis on music of the English Baroque. Most concerts feature two countertenors, two recorders, and basso continuo…..

Exploring Vocal Arts

Echoing Air, Inc. presents Exploring Vocal Arts (EVA), a Summer Music Workshop for young solo singers age 15 to 20 years. The location is First Presbyterian Church, Daytona Beach, Florida. The dates are June 9-15, 2024. The camp offers a chamber music experience singing with Baroque Instruments as well as daily voice lessons and artistic coaching on early repertoire, primarily of Renaissance and Baroque periods. Students will have the opportunity to sing with a harpsichord, recorders, viola da gamba, and lute. The singers will also perform in concert with with Echoing Air at the end of the session. The repertoire will be appropriate for district and state solo and ensemble competitions and for recital planning.

EA Concerts

2023-2024 Season

September 17, 2023, 3:00 PM

House Concert

5212 N Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46208

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October 15, 2023, 4:00 PM

Iben Arts Series

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1420 W Moss Ave,
Peoria, IL 61606

December 17, 2023, 3:00 PM

“A Season of Festive Cheer”

Indianapolis Arts Center
820 E 67th St
Indianapolis, IN 46220

February 4, 2024, 3:00 PM

“Cupid’s Dart”

Indianapolis Arts Center
820 E 67th St
Indianapolis, IN 46220

February 12, 2024, 7:30 PM

“The Immortal Shakespeare”

University of Indianapolis
1400 E Hanna Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46227

February 18, 2024, 4:00 PM

Marian Side-by-Side Concert

Marian University, Allison Mansion
3200 Cold Spring Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46222

February 28, 2024

“The Power of Song” Choral Festival

Daytona State College
1200 W International Speedway Blvd,
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

March 1, 2024, 7:00 PM

“A Season of Penitence:” Music for Lent

St. James Episcopal Church
44 W Halifax Dr,
Ormond Beach, FL 32176

March 3, 2024, 3:00 PM

“A Season of Penitence:” Music for Lent

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
455 Missouri Ave N,
Largo, FL 33770

March 17, 2024, 4:00 PM

“A Season of Penitence:” Music for Lent

Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church
307 S Washington St,
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

April 14, 2024, 3:00 PM

“The Immortal Shakespeare”

Indianapolis Arts Center
820 E 67th St
Indianapolis, IN 46220

Educational Outreach

Education is a major component of Echoing Air’s mission: we delight not only in introducing both young and old listeners to our music and our instruments, but engaging them in a way that lets them become a part of it.

Echoing Air’s inter-generational Vocal Ensemble performed with the Peabody Consort in the 2017 Indianapolis Early Music Festival to critical acclaim

The Peabody Consort with Echoing Air Vocal Ensemble in “Music of Three Faiths” at the 2017 Indianapoilis Early Music Festival….

Jeffrey Collier coaches a recorder ensemble for the Madrigal Feast presented annually by King’s Court Choir of North Central High School in Indianapolis.

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Dear Steven et al.:
Thank you to you and the members of Echoing Air for the lovely performance last Sunday evening in the Milner Chapel. The musical selections and ambiance were a perfect duo complemented by the ensemble's artistry and grace. We are grateful for our partnership with Echoing Air as artists-in-residence at Second Presbyterian Church and we look forward to a fruitful continued partnership ahead.

Dr. Michelle L. Louer, Director of Music and Fine ArtsSecond Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, IN

Dear Steven Rickards and "Echoing Air,"
Many thanks for the splendid concert you presented at my church this past Sunday! I am still hearing “glowing” comments about how wonderful it was. Your audience was “mesmerized.” The clarity, grace, musical expression, and historically–formed manner in which you presented the music made for a beautiful expression, one of which Henry Purcell and his contemporaries would most certainly have heartily approved!

Wayne Earnest, DMA, Music Director and OrganistFirst United Methodist Church, Ocala, FL

Steven and Echoing Air –
Many thanks for participating in Seminole State College’s ArtsMatters series. The format was absolutely perfect! The entire audience was engaged in your presentation as you asked them to join you on the stage. Those students included guitarists, percussionists, vocalists, instrumentalists and pianists. The dialogue amongst the students lasted for days. It is always a pleasure to have you visit our campus.

Robin Parker, Music CoordinatorSeminole State College, Sanford, FL


November 23, 2021

Teaching the world how to play the recorder

Jeffrey Collier teaches students at North Central high school the virtues of recorder playing. Soon high school students everywhere will want to take recorder lessons. The event culminated in performances…
November 23, 2021

Things Are Getting Scary

Students prepare for Echoing Scare 2013. The audience is sure to be enthralled by the world premier of TWO new pieces by composer in residence, Steven Rickards. Back by popular…
March 29, 2022

Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Performance

Echoing Air performs at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music on April 12 Echoing Air, with guest cellist Ruth Marshall, performed Henry Purcell by Benjamin Martinson at a special performance at…

Echoing Air is grateful to all our presenters, audience members, donors, and especially the following sponsors who make our seasons possible:

Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation logo: a red ribbon on the left side of the logo text.
The Pernod Society Logo: a forest green monochrome rectangle with a diamond pattern on the interior, much like a playing card.
The Indy Arts Council Logo: a blue, orange, and lime green spiral.