Spend the weekend at our Spring Flute Festival, flute fun for all ages!
Our festival has been attended for decades at various locations throughout San Diego. Each year, we host fabulous guest artists, classes, flute choirs and a variety of competitions to suit all flutists. This year, the Spring Festival will take place fully online, using Zoom.
(available only to competitors, registrants, and presenters)
Registrants, Competitors (Youth Artist, Young Artist, Collegiate Artist, Festival Division),
Presenters, and Performers, access all the ZOOM LINKS HERE.
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This year's guest artist is iconic flutist, composer, and entrepreneur Valerie Coleman! Ms Coleman will lead a masterclass, answer your questions in a Q&A panel, and present a recital over the course of the weekend.
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Body MappingJoin Licensed Body Mapping Educator Rena Urso this Saturday, May 22 at 9:30am PST and learn valuable tools to help you find more ease and enjoyment in your practice room and in performance! Become more aware of how you do what you do, and enjoy more freedom and fluidity in your playing!
Flute Phonics & ImprovisationJoin jazz flutist extraordinaire, Matt Eakle, this Saturday, May 22 at 10:30am PST in a workshop on "Flute Phonics and Improvisation". Learn how to gain the same control we have in our flute tone that we’re comfortable with in speech. Just as tone of voice can convey as much meaning as words, this workshop will discuss how to use tone to create the appropriate emotional voice for the musical message. In the course of the workshop, breathing, breath sounds, vibrato, whistle tones, harmonics, split tones, circular breathing, and singing while playing will be demonstrated and appropriate applications discussed. The goal of this workshop is to expand participants' emotional expression in musical performance through tone coloration and to deepen their connection to flute and release tension by surrendering to the sound of air flowing through a tube as a source of musical inspiration.
Flute Emergencies & Basic RepairJoin Cynthia Kelley this Saturday, May 22 at 11:45am (PST) for an Emergency Flute Repair Class that will include: Introduction to the Parts of the Flute, Basic Repairs that can be done by the performer, Emergency Repairs.
Not Just For Fun: Learning with DuetsJoin Dr. Alina Windell in an Interactive Lecture: Not Just for Fun: Learning Through Duets. In a time when we are all missing playing together, we will discuss and explore the benefits of playing duets in lessons. Reading duets in lessons helps students improve tone quality, intonation, rhythm, tempo, musical phrasing, articulation, and reading skills. We will apply the concepts covered by playing duets from the Rubank Selected Duets for Flute, Volume II. We will discuss each duet: how we can use it as a teaching tool for playing overall and how to direct focus to one area in particular, then we will play the duet together. I will play the second part, unmuted, while the rest of the class plays the top part, but with their sound muted. In this way, we are able to all play duets together. I will ask for volunteers throughout the class, to see if any of the participants would like to play the non-muted part.
The Flutist's PaletteAs Flutists, we know our mouths are instrumental in our sound, but do you know how much they really matter? In this workshop, learn about the Phonetic Alphabet, our body's Resonance Structures, and how different vowel and consonant shapes change our sound!
Extended TechniquesExtended techniques are used more and more often in composition, but they can be quite intimidated to learn. In this workshop, Gareth McLearnon will explain, demonstrate and encourage the experimentation and production of a large selection of extended techniques for the flute in an informative, instructive and entertaining way. The techniques that are covered include: Flutter-tonguing, Harmonics, Alternative Fingerings, Multi-phonics, glissandi, Quartertones, Key-clicks, Ultra-high, Singing & Playing, with difference tones, Residual Tone, Explosive Articulation, Tongue pops, Tongue-stops, Jet Whistle and Expressive Air Blasts, Whale Sound, Non-standard/ethnic tone and Whistle Tones (hence whistle-stop!).
College Audition PreparationCollege auditions are just around the corner, and DePaul University faculty member Jenny Shin knows how to help you prepare, make a wonderful impression on the judges, and succeed!
Vermillion DuetVermillion Duet is a Baton Rouge-based duo focused on exploring the clarinet and flute repertoire, highlighting works by underrepresented composers. Comprising of Yuh-Jiun (Melody) Wan, flute, and Thomas Kim, clarinet, this duo will present a recital featuring music by a diverse group of living composers, including two world premieres!
Music by Mexican ComposersThe UTSA Flute Ensemble is thrilled to present Fiesta de las Flautas featuring music by Mexican composers inspired by Latin American musical traditions and capturing the spirit of San Antonio! In this recital, the ensemble will perform 3 works, including newly commissioned piece based on the folkloric genre Cumbia, from Colombia. The UTSA Flute Ensemble is largely comprised of LatinX students, and is excited to bring music celebrating Latin America to San Diego! Recital program available in the Spring Festival Program.