Calling all flutists! The public is invited to the 12th Annual Wisconsin Flute Festival to be held on Saturday, April 18th at the UW- Pyle Conference Center, 702 Langdon Street. This year's festival theme is Flutes Down Under! Low flute specialist Peter Sheridan, a performer and educator from Australia will lead Master Classes on low flutes including contrabass flute. Other professional flutists from Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Wisconsin and Canada will lead workshops. The day will also feature participation and presentations for flute lovers of all ages and abilities.
Master Classes and sessions on various topics will be presented by flute professors and teachers. Learn about JS MacBach; Music of the African Diaspora; the Art of Chunking; and Practical Artistry: How to Successfully Mix Business and Creativity without Losing Your Right- Brained Mind. Bring your flute and join in reading flute choir music. Listen to Women and Now performed by Arbor Ensemble; participate in a Master Class with Peter Sheridan; learn about wellness and hand health with Les Thimmig. Presenters include Patricia George, Erin Lesser, Michelle Cheramy and a recital by the UW-Madison Flute Studio. There will be an Exhibitors Showcase of flutes, flute music and related items.
The day begins with a Young Artist Competition followed by a Collegiate Competition. The UW- Madison Flute Studio performance is at 3:15 pm. Finally, the public is invited to hear Peter Sheridan performing at the Festival Gala Concert in Morphy Hall, Moss Humanities Building at 6:30 pm. This recital will also feature the world premiere of the winning composition for contrabass flute from the recent competition sponsored by the Madison Flute Club. The contrabass flute is a rarer member of the flute choir boasting over nine feet of tubing and sounding two octaves lower than the concert flute. It has been described as the "gentle giant " of the flute family.
The festival is co- sponsored by the Madison Flute Club and Stephanie Jutt, UW-Madison Flute Studio. This educational, affordable, and enjoyable festival will be of interest to students, amateurs and professional flutists as well as other music lovers.
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