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Big Fat Flute Shindig

June 22-26, 2016

 

WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ AT THE FLUTE SHINDIG?
Action-packed days of flute activities for all ages and all levels of flutists and teachers.
This means BEGINNERS, JR. HIGH/MIDDLE, HIGH SCHOOL, UNDERGRADS, GRAD STUDENTS, ADULTS (amateur & professional), and BAND DIRECTORS (flutists and non-flutists!)
The only “requirement” is a DESIRE to learn and improve!


WHEN IS THE FLUTE SHINDIG?
June 22-26, 2016
Registration & opening concert on the evening of Wednesday, June 22;
Final concert at 2:30 P.M. on Sunday, June 26.


IF I COMMUTE, WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF THE FLUTE SHINDIG?
Wednesday, June 22: You will need to arrive between 5:00-7:00pm
Thursday, Friday & Saturday (June 23-25): 9:30am-5:30 pm (approximate hours)
Sunday, June 26: arrive at 10:00am; FINAL CONCERT is at 12:00


WHERE IS THE FLUTE SHINDIG?
On the campus of West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) in Canyon, TX. We will be using the beautiful, state-of-the-art facilities at the School of Music.

WHAT IS THE COST OF THE FLUTE SHINDIG?
Tuition: $175.00
Room & Board (optional): 17 years of age or younger, $175 (double occupancy in Centennial Hall); 18 years of age or older, $200 (single occupancy, full-sized bed with shared bath in Buff Hall).


WHO CAN ATTEND THE FLUTE SHINDIG?
ALL ages and ALL levels of flutists: beginners through advanced college students and beyond.
ALL flute instructors and band directors (including non-flutist directors.)


WHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE AT THE FLUTE SHINDIG?
Masterclasses, recitals, INTERACTIVE CLASSES on flute fundamentals (tone, vibrato, double tonguing, technique, etc.), rhythm, preparing for auditions, pedagogy, important repertoire from UIL list, advanced repertoire, orchestral excerpts, piccolo, technology, performance tips, basic flute repair, relaxation, nutrition, yoga, exercise, Q&A sessions, and MUCH MORE! (Is that even possible?!!!)

WILL PRIVATE LESSONS BE AVAILABLE AT THE SHINDIG?
Yes! $20/half-hour, $40/hour. Sign up and pay at registration on June 20.

WHO IS TEACHING AT THE FLUTE SHINDIG?
Helen Blackburn, Yvonne Franklin Endowed Chair Artist Teacher of Flute, along with phenomenal master flutists from across the US will be leading this fun-filled shindig! These include: Ebonee Thomas, Dallas, TX; Melanie Lançon, Los Angeles, CA; Annie Gordon, Cincinnati, OH; Sally Turk, retired flute professor, WTAMU; Cariann Holgers, Houston, TX. 

CONTACT INFORMATION?
Still have questions? Contact Lea Baumert, assistant director, at (806) 884-8111 or lebaumert1@wtamu.edu,  or  Helen Blackburn, director, at (214) 458-9269 or hblackburn@wtamu.edu