Big, Fat Flute Shindig Information
June 20-24, 2014
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 20-20, 2014
Registration & opening concert on the evening of Friday, June 20;
Final concert at 12:00 (noon) on Tuesday, June 24.
IF I COMMUTE, WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF THE FLUTE SHINDIG?
Friday, June 20: You will need to arrive between 5:00-7:00pm
Saturday, Sunday, & Monday (June 21-23): 9:30am-5:30 pm (approximate hours)
Tuesday, June 24: 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?
Room & Board (optional): $150.00
(includes double occupancy dorm in the new, beautiful CENTENNIAL HALL and meals in the WTAMU cafeteria.)
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, Artist Teacher of Flute @ WTA&MU, Principal Flute of Dallas Opera Orchestra
· Maria Harding, Principal Flute of Omaha, NE Symphony
· Ebonee Thomas, Principal Flute of Knoxville, TN Symphony
· Patti Mecklin, Private flute instructor in DFW metroplex
· Amy Casper, 2nd Flute of Abilene, TX Sym. and Breckenridge, CO Music Festival, private flute Instructor in Austin