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Workshops & Masterclasses at the

Alaska Flute Studies Center

 

2013

Flute Masterclass

with Paul Taub

Select flutists will participate as performers

Date:       Saturday May 4, 2013
Time:       6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location:  The Turnagain Arts Building, 4105 Turnagain Blvd
Tuition:     Performers: $25 ($20 for members of the Alaska Flute Studies Center)
                Auditors:     $20 ($15 for members of the Alaska Flute Studies Center)

Call AFSC 336-5991 for more information or to apply as a performer.

Paul Taub was born in New York City, and has been a resident of Seattle since 1979. He holds a B.A. degree from Rutgers University and an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts. He has studied with some of the world’s greatest flutists including Michel Debost, Samuel Baron, Marcel Moyse, and Robert Aitken.

As a longtime Cornish faculty member and founding member of the Seattle Chamber Players, Taub plays an active role in the Seattle contemporary music scene. He has performed and recorded American and world premieres by internationally known composers including Robert Aitken, John Cage, George Crumb, Janice Giteck, Sofia Gubaidulina, Wayne Horvitz, Ned Rorem, Toru Takemitsu, Reza Vali, and Peteris Vasks among others. As a soloist, he has appeared with the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, the Olympia Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Northwest, the Everett Symphony, the Young Composers Collective, and the Esoterics.

Taub has also been a featured performer at National Flute Association conventions in Los Angeles (1992), Atlanta (1999), Las Vegas (2003) and New York (2009). He has recently completed distinguished terms on the Boards of Chamber Music America and the National Flute Association.

 

 

2011


Flute Masterclass

with Dr. Jennifer Rhyne

Jennifer Rhyne serves as Affiliate Artist and Senior Lecturer in Flute at Pacific Lutheran University where she teaches flute and music theory, directs the Sølvvinden Flute Ensemble, and performs with the Camas Woodwind Quintet.  Before joining the faculty of PLU, Rhyne taught at Fort Hays State University in Kansas.  The North Carolina native holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience from Oberlin College. Her teachers include Kathleen Chastain and Michel Debost at Oberlin, Lorna McGhee at the University of Michigan (MM degree), Carol Wincenc at Stony Brook University (DMA degree), and Pierre-Yves Artaud at the École Normale de Musique in Paris.  She has been a prize winner in competitions sponsored by the National Flute Association, the Texas Flute Society, the Albuquerque Flute Association, and the Washington, DC Flute Society and has performed at Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden in New York.  She is a member of the Tacoma Symphony and has performed in the Northwest with Bellevue Opera, Vashon Opera, the Northwest Bach Festival, on the Second City Chamber Music Series, and at the Icicle Creek Music Center in addition to directing the Tacoma Flute Choir.  She has performed in the Northeast with the New Haven Symphony and the Atlantic Philharmonic.  She has appeared as a concerto soloist with the PLU Wind Ensemble, the Fort Hays Wind Ensemble, the Stony Brook Orchestra, and the Charlotte Symphony.  A dedicated pedagogue, her articles have been published in School Band and Orchestra Magazine and Flute Talk,and she has been a featured lecturer and masterclass clinician at the Kansas Music Educators Convention, the University of Oregon, Cornish College of the Arts, Ohio University, and Columbus State University in Georgia as well as a frequent adjudicator for contests in the Northwest.  Rhyne enjoys performing a wide variety of music from all genres and eras, including historically-informed performances of early music on a one-keyed traverse flute as well as performances of avant-garde contemporary solo
and chamber works. 

Select flutists will participate as performers

Date:       Thursday May 5, 2011
Time:       7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location:  The Turnagain Arts Building, 4105 Turnagain Blvd
Tuition:     Performers: $25 ($20 for members of the Alaska Flute Studies Center)
                Auditors:     $20 ($15 for members of the Alaska Flute Studies Center)

Call AFSC 336-5991 for more information or to apply as a performer.

 

2010

 

Flute Masterclass

with Dr. Leonard Garrison

 

Leonard Garrison is Assistant Professor of Flute and Aural Skills in the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho, flutist in The Northwest Wind Quintet and The Scott/Garrison Duo, and Principal Flutist of the Walla Walla Symphony. He also teaches and performs at the Red Lodge Music Festival in Montana and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. He has recorded solo CDs for Albany Records and Capstone Records and been a soloist on National Public Radio's "Performance Today," winner of the 2003 Byron Hester Competition, concerto soloist on both flute and piccolo, and a frequent performer at National Flute Association conventions.

 

Garrison is Chair of the Board of Directors of The National Flute Association and has also been the NFA's Treasurer and Secretary. Before moving to Idaho, he was Instructor of Flute at The University of Tulsa, Visiting Assistant Professor of Flute at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Arkansas and at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire. He has performed in the Chicago Symphony (including a 2003 tour of Japan), the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Tulsa Philharmonic and Tulsa Opera Orchestra, the Scotia Festival, and the Music Festival of Arkansas. The Flutist Quarterly and Flute Talk have published his articles.

 

Leonard holds a Doctor of Music degree from Northwestern University, where he studied with Walfrid Kujala and Richard Graef. He received Master of Music and Master of Arts degrees from The State University of New York at Stony Brook, studying with Samuel Baron. His Bachelor of Music is from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where his teacher was Robert Willoughby.

 

Select flutists will participate as performers

Date:                Thursday May 6, 2010

Time:                7:00 – 9:00 pm

Location:         The Turnagain Arts Building, 4105 Turnagain Blvd

Tuition:             Performers: $25 ($20 for members of the Alaska Flute Studies Center)

                    Auditors:     $20 ($15 for members of the Alaska Flute Studies Center)

 

 

2009

 

Flute Masterclass

with Phyllis Louke

 

Phyllis Avidan Louke, an Altus Artist, is principal flute with Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and Oregon Symphonic Band, Music Director of Rose City Flute Choir, and an active chamber musician.  She teaches privately, adjudicates and freelances in Portland, Oregon.

Ms. Louke, a member of ASCAP, has been arranging and composing for the flute since 1990.  Her arrangements and compositions have been winners and finalists in the annual National Flute Association Newly Published Music Competition. Her music is published by ALRY Publications, Falls House Press, and Nourse Wind Publications.

 

Select flutists will participate as performers

Date:          Thursday May 7, 2009

Time:          7:00 – 9:00 pm

Location:  The Turnagain Arts Building, 4105 Turnagain Blvd

Tuition:      Performers: $25 ($20 for members of the Alaska Flute Studies Center)

                    Auditors:     $20 ($15 for members of the Alaska Flute Studies Center)

 

2007

 

Flute Masterclass

with Laurie Benson

 

Flutist Laurie Benson is a solo and chamber performer on both baroque and modern flutes, as well as a teacher and coach.  She currently has private flute studios in Redwood city and Mountain View, CA.  Ms. Benson has Flute Performance degrees from University of Puget Sound (B.M.) and the University of North Texas (M.M. and D.M.A.-ABD).  Her teachers include Lawrence Ebert, Mary Louise Poor, Sue Calebaugh, George Morey, David Hart and Mary Karen Clardy.  She was a scholarship student at the Aspen Music Festival with Albert Tipton and Nadine Asin for two summers as well as the Bowdoin Festival with Linda Chesis. Ms. Benson has won the Newly Published Music Soloist Competition for the National Flute Association as well the Texas Flute Society Solo Competition.   She has performed in masterclasses with Michel Debost, Geoffrey Gilbert, Ransom Wilson, Keith Underwood, Robert Dick and Jim Walker.

      Ms. Benson was a member of the Northern California Flute Camp Faculty for 8 years as well as the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, CA.  She is a founding member of the Seattle Flute Society and the Texas Flute Society, and is a long-time member of the National Flute Association. Currently she is Print Music Manager for West Valley Music in Mountain View, CA and resides in Redwood City.

 

Select students will participate as performers

Date:  Thursday May 10, 2007

Time:  7:00 – 9:00 pm

Location:  The Turnagain Arts Building, 4105 Turnagain Blvd

Tuition:     Performers: $25 ($20 for members of the Alaska Flute Studies Center)

                  Auditors: $20 ($15 for members of the Alaska Flute Studies Center)

 

2006

 

Flute Masterclass

with Dr. Shelley Collins

 

Dr. Shelley Collins teaches flute at Seattle Pacific University. She conducts the SPU Flute Ensemble, maintains a private studio, and is a freelance flutist and adjudicator. She is President of the Seattle Flute Society (2003-present) and is a clinician for Lyric Flutes.

     

Dr. Collins has performed and lectured at seven National Flute Association Convention in Atlanta, Columbus, Dallas, Las Vegas, San Diego, and Washington, D.C., and she has served twice as a judge for the NFA's Newly Published Music Competition. One of her flute choir arrangements, Corelli's Concerto Grosso, Op. 3, No. 1, is published by Falls House Press. Her articles have appeared in Flutist Quarterly (the journal of the National Flute Association), Flutewise, and The Journal of the Flute Federation of South Africa.

     

A native of Montana, Dr. Collins received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance and Music Education at Seattle Pacific University. She holds a Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from Arizona State University and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Flute Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She studied with Alexa Still, Rae Terpenning, Karen Yonovitz, Zart Dombourian-Eby, Trygve Peterson, and Kim Pineda, and played in master classes for James Galway, William Bennett, Jeanne Baxtresser, John Barcellona, James Walker, and Arnold Jacobs.

 

Select students will participate as performers

Date:  Thursday May 11, 2006

Time:  7:00 – 9:00 pm

Location:  The Turnagain Arts Building, 4105 Turnagain Blvd

Tuition:     Performers: $25 ($20 for members of the Alaska Flute Studies Center)

                  Auditors: $20 ($15 for members of the Alaska Flute Studies Center)

 

2005

 

Orchestral Audition Masterclass

with Roxann Berry

 

Roxann Berry, principal flutist with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra and flute coach for the Anchorage Youth Symphony, will join the Alaska Flute Studies Center’s 2005-2006 Masterclass Series with a special class on orchestral auditioning.  Flutists of all levels understand the difficulty of performing well in an audition.  In this masterclass, performer/teacher Roxann Berry will coach selected students in performing orchestral excerpts. In addition, Mrs. Berry will give advice on how to prepare for and present a good audition.  This class is appropriate for beginners through professional performers.  Any flute students interested in auditioning for Anchorage Youth Symphony this season are strongly encouraged to attend.

 

Select students will participate as performers

Date:  Saturday November 5, 2005

Time:  2:00 – 4:30 pm

Location:  The Turnagain Arts Building, 4105 Turnagain Blvd

Tuition:

Performers: $25 ($20 for members of the Alaska Flute Studies Center)

Auditors: $20 ($15 for members of the Alaska Flute Studies Center)

 

2004

 

The Art of Breathing for Musicians

with Jane Tibbetts

 

Jane Tibbetts, of The Yoga Studio, will present a special workshop on breathing and breath control for musicians.  The breath is essential to musical performance not only for styling the musical line, but also for controlling nerves.  In this class, students will participate in exercises on posture and position through body alignment, breathing technique and will learns ways to expand their breath control.  The class is appropriate for beginning through advanced performers.  Class size is limited, so register early.

Members of the Turnagain Community Arts Alliance (TCAA) and the Alaska Flute Studies Center receive discounts on tuition.  For more information on either of these organizations, call 336-5991.

 

Date:  Saturday February 7, 2004

Time:  2:00 – 4:30 pm

Location:  The Yoga Studio - 6921 Brayton Dr (frontage road for New Seward Hwy, above Kaladi Coffee)

 

Tuition:

Pre-registration (before January 24) $25

Pre-registration (before January 24) $20 for TCAA or Alaska Flute Studies Center members

Registration (after January 24) $30

Registration (after January 24) $25 for TCAA & Alaska Flute Studies Center members

 

2003

 

Flutes in the 18th Century - The Baroque Style

with Laura Koenig

 

 

Dr. Laura Koenig, Adjunct Professor of Flute and Music History at UAA, will join the Alaska Flute Studies Center’s 2002-2003 Masterclass Series with a special class on Baroque styling.  Flutists of all levels understand the frustration of interpreting music written before sound recording capability when available editions contradict each other.  In this masterclass, performer/teacher/music historian Laura Koenig will explore baroque style and repertoire for flutists of all levels and backgrounds.  The class will include discussion about articulation, ornamentation, and tempo as well as a demonstration of a one-keyed wooden flute--the instrument originally envisioned by baroque composers. Additionally, Dr. Koenig will give advice on finding level or age appropriate editions of baroque flute music.  This class is appropriate for beginners through professional performers.  Teachers are especially encouraged to attend.

 

Select students will participate as performers.  Auditors will also participate in general part of the class. 

 

Date:  Saturday April 12, 2003

Time:  2:00 – 4:00 pm

Location:  The Turnagain Arts Building, 4105 Turnagain Blvd

Tuition:

Performers: $25 ($20 for members of the Alaska Flute Studies Center)

Auditors: $20 ($15 for members of the Alaska Flute Studies Center)

 

2003

 

Flute from the Heart

The Klezmer Tradition

with Markus Bishko

 

Teacher/Performer, Markus Bishko, will present a workshop/masterclass on the art of phrasing in the Klezmer tradition and its application to western music.  Klezmer is the music of the East European Jews.  To play klezmer with "yiddishe tam"-- Jewish flavor, requires in depth attention to its flexible, expressive phrasing.  This acute attention to phrasing is equally applicable to all styles of music.  In this class, flutists will learn how to apply the lessons learned from Klezmer phrasing to classical or other (e.g. Brazilian) music. Select students will participate as performers.  Auditors will also participate in general part of the class.  Participants and auditors welcome on all levels, beginning to professional.

NO PRIOR KLEZMER EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

 

Participants should prepare a klezmer piece (music available in stores, on the net or from Markus) and/or a Baroque piece (Bach, Handel, Telemann) or a Brazilian Choro (Pixinguinha, etc.).

Date:  Sunday March 2, 2003

Time:  2:00 – 4:00 pm

Location:  The Turnagain Arts Building, 4105 Turnagain Blvd

Tuition:

Performers: $25 ($20 for members of the Alaska Flute Studies Center)

Auditors: $20 ($15 for members of the Alaska Flute Studies Center)

 

 

2000

 

Workshop on TONE and VIBRATO for FLUTISTS

Saturday April 29, 2000 3:00 5:00 pm
Alaska Fine Arts Academy in Eagle River
Fee: $15.00 ($10.00 for Academy members)


This special workshop on tone and vibrato will include detailed instruction on how to get awesome sound out of your flute. There will be a short review on breathing technique and interesting information on how vibrato was used centuries ago. This lively, participation workshop will be fun and informative. It is open to students of all ages and ability levels. Each student attending the workshop should wear comfortable clothing that they can move in and bring: 1) their flute, 2) a short piece of music they already know and 3) their breath-builder, if they have one.

Workshop on BREATHING for FLUTISTS

 

Saturday February 19, 2000   3:00–5:00 pm

Alaska Fine Arts Academy in Eagle River

Fee:  $15.00 ($10.00 for Academy members)

 

This special workshop on breathing technique for flutists will be taught by Barbara Eberhart.  It is open to students of all ages and ability levels.  Students attending the workshop should wear comfortable clothing that they can move in and bring: 1) their flute, 2) a short piece of music to work breath control on and 3) a small blanket.

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