Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ervin Monroe displaying Muramatsu flutes

Ervin Monroe, the former principal flute of the Detroit Symphony, will be showing Muramatsu flutes on both Monday, December 7th and Tuesday, December 8th in Austin. Details are below. Come check out these wonderful flutes and have the chance to meet Ervin Monroe!

Mon. 12/7 from 5:00-8:00pm
Casulo Hotel-
3017 South I-35 Austin, TX 78741
Flute technician on duty for free general adjustments
Food and Drinks will be provided

Tues. 12/8 from 2:00-4:00pm
UT Butler School of Music
Recital Studio, MRH 2.608

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Articulation Workshop Saturday, November 21st

French flutist Francois Minaux hosts an articulation workshop at the Galaxy Dance Studio on Saturday, November 21st from 2:00-3:00pm. Registration begins at 1:45pm with the class costing $10 per participant. The class will explore the articulatory mechanism, how to develop an expressive articulation, and will include demonstrations from the repertoire with applied exercises. Bring your flute!

The Galaxy Dance Studio
Suite 338, Studio II
1700 S. Lamar
Austin, TX 78704

Sunday, October 18, 2009

High School Region Music Masterclass Nov. 8th

The second annual AFC High School Region Music Masterclass will be held Sunday, November 8th from 2-5pm at Concordia University's Building B. Joanna Martin and Francois Minaux will lead the class to better understand practice and performance techniques of the etudes. Students will have the opportunity to perform an etude and receive comments. Austin Flute Club membership is required for participants ($15 for students). Students can either send in their membership form and dues prior to the event or register that day beginning at 1:45pm. Students should bring their flutes and/or piccolos, the three region etudes, paper for notes and a pencil.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Recital Opportunity - June 20, 2009

The Austin Flute Club is hosting a recital on Saturday, June 20, for its members.  Although both the time and location are not confirmed, we are aiming for an early afternoon (approx. 2 p.m.) start time.  We will contact performers individually and post updates to this blog as we confirm both recital location and time.

This recital will be limited to 12 performances (ensembles as well as soloists are welcome), and the program will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis as applications are received.  There is a $10 participation fee per performance.  Download the application form here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Congratulations to AFC Young Artist Competition Winners!

Senior Division

1st Place - Katie Velasquez, Cedar Park High School, Cedar Park, TX, student of Ann Kjerulf Knien

2nd Place - Sara Hartwig, Cedar Park High School, Cedar Park, TX, student of Ann Kjerulf Knien

3rd Place - Sherry Zhang, Westwood High School, Austin, TX, student of Jane Durbin

Honorable Mention - Caitlin Spofford, Westwood High School, Austin, TX, student of Jane Durbin

Junior Division

1st Place - Sayako Seymour, Westwood High School, Austin, TX, student of Jane Durbin

2nd Place - Carlyn Hendler, Austin High School, Austin, TX, student of Beth Galiger

3rd Place - Rebecca Teng, Anderson High School, Austin, TX, student of Denise Gurgel

Honorable Mention - Kevin Wang, LASA High School, Austin TX, student of Denise Gurgel

Piccolo Division

1st Place - Amanda Hatheway, Cedar Park High School, Cedar Park, TX, student of Ann Kjerulf Knien

Thanks again to our sponsors:

Gold Sponsors
Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company
Haynes Flutes
Strait Music

Silver Sponsors
Alpha Music
Altus Flutes
Flute World
Jupiter Flutes
Keefe Piccolo

Bronze Sponsor
Nagahara Flutes

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Young Artist Competition Winners' Recital

The 2009 YAC Winners' Recital will be held Sunday, April 5th at 2:30pm in Jessen Auditorium. Jessen is located on the UT campus in Homer Rainey Hall. Come hear these wonderful young artists! A reception will follow.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Bartz Duo- April 3rd

Jasmine and Ezra Bartz will perform works from the flute and piano repertoire this Friday at First Presbyterian Church of Austin beginning at 8pm. Works by CPE Bach, Gaubert, Ibert and Muczynski, among others, will be performed. Please join us for an evening of wonderful music!

This recital is a part of the Saint Cecilia Chamber Music Series. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. First Presbyterian Church of Austin is located at 8001 Mesa Drive.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Haynes to be at YAC

Haynes will be on site at the Young Artist Competition this Saturday, March 28th, from 2-6pm. The display will be in MBE 2.118 at the UT Butler School of Music. All flutists are welcome, and participants are encouraged to stop by and unwind after performing. A variety of flute ensemble music will be available for enjoyment as well as to help in trying out these wonderful flutes.
Additionally, Jason Blank, Haynes artist and production manager, will be available for private appointments. Please take advantage of this great opportunity. Appointments can be made directly with Jason at 979-571-9795.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

George Pope Recital & Class Saturday the 7th

George Pope, professor of flute at University of Akron and the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory, will give a recital with pianist Colette Valentine at the UT Butler School of Music Saturday, March 7th. The recital will begin at 12pm, and a master class will follow until 4pm in the Recital Studio (MRH 2.608).
Carolyn Nussbaum will provide an instrument display, music and supplies. Items will be available to order. Please contact the store in advance (1-877-Flute4U) if you want a particular item to be brought down. They would be happy to help you with any of your instrument, sheet music, recording or music accessory needs.

Monday, February 23, 2009

YAC Applications Due Friday the 27th

The 2009 Young Artist Competition application postmark deadline is this Friday, February 27th. Teachers, please encourage your 8th through 12th grade students to apply. This is a wonderful performance opportunity for the students from which they receive positive and critical comments.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Young Artist Competition 2009

The Young Artist Competition application has been posted. You can download a copy here. Teachers, please encourage your 8th-12th grade students to participate. This is a wonderful performance opportunity from which the judges offer helpful and critical comments.
Applications should be postmarked by Friday, February 27th. The competition will take place on Saturday, March 28th at the UT Butler School of Music beginning at 2:00pm. And the Winners' Recital will be held at Jessen Auditorium on Sunday, April 5th at 2:30pm.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Jill Felber Master Class and Recital

Jill Felber, Professor of Flute at UC Santa Barbara, will perform with Dianne Frazer, collaborative pianist, and conduct a master class at First Presbyterian Church of Austin on Sunday, February 8th beginning at 5:00pm. Entrance is free for Austin Flute Club members and $20 for general admission. Austin Flute Specialty will be displaying instruments and has generously donated raffle prizes. Please come and join us for this wonderful event sponsored by Miyazawa and the Austin Flute Club. See details below.

Felber and Frazer
Master Class and Recital

5:00-7:00pm Master Class
Two high school students and two UT students will be instructed by Jill Felber.

7:00-7:30pm Reception
Austin Flute Specialty will have an instrument display. They have donated three prizes for our raffle- a free clean and adjust (values up to $175), $150 off and a $100 off an instrument.
Raffle tickets are $5, and all proceeds will go back into events for next year.
Austin Flute Specialty has also offered 10% off flute maintenance for all AFC members for the year.

7:30-8:30/900pm Recital
Jill Felber will perform with Dianne Frazer.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Student Recital Canceled- Sunday, Jan. 25th

We are unfortunately going to have to cancel the student recital this year to be held at Concordia. We only had three students participating, and one of these has ended up ill. I am hoping that next year we will have a better response from teachers and students. It seems that this year, the majority are overbooked. However, I have received good feedback regarding the timing of the recital to help with preparation for Solo & Ensemble as well as other competitions. Please look for this event again next year.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Student Recital at Concordia University Chapel

AFC is hosting a student recital at Concordia University Chapel Sunday, January 25th at 3pm. Students- fill out an application to participate. This is a great opportunity to try out competition repertoire or to just have fun and enjoy performing. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Students will be taken on a first come, first serve basis until the program is full. There will be a reception to follow.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Monthly Membership Meeting Location Change

Happy New Year! Our monthly membership meeting will be held this Thursday, the 8th, at 730pm. The meeting will go from 730-830pm at Lamar Middle School located at 6201 Wynona Ave. Thanks to Lee Sellers for arranging this.