Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Jazz + Masterclass + Recital = ??

What do you get when you combine:

1.) Jazzy flute "jam" led by Bryan Kennard
2.) A master class with Rachel Lopez (flutist with Austin Symphony Orchestra)
3.) Some viddles and time to chat with fellow flutists over a reception, provided by AFC
4.) Student recital opportunity

Answer: Austin Flute Club FLUTE DAY, 2011

You don't want to miss this event. Teachers, you want to be there. Students, you want to perform and listen. Everyone else...you don't want to miss the red velvet cake...

Check out the Austin Flute Club website (www.austinfluteclub.com) for application forms and more details.

January 22, 2011
9-9:50am - Jazz Flute Masterclass
10-12 - Solo Masterclass with Rachel Lopez
12-12:30 - Reception
1:30 - AFC Student Recital

St. John's United Methodist Church
2140 Allandale Road, Austin, TX 78756

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Flute away on a Thursday night!

Join François Minaux, flutist, as he presents a premiere for flute and tape by Luis Passos at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music (Recital Studio) on December 2, 2010 at 7:30pm.

The first piece is a premiere and was dedicated to
Rays of Light
(to François Minaux) for flute and tape by Luis Passos (2010)
François Minaux, flute

Perspectives on...
For solo flute by Luis Passos (2009)
Katie Velasquez, flute

Whet your appetite for Thursday night fluting, listen to an excerpt, and learn more about Luis Passos here:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What is a Flute MASTERCLASS??

Do you know the answers? (No peeking at the answers listed below)

1. What is a Masterclass?

A. A class just for "masters"
B. An opportunity for participants to learn skills toward the "mastery" of something
C. A class taught by a musician with developed "mastery" of many skills
D. Options B. and C. only

2. When is the AFC Region Masterclass?

A. Sunday, October 24, from 2-5pm
B. Some other time

3. Where is the AFC Region Masterclass?
A. Timbuktu
B. Concordia University, Austin, TX
(11400 Concordia University Drive, 78726)

4. What should you expect at the Masterclass?
A. An opportunity for all participants to play...bring your flute/piccolo, region etudes, paper and a pencil
B. Performance suggestions from fabulous flutists (our 2010 clinicians!) Joanna Martin and Jasmine Bartz
C. An opportunity to learn about flute, even if you will not be playing region etudes
D. All of the above

5. How much does it cost?
A. Free for Current AFC members (Students may join or renew for the 2010-2011 year for $15) Payment at the door or online at www.austinfluteclub.com is welcome!
B. One millllllll-ion dollars

Answers: (1.) D (2.) A (3.) B (4.) D (5.) A...unless you just feel like making a huge donation to our non-profit organization.
P.S. Dress Code is NOT enforced :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Brannen Flutes visit UT Austin

One of the Austin Flute Club's goals is to promote flute 'happenings' in the Austin and Central Texas area.

We have recently learned that Brannen Flutes will be visiting the University of Texas at Austin this Tuesday! The event is open to the public. Flutes and Headjoints will be available for attendees to try.

Tuesday, October 12
Recital Hall at UT

High School Region Music Masterclass

Ready for Region?? Join the Austin Flute Club to put some polish on your etudes!

Date: Sunday, October 24, 2010

Time: 2-5PM

Place: Concordia University (11400 Concordia University Dr., Austin, TX 78726

FREE for Austin Flute Club Members*

*Austin Flute Club membership is required for participants ($15 for students). Students can either send in their membership and dues prior to the event or register that day. Students should bring their flute and/or piccolo, the three region etudes, paper for notes and a pencil.

Visit http://www.austinfluteclub.com/ for membership information.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Building "Blogs"

WHAT: AFC Officers have an ambitious BLOG schedule to literally put our club on the "map"... for the Austin music community and beyond.

WHO: We're looking for students, teachers, music reviews, performances, teaching and performance tips, educational programs, cool gadgets and gizmos, and more to feature on our AFC Blog.

WHY: Be in the spotlight! You may see your bio, picture, or submission* online - subscribe to our blog so you can see what's being talked about at AFC.

WHEN: Now! Our blogger is accepting contributions.

If you would like to contribute, please email austinfluteclub@gmail.com (ATTN: Katie) for more details.

*Submissions may be edited for length, spelling, etc. Original authors will be credited online.

Austin Flute Club Geared Up for 2010-2011

This year's calendar will include many of the wonderful educational, teaching, and performing opportunities as in years past, and also incorporate some new elements.

If you are a student looking for a teacher, visit our website for a 2010-2011 listing of AFC teachers in the area.

High School All-State Etude Masterclass - Sunday, October 24, 2PM @ Concordia University
Other masterclasses will soon be added to our calendar.

Young Artist Competition (2011 date TBA). Music selections and Competition application will be posted soon: Junior Division for grades 8-9, and Senior Division for grades 10-12.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Flute Ensemble Initiative Recital Details for 6/24/2010

The Summer Flute Ensemble Initiative Flute Chamber Recital features works by J.S. Bach, Bizet, Beethoven, Haydn, Quantz, and Tcherepnin. Area high school flutists featured on this performance are Ann George, Jocelynn Hall, Sarah Hassall, Ana Ocanas and Eunice Shih.

All flutists in the recital hall are encouraged to join in on the final piece, an arrangement of Sheep May Safely Graze from J.S. Bach's Hunting Cantata, BWV 208. We'll run through the arrangement at 6:30PM in the Concordia Chapel. Please bring your flute and a stand if you'd like to join in on the final piece.

Date: Thursday - June 24, 2010
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Location: Concordia University Chapel - Bldg A
Cost: Free

Friday, June 18, 2010

Jennifer Reece, flute and Colette Valentine, piano Performance Details for 6/24/2010

Jennifer Reece and Colette Valentine will be performing the Schubert Variations, Ibert Piece, and the first movement of the Quantz Concerto in G Major.

Date: June 24, 2010
Time: Noon - 12:30PM
Location: Central Presbyterian Church
Cost: Free.
More Details: http://www.cpcaustin.org/thurnoon.php

A light lunch is available following the performance. Reservations are required.
Please e-mail reservations to concerts@cpcaustin.org with "Lunch" in the subject line, no later than Noon the Wednesday before the concert with your reservations. They ask for a donation of $5 for adults, and $3 for children 10 and under.

Parking, while sometimes a challenge in downtown Austin, is usually available 2 blocks east of the church on Trinity across from the Baptist Church at street meters. You may also park at the Perry Brooks Building garage (1/2 block south of CPC on Brazos on the west side of the street). Park on the 4th or 5th floor, then go through the door in the middle of the north wall, turn to your right, take the elevator down and you'll arrive near the church entrance. Be sure to bring your ticket in to be stamped, and it will only cost $3. (Another option is the State's garage at 12th & Trinity. It provides 2 hours of free covered parking.)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Summer Flute Camps for Middle and High School Flutists in Austin, TX

Two upcoming flute camps in the Austin, TX area are currently accepting applications. Both represent wonderful opportunities for middle and high school students to experience new repertoire and perspectives on flute performance.

The Summer Flute Ensemble Initiative is taking place from June 14-24 at Concordia University and June 14-26 at Hope Chapel in Austin, TX. This camp includes a recital at the end of the session featuring middle and high school flutists performing flute chamber music. Activities include sight-reading sessions of U.I.L. flute ensemble music, technique master classes, ensemble rehearsals and coaching.
Flute Faculty: Dr. Ellen C. Johnson.
Registration is $90 and the due date has been extended to June 9.

Creative Flute Master Classes 2010 will take place in Austin, TX at Grisham Middle School from July 19-22 and 26-29. Middle School Classes focus on fundamentals, solo literature and flute choir. High School Classes focus on learning, understanding and performing the All State Flute Etudes.
Flute Faculty: Dr. Christina Guenther and Jennifer Keeney
Registration is $200 and the due date is June 15.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

John Thorne Recital and Master Class

John Thorne, associate principal flutist of the Houston Symphony, will give a recital and lead a master class along with Colette Valentine, UT Butler School of Music lecturer of collaborative piano, on Saturday, May 8th from 12:30-3:00pm. This event will be held at Central Christian Church- 1110 Guadalupe St. There is free parking in the back of the church. A reception will follow.
This event is generously sponsored by the Brannen Brothers Flutemakers and the Brannen-Cooper Fund.

~Saturday, May 8th Program~
12:30pm John Thorne and Colette Valentine in Recital
1:00-3:00pm Master Class
Reception to follow

Master Class Performers:
Sayako Seymour- Roussel's Pan from Joueurs de Flute
and a Giga by Bach
Katie Velasquez- Griffes' Poem
Joshua Romatowski- Orchestral Excerpts
by Bizet, Hindemith and Rossini
Joanna Martin- Orchestral Excerpts
by Ravel, Mendelssohn and Brahms

AFC membership required
Flat end of season rate $15- students, adults & teachers alike
Applications will be at the door

Monday, April 26, 2010

Francois Minaux and the Austin Flute Choir

Francois Minaux, DMA student at UT, will give a non-degree chamber recital on Tuesday, April 27th at 7:30pm. The recital is to be held at the UT Butler School of Music Recital Studio, MRH 2.608. The Austin Flute Choir will perform with him on "Meditation" by Stella Sung.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

David Wechsler Recital Sat., April 24th at 7pm

David Wechsler, a New York based flutist and founder of the OMNI Ensemble, will perform a recital along with the talents of Ezra Bartz on piano, Texas State- San Marcos faculty. The recital will be held at St. John's UMC of Austin, located at 2140 Allandale Rd. The program is to include:

Hue Fantaisie
Glass Serenade
Bozza Image
Doppler Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise
Wechsler Eight Moods for electronically altered flutes

Reception to follow

$10 Admission
Free for Austin Flute Club Members
Flat end of season membership rate-$15 for adults, teachers and students
(The AFC membership will also get you in to the John Thorne event on May 8th.)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Austin Flute Choir Spring Recital

Congratulations to the Austin Flute Choir on a wonderful spring recital! The collaboration between the choir and the Young Texas Harp Ensemble was well orchestrated. And the performance with soloist Francois Minaux was beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talent with the Austin area. Great performance!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Austin Flute Choir Spring Recital

The Austin Flute Choir presents their spring recital this weekend along with the UT Harp Ensemble. Additionally, Francois Minaux will solo with the flute choir on "Meditation" by Stella Sung.

Saturday, April 10th at 3pm
St. John's UMC of Austin
2140 Allandale Road
Austin, TX 78756

Thursday, March 25, 2010

2010 YAC Winners' Recital

The 2010 AFC Young Artist Competition Winners' Recital will be held on Sunday, March 28th at 3pm in the UT Butler School of Music Recital Studio, MRH 2.608. An awards ceremony and reception will follow. Come hear some wonderful music presented by Austin area's youth!

Junior Flute Division
1st prize- Anisa Wakil
2nd prize- Shubhankar Chandrasekaran
3rd prize- Gracie Nie

Senior Flute Division
1st prize- Elsie Kim
2nd prize- Hannah Grounds
3rd prize- Rebecca Teng
Honorable Mention- Caitlin Spofford

Piccolo Division
1st prize- Caitlin Hall

Monday, March 8, 2010

Austin Flute Club's 2010 Young Artist Competition

Congratulations to all the participants of the 2010 Young Artist Competition! The quality of performance was high this year. Our winners will perform on Sunday, March 28th at 3pm in the UT Butler School of Music Recital Studio, MRH 2.608. An awards ceremony and reception will follow.

Thank you again to the judges, the volunteers, and Professor Marianne Gedigian and the UT Butler School of Music.

Junior Flute Division
1st prize- Anisa Wakil
2nd prize- Shubhankar Chandrasekaran
3rd prize- Gracie Nie

Senior Flute Division
1st prize- Elsie Kim
2nd prize- Hannah Grounds
3rd prize- Rebecca Teng
Honorable Mention- Caitlin Spofford

Piccolo Division
1st prize- Caitlin Hall

Monday, March 1, 2010

Austin Flute Club's Young Artist Competition Sunday, March 7th at the UT Butler School of Music

Austin Flute Club will hold its 22nd annual Young Artist Competition on Sunday, March 7th at the UT Butler School of Music. Twenty-two 8th and 9th graders will perform in the Junior Flute Division, fourteen 10th through 12th graders will perform in the Senior Flute Division, and four 10th through 12th graders will perform in the Piccolo Division. The competition will run from 2:00 to 6:00pm with possible call backs happening before the announcement of the winners. All applicants will receive critical comments from the judges. Good luck to all of the participants!

We would like to thank our judges in advance for their contribution as well as Professor Marianne Gedigian and the UT Butler School of Music for their continued support of the YAC.

~Junior Division Judges~

Matthew Atkinson
Lori Chester Maillart
Amy Casper

~Senior Division Judges~
Dr. Rita Linard
Marcus D. McGuff, A. Mus. D.
Joanna Martin

~Piccolo Division Judge~
Dr. Jacqueline C. Henninger, Ph.D.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

2010-2011 Austin Flute Club Officers

Congratulations to the newly elected officers for the 2010-2011 AFC season! These officers will shadow the current ones through May and then take over in June. AFC is so excited and grateful to have the benefit of your expertise and talent.

2010-2011 AFC Officers
President- Ellen Johnson
Vice President- Kristin Hayes
Recording Secretary- Kristine Reaume
Corresponding Secretary- Nadine Luke
Treasurer- Danelle Sasser

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

UT Faculty Chamber Concert at the Blanton Museum Sunday, February 14th at 2pm

The Butler School of Music and the Blanton Museum of Art
present a tribute to the music of Handel, featuring UT
professors Marianne Gedigian, flute; Joshua Gindele, cello;
Judith Hancock, keyboard; and Roger Myers, viola.

The concert fee is included with paid admission to the Blanton Museum.

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage at Brazos Street
and MLK, one block east of the museum. You may park here for $3
if you present your ticket and pay at the Blanton's Visitor Services
Desk. Parking on streets nearby the Blanton is free on evenings
after 5:45 PM and weekends. There are also many State of Texas
employee lots that are free after 6 PM on the evenings and weekends.

Museum Admission:
Current UT faculty/students/staff- Free
Blanton Members- Free
Adults- $9
Seniors (65+)- $7
College students with valid ID- $5
Youth (13 - 21)- $5
Children 12 & under- Free

Monday, February 1, 2010

2010 Austin Flute Club Young Artist Competition

The 2010 AFC Young Artist Competition will be held on Sunday, March 7th beginning at 2pm at the UT Butler School of Music. Applications need to be postmarked by February 19th to be eligible to participate.

8th and 9th graders will compete in the Junior Flute Division. 10th, 11th and 12th graders will compete in the Senior Flute Division and/or the Piccolo Division. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third places of the flute divisions and to the first place of the piccolo division.

All those who place in the competition will be showcased in the YAC Winners' Recital on Sunday, March 28th beginning at 3pm in the UT Butler School of Music Recital Studio, MRH 2.608. A reception will follow.

~YAC Timeline~
Monday, Feb. 19th Application postmark deadline
Sunday, Mar. 7th Competition beginning at 2pm
Sunday, Mar. 28th Winners' Recital beginning at 3pm

Friday, January 29, 2010

Saturday, January 30th French Music Master Class & Student Recital

Francois Minaux will lead a master class and recital with pianist Colette Valentine focusing on the French repertoire. Works by Faure, Godard, Jolivet, Perilhou and Poulenc will be performed. Attendance is free for Austin Flute Club members. (We will have membership applications at the door.) A reception will follow.

A student recital will begin early afternoon. There will be thirteen middle and high school students presenting a wide variety of the flute literature.

Come join us for a day filled with wonderful music!

Saturday, January 30th
St. John's UMC of Austin
2140 Allandale Road
10:00-12:00pm French Music Master Class
12:00-12:30pm Minaux & Valentine in Recital
1:30pm on Student Recital