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 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 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 (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.