Sat, Feb 16 | Goodwin Music Hall

AU Spring Flute Day & Honor Flute Choir

Join us at Auburn University for a day filled with AUsome flute events, featuring a recital and class with guest artists Jill Felber & Dianne Frazer. Open to flutists of all ages and levels. Honor Flute Choir for selected High School and Middle School participants.
Online registration is closed - you may register for Flute Day at the door ($20).

Time & Location

Feb 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Goodwin Music Hall, Goodwin Music Hall, 320 W Samford Ave, Auburn, AL 36849, USA

Schedule & Details

Please check back here regularly for updates. (Click "more" below for the schedule.)

Online registration for this event has closed. You may register at the door for a $20 fee.

*Registration fee will cover the cost of one ticket for the guest artist featured concert. Additional tickets for the concert may be purchased online or at the door.

HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR FLUTE CHOIR: Students wishing to participate in the Honor Flute Choir MUST register before February 1, 2019 and send a recommendation from a private instructor and/or band director. Recommendations may be emailed to VBK@auburn.edu.

EXHIBITORS: We are excited to welcome Flute World, Gadsden Music, and J. L. Smith as exhibitors for our day!

QUESTIONS: If you have questions, please email VBK@auburn.edu

Tentative Schedule for Honor Flute Choir Participants:

8:30-8:50 - Registration

9:00-10:20 - Rehearsal

10:30-11:20 - "Take Your Picc..." - Dr. Jeremy Benson, Jacksonville State University

11:30-11:45 - Lunchtime Honor Flute Choir Concert

11:45-1:00 - Lunch on your own & Visit the Exhibits

1:00-6:00 - Follow "Tentative Schedule for All other Attendees" below

Tentative Schedule for All other Attendees:

9:00- Exhibits open

9:00-10:00 - Registration & Visit the Exhibits

10:00-10:30 - Warmup/Fundamental Class - Dr. Jeremy Benson, Jacksonville State University

10:30-11:20 - "Take Your Picc..." - Dr. Jeremy Benson, Jacksonville State University

11:20-1:00 - Lunch on your own, Lunchtime Honor Flute Choir Concert, & Visit the Exhibits

1:00-1:50 - "Body Mapping Workshop" - Dr. Andrée Martin, Columbus State University

2:00-2:50 - "How to Nail Your Audition- Tips For Successful Tryouts" - Professor Barbara Harrington, Samford University

3:00-3:30 - Break & Visit the Exhibits

3:30-4:30 - Featured Concert - Guest Artists Jill Felber & Dianne Frazer

4:30-5:00 - Break & Visit the Exhibits

5:00-6:00 - Jill Felber Workshop - Extreme Makeover: Flute Edition

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JILL FELBER is an internationally acclaimed recording artist, dynamic flute recitalist, innovative chamber musician, legendary contemporary music specialist, and a distinguished flute professor who inspires and motivates students worldwide.

Jill Felber has been hailed for her "beautifully finished performances" by The Detroit News and has been praised by Musical America for her "handsome performance.” The British journal PAN writes, “Felber was stunning…not only refined but also full of fun.” "The incredible flutist…the dazzling flutist…the radiant flutist Jill Felber" (The Independent, Santa Barbara), is known to excite audiences everywhere in concerts and recitals “played with flair" (The Los Angeles Times). “The outstanding American flutist Jill Felber” (Gazeta Rybnicka, Poland) is acclaimed worldwide for her “consummate musicianship” (Fanfare).

Ms. Felber has performed solo recitals, chamber music, and concertos on five continents and has held residencies in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy, Canada, Brazil and the United States. Also a tireless promoter of new music, Ms. Felber has inspired many composers to write solo and chamber works for her and for her flute duo ZAWA!, and is currently engaged in several commissioning projects. She has premiered over five hundred works for the flute and has released world premiere recordings for Centaur Records, CRI, Neuma Records, BCM+D Records, and ZAWA!MUSIC.

In demand as a guest clinician because of her extraordinary motivational teaching style, Ms. Felber is Professor of Flute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she earned the Distinguished Teaching Award. Highly regarded by her peers around the world, Ms. Felber currently presents her popular EXTREME MAKEOVER: FLUTE EDITION and WHOLE FLUTES® seminars throughout the country and frequently tours with pianist Dianne Frazer, showcasing their arranged “Fusions” at conventions, flute societies and universities. Holding degrees from University of Michigan and Bowling Green State University, Ms. Felber has taught on the faculties of Ohio University, Capital University, and Wright State University. Her teachers include Keith Bryan, Judith Bentley, Samuel Baron, and James Galway.

In addition to Ms. Felber’s remarkable career performing and teaching with creativity and passion, she is also an effective leader in the field of arts administration. Having served as Chair of the Department of Music at UC Santa Barbara, she currently serves on the Board of Directors for Santa Barbara’s Community Arts Music Association and on the Board of Directors for Areon Flutes. Professor Felber has been active in the National Flute Association, as a member of its Board of Directors for two terms, as Program Chair for the 1993 National Flute Association’s conference in Boston, Massachusetts, and on several committees. As a founding member of the Flute and Clarinet Duo Consortium, she was a member of its initial Board of Directors with a mission to commission new works for flute and clarinet. Prior to moving to California, she served on the Board of Directors of the Detroit Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.

DIANNE FRAZER is recognized globally as a premiere collaborative pianist. Known for her wit and style on and off stage, she “exudes an energy and an excitement that is both irresistible and endearing.” She has performed with a “who’s who” of international artists, and has performed in Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Merkin Hall. According to Branford Marsalis, “Dianne is one bad-ass pianist!”

Dianne is on the faculty at Louisiana State University, is a principal pianist for the National Flute Association, International Society of Bassists, the MTNA Southern Division, the Florida Flute Association, and has been a pianist at the Oberstdorf Music Festival in Germany, World Bass Festival in Poland, ISI Florence in Italy, Bradetich International Double Bass Competition, International Hornists Society, International Trumpet Guild, North American Saxophone Alliance, International Clarinet Association, International Tuba Euphonium conventions, and numerous state and regional festivals. Dianne holds two performance degrees, was a two-time Fischoff finalist, and was an adjudicator for the prestigious Dranoff International Two Piano Competition.

Touring with individual artists is a big part of Ms. Frazer’s schedule, which is a direct byproduct of the many conventions and festivals she plays. She tours regularly with flutist, Jill Felber, and enjoys stateside performances with English flutist, Ian Clarke, as well as with her own cherished LSU colleagues. When off the road, she is Acting Principal Pianist with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, is rehearsal pianist for the Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus, and loves it when she is asked to provide music at her church. Her passion for making music with other musicians is almost equal to her passion for creating strong and lasting friendships, and this makes for a very gratifying and balanced life.

Online registration is closed - you may register for Flute Day at the door ($20).

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