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The Musical Festivals Database (MFD) is a fully-searchable index of programs, personnel, ensembles and venues of musical festivals held between 1695 and 1940. Musical festivals (sometimes called choral festivals) were one of the most important means of concert music production in Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries. Go to 
musicalfestivals.org/  9/17

Free Flute Fingering App
This free flute fingering chart app includes every note, trill, and hundreds of alternate fingerings. It may be downloaded at: www.fingercharts.com or type in fingercharts at phone app stores. (7/17)

Flute News
Gemeinhardt Teaching Artists
Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments, Inc. announces the launch of a Teaching Artist Program as the first step in establishing its new Educational Outreach Department. The company will be partnering with selected teacher-performers to promote high-quality flute instruction and performance. Sponsored masterclasses, clinics, and performances are just a few of the activities currently in the works.
     Leadership for the program will be provided by Rebecca Hovan, a teacher and performer, who recently spent two seasons as the flutist for the National Tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. She is co-author of several titles in the award-winning Blocki Flute Method series and remains active composing and arranging music for a variety of instrumental combinations. As a performer, she has appeared in recital as a soloist and with various ensembles throughout the United States, and she has presented numerous pedagogy workshops for the NFA, colleges and universities, professional conferences, and flute festivals.
  http://www.gemeinhardt.com/news-events/teaching-artist.html (7/17)

Music Publishers’ Association
The Music Publishers’ Association awarded Daniel Dorff's Serenade for flute and harp the first prize engraving award for the Solos with Accompaniment category. This Serenade will be performed at the NFA Convention on Friday, August 11 at 5:00 PM by Joan Sparks and Anne Sullivan.  The piece was commissioned by them. For more information: mpa.org. (7/17)

2017 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition Winner
Flutist Victor Hernandez Ramirez of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic has won the 2017 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition. He is currently studying at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University with Andrée Martin. Ramirez has performed as a member of the Juan Pablo Duarte Orchestra of the National Conservatory of Music, Alfredo de Saint Malo Orchestra Festival in Panama, National Youth Orchestra, Young Philharmonic Dominican Republic and Orchestra of the National Conservatory of Music of Dominican Republic. He was named winner of the 2017 Grand Prize Virtuoso International “London” Competition, first prize winner in the American Protégé International Competition and second prize winner in the Golden Classical Music Award Competition. http://4wrd.it/YYPA (7/17)

Avery Fisher Prize
Claire Chase has been awarded the $100,000 Avery Fisher Prize. She is the first flutist to win the Fisher Prize which is awarded every few years to recognize musical excellence, vision, and leadership. Previously Chase was awarded a MacArthur “genius grant in 2012. (7/17)

Festivals, Fairs and Competitions
New Jersey Flute Society to Hold Flute Fair
The New Jersey Flute Society will hold its third annual flute fair on October 28 at the Shea Center for the Performing Arts at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The guest artist will be Valerie Coleman. Other activities include flute ensemble reading sessions, masterclasses, an Alexander Technique workshop, a masterclass on the New Jersey all-state solo, a newly commissioned works recital, exhibits, and a concluding gala concert. 
For information go to: 
www.njflutesociety.org. 9/17

High School Flute Masterclasses

5th Annual James Pappoutaskis Memorial Foundation’s Massachusetts District Masterclasses for high school flutists will take place on Sunday, September 10th, 1-2:30 p.m. at New England Conservatory, 
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston. This event is free and open to the public. Masterclass teachers include Sergio Pallottelli, Nina Barwell, Meghan Jacoby and Cobus du Toit. Following the masterclass, there will be a tribute recital remembering Fenwick Smith performed by Pappoutsakis Flute Competition winner Keren Satkin in Jordan Hall. www.pappoutsakis.org. 9/17

Flute New Music Consortium Flute Artist Competition
    The Flute New Music Consortium Flute Artist Competition seeks to recognize and encourage high standards of flute playing in the performance of contemporary music. Contestants should submit entries to the recorded round by November 15, 2017. Up to four finalists will be invited to the final round of the competition, which will take place at Carter Pann’s Residency at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on March 3. The final round repertoire will feature the premiere of a newly commissioned work for flute and recorded sound. A cash prize of $250 will be awarded to the winner. This competition is open to FNMC members of all ages. www.flutenewmusicconsortium.com

Hercules Video Contest
    Hercules Stands, distributed in North Americ by KHS America, is giving away several high-dollar prizes to musicians around the world who submit a video telling the story of their musical journey. There are over $8,000 in prizes for the top finalists. The first place winner gets the choice of a Jupiter Band Instrument, Mapex Drum Set, Gibson Acoustic or Electric Guitar, or Korg Keyboard/Synthesizer valued at or below $2,600. The first 100 entries submitted will receive a Hercules DG305B All-in-one Tablet Holder, valued at $69.99. The panel of judges includes tubist Patrick Sheridan, YouTube sensation Walk Off the Earth, Lance LaDuke of Carnegie Mellon University, drummer Russ Miller, and John Driskell Hopkins of the Zac Brown band. The top four entries will be chosen by the judges, and winners will be announced on November 30th, 2017. For full details, visit the promotion home page at www.herculesstandsevent.com/ 

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