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Asheville Flute Vacation, for the avid adult amateur flutist. NEW SESSION July 24-30, 2017. Vacation and play in the NC Blue Ridge Mountains. www.ashevilleflute.com

Graduate Teaching Assistantship
West Virginia University School of Music is accepting applications for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship in Flute for fall 2017. For information:  [email protected]  11/16

Industry News 
Powell Flutes Joins Buffet Crampon
As of April 1 2016, Verne Q. Powell Flutes will join the Buffet Crampon family of instrument makers. There will be no change in the production or location of the Powell workshop. Stephen Wasser will continue to be involved in various projects. The new president is Francois Kloc who has been with Buffet Crampon for over 20 years. All contact information for Powell Flutes will remain the same. (9/16)

New Products
New Music Theory Program
The Royal Conservatory has launched Celebrate Theory. “The study of theory is an essential component of music education. It enhances a student's aural awareness, analytical skills, and creativity. Celebrate Theory has been carefully written to enhance those skills, enabling students of any instrument to gain a deeper understanding of the music they hear and play,” says Elaine Rusk, Vice-President, The Royal Conservatory Certificate Program. The series is based on the requirements of The Royal Conservatory’s Theory Syllabus, 2016 Edition to ensure student success in preparing for the examinations of The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. For information: celebratetheory.com. (10/16)

New Powell Headjoint

Verne Q. Powell Flutes has introduced a new and unique Handmade Custom Headjoint called Lumina. The headjoint is described as “acrobatic” in nature freeing the player to move smoothly between octaves and over large intervals while producing a solid, centered, sophisticated core sound. The Lumina is available in every standard combination of metals. www.powellflutes.com

Honors and Appointments

New CEO at Interlochen
Trey Devey, the current President of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, has been appointed by the Board of Trustees to be the next President and CEO of the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Devey begins his tenure on June 12, 2017. (12/16)

Galway Receives Honorary Doctorate

Birmingham City University named Sir James Galway Doctor of the University (DUniv) during his May 2016 UK residency. (10/16)

MUSACOR (Musicians As A Community Resource) is a new website developed by Pittsburgh Symphony violist Penny Brill. It is designed to support musicians as they develop programs addressing community concerns through music. Brill writes, “Those of us who work in and for orchestras realize the need to create programming for both large and small groups; programming that strengthens and enriches communities in areas that the community considers to be important. We can use music to address community concerns, and we can adjust how we present the music in accordance with the diversity of interests and experience of our musicians and our potential audiences.” musacor.com (10/16)

Festivals and Competitions
Florida Flute Association Convention
The Florida Flute Association will hold its 41st annual convention at Orlando’s Airport Marriott Lakeside Hotel January 27, 28 and 29. The guest artist will be Leone Buyse (Rice University, NFA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient and former flutist with the Boston Symphony and Pop Orchestras). Friday evening soloists will be Ali Ryerson and Colleen Blagov. There will be concerts, competitions, workshops, masterclasses, and exhibits. www.floridaflute.org/FFA/  (12/16)

SC Flute Society Festival
The South Carolina Flute Society will hold its 10th annual festival on April 7-8 at Bob Jones University in Greenville. Mark Sparks will be the guest artist. There are competitions in five categories: Young Artist, Collegiate Artist, Senior Artist, Junior Artist, and Masterclass Performers. For more information: [email protected]  11/16

The Inland Empire Valley Flute Society Festival
The Inland Empire Valley Flute Society biannual Flute Festival will be held on Sunday, November 6 in Loma Linda, California from 2-8 pm. The day will include a concert by guest artist Erica Peel, piccolo with the San Diego Symphony, masterclasses, and a flute choir reading session.  See www.InlandEmpireValleyFluteSociety.com 11/16

Flute Society of Kentucky Festival
The 2017 Kentucky Flute Festival will be held on March 24-25 at Campbellsville University. Staff Sergeant Troy Paolantonio, fife player with The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, will be guest artist. Included in the event are competitions, clinics and concerts. For information: www.fskentucky.org 11/16

The Kentucky Flute Society
will present a Flute Festival on March 24-25, 2017 at Campbellsville University. Troy Paolatonio will be guest artist. Check the website for information about competitions. fskentucky.org
The National Flute Association will hold 15 competitions for flutists, composers, publishers, and scholars at the convention in Minneapolis. Competitions open December 1, and the deadline for most is February 10, 2017. For more information: www.nfaonline.org (2017 Competitions page).

New Jersey Flute Society Flute Society will present a Flute fair at Montclair University on October 16 with Marco Granados as guest artist. For details: go to NJFluteSociety.org

The Flute Society of St. Louis will host its annual College Young Artist and High School Young Artists competitions on Saturday, February 11, 2017 on the campus of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Deadline: January 10. For information and requirements: flutesocietyofsaintlouis.com/flute-day

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