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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

New Products
New Moyse CD Release
Lyrichord and Multicultural Media are proud to release a seven CD set of never-before released recordings of the legendary flutist, composer, and teacher, Louis Moyse. The first six of these recordings are Moyse playing with many different musicians, primarily at the Marlboro Music Festival which he was instrumental in founding and leading for many years. For information contact: Stephen McArthur, [email protected] (2/17)

Gemeinhardt Unveils New Headjoint
Gemeinhardt has launched a new partnership with Sir James and Lady Galway in producing a line of flutes and headjoints for students to advanced players. For more information go to www.gemeinhardt.com and www.jamesgalway.com (1/17)

Festivals and Competitions
Greater Indianapolis Flute Club Indy Flute Fest
The Greater Indianapolis Flute Club will host the biennial Indy Flute Fest on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Butler University. William Bennett will be the guest artist. Other Flute Fest events include workshops with Kate Lukas, Karen Evans Moratz and Becky Arrensen, a flute choir reading session, vendor booths, and an evening recital by William Bennett. www.indyflute.org/indy-flute-fest-2017 (2/17)

New York Flute Club Competition
Flutists ages 18-27 are eligible to compete in the annual competition held on March 12. Prizes are $1000, $600, and $400, and the three winners will be presented on the NYFC concert series on April 30. Applications are due Feb. 3. For more information visit: http://nyfluteclub.org/concerts-events-and-more/competitions/ny-flute-club-competition (2/17)

30th Louisiana Flute Festival
On March 25, the Louisiana Flute Society will host the Louisiana Flute Festival at Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond. Rhonda Larson will be the guest artist. Flutists of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the competitions, performances, classes, workshops, exhibitor’s fair, and more. This year’s theme is Creative Career-Making, offering discussions and classes on developing a professional music career as well as an amateur presence in today’s market. There is something for everyone, including non-flutists. For more information visit www.louisianaflutesociety.org. (2/17)

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Flute Events
J. L. Smith will be showing flutes in Cadek Hall, Room 310 on February 5  from 1:00-5:00 PM. On February 24, Ronda Ford (flute) and Erika Schaefer (trumpet) will play a recital in Roland Halls Recital Hall at 7:30 P.M. James Hall will present a recital on February 26 at 3:00 PM and a masterclass on February 27 at 6:30 PM. On March 30, Eldred Spell will present a masterclass from 3:00-5:00 PM and a recital at 7:30 PM. Both Hall’s and Spell’s events will be held in Cadek Hall. (2/17)

Flute Competition
The 24th Jeunesses International FLUTE Competition Dinu Lipatti 2017 will be held May 13-20 in Bucharest. There are two age categories: up to 18 years and up to 30 years old. Prizes include money, instruments or scholarships. Deadline is March 1. Contact: [email protected], www.dinulipatti.ro (1/17)

Skidmore Wind Festival
The Skidmore College will host a Wind Festival in Saratoga Springs, New York on Saturday and Sunday, February 11 and 12 for high school and college wind players. The New York Woodwind Quintet will be in residence. For further information go to: www.skidmore.edu/wind_festival/index.php (1/17)

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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