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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)

Flute News
New Second Flute in Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Emma Gerstein has been named second flutist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Gerstein is presently principal flute of the Auckland Philhar-monia in New Zealand.  Previously she has performed with the New World Symphony, the Milwaukee Symphony, and Seattle Symphony Orchestra. She was a student of Susan Levitin, Robert Langevin, Thomas Robertello, and Nadine Asin. (4/17)

Utah Flute Association 30th Anniversary

   The Utah Flute Association celebrated its 30th Anniversary in February with a Flute Fair held on the campus of Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Over 200 flutists enjoyed a weekend devoted to French music. Guest artist Nicholas Duchamp presented a recital of works by Gaubert and Taffanel played on Gaubert’s flute, a Louis Lot N 1886.
   Other events included the annual Sonata Competition, workshops on breathing, beatboxing, and cutting a headjoint, and exhibitors. Karen Perkins, Elaine Jorgensen, and Joyce Bennett, founding members of UFA, were in attendance. The day was capped off with a mass flute choir playing Happy Birthday, arranged by Luke Pfeil, and a birthday cake.
   The Utah Flute Association is a non-profit organization was created to foster great flute music in the community and beyond. Activities include sponsoring concerts featuring prominent national flutists as well as local performers and supporting music education through the sponsorship of masterclasses, competitions, and workshops. www.utahflute.org  (4/17)

Festivals and Competitions
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)

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

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