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Wincenc Masterclass

    Carol Wincenc will teach a masterclass September 14-16 at the Rochester Folk Art Guild in Middlesex, New York. Topics include: Creating Resonance with Carol Wincenc; Feldenkrais for Flutists with Paul Schliffer; Approaching Improv-isation with Casey Sokol and Yoga for Flutists with Annie Schliffer. The class is open to flutists of all ages. To register: www.folkartguild.org/event/carol-wincenc-friends-flute-weekend (9/18)

Frost School New Assistant Professor
    The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami is pleased to announce Jennifer Grim will join the faculty as Associate Professor of Flute. Grim, who was recently honored with the 2017 Teacher of the Year Award from the UNLV College of Fine Arts, will assume her position beginning in the fall of 2019. She has been on the faculty of University of Nevada Las Vegas as Associate Professor for ten years. In demand as a clinician, she has given masterclasses across the country, specializing in both solo and chamber music. www.music.miami.edu (9/18)

Frost School New Assistant Professor
    The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami is pleased to announce Valerie Coleman will join the faculty as Assistant Professor of Performance, Chamber Music and Entrepreneurship beginning August of 2018. Coleman will have a leadership role in the comprehensive 21st century skills building for performing musicians. She is an internationally acclaimed Grammy-nominated flutist, composer and entrepreneur and an alumna of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center CMS Two Fellowship, Concert Artists Guild, and creator of the ensemble Imani Winds. www.music.miami.edu (9/18)

North Bridge Flute Academy
    Anthem Musical Instruments and North Bridge Winds have joined together to present the North Bridge Flute Academy. The online educational program features the content of the Trinity College examining system for young musicians beginner through college level. Former principal flutist Paul Edmund-Davies and pianist John Alley are preparing video performances with play along tracks and musical suggestions. For more information, contact North Bridge at 978-667-3224. (9/18)

Jacques Ibert Tremolos
    Tremolos for the third movement of the Jacques Ibert Flute Concerto may be found at 
www.herszbaum.com. The pdf has a table of two columns, one for C flutes with a C# trill and one for C flutes without. (9/18)

In Memoriam
    Lloyd E. Gowen, former flutist with the San Francisco and Opera Orchestras, died June 7, 2018 in Walnut Creek, California at the age of  85. He was a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music (1954) and played with the Buffalo and National Symphonies before joining the San Francisco Symphony in 1956. He taught flute privately and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Mills College, and Stanford University. His professional legacy will live on through his students who are playing in symphonies around the world. His hobbies included cabinetry, marquetry, wood carving, photography, and the game of Go. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Curtis Institute of Music (www.curtis.edu). (9/18)

North Bridge Flute Academy

    Anthem Musical Instruments and North Bridge Winds have teamed up on a new music education project. There are various systems to evaluate the progress of flute players including the Trinity Exams and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. These precise and thorough methods help chart advancement and become more demanding with each new grade. The North Bridge Flute Academy is designed to give flute players a clear impression of how far they have traveled in their musical journeys and the next steps for the future. The NBFA draws on repertoire from the examining systems and specifically selected works of similar standards. Flutist Paul Edmund-Davies and pianist John Alley are currently working on video performances, play-along piano tracks, video analysis, and teaching notes for the entire Trinity catalog. They have recorded 21 pieces so far to be released in coming months. This initiative will be valuable for students, private teachers, and band directors. 
www.northbridgewinds.com (4/18)

Festivals, Fairs and Competitions
Eugene Magalif Competition
    Composer Eugene Magalif is sponsoring a competition for the best flute and piano version of his Flute Concerto. It will be held through video presentations. Ten well-known flutists from seven countries will select the winners. For information: [email protected] or www.allaboutflute.org/emcompetition.html (9/18)

Wm. S. Haynes Co. presents the Texas Flute Allstar Competition. Competition is open to currently enrolled Texas middle school, high school and undergraduate college students age 14-25 . The competition sponsors 7 free masterclasses around the state of Texas from September to November 2018. Competition deadline is December 15th, 2018 via online video submission. Prizes: Amadeus, Q Series, and Silver Custom Handmade flute. 
www.texasfluteallstar.com (9/18)

Asheville Flute Vacation, May 28-June 3, 2018, for the avid adult amateur flutist. Vacation and play in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Job Listings
The Department of Music and Dance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a faculty position as VISUAL (COLORGUARD) COORDINATOR / ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE MINUTEMAN MARCHING BAND.This is a part-time (60%) nine-month non-tenure track position at the Lecturer level to begin on September 1, 2018.  The initial appointment is for one year, renewable.
•    Coordinate all aspects of the UMass Minuteman Marching Band Colorguard including recruiting, training staff, managing equipment and uniform needs, choreographing and producing routines as required (coach student ensembles, recruit guest performers, create educational clinic, coordinate logistical arrangements for staging), and assist Marching Band Director as needed and requested.
•    Teach Marching Colorguard Techniques or other courses as assigned in accordance with areas of expertise; maintain weekly office hours, scheduled in coordination with the Director.
•    Assist with selecting student leaders for fall marching band, for both the colorguard and the band; recruit new members for the colorguard; assist in logistical planning for the marching band, in conjunction with the Director.
•    Participate in Summer Band Camp (for additional compensation).

•    Bachelor’s degree in music performance or related field required; master’s degree preferred.
•    Equivalent professional experience considered.
•    Potential for or an already established reputation as a colorguard coordinator.
•    Evidence of excellence in teaching as well as a high potential for recruiting at the university level.
•    Ability to work effectively within the department.

Salary is commensurate with Lecturer rank, and the University offers an attractive benefits package.

Application Instructions:
To apply, please submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) links, preferably through YouTube and in a separate document, to high quality video recordings of performances (please include dates of performances), and 4) list of three current referees with full contact information including valid email addresses.
Submit all application items to:


Review of applications will begin January 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Additional supporting materials may be requested from finalists.  Application materials will not be returned.
The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

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