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Is your organization hosting a flute fair/mini convention during the 2019-2020 season? Send the following information to 
[email protected] by July 15 for the September listing.   

•    Presenting organization’s name
•    Location of class (State, city, and street address)
•    Date(s) of class
•    Guest Artists
•    Deadline for submitting a proposal to present.
•    Deadline for entering any competitions. 
•    Deadline for registering for flute choir reading sessions
•    Deadline to exhibit.
•    Contact: website/email

Flute Talk Competition Directory
    If you are hosting a competition between September 2020 and May 2021 and would like to be listed in the Flute Talk 2020 Directory of Competitions, send all relevant information, including dates and requirements to 
[email protected] by April 1. (3/20)

Chicago Flute Club Event

    The Chicago Flute Club’s Member Showcase will be held Saturday, April 18 at 3:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 418 W. Touhy Avenue, Park Ridge, Illinois. If you are interested in performing, fill out the Member Showcase Proposal Form online at: 


    Openings and audition information for those interested in playing in an Air Force service band are available at:  
www.music.af.mil/Auditions/Upcoming-Vacancies. (3/20)

    The United States Air Force Academy Band is holding auditions for flute and piccolo. The pre-screening materials are due March 12 with the live audition on April 23. www.music.af.mil/ (2/20)

Madison Flute Club

    The Madison Flute Club announces the 17th annual Wisconsin Flute Festival to be held in Madison, Wisconsin on April 4, 2020. Marco Granados is the guest artist. There will be masterclasses, competitions, exhibits, and concerts. For more information, please go to: 
www.wisconsinflutefestival.org (2/20)

Avedis Chamber Music Series Celebrates 35th Anniversary

    The San Francisco chamber music series, Avedis, celebrates its 35th anniversary season in 2020. Avedis is a series devoted to performing the rich and diverse chamber music repertoire for flute in combination with other instruments. Avedis, which means good news in Armenian, was founded by flutist Alexandra Hawley in 1985 as a memorial to her duo partner, pianist Robert Avedis Hagopian (1945-1984). Hawley and Hagopian had performed together for ten years and planned to start a chamber music series together. Hawley serves as artistic directory of the series.
    The mission of the Avedis series is to present concerts featuring outstanding San Francisco musicians – including those from the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera Orchestra and San Francisco Ballet Orchestra – at a reasonable cost. There are four concerts each year. The programming this year focuses on the music of J.S. Bach. The February 23rd concert celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday with the Serenade for flute, violin and viola along with works by Ibert, Damase, Durufle and del Aguila. The March 15th concert includes works by Chabrier, Smit, del Aguila, and Thuille. The final concert of the season on May 10th highlights works by Zenamon, Assad, del Aguila and Bolling. 
avedisconcerts.org (1/20)

NY Flute Club 100th Anniversary Upcoming Events

December 15: Flutists of the New York Philharmonic
January 12: Flutists of the New York City Ballet
February 29: Flute Fair with guest artist Seth Morris, principal flutist of the Metropolitan Opera (at W83 Ministry Center)
March 29: Flutists and Friends of the American Ballet Theatre
April 19: Winners of the 2020 NYFC Competition with pre-concert mini-recital and masterclass with Paula Robison
74th Geneva International Music Competition
The Jury jointly awarded First Prize of the 74th Concours de Genève  Composition Competition to Hinako Takagi (30 years old, Japan) for her work L’Instant and Daniel Arango-Prada (32 years old, Columbia) for his piece Dune. Third Prize went to 33-year-old Korean Hyeon Joon Sohn for his composition The Living Reed. 
[email protected] (12/19)
Kalmus Nieweg Editions Transferred to Serenissima Music
    “The Nieweg et al. and McAlister/Wolf corrected editions will continue to be available from Serenissima. Approximately 2/3 of the editions that have been prepared over the years are presently available in print from Serenissima. Scores, Study Scores and Parts will be printed to order.” Serenissima Music, Inc., 205 S. Charles St., Edwardsville, Illinois 62025. E-mail: 
[email protected]www.serenissimamusic.com. All Nieweg et al. editions will also be available from EMS: www.emsmusic.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=Nieweg (12/19)
Chicago Flute Club
    The Chicago Flute Club honored Katherine Borst Jones and Ervin Monroe with Lifetime Achievement Awards on Friday, November 8, 2019. This event was followed by the Chicago Flute Club’s World of Flutes on Saturday at the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. (12/19)

Midwest Clinic

    Stop by and see us at the Flute Talk/Instrumentalist booth at the Midwest International Band, Orchestra, and Music Conference at McCormick Place West in Chicago December 18-21. Featured bands include the United States Navy Band Commodores and The United States Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants. 
www.midwestclinic.org (12/19)

Baby Shark Performed by Flute Choir

    The George Mason University Flute Choir, under the direction of flute professor Julianna Nickel, was asked to perform Baby Shark live on the DC area’s local Fox 5 Channel after it became the rallying song for the Nationals Baseball team. The GMU flute choir made a video of Baby Shark playing the song by the GMU statue. The flute choir arrangement is by National Symphony Orchestra member Truman Harris. (12/19)

Theobald Böhm Competition
The aim of the competition is to keep the memory of Böhm alive. The winners of the 4th International Theobald Böhm Competition for flute and alto flute are:
1st Prize: Shangcong Lu, China
(5000 EUR, Donation Otto Eckart)2nd Prize: Wakizaka Fu, Japan(3000 EUR, Yamaha Europe)
3rd Prize: Guillermo Gonzalez Gonzalez, Spain
(2000 EUR, Donation Dr. Castringius)
Special Price for Alto Flute: Helen Dabringhaus
(headjoint by Sanford Drelinger)
Special Price for best participant under 20: Jakob Slavkov, Slovenia
(piccolo headjoint by Tobias Mancke)
Special Price for the second-best participant under 20: Jacopo Famà, Italy (200 EUR, Theobald Böhm Donation)
For information: 
https://latraversiere.fr/evenements/4th-international-theobald-bohm-competition/ (11/19)
Chicago Flute Club
    The Chicago Flute Club presents World of Flutes on November 8 and 9 at the Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago. The guest artist is Demarre McGill and Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to Katherine Borst Jones and Ervin Monroe. For information:  
www.chicagofluteclub.org/2019-CFC-Festival (11/19)
Chicago Flute Club Festival
    The Chicago Flute Club Festival will be held November 8-9, at the Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, Illinois. Chicago native Damarre McGill, principal flute of the Seattle Symphony and Visiting Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, will be the guest artist. On Friday evening Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to Katherine Borst Jones and Ervin Monroe. For registration and information: 
www.chicagofluteclub.org (10/19)

Burkart Flute Academy
    This four-day masterclass will be held October 24-27, 2019 at the Stony Brook University Campus Hilton Garden Inn, Stony Brook, NY. Teachers include Carol Wincenc, James Walker, and Cathy Ransom Karoly. The class is for advanced high school and college flutists. Tuition is $1,350 with scholarships available. Sponsored by Burkart Flutes & Piccolos and Flute Center of New York. 
www.burkart.com/burkartacademy (10/19)

Collaborative Emerging Artist Prize Winner
    Canadian flutist Lara Deutsch is the winner of the $125,000 Mécénat Musica Prix Goyer 2019-2020 for Collaborative Emerging Artist. The prize honors Jean-Pierre Goyer and his contributions to music, arts and culture in Montreal, Quebec and Canada. Deutsch grew up in Ottawa, Ontario and is a graduate of McGill University where she studied with Denis Bluteau and Timothy Hutchins of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Named one of the “Hot 30 Under 30 Canadian Classical Musicians” by CBC Music, she is a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician. Her debut album Origins with harpist Emily Belvedere was released in September 2019 on the Leaf Music Label. 
www.laradeutsch.ca (10/19)

Imani Winds 23rd Season
    Brandon Patrick George, Flute; Toyin Spellman-Diaz, Oboe; Mark Dover, Clarinet; Monica Ellis, Bassoon; and Jeff Scott, horn. 
www.imaniwinds.com (10/19)

Concert dates:
Oct 1: Moscow, ID
Oct 3-5: College Park, MD
Oct 19: Albany, NY
Nov 1-3: Detriot Area, MI
Nov 4-8: East Lansing, MI
Nov 12-18: Durham, NC
Jan 12: Washington, DC
Jan 26: Wooster, OH
Jan 30: Indiana, PA
Feb 6: Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 8: Lincoln, NE
Feb 10: Omaha, NE
Feb 11-12: Manhattan, KS
Feb 14-15: Fredonia, NY
Feb 22: San Jose, CA
Feb 23-24: Rohnert Park, CA
Mar 12: Fort Collins, CO
Mar 17-23: Durham, NC
Mar 31-April 1: Hanover, NH
April 2-3: Middlebury, VT
April 17: Hickory, NC
April 19: Washington, DC
April 24: Oneonta, NY
May 13-16: Houston, TX
May 31: Westfield, NJ

New Jersey Arts Education

    New Jersey has become the first state to provide universal access to arts education with nearly 1.1 million students participating. New Jersey governor Phil Murphy said, “I am grateful that my own education included exposure to the arts, and I know that I would not be where I am today without the skills theatre taught me.” According to a 2017 Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, 9 out of 10 residents say that receiving an education in the arts – which includes lessons in dance, music, theater, visual arts, media arts, and other forms of creativity – is “very” or “somewhat” important in the classroom (90 percent), through before or after school programs (93 percent), and through cultural organizations in their community (89 percent). 
artsednow.org/ (10/19)

In Memoriam
Lois Schaefer (1924-2020)
    Lois Schaefer, retired flutist and piccoloist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, died January 31 in Sequin, Washington at the age of 95. Shaefer was a graduate of the New England Conservatory where she studied with Georges Laurent. After graduation she played with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the New York City Opera. Her tenure with the BSO was between 1965-1990. As a member of the Boston Pops, she played the piccolo solo in Stars and Stripes more than 2,000 times. She was awarded the second National Flute Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993. (3/20)


Job Listings
Flute Job
    The West Virginia Symphony will hold second flute auditions March 15 at the University of Charleston. Employment begins in September 2020. The deadline to apply is February 28. This is a per service orchestra with the per service rate of $112.50. Send resumes to: Personnel, WVSO, PO Box 2292, Charleston, WV 25328 or email to 
[email protected]. Please indicate flute in the subject line of email. (1/20)

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