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The Musical Festivals Database (MFD) is a fully-searchable index of programs, personnel, ensembles and venues of musical festivals held between 1695 and 1940. Musical festivals (sometimes called choral festivals) were one of the most important means of concert music production in Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries. Go to 
musicalfestivals.org/  9/17

Flute News
Gemeinhardt Teaching Artists
Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments, Inc. announces the launch of a Teaching Artist Program as the first step in establishing its new Educational Outreach Department. The company will be partnering with selected teacher-performers to promote high-quality flute instruction and performance. Sponsored masterclasses, clinics, and performances are just a few of the activities currently in the works.
     Leadership for the program will be provided by Rebecca Hovan, a teacher and performer, who recently spent two seasons as the flutist for the National Tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. She is co-author of several titles in the award-winning Blocki Flute Method series and remains active composing and arranging music for a variety of instrumental combinations. As a performer, she has appeared in recital as a soloist and with various ensembles throughout the United States, and she has presented numerous pedagogy workshops for the NFA, colleges and universities, professional conferences, and flute festivals.
  http://www.gemeinhardt.com/news-events/teaching-artist.html (7/17)

Festivals, Fairs and Competitions
2018 NYFC Competition
The New York Flute Club will sponsor its 2018 NYFC Competition at the New York Flute Fair on February 25, 2018. Flutists aged 18-27 are eligible to compete, and each prize winner will receive a cash award and perform in the Competition Winners Recital on March 18, 2018. Prizes: $1,000, $600, $400. Application for entry is due by January 26, 2018. More information at:

North Bridge Winds Tour

North Bridge Winds is embarking on their fifth music education tour of 10 midwestern and east coast cities with Paul Edmund-Davies. Flutists are encouraged to bring their flutes to play along to movie soundtracks that feature Paul Edmund-Davies such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harry Potter, Frozen, Mission Impossible, Star Wars, Tomorrow Never Dies, and of course Beauty & The Beast. For more information, visit
northbridgewinds.com or call 888-258-2070. 10/17

New Jersey Flute Society to Hold Flute Fair

The New Jersey Flute Society will hold its third annual flute fair on October 28 at the Shea Center for the Performing Arts at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The guest artist will be Valerie Coleman. Other activities include flute ensemble reading sessions, masterclasses, an Alexander Technique workshop, a masterclass on the New Jersey all-state solo, a newly commissioned works recital, exhibits, and a concluding gala concert. 
For information go to: 
www.njflutesociety.org. 9/17

High School Flute Masterclasses

5th Annual James Pappoutaskis Memorial Foundation’s Massachusetts District Masterclasses for high school flutists will take place on Sunday, September 10th, 1-2:30 p.m. at New England Conservatory, 
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston. This event is free and open to the public. Masterclass teachers include Sergio Pallottelli, Nina Barwell, Meghan Jacoby and Cobus du Toit. Following the masterclass, there will be a tribute recital remembering Fenwick Smith performed by Pappoutsakis Flute Competition winner Keren Satkin in Jordan Hall. www.pappoutsakis.org. 9/17


Job Opportunity
The Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University invites applications for an artist/teacher of Flute beginning in the fall semester of 2018. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Respons-ibilities include individual instruction for undergraduate majors in flute, including a weekly performance class, chamber music coaching, and courses in flute orchestral repertoire and flute pedagogy. The successful candidate will also perform as a member of the Blair Woodwind Quintet, one of the Blair School’s signature chamber ensembles. Additional responsibilities include service-related activities associated with a tenure-track position, such as student advising, participation on committees as assigned, and other forms of service to the school and profession. For more information about the position, please contact [email protected] To apply, go to

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