GPFS Flute Fair 2016


Cheryl Alex conducts a jazz improvisation workshop at the 2003 Flute Fair


Workshops & Classes

Goran Marcusson, our Flute Fair guest artist, will present workshops at 10:00AM and 12:00PM and a masterclass at 2:00PM. A workshop also will be presented by Gail Gillespie at 11:00AM.

Workshops are 50 minutes long

Bring your flute to all these workshops.

Workshop Presenter
10:00 AM


Practice the Flute Efficiently

This session will focus on warm ups and how to get in shape in a modern way, using  simple sequences that will be taught by ear.   Participants are encouraged to play these exercises along with the group.  Bring your flute.

Guest artist Marcusson tours regularly in the U.S. and every summer teaches masterclasses at the Wildacres Flute Retreat in North Carolina, where his morning warm up classes are also featured.    At home in Sweden he plays with the Gotesborgs Musiken Chamber Ensemble and manages to keep a busy international schedule, giving solo appearances and masterclasses in the USA, South America and throughout Europe. He is renowned for his stunning performances and sympathetic teaching.  Explore his website here:
Goran Marcusson
11:00 AM


A Flutist's Road Less Traveled (leads to travel and adventure)

MGSgt Gail Gillespie (USMC, ret) shares memories and insights gained from 30 years in "The President's Own", US Marine Band, in Washington, DC.  Her unusual career included playing band, orchestra, and chamber music for 6 Presidents, hundreds of public concerts within the U.S. and  abroad (thousands of performances of "Stars & Stripes Forever"!).  She will discuss not only her experiences, but how to prepare for an audition for the oldest continuously active performing organization in our country.

After relocating to Portland in her retirement she is teaching privately and playing with the Portland Columbia Symphony.  Gillespie is a graduate of the New England Conservatory where she studied with Paula Robison.
Gail Gillespie
12:00 PM


The Art of Phrasing.

How to play with good style and common guidelines for ensembles and solo interpretation.   Will use  portions of Marcel Moyse’s 24 Little Melodic Etudes as musical examples of how to play expressively.    Be sure to bring your flute to participate and try out  the exercises.

Marcusson worked as bricklayer and tram driver before he fully devoted himself to music at the late age of 24.  He burst onto the American flute scene in 1987, winning the National Flute Association's Young Artist Competition.  Soon after he won an award at Crussellweek in Finland and in 1991, a prize at the Bodensee Music Competition.  In 1992, the same year he received his Soloist Diploma from the University of Gothenberg, he received a prize at the Vienna Music Competition.  His CDs have received rave reviews and include“The Nordic Flute” with the Camerata Roman, “The Swedish Romantic Flute” with the strings of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, “American Sonatas” with his duo-partner, Joakim Kalhed, “Reflective Flute” with the GoteborgsMusiken, which includes both light and jazz selections, and his latest CD, “Inspiration by Bach”  with the Camerata Calluna. Highly versatile and interested in his native Swedish music, he has introduced many new pieces into the American flutists' repertoire.  Here is a sample of his dazzling playing:

Goran Marcusson
2:00 PM

Room F-11

Sara Lasky Memorial Fund Master Class at Flute Fair, presented by Goran Marcusson (30 min each)

Sonatine for flute and piano…………………Eldin Burton (1913-1979)
I. Allegretto grazioso

    Joaquin Socolofsky, flute
    Debra Huddleston, piano

Joaquin Socolofsky is a sophomore at West Linn High School.

Sonata for flute and piano………………Otar Taktakishvili (1924-1989)
I. Allegro cantabile

    Marah Christenson, flute
    Debra Huddleston, piano

Marah Christenson is a junior at Silverton High School.

Sequenza I for flute alone…………………..Luciano Berio (1925-2003)

Robert Wakeley, flute

Robert Wakeley received his BA in Music from Carleton College in Northfield, MN and is currently a Masters student in Flute Performance at the University of Oregon.

Sonata in D for flute and piano…………..Serge Prokofiev (1891-1953)
I. Moderato
II. Scherzo: Presto
III. Andante
IV. Allegro con brio

    Elizabeth Dominguez, flute
    Ruth Ann Yerden, piano

Elizabeth Dominguez attends Warner Pacific College. She is majoring in flute performance.


Master class performer fees will be paid by the Sara Lasky Master Class Fund.  Many thanks to Gary and Gale Lasky for providing this generous support for our members in the name of educational opportunity and their daughter, flutist and teacher, Sara Lasky.

Goran Marcusson