GPFS Flute Fair 2014


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


Workshops & Classes

Ian Clarke, our Flute Fair guest artist, will present workshops at 10:30AM and 12:30PM and a masterclass at 2:00PM. Workshops also will be presented by Jerry Pritchard and Zachariah Galatisis (Solo Piccolo of the Oregon Symphony).

Workshops are 50 minutes long

Bring your flute to all these workshops.

Workshop Presenter
9:30 AM

Band Room

Clarity, Variety, and Musicality in Flute Articulation

Hamlet’s advice to actors, “Speak the speech, I pray you, trippingly on the tongue”, applies to flutists as well. This session will examine the variety ways you can separate, connect, and emphasize notes on the flute for a more expressive performance; and will include participatory exercises that illustrate how to apply some basic techniques that ensure a consistent response of the tone, allow the notes to be released and the music to be punctuated so that we fulfill the intentions of the composer and demands of the music.

Jerry Pritchard is an Instructor of Flute at Marylhurst University and Professor Emeritus of Music at CSU, San Bernardino.

Jerry Pritchard
10:30 AM

Band Room

Walk Like This: Modern Extended Techniques

Ian Clarke will present this fun and multi-level practical workshop around techniques and material used in his “Walk Like This”, along with a performance of the piece. There are 5 parts ranging in levels of difficulty. Techniques include: singing
& playing, note bending, jet whistles, percussive articulations, and blues scale. Bring your flutes! No previous knowledge of the piece required ... all mistakes welcome!

A prize-winning student, Ian Clarke studied part-time with Simon Hunt, Averil Williams and Kate Lukas of the Guildhall School of Music, London. He concurrently studied Mathematics at Imperial College, London graduating with Honours. Ian is currently professor of flute at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Ian Clarke is acknowledged as one of the leading player/composers in the flute world. His published works are establishing themselves as some of the most exciting flute repertoire of today and are being embraced by internationally acclaimed performers, teachers, colleges & students alike.

Ian Clarke
11:30 AM

C-Hall Classroom (note: room change)

Piccolo Tricks Q&A

Whether you are a piccolo specialist already, or a flutist who would like to expand their piccolo horizons, come with any and all piccolo-related questions. Topics such as alternate fingerings, intonation challenges, and orchestral excerpts will be covered.

Zachariah Galatisis the Solo Piccolo of the Oregon Symphony, previously with the Virginia Symphony. Winner of the 2012 NFA Piccolo Artist competition, Zach was also a winner of the 2009 NFA Piccolo Masterclass competition, and received first place in the 2009 Mid-Atlantic Piccolo Artist competition. His major teachers include Marina Piccinini, Laurie Sokoloff, Emily Skala and Kenneth Andrews. Received his BM from the Crane School of Music of SUNY-Potsdam and his MM and DMA degrees from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.

Zachariah Galatisis
12:30 PM

Band Room

Finger & Tone Technique

An insight into Ian Clarke’sapproaches to finger and tone technique in a practical workshop on aspects of basic finger-work and tone that draw on numerous ideas outside of Taffanel & Gaubert’s “17 Daily Studies” and Marcel Moyse’ “De la Sonorite”.

Ian Clarke, our guest artist, lives and works in London, but travels extensively doing masterclasses, workshops and performances throughout the world, including at the National Flute Association in the U.S. and the British Flute Society. He is regularly invited to lead numerous flute events working with all ages and stages around the country and abroad. His prize winning compostions, such as ”Zoom Tube”, “The Great Train Race, “Deep Blue”, “Hypnosis, and “Within”, have gained great popularity among flutists and audiences wherever they are performed.

Ian Clarke
2:00 PM

Band Room

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

Marah Christenson, 9th grade, homeschool
performing Hypnosis by Ian Clarke

Rosemarie Cabading, Willamette University
performing Zoom Tube by Ian Clarke

Amanda Felipe, 12th grade, Camas High School
performing Concertino by Cecile Chaminade

Jane Botief, 25, graduate student California State University, Long Beach,
performing either Icicle by Robert Aitken or Zoom Tube by Ian Clarke

Ian Clarke