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The Greater Portland Flute Society is pleased to donate $200 to the South Albany High School Music Department. As you may know, an arson fire on April 1 raged through part of the school and destroyed the band and choir rooms, among others. The school lost instruments, band uniforms, music stands, sheet music, choir robes and more. GPFS set out two donation jars at this year’s Flute Fair and several patrons contributed. At the end of the event the GPFS board decided to augment that generosity and added money from its general fund to bring the total to $200. All donations are being handled by the Albany Public Schools Foundation. For more information or to contribute go to their website or contact Aimee Addison at her e-mail. 

Congatulations to our 2015 Young Artist Competition winners from Flute Fair!

Camryn Porter, the Junior contestant that was awarded Honorable Mention.

Ashley Teng, the Junior 1st place winner.

Marah Christenson, the Senior 1st place winner.

And a BIG Thank You to Rachel Rencher, Zach Galatis and Gail Gillespie for volunteering your time to judge the competitions! 

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Upcoming Non-GPFS Events of Interest

What: Third annual Flute Extremes (FluX) Workshop, directed by Molly Barth, Modern Flute and Kim Pineda, Baroque Flute. FluX offers flute instruction, including master classes and special topics, and recitals and performance practice clinics. Participants also have time to meet in smaller groups on their own to work on various types of ensembles.
When: June 17-21, 2015
Where: University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
More Info: Audition deadline is May 1.  More info is at the workshop web site

What: Flute masterclass with flutist Sydney Carlson, resident artist/teacher at Orpheus Academy/Oregon Music Festival 2015.
When: June 22, 2015 at 7:00PM
Where: First Baptist Church, Portland
More Info: Interested candidates should apply online (click here to access the application form, please indicate in the "Instrument" field that you are applying for the Flute Masterclass). Participation is competitive but free of charge, strictly merit-based and intended for students age 14-25. More info is available on the Orpheus Academy web site

What: Flutist Mary McCarty in Recital with Jimmy Wilcox, baritone & John Rowehl, piano.
When: June 26, 2015, 7:30PM
Where: The Old Church in Downtown Portland
Tickets: at 

What: Tango For Musicians at Reed College is North America’s leading tango workshop for musicians, providing the tools needed to play, arrange, compose, improvise, and teach this rich and diverse musical form.
When: June 21-28, 2015
Where: Reed College, Portland, OR
More Info: Go to the Tango link at the Reed College web site

What: Flute Alliance Flute Boot Camps. 5-day Boot Camp in two locations (northeast Portland and southwest Tigard). Camps are for students in the 7th-12th grades who want to be challenged, have a lot of fun with their flutes, and make new friends.
* East Side Boot Camp – Portland (Ensembles): June 22-26
* Camp Coda – Tigard (Soloists) Seminar: July 7-10
* West Side Boot Camp – Tigard (Ensembles): July 13-17
Coaches: Sydney Carlson, Portland State University; Denise Westby, Linfield College; Carla Wilson, University of Portland
More Info: or 503-624-0553 or e-mail 

What: Flute Spa and Flute Choir Retreat with Patricia George and Phyllis Avidan Louke
When: July 24-26, 2015
Where: Phoenix Inn, 14905 SW Bangy Rd., Lake Oswego
More Info: 

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