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Flute Academy, Salem

Flute Academy 2024 will be held in-person this year. In Salem, at Chemeketa Community College.

Tentative date: February 3rd, 2024

This event is focused on middle and high school youth.

Guest Artist

Gabriela Gimenes


  • 9:00 am - Warm-ups with Gabriela!
  • 10:00 -11:00 am - Flute choir with Gabriela!
  • 11:00 -12:00 - Workshop/presentation with Gabriela!

The GPFS sponsored Flute Academy in Salem is an annual event that brings together local students and teachers for a day of performing, workshops, recitals, playing together and a masterclass with a guest artist. The event will be held in-person again this year. Location is Chemeketa Community College, Building 6, Auditorium, 4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97305. Click here for campus map.

The Flute Academy is aimed specifically at mid-valley middle and high school students, particularly those preparing for the upcoming solo and ensemble competition/adjudication. However, Flute Academy is open to all interested flutists of all ages and levels - you are invited to attend and learn!

The one-day event gives students a chance to perform, receive feedback from a professional flutist, learn a new skill in the workshops, network with peers, enjoy lunch together, and play in Flute Academy Flute Ensemble.  

Gabriela Gimenes holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from University of North Texas, Master of Music from University of Central Arkansas, and Bachelor of Music from Sao Paulo State University. Her primary teachers are Marcia Guedes, Jean Noel Sagahaard, Jose Ananias, Marcus Kiehl, Carolyn Brown, and Mary Karen Clardy. Gabriela was an adjutant professor at University of Mobile, Harding University and Brookhaven College, as well as chair of the Online Music department at Universidade Metropolitana de Santos. She has played with Sao Paulo Youth Wind Symphony, Conway Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Academica do Estado de São Paulo, Fiddler on the Roof Production in São Paulo Brazil, as well as flute substitute for Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, USP Symphony Orquestra, and Theatro São Pedro Symphony Orchestra. At UNT, she was also a member of UNT woodwind quintet and teaching assistant for 4 years. She is a winner of Arkansas 2004-05 MTNA Competition state division and honorable mention at region division. She also won the 2005 Concerto competition at University of Central Arkansas. In 2016, she was featured as a soloist with Cubatão Symphonic Band and São Paulo State Wind Symphony. She has also worked as woodwind teacher at Bravo Youth Orchestras in Portland, OR.

She is an artist for Sopro Novo Project at Yamaha Musical do Brasil. Gabriela has published a Flute notebook through Ricordi for Yamaha Musical do Brasil in 2013. Currently she is performing with Choro da Alegria, Peter Ziza flute guitar duo, and Sexteto Brasil in Portland, OR. Gabriela actively helps Global Missions Project, an non-profit that takes Christian musicians all over the world.

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