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38th Annual Flute Fair 2022, online with Gareth McLearnon! April 9th and other dates to be determined!

IMPORTANT NOTICE! While this year's Flute Fair performances and workshop will again be online, several of our commercial members will be visiting the area in-person on this same weekend so interested individuals can schedule a time to try instruments. 

Click here for instructions on how to connect with these vendors.

To learn more about Gareth visit his webpage, YouTube, Instagram and/or Facebook page. 

Enjoy Gareth's Sounds from Home cd on ITunes or Spotify. It has familiar Irish tunes (performed very uniquely) and some less familiar. A less familiar tune on the recording - The All Knowing Salmon, Noogleshifty - which can also be found at his YouTube link. Stick with the full 5’47”. It is goose-bump inducing at the start, the tempo picks up as it goes and it ends with a jazzy effect. Seriously, one will never think about or look at a salmon swimming the same way! Also, overall, don’t mistake this Irish guy for someone who just delivers the Irish!

Saturday Admission:

GPFS Members: Free!

Non-members: $20 per person

You can join GPFS anytime for free entry to Flute Fair! Click here to learn about the benefits of joining.

Friday Recital:

GPFS Members: $10

Non-members: $15 per person

See What's On!


Exhibitor Information
& Program Advertising


Young Artist Competition

Check out Performances!


Plan Your Flute Fair!


Sara Lasky Masterclass

Watch for Updates:  Final Version of 37th Annual GPFS Flute Fair Program.pdf

The Zoom links for the performances and workshops have been emailed to registrants. These Zoom links can also be found by going to the Members area of this GPFS website which is found under the Members Resources tab above. Simply login with your email and password and then go to the Events section. You will also find the above program in that area which also includes the Zoom links on the master schedule page. Enjoy! Thank you for attending the 2021 GPFS Flute Fair. 

What is Flute Fair? This is the GPFS flagship event that includes an internationally celebrated guest artist recital on Friday night followed by a Saturday full of workshops by local pros, masterclasses, competitions, a seminar by our guest artist, and of course flutes, music, and gear for sale! Flute Fair is your chance to spend a weekend enjoying all things flute.

In the past, our special guest artists have included Lorna McGee (2008), PROJECT TRIO (2009), Marianne Gedigian (2011), Jim Walker (2013), Ian Clarke (2014), Jasmine Choi (2015), Peter Sheridan (2017), Julien Beaudiment (2018) and Trudy Kane (2019).

Cost? Sponsored by the Greater Portland Flute Society as well as Clackamas Community College when the event is held in-person, access to all Saturday's activities are FREE for GPFS Members! Non-members can attend for $20. Admission to the Friday evening recital is only $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

What else does Flute Fair have to offer? When Flute Fair is held in person, versus the online event for this year, you can find all of the flutes and flute items you've been wanting—and then some! See and play test flutes and headjoints, both new and used. There are flute accessories galore such as music stands, flute stands, tuners, metronomes, flute swabs, cleaning cloths, gig bags, etc. You can even have your flute checked by an expert repair person! How about flute music? We've got you covered. Need a flute gift? There are also flute T-shirts, flute notepads, flute pencils, flute coffee mugs, flute jewelry, and other flute items available for sale.

For this year's online event, you'll have the opportunity to hear from a few of the commercial members that have supported GPFS over the years. We also encourage you to visit our GPFS Commercial Members webpage for easy access to their offerings. Check the above links for specific information on vendorsworkshopsperformances, and scheduling

Flute Fair includes: 

  • Workshops on various flute-related topics in the morning, including a workshop taught by our Special Guest Artist and local professionals.
  • Performances by GPFS members.
  • A Masterclass taught by our Special Guest Artist.
  • A Young Artist’s Competition for junior and senior high school students.
  • Vendors in our exhibit hall selling flutes and flute-related merchandise from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

What kind of merchandise?

Flutes in all price ranges from student flutes to professional flutes and everything inbetween, including used instruments. In the market for a piccolo or low flute? We’ve got you covered at Flute Fair! Flute Fair is also a wonderful opportunity to learn about different brands and models, and play-test a variety of flutes side by side and possibly find a flute that’s just right for you! Most major flute manufacturers are represented, including Altus, Burkart, JL Smith, Jupiter, Haynes, Miyazawa, Muramatsu, Pearl Flutes, and Sankyo.  Flute headjoints from many of the flute manufacturers, as well as companies that only make flute headjoints, that you can try. There are many reasons you might want just a headjoint: you like your flute, but want to improve the way it sounds; if you can’t afford to upgrade the quality of your flute, it is a less expensive way to improve the way your flute sounds.  Flute accessories for sale, such as music stands, flute stands, tuners, metronomes, flute swabs, cleaning cloths, gig bags, etc. There will be flute t-shirts, flute notepads, flute pencils, flute coffee mugs, flute jewelry and other flute items to buy. And of course music!

GPFS Raffle

General Raffle: Each year of Flute Fair we host a raffle to raise funds for our scholarship program, and to lower membership costs. This year, participants will automatically be entered into the general raffle for a chance to win a prize! Each workshop will have two winners, who will be contacted for delivery.

Special Raffle: For just $5 dollars, you can enter a chance to win a coaching session with one of our amazing local teachers. More information to follow.

Staffing & Credits

GPFS Flute Fair Committee

Chris Smith, Phyllis Louke

Volunteer Coordinator:
Chris Smith

Phyllis Louke

Exhibit Hall:
Virtual this year

Flute Fair Program:
BJ Nicoletti

Performance Coordinator:

Sandy Duffy-Norman

Guest Artist Recital Coordinator:
Phyllis Louke

Guest Artist Reception:
Not applicable this year

Guest Artist Master Class:
Sandy Duffy Norman

Guest Artist Recital Program:
BJ Nicoletti

Stage manager/Zoom Facilitators:
Abigail Sperling and BJ Nicoletti

Not applicable this year

Abigail Sperling and BJ Nicoletti

Raffle & Merchandise:
Cheryl Thompson-Merrill

Membership Table & Roster:
Adrian Dee

Admission Table:
Not applicable this year

Young Artist Competition:
Sydney Carlson & Emily Stanek

Food & Refreshment:  Not applicable this year

GPFS would like to offer special thanks to:

  • The Raffle Donors

  • Flute Fair Workshop Presenters

  • GPFS Business Members for their ongoing support of GPFS.

  • When the event is help in-person (hopefully in 2022), Clackamas Community College and the Music Department for the use of the space and assistance in producing the GPFS Flute Fair.

  • The GPFS Board of Directors and Flute Fair organizers extend their gratitude to the cadre of volunteers who generously give their time and energy. In typical years, our volunteers get up early, stay late, miss a workshop, schlep food, shuttle instruments, lug chairs, peddle merchandise, advocate membership, and many other duties graciously accepted to create harmony and bring success to this annual event. We appreciate each and every one of you!

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