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GPFS Flute Fair

Valerie Coleman, 2021 Guest ArtistUnfortunately, the GPFS decided to cancel Flute Fair in 2020 due to the prevalence of Covid-19. We are already preparing for a great 2021 event with Valerie Coleman! In the meantime, we encourage you to visit GPFS sponsors and commercial members who are still fully operating and ready to send flutes and merchandise your way!

Flute Fair is the GPFS flagship event that includes a guest artist recital on a Friday night followed by a Saturday 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. Sponsored by the Greater Portland Flute Society and Clackamas Community College, admission and all the activities are FREE for GPFS Members! Non-members can attend for $10.

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). 

Flute Fair is where 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. Don't miss the flute accessories 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 also will be flute T-shirts, flute notepads, flute pencils, flute coffee mugs, flute jewelry, and other flute items available for sale.

Admission:

GPFS Members:

Free. One parent will be admitted free with every student member.

You can join GPFS at the door. Click here to learn about the benefits of joining.

Non-members:

$10 general admission per person (8 and under free, no senior discount)

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Schedule

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

Enter our raffle at Flute Fair! For $1, you have a chance to win a variety of fabulous prizes, such as CD's, books to assist you in teaching and performing, sheet music, cleaning cloths and more! This drawing takes place hourly so you have plenty of chances to win.

Check these links (or the navigation buttons at the top left of this page) for specific information on vendorsworkshopsperformances, and scheduling. Plan on coming early and staying late! Bring a friend (or two or three!) It will be a fun-filled day!

Staffing & Credits

GPFS Flute Fair Committee

Manager:
Chris Smith, Phyllis Louke

Volunteer Coordinator:
Chris Smith

Workshops:
Chris Smith

Exhibit Hall:
Debbie Johnson

Flute Fair Program:
Emily Stanek

Performance Coordinator:
Phyllis Louke

Masterclass:
Sandy Duffy-Norman

Guest Artist Recital Coordinator:
Phyllis Louke

Guest Artist Reception:
Sandy Duffy Norman

Guest Artist Master Class:
Sandy Duffy Norman

Guest Artist Recital Program:
Abigail Sperling

Stage manager:
Sam Louke

Signs:
Lisa Steinkamp

Photographer:
Nancie Thompson

Raffle & Merchandise:
Cheryl Thompson-Merrill

Membership Table & Roster:
Adrian Dee

Admission Table:
Rebecca Olson

Young Artist Competition:
Abigail Sperling & Emily Stanek

Food & Refreshments:
CCC Cougar Cafe operated by Trio Hospitality

GPFS would like to offer special thanks to:

  • The Raffle Donors

  • Flute Fair Workshop Presenters

  • GPFS Business Members for their ongoing support of GPFS.

  • 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 gave their time and energy this year. Thanks for getting up early, staying late, missing a workshop, schlepping food, shuttling instruments, lugging chairs, peddling merchandise, advocating membership, and all of the other duties you graciously accepted to create harmony and bring success to this annual event. We appreciate each and every one of you!

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

This program makes it easy for you to donate to the GPFS with the shopping you do every day!

To  connect your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the GPFS,  CLICK HERE


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