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.
Flute Fair 2021
Planning is already well underway, and for the first time we'll be hosting it virtually! Our guest artist is Valerie Coleman, who will be streaming a recital on April 9th, with a virtual meet & greet. Saturday the 10th will feature a host of workshops, panel discussions, and an online masterclass. Check below as details are updated regularly!
Flute Fair includes:
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!
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 vendors, workshops, performances, 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
Guest Artist Master Class:
Sandy Duffy Norman
Guest Artist Recital Program:
Raffle & Merchandise:
Membership Table & Roster:
Young Artist Competition:
Abigail Sperling & Emily Stanek
Food & Refreshments:
CCC Cougar Cafe operated by Trio Hospitality
GPFS would like to offer special thanks to: