Flute Fair Workshops, 2023
The doors will open at 8:30. Sign in at the Gregory Forum building. The vendor area will be open 9:00 - 4:00. The events of the day run from 9:00 - 4:30.
The fair will be held in two buildings - Gregory Forum and McLoughlin Hall. Link to a map of CCC Campus: Campus Map9:00-11:45 GPFS Member Workshops, Classroom M229 in McLoughlin Building
11:45 – 12:30 Open time/lunch break.
Continue to enjoy visiting the commercial vendors, network with other flutists, take a lunch break and enjoy some fresh air.
12:30 -1:15 – Guest Artist Workshop, Gregory Forum Stage
2023 FLUTE FAIR GUEST ARTIST ZART DOMBOURIAN-EBY is the Principal Piccolo (Robert and Clodagh Ash Chair) of the Seattle Symphony and is regularly featured as both a flute and piccolo soloist and clinician in Seattle and across the world. Her performances have consistently received highest praise from both critics and audiences: the Seattle Times review of her performance of Gunther Schuller’s Concerto for Flute and Piccolo bore the headline "It was a night for flute/piccolo artistry,” and described her playing as "spectacular" and "phenomenal.” Alex Ross of The New Yorker wrote that she “crystallized Varèse's ‘Density 21.5.’” She is a Keefe Piccolo Artist.
A native of New Orleans, she received her B.A. and M.M. degrees from Louisiana State University. After a year of study with Albert Tipton she attended Northwestern University earning a Doctor of Music degree under the tutelage of Walfrid Kujala. She has been a member of the New Orleans Pops, Baton Rouge Symphony, Colorado Philharmonic, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and performed with the Chicago Symphony, and has served on the faculties of the University of Washington and Pacific Lutheran University. She was the founding editor of Flute Talk and is on the Editorial Board for The Flutist Quarterly. She has served as both Program Chair and as President of the National Flute Association, and been a featured soloist and presenter at numerous NFA conventions.
Zart has commissioned numerous compositions, including two works for piccolo and piano by Martin Amlin, and sonatas by Gary Schocker and Levente Gyongyosi, and a chamber work by Ken Benshoof. She can be heard in over 150 recordings of the Seattle Symphony, and her solo CD, in shadow, light, is available on Crystal Records. Her award-winning editions of the three Vivaldi piccolo concertos and the Teleman duo concerto are both published by Theodore Presser.
JILL FELBER is an internationally acclaimed recording artist, dynamic flute recitalist, innovative chamber musician, legendary contemporary music specialist, and a distinguished flute professor who inspires and motivates students worldwide.
Ms. Felber has performed solo recitals, chamber music, and concertos on five continents and has held residencies in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy, Canada, Brazil and the United States. Also a tireless promoter of new music, Ms. Felber has inspired many composers to write solo and chamber works for her and for her flute duo ZAWA!, and is currently engaged in several commissioning projects. She has premiered over five hundred works for the flute and has released world premiere recordings for Centaur Records, CRI, Neuma Records, BCM+D Records, and ZAWA!MUSIC.
In demand as a guest clinician because of her extraordinary motivational teaching style, Ms. Felber is Professor of Flute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she earned the Distinguished Teaching Award.
Cassie Maloney Vandehey graduated from Slippery Rock University with a degree in music education in 2014. She has spent her time since then studying the Alexander Technique, graduating from teacher training at the Oregon Center for the Alexander Technique in 2022. Through her teaching and small business, Alexander Technique PNW, her goal is to help others live, play, and work well. Find her and helpful resources at www.cassiemaloney.com.
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.
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.
CHORO DA ALEGRIA (choro of happiness) is a Portland-based ensemble dedicated to playing the wonderful melodies of Brazil. The group draws much inspiration from the genre Choro, which means cry or lament and has been loosely called “Brazilian ragtime.” Choro features samba rhythms, jazzy chords, and fast tempos. Beyond Choro the group enjoys performing classic tunes from Bossa Nova and MPB. The group released its first CD, “Quiosque,” in 2015.
Joining in will be Cláudia Nascimento, Principal Flute at São Paulo Symphony Orchestra.