Follow Us

Log in

Flute Fair Workshops

April 9th 9:00 - 12:30, Saturday Morning Online with Gareth

    • De-mystifying Great Tone: An approach to explore the brass-tacks methodology and techniques of creating a great tone on your flute. Clear instructions, innovative approaches, surprising ideas, useful analogies, and even some controversial myth-busting to be had in this fully interactive session! Have your flutes out and ready to test throughout the class! (While muted!)
    • The Whistle-stop Tour of Extended Techniques: A seat-of-your-pants, rapid-fire, Flutes Out exploration of TWENTY of the most common extended techniques for the flute - ranging from the conventional to the innovative to the downright STRANGE. Thanks to Zoom and the MUTE function - you can happily squeak, honk and splurt your way through the class without fear! Just maybe have a cloth close at hand to give your computer screen a wipe!
    • Master Class with Gareth and four selected performers will be conducted after these workshops. More details to come! Listen in, enjoy and learn about the performer's pieces and his feedback on learning and performing them.
Other Workshops, Post Flute Fair, "First Tuesdays with GPFS"
  • Virtual Workshops: This year, in addition to guest artist Gareth McLearnon's two Saturday workshops, other workshops and performances will be held in the months following Saturday, April 9th! This new series is called "First Tuesday with GPFS" - Learn more here! Free for members, and only $5 for non-members. Spread the word. Great sessions coming up.
  • Stay tuned by watching this webpage. Also, GPFS members and contacts will receive email communications about the events as we know more.  
Last Season's Flute Fair Virtual Workshops

9:00 - Rise and Shine Warm Ups for Everyone!

Presented by Dr. Sydney Carlson, Professor at Portland State University

Bring your flute for a wonderful group warm-up with Sydney Carlson.

Flutist, Sydney Carlson has performed in Europe, China, Mexico, South America, and throughout the United States. Her students have gone on to careers in the United States, China, Europe, and South America. She is Associate Professor of Flute at Portland State University and a member of the Portland Opera Orchestra. You can her perform at with Museaux Trio and the IWO Flute Quartet at 

10:00 - Regenerating Your Low Flute Playing

Presented by Tessa Brinckman

Tessa Brinckman leads a fun workshop for low flutists (any level), exploring how extended techniques are both everyday warmups and beautiful textures in our repertoire. Flutists are welcome to ask questions and play anything they wish. Tessa is an interdisciplinary flutist/composer who collaborates with artists all over the world in co-creation, performance and recording.

11:00 - How We Maintain Your Flute

Presented by Canter Flute Repair (Darren Cook and Molly Duggan)
Canter Flute Repair is a dedicated flute repair shop in Beaverton, Oregon.  Come to our class and learn the repairmen’s perspective on your flute! We’ll be discussing adjustments, COAs, overhauls, pads, cleaning and care of your flute, and sharing some pictures and stories from our shop. Bring your repair questions!

12:00 - Valerie Coleman: The Story Behind the Music

This inspiring presentation will navigate the career and ascension of Valerie Coleman from the proud and loud streets of Louisville, Kentucky, to national and world acclaim in the arts as a flutist and composer.  This presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A.

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

P.O. Box 3895
Portland, Oregon 
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software