The purpose of this news page is to highlight key news from GPFS such as upcoming events and more urgent society announcements. The best way to stay tuned about GPFS is to read our monthly ENews delivered to members and The Portland Piper - the official news and information publication of GPFS, published six times yearly Newsletter – The Portland Piper.
GPFS DATES TO REMEMBER
We hope that you are enjoying this year’s programming so far, both in person and online. We look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming events.
Flute Fair Masterclass with Zart Dombourian-Eby
Flute Fair Young Artist Competition
Newsletter – The Portland Piper
ANNUAL MEETING AND NOMINATIONS - MEET YOUR NEW 2023-24 GPFS BOARD MEMBERS
These individuals were voted on by membership to serve as officers and members-at-large for the 23-24 GPFS Season: Greater Portland Flute Society Board Members 2023-24.pdf
YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION WINNERS!
Congratulations and applause to all who participated in the 2023 GPFS Young Artist Competition. Learn more and meet th e winners here -
NEXT EVENTS - MAY AND JUNE FIRST TUESDAYS
FLUTISTS - YOU ARE INVITED, FREE, LINK BELOW, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
You are invited to join in for the last two sessions of First Tuesdays Online with GPFS – a casual, monthly, online salon-like series presented by GPFS members.
May 9, 2023 and June 6, 2023 (second Tuesday of the month)
7:00 to 8:00 pm online (PST) (first Tuesday of the month)
PDF invitation you can share as well: First Tuesday May June 2023 Invitation.pdf
May 9, 2023 – Flutist Gabriela Gimenes – Finding music and literature about Choro genre in Brazil. This genre has thousands of compositions and one of the main instruments is the Flute. Let's dive in the www to find content as well as video and audio references for understanding, learning and playing this exciting music. Gabriela is Sopro Novo Yamaha Artist, born in Brazil and based in the Portland area.
June 6, 2023 – Flutist Camila Oliveira will present on Brazilian music for flute, including some insights on Brazil’s NE region’s folk music. Possible introduction to the Pífano, a wood flute! More details to come!
Attendance is limited to 100 participants so call in sooner than later that evening.
The zoom link below will be open fifteen minutes before the session time. You can message the Zoom facilitator Adrian Dee through email@example.com@gpfs.org if you have any trouble getting into the zoom call. Please message firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Meeting ID: 814 5618 8467, Passcode: 616856
Stay Tuned and Learn More: First Tuesdays
THE PORTLAND PIPER - OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER AND PUBLICATION OF GPFS
The Spring, 2023 issue of The Portland Piper, news and information from GPFS, has been released. The February Issue is still available for you to view as are other past issues. To enjoy the issue, members must simply login to the Members Area of the website using their email and password. The Portland Piper is published six times a year with the next issue available in June, 2023.
All the articles for each issue are archived in the same area and are easily downloaded for you to keep or share.
FLUTIST FRIENDS LOCALLY/REGIONALLY AND WORLD-WIDE - UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NOW
HOW YOU CAN HELP GPFS NOW
Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission
GPFS is proud and grateful to have received a grant for $2400 from the Oregon Arts Commission. This award will help support the many activities for GPFS including, for example, Student Study Grants, masterclasses, workshops, performances, The Portland Piper publication, the annual fall event, Flute Academy, middle and high school competitions, and the annual Flute Fair.