Some GPFS event 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 Academy, Salem
Newsletter – The Portland Piper
Flute Academy - Registration Open
Mid - Valley FLUTE ACADEMY
January 28th, 2023. Salem Building 1, Room 204.
Time: 9:00 - 3:00.
How to Register: Use this link to register for the event as a potential masterclass performer or as a general participant. Note - There will be four masterclass performers - registration limited to first four applicants so register soon!
Registration Link: Mid Valley Flute Academy
This is a great opportunity to hear a great recital, learn from Zach, hear Zach's feedback for the student masterclass performers, pick-up some warm-up tips, and play with others in a flute choir. See the schedule below.
ALL LEVELS and AGES welcome to participate in the event. There is something for everyone.
39th Annual GPFS Flute Fair 2023, In-Person this year!
Zartouhi Dombourian-Eby is regularly featured as both a flute and piccolo soloist with the Seattle Symphony. A native of New Orleans, she has performed on concert series and given master classes throughout the United States and internationally.She recently gave the first piccolo recital ever performed in China. Her solo CD, in Shadow, light, is available on Crystal Records, and her edition of the three Vivaldi piccolo concertos is published by Theodore Presser. Dombourian-Eby is the incoming President of the National Flute Association, the professional association of over 6,000 flutists from all over the world. She has served on the faculty at the University of Washington and Pacific Lutheran University. Learn more about Zart from her interview with Principal Chairs: <Link to Interview>
Our Feldenkrais Lesson Continues! The next two First Tuesdays will feature Donna Maebori.
Register through buttons above or from the GPFS webpage for the First Tuesday events - First Tuesdays
Cost: Both sessions are free for GPFS Members, $5 each for Non-Members
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Zoom link sent upon registration
December 6, 2022 – Donna is a retired physical therapist, flutist and Feldenkrais certified practitioner. First Tuesdays for December and January will be the remaining two sessions of an introductory triad of Feldenkrais experiences. This past June was a lesson on breathing more specifically and fully, learning to choose where to direct one's breath. In December, "Jaw Relaxation" will be the theme where we will gain more in-depth sense of tongue and jaw movement. This lesson will be done sitting.
January 3, 2023 - Donna returns! Per above, we continue our Feldenkrais sessions. January will be a classic "Pelvic Clock" lesson that ends with finding one's most easily-tall sitting posture. Donna Maebori, Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and fellow flutist, will again be the presenter for these sessions. This lesson will be done sitting.
GPFS Publication Release Update - The October, 2022 issue of The Portland Piper, news and information from GPFS, has been released. The August 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 December, 2022.
All the articles for each issue are archived in the same area and are easily downloaded for you to keep or share.
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.
A QUICK LOOK AT CURRENT & UPCOMING ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
September began the new program year for GPFS and here’s the scoop - see the "save the dates" above! It promises to be another interesting and active year to look forward to.
All of this depends on volunteers. Most importantly, thank you to the many volunteers who lend a hand on and off and sometimes year after year after year. To all, please consider lending a bit of your time and talent when you can. Send your ideas. Share a performance. Conduct a workshop. Write a short article or two for publication. Review a piece of music or an album. Donate to support the work of GPFS, particularly our support of youth through the Student Study Grants.
o Short reviews (your choice) of sheet music, instructional methods, books or albums. This is an especially good option for the teachers among us, but open to all with an interest in sharing your thoughts and suggestions with fellow membership.
LOOKING BACK ON THE RECENT PAST FOR GPFS
HOW YOU CAN HELP GPFS NOW