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Looking for event registration? Use the Calendar below to see what is coming up, or head to one of our event pages to find out more!

The GPFS prides itself on hosting three annual events during our program calendar: our Fall Guest Artist invites a well-known performer/soloist to Portland to perform a recital and give a workshop or masterclass; Our Flute Academy in Salem is in February and brings together high school students from across the Willamette Valley to learn, collaborate, and perform with local guests; The Flute Fair, our flagship event, is a weekend of all things flute-related. Recitals, special guests, competitions, and of course merchandise are all part of the fun.

    Click on the menu links to find out more about our sponsored specific events and what to expect when you attend.

    Below is our events calendar. Scroll through to see both GPFS-sponsored and non-sponsored events. Have an event you'd like us to list here? Send all information (location, date, time, performers, cost, potential for GPFS-member discount) to our webmaster. Listing on our web calendar is free of charge.

    Although every arts organization has been impacted by Covid-19, we are excited to feature any and all flute-related local and regional events here soon!

    The GPFS is pleased to announce that this year's Fall Guest Artist is Paul Edmund-Davis! Head to the Fall Guest Artist page to find out more, and to register!

    Upcoming events

      • 9 Apr 2021
      • 7:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
      • 10 Apr 2021
      • 4:00 PM (UTC-08:00)
      • Virtual

       GPFS Virtual Flute Fair 2021 with special guest Valerie Coleman! 

      Saturday April 10th


      This year Flute Fair in entirely virtual! You can purchase a ticket to Valerie Coleman's recital Friday night and register for our Saturday events soon.

      A final schedule and Zoom links for each session will be sent to participants well in advance of the event dates. We look forward to seeing you there!



      • 10 Apr 2021
      • (PDT)
      • Online
      Register

      The Greater Portland Flute Society would like to invite all middle school and high school flutists to audition for our 2021 virtual Young Artist Competition as part of our virtual Flute Fair 2021!


      There are two competition divisions: Junior Division (middle school) or Senior Division (high school). Music may be recorded with or without a piano accompaniment. You may also decide to perform one of the many flute alone solos in our repertoire.

      Procedures:

      1. Record your video performance. 
      2. Upload your video to youtube, dropbox, google drive, or another online storage system of your choice.  
      3. Complete the online registration form (left) on or before Monday, March 29th. You will share a link to your video on this form and pay the YAC entry fee ($10).  
      All competitors will receive detailed comments from our adjudicators: 
      • Senior Competition: Alicia DiDonato Paulsen and Adam Eccleston
      • Junior Competition: Rachel Rencher and Sue Gillespie

      Prizes will be awarded as follows: 

      Junior Division Prizes

      • First place: $200 Cash Prize
      • Second place: $100 Certificate to Canter Music
      • Third place: One Private Lesson with Zach Galatis

      Senior Division Prizes

      • First place: $300 Cash Prize
      • Second place: $150 Certificate to Windsmith Music
      • Third place: One Private Lesson with Martha Long

      You must be a GPFS member to enter this competition. Find out about the

      benefits of membership!


      Winners will be announced at Flute Fair 2021, and will be invited to share their videos on the GPFS Facebook page 

      • 10 Apr 2021
      • (PDT)
      • Online
      Register

      The Greater Portland Flute Society would like to invite students for the Sara Lasky GPFS Flute Fair Masterclass with Valerie Coleman as part of Flute Fair 2021!

      Students ranging from high school through graduate programs may apply for this masterclass, but you must be a GPFS member. The video performances of the selected participants will be sent in advance to Ms. Coleman for her to view and will be shown during the masterclass as a basis for the lesson.


      Procedures:

      1. Record your performance.
      2. Upload your video to youtube, dropbox, google drive, or another online storage system of your choice.  
      3. Complete the online registration form (left) on or before Monday, March 29th. You will share a link to your video and a link to a resume or bio on this form. 
      4. Notifications of will be sent out on April 2nd. 

      To enter, you must complete the registration form (right). 

      All flutists must be current GPFS members at the time of submission. Learn about the benefits of member.

      APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON MONDAY, March 29, 2021. Notification of the results will follow on April 2nd. This masterclass is FREE for selected participants thanks to the Sara Lasky scholarship fund.

      • 16 Apr 2021
      • 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
      • Online
      Register

      Join the GPFS for our first virtual Flute Fair Guest Artist Recital. Flutist and teacher Valerie Coleman will present a Friday night recital featuring new music. A pre-concert chat with Valerie starts at 6:45, and a pre-recorded recital starts streaming at 7:30!

      Program

      Danza de la Mariposa (solo flute) 

      Requiem Milonga (flute with piano)

      Matisseries (solo flute)

         I. Odalisques, Henriette, Harmony in Red

         II. Odalisque: Purple Robe and Anemones

         III. Cut Out: Celestial Jerusalem

         IV. Cut Out: Tree of Life

         V. Cut Out: Creole Dancer

      Fanmi Imen (flute with piano)


      All pieces are Valerie Coleman compositions. Shelly Berg will be the collaborative pianist.

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