GPFS Flute Fair 2018


Cheryl Alex conducts a jazz improvisation workshop at the 2003 Flute Fair


Workshops & Classes

Julien Beaudiment, our Flute Fair guest artist, will present a workshop at 11:00AM and a masterclass at 2:00PM. Workshops also will be presented by others at 9:00AM, 10:00AM, and 12:00PM

Workshops are 50 minutes long

Bring your flute to all these workshops.

Workshop Presenter
9:00AM Room TBD (band room will be in use)

Breath, Body, Flute: Techniques for a Free, Flexible, and Supported Sound

Abigail Sperling (DMA) and Edie Sperling (DPT) will guide you through an hour's seminar and workshop detailing the anatomy of the areas of the body which are used for support, the breathing frame and breathing mechanism, and ideas for proper alignment while playing. Participants are encouraged to bring their flutes and come prepared with questions! Edie and Abigail will be available for the rest of the morning for private questions and assessments.
Abigail Sperling and Edie Sperling
10:00AM Room TBD (band room will be in use)

Intonation:  Teaching Yourself to Hear It and Fix It

No matter our skill level or experience, intonation is always a challenge.   We know it can make us sound so right, or so...wrong.  But there are so many aspects of music to pay attention to that intonation is often left for last.  At this workshop, we will give it some well deserved attention, expanding our awareness, our ability to hear, and our ability to adjust flute intonation.
Karen Gifford
11:00AM Room TBD (band room will be in use)

How to Practice Your Technique with Both Your Hands and Your Head. Includes ways to be organized in your practicing. Bring your flute.

Julien Beaudiment
12:00PM Room TBD (band room will be in use)

Flute Choir Reading Session - BRING YOUR OWN STAND AND FLUTE!

Bring your flutes to Flute Fair 2018 and come play in a flute choir reading session lead by Lisa Ochoco. GPFS has an extensive music library that is available for check-out by our members. Lisa will use our music library to select pieces for this flute choir reading session. If you have never played a bass or an alto flute, this may be your chance to try one out.  
Lisa Ochoco
2:00PM Choir Room

Sara Lasky Memorial Fund Master Class at Flute Fair, presented by Julien Beaudiment (30 min each)

2:00         John Nguyen             Enesco       Cantabile et Presto

2:20         Alexis Deona            Bach           E major                               

2:40         Cong Xu                    Gaubert      Fantasy
3:00         Ariel Flach                 Bozza         Image

3:20         Elena Kato                 Hanson      Serenade

3:40         Jeffrey Chapman       Orchestral Excerpts (Carnival of the Animals, Daphnis and Chloe, and Tchaikovsky's 4th symphony)

Master class performer fees are paid by the Sara Lasky Master Class Fund.  Many thanks to Gary and Gale Lasky for providing this generous support for our members in the name of educational opportunity and their daughter, flutist and teacher, Sara Lasky.

For additional information please contact Sandy Duffy Norman
Julien Beaudiment