“Six Weeks to Anything!” presented by Sharon Sparrow. Ms. Sparrow reveals her tried and true techniques of preparation in her recently published book "6 Weeks to Finals" and applies it to your personal musical event! From Solo and Ensemble, to studio recitals to any upcoming audition, knowing how to prepare successfully is the key ingredient to a positive performance experience! During this workshop, Ms. Sparrow will be taking volunteers to help demonstrate some of the techniques, as well as taking personal suggestions from auditors of what you are specifically preparing for. Signed copies of Ms. Sparrow’s new publication "6 Weeks to Finals" published by Theodore Presser Company will be available for purchase.
“Warm Up Class” presented by Chris James. This workshop will focus on maximizing efficiency in your practice routines and will help you incorporate new methods and ideas to keep daily practice interesting and fun! Join Canadian flutist Chris James, a highly versatile young performer, who currently holds the piccolo position with the Memphis Symphony, principal flute with the Ann Arbor Symphony, and associate principal flute with the Missouri Symphony and start the festival day off with best practices techniques!
“Basic Flute Repair Class” presented by Robert Johnson. Mr. Johnson is the President, Founder and Chief Technician of Flute Specialists, Inc. in Clawson, will draw upon three decades of experience in the flute sales and repair industry to discuss common issues of basic repair for every flutist.