9:00 am Workshop: "Warm-up Class!", presented by Chris James
This workshop will focus on maximizing efficiency in your practice routines. This informative workshop will help you incorporate new methods and ideas to keep daily practice interesting and fun!
11:00 am Workshop: "Basic Flute Repair" , 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.
Mr. Johnson studied flute performance at Academie Intenationale diet de Nice in Nice, France. The highlight of my performance career was performing a solo with an orchestra where he earned a degree in fine art with a focus in painting, sculpting and metalsmithing. He pursued technical training at the invitation of Muramatsu Flute engineers at the Muramatsu Flute factory and facilities in Tokorozawa and Tokyo, Japan.
Join Mr. Johnson in an exploration of flute repair basics that will benefit flutists and their students at all levels.
1:00 pm Workshop: "6 Weeks to Anything", presented by Sharon Sparrow
In this workshop, 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!
Ms. Sparrow is a much sought-after clinician and has taught master classes all over the United States and in Canada and in France. She holds Flute Instructor positions locally at both Wayne State and Oakland University. In 2016, Theodor Presser Company published and released her book "6 Weeks to Finals", a detailed guide to taking orchestral auditions. She is thrilled to be coaching audition candidates from all over the country to be successful.
A dedicated advocate of musical education, Ms. Sparrow strives to promote awareness and enjoyment of classical music in all her endeavors, especially with children. She has written and hosted shows for both the Cuttime Players and the Detroit Symphony, and regularly performs in local schools, hospitals and retirement centers as part of the DSO's Community Enrichment program.
Sharon Sparrow received her Bachelor of Music from the prestigious Juilliard School, and Master of Music at Mannes College of Music. Her three major teachers were Julius Baker, Thomas Nyfenger and Geoffrey Gilbert.