8:00am - 9:00am
Applications of Embodied Movement for Flute
Wendy Masterson recently retired from Interlochen Arts Academy after spending 25 years on the dance faculty. Interlochen is a prestigious boarding high-school for the arts in northern Michigan. While at Interlochen, Wendy led professional development sessions for her colleagues and created curriculum for all arts majors (music, visual, film, singer/songwriter, theater, dance, creative writing) that culminated in a course called Learning, Expression & Artistry for upperclassmen.
Learning, Expression & Artistry utilized conscious embodiment principles and
developmental movement as a means of accessing and understanding the
foundation of expression and learning. Students explored how the early patterns of infant development combined with different body systems (skeletal, organ,
glandular, fluid) laid the pathways for their unique expression and habitual
patterns. They applied and integrated this information to their chosen art forms.
Wendy owns The Motion Space, LLC in Great Falls, MT and continues to hold
training sessions for teachers and private sessions/classes for the community.
9:00am - 10:00am
Combined Flute Choir with Susan Makeever
Susan Makeever is the principal flute of the Bozeman and Billings Symphonies, the Intermountain Opera, and the Montana Ballet Orchestra. She is a member of several chamber ensembles, including the Yellowstone Chamber Players, Kreutzer Trio, and Flutes and Friends. Sue was invited to tour Brazil with the Kreutzer Trio in 1998, as part of a United States Department Grant. She was also a soloist with the Muir String Quartet in 2005. Sue has taught at the Red Lodge Music Festival, Rushmore, Northwest, and Illinois Summer Music Camps. Susan earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois, a Master of Music Performance from Northwestern University, and completed all her course work and recitals toward a Doctor of Music from Florida State University. She has studied with Geoffrey Gilbert, Walfrid Kujala, Charles DeLaney, Kenton Terry, Jacob Berg, and Mary Louise Poor. She has attended master classes with James Galway, at the Royal Irish Conservatory in Dublin, Ireland, and Jean-Pierre Rampal, at the Academie d'Ete, in Nice, France. Before coming to Montana, Sue taught at the University of North Texas.
4:30pm - 5:30pm
“The Virtual Flute: 'Skyping' Your Way to a Successful Studio”
Emily graduated with a Bachelor’s of Music Performance in 2015 from Ithaca College, where she studied with Dr. Wendy Mehne and Mary Kay Robinson. Additionally, Emily spent a semester abroad in Amsterdam where she studied at Conservatorium van Amsterdam. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Music Performance at the University of Wyoming under the tutelage of Dr. Nicole Riner. Emily has played with many ensembles including the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra and Ithaca College Wind Ensemble. She performed as principal piccolo with the Ithaca College Wind Ensemble at Alice Tully Hall in 2015. Emily also attended Marrowstone Music Festival in Bellingham, Washington the summer of 2013, where she played under the baton of Gerard Schwarz and Dale Clevenger of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Emily is currently a member of the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony. In her free time Emily enjoys hiking in the Snowy Range close to Laramie, cooking healthy meals, and traveling to new places.
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Flutistry Workshop with Adam Workman
Raised in Vergennes, Vermont, flutist Adam Workman moved to Boston in 1998 to pursue his love of music. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Flute Performance from the Boston University College of Fine Arts where he studied with Marianne Gedigian, Jacques Zoon, and Linda Toote. He also received considerable guidance from Jonathan Landell, Court Gettel, Louis Moyse, Steven Finley, James Walker, and Paula Robison. Adam has appeared in orchestral, chamber, and solo performances throughout the country, and can be heard with the Boston-based Commonwealth Chamber Players and the Fensgate Chamber Players. His solo CD, “Tribute: Past, Present, Future” was released under the Azadmusico label.
Sought after as a teacher and coach, Adam has had students accepted at The Peabody Conservatory, The Yale University School of Music, The Longy School of Music, and The NYU School of Music. Formerly on faculty at the Boston Flute Academy, he has also coached the flutists of the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and has taught masterclasses at Boston University College of Fine Arts, Eastman School of Music, Yale School of Music,
Peabody Conservatory of Music, New England Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Georgia Athens, University of Missouri, University of Akron, Hartt School of Music, and The Kennedy School in Berlin, Germany, among others. Adam currently maintains a private studio at Flutistry Boston.
In addition to his artistic pursuits, Adam has held high-level roles at major companies in Boston including ViaCell, Inc, The Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Biogen Idec, and was also Director of Classic and Amadeus Flutes at the Wm. S. Haynes Flute Company. With this unique background in both the creative and corporate worlds, Mr. Workman founded Muddy River Creative, an Arts Consulting firm, in 2004 (which later developed into Flutistry Boston). As such, he has made various contributions to the work of Marianne Gedigian, Paula Robison, Steven P. Finley, FluteFX, Charles Villarrubia, The Wm. S. Haynes Flute Company, Yesterday Service Music, The National Flute Association, The University of Texas at Austin, and SonyBMG Records. Adam has proudly served as a member of the Board of Directors for the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition since 2007.
Recognized for his repair skills by the Vermont Guild of Flute Making, Mr. Workman was trained in flute repair by master flutemakers Steven P. Finley (FluteFX and Wm. S. Haynes), Jonathan Landell, Muramatsu Flutes, Lillian Burkart, David and Joel Straubinger and is a Muramatsu & Straubinger Certified Repair Technician.