2018 Montana Flute Festival Schedule
Saturday, March 17
Festival Registration Open
8:00a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
“Applications of Embodied Movement for Flute” with Wendy Masterson
During this session participants will explore the concepts of embodiment (cellular
consciousness) and early movement patterns in relation to playing their instrument.
The experiential nature of the session will give participants insight on how to
support their technique and to better understand their unique expressive resources.
The theme will include simple movement explorations, verbal sharing, and playing
Participants should bring their instruments to this session and wear comfortable clothing.
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Young Artist Competition Preliminaries
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Combined flute choir reading and rehearsal with Susan Makeever
All festival participants are encouraged to come and play no matter what their ability level is. This reading and rehearsal will culminate in a final performance at the festival participant concert later in the evening!
10:00 a.m. – 11:30a.m.
Masterclass and Jazz Improv/Breathing with Nancy Stagnitta
11:30a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Flutistry Exhibit open to public
Annual MFA meeting
1:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m.
Young Artist Competition Finals
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Flutistry Presentation “Art of Listening” with Adam Workman
The “Art of Listening” presentation was developed by Adam Workman who has always enjoyed listening to concerts and recordings with friends, students, and colleagues and has been fascinated by the often insightful discussions that follow.
Drawn from a vast library of old and new recordings, this unique class reviews the beginnings of our flute culture from the French Flute School through our current day practices and encourages critical observation and constructive thoughtful communication among flutists.
During the presentation, popular pieces from the flute repertoire are highlighted. 3-4 short clips of each piece are selected and played anonymously, back to back, to the group of listeners followed by open discussion about performance, practice, and recording techniques, among other topics. This presentation is designed to strengthen musicianship, develop critical listening and discussion skills, while also encouraging students to tap into an incredible body of existing work on record for their own creative benefit.
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Masterclass and Alexander Technique with Leonard Garrison
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Q & A with Nancy Stagnitta and Leonard Garrison
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
"The Virtual Flute: 'Skyping' Your Way to a Successful Studio” with Emily Nazario
This presentation is about using technology, such as Skype, in modern flute pedagogy. Ms. Nazario will discuss the pros and cons of online lessons, and about how they can be beneficial to students and teachers, especially those in rural areas. Offering Skype lessons can be beneficial for student to improve their education, teachers to expand their studio and making a more livable wage, and to help create a sense of flute community in rural areas.
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Flutistry Exhibit Open
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Festival Participants Concert with reception to follow