Newsletter June 2013
FSW Members Performing at the
New Orleans National Flute Association Convention
August 8-11, 2013
Friday, August 9
8:00Am Wayla Chambo - “Fasting Heart” by Judith Shatin - Acadia room
8:00Am Alicia Kosack - “Aubade” by Libby Larsen &
“Sunswept” by Adrienne Albert - Acadia room
12:15Pm Woodbridge Flute Choir, conducted by Debbie Gilbert - World Premiere “A Couple of Scenes in New Orleans” by Greg Lutz, “Pontchartrain” by Valerie Coleman - Salon D
2:30PM Aaron Goldman - Bartok “Suite Paysanne Hongroise” - Balcony L
5:00PM Wayla Chambo - World Premiere - “Etching NOLA” by Lisa Bost-Sandberg - Acadia room
Sunday, August 11
10:00Am NFA Professional Flute Choir Concert - FSW members Laura Benning, Debbie Gilbert, Linda Kirkpatrick and Lucy Snell, performing - Salon D
11:15AM -Gumbo Flute Orchestra - conducted by Aaron Goldman -
La Galleries Foyer
2:00PM - National High School Flute Choir - FSW member Erin Morrow, performing - Salon D
2:15Pm Alicia Kosack - with Fortunate Trio - “Paris 1987” by Stella Sung & “Serenade en Trio” by Eugene Bozza - Balcony L
FSW Member Beth Chandler is President of the National Flute Association and
FSW member Aaron Goldman serves on the NFA Board of Directors
7th Annual FSW After Work Summer Flute Camp
A Music Camp for the Busy Adult Amateur Flutist
July 15- July 19, 2013
Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church
The Adult Summer Camp was designed by the Flute Society of Washington to give the busy adult amateur flutist a summer camp in the evening. You’ll get a chance to play, practice and study with other adult amateurs, meet new flute playing friends and develop further as a flutist..
The camp will be held at the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church on Chevy Chase Circle in Washington, DC. There is ample parking available and the Friendship Heights Metro Station is a short ride away. Tuition: $125 Note: At least 10 adults must sign up in order for us to have the class.
New this year:
1. One 30 minute lesson with either David Lonkevich or Debbie Gilbert will be offered as part of your tuition prior to the start of class, either from 6:00-6:30 or 6:30-7:00PM. Please contact Debbie Gilbert at email@example.com to select a teacher and set up a time.
2. Masterclass sessions will be taught by Debbie Gilbert and David Lonkevich on topics such as getting the most out of your practice time, intonation and vibrato.
We will, of course, continue to play flute choir music and chamber music.
This year the camp will again feature two exceptional artists as coaches.
Debbie Gilbert is the artistic director of the Woodbridge Flute Choir and principal flutist with the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra. She has taught private lessons to youth and adults for over 20 years and is a six time winner in the NFA Professional Flute Choir Competition. Debbie studied with Max Schoenfeld, Jeanne Timm, Thomas Perazolli, Toshiko Kohno and Tadeu Coelho.
David Lonkevich received his B.M. from The Manhattan School of music. He has studied with Julius Baker, Jeanne Baxtresser, Michael Parloff, and Ransom Wilson. He teaches at George Washington University and the Washington Conservatory of Music. He has performed with with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and is principal flute with the National Theater Orchestra and the Wolf Trap Opera. He also performs regularly with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra and performs recitals at the Austrian Embassy, and the French Embassy as part of the “Embassy Series.”
Please check the FSW website at www.fsw.net to sign up.
Spring FSW Membership Recital A Success!
Saturday, May 4, 2013, La Plata, MD was a great success--15 performers,
about 50 in the audience besides performers!
Thanks to everyone who performed and attended
The Flute Choir of Southern Maryland wants to host another Celebrate Spring event next April--possibly combining with a Guest Artist Master Class! Watch for details.
Lucy Snell, coordinator
DCFlutes Spring Concert
Tuesday, June 11
Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church
1 Chevy Chase Circle NW
Washington, DC 20015
Directed by National Symphony Orchestra Principal Flutist, Aaron Goldman, DCFlutes will perform a variety of flute choir pieces, including some patriotic hits!
Please join us for the concert and a reception following the performance.
DCFlutes is the official flute choir of the Flute Society of Washington. For more information, see http://fsw.net/.
To submit your events on the Regional Calendar of the Flute Society of Washington website, please forward your
Emma Resmini in Recital
June 1, 2013, 7:30pm
Music at Penn Alps
Grantsville, MD (near Cumberland, MD)
13-year old flute phenom Emma Resmini will present a solo recital on June 1st with the Music at Penn Alps Chamber Music Series. Repertoire will include works by Jolivet, Schubert, Martin, Clarke, and Sarasate. She will be joined by pianist Zeyda Ruga Suzuki. Concert starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15. www.musicatpennalps.org/concerts/2013-2/
Alicia Kosack will be performing at the National Flute Association Convention in New Orleans at two events:
Friday, August 9th, 8am (Acadia, 3rd Floor)
Libby Larsen - Aubade
Adrienne Albert - Sunswept
Sunday, August 11th, 2:15pm (Balcony L, 4th Floor)
performing with Fortunata Trio (www.fortunatatrio.com)
Stella Sung - Paris 1987
Eugene Bozza - Serenade en Trio
Powell Sonaré Flute Sales Position
Powell is looking for a passionate musician who can use that positive energy to expand the network of music stores who sell our various lines of Sonaré flutes and piccolos. By adding this new position, we will be able to provide more attention and better service to our flute dealers.
The Sonaré Flute Sales person will be part of our sales team and participate in meetings of sales and marketing staff for all Powell products and brands. This is primarily an inside position which utilizes the telephone and CRM systems. Expect to travel about 1 week a month.
High energy, passion and a sales personality are the most important requirements. If you have prior sales experience in music, entertainment, consumer products/services, and/or selling to retail establishments that would be beneficial. Flutists are preferred but we will consider musicians who play other wind instruments.
Compensation is roughly 2/3 base salary and 1/3 commission. Powell's benefits include 401(k), health, dental, life and disability insurance (majority of insurance premiums are company paid).
The Powell Sonaré Sales position is based in our Maynard, Massachusetts location. Please send your resume and a cover letter, by e-mail or US mail, to:
Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Inc.
1 Clock Tower Place
Maynard, MA 01754
Woodbridge Flute Choir to perform at NFA
Friday, August 9 12:15PM
The Woodbridge Flute Choir has been selected to perform at the National Flute Association Convention in New Orleans. They will be performing the World Premiere of Greg Lutz’s four movement work “A Couple of Scenes from New Orleans.” They will also perform Valerie Coleman’s New Orleans inspired piece “Pontchartrain” and “Naranjada” by Pascal Proust.
More information about the Woodbridge Flute Choir may be found at www.woodbridgeflutechoir.org.
Partial funding of all Woodbridge Flute Choir events has been provided by the
Prince William County Park Authority.
FSW member Marla Smith is raising money through gofundme.com for a new website idea called noteKritik for classical musicians. If interested in learning more about it go to http://www.gofundme.com/2tuu2c
Wildacres Flute Retreat
Little Switzerland, North Carolina
Only one opening left!
June 22-29, 2013
There are still have a few openings at the Wildacres Flute Retreat in the beautiful North Carolina mountains. June 22-29. You could play in Stephen Preston’s masterclass, or have private lessons with Amara Guitry or Brad Garner. There are still places in all of the afternoon classes:
Body Mapping with Lea Pearson
Extended Techniques with Norman Thibodeau
“Have A Go” Traverso - Amara Guitry will loan you a traverso for the week
Traverso Chamber Music with Amara Guitry
Flute Repair - Beginning and Intermediate
Perform Confidently with Helen Spielman
New this year is Sun Rise Yoga with Amanda Taylor at 7AM for all you early birds. And the Flute Choir Class has been ressurected and will be taught by Nora Kile. Amy Blumenthal will organize the Gala Concert and conduct all the Wildacres flutists for the grand culmination of this glorious week.
Visit the website at http://www.wildacresflute.com
For more information contact Anna Thibeault 478-237-4464
Flute Magic! 2013 Flute Camp
Still a Few Spaces Left!
July 8-12, 2013
Christ Church, La Plata, Maryland
Maximum 20 students
Don't Miss Out!
Flute lessons, Flute ensembles, Arts & Crafts, Recitals, Optional Piano Lessons
Staffed by all professional flutists & educators
visit http://lsnell.mtacc.org for more information & registration!
Lucy Snell, director
2013 Judith Lapple Summer Woodwind Camp
July 22 – August 2 (daily from 10:00-4:00)
at Trinity Christian School in Fairfax, VA
(just down the road from George Mason University!)
Room and board is available during the camp at George Mason University
The camp welcomes flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone and French horn, with special positions available for brass in the wind ensemble (see website for more information). There are three levels of instruction ranging from beginner to high school graduates preparing for college. Daily activities include ensemble playing, chamber music, private lessons, and specialized workshops and master classes in performance anxiety, instrument repair, sight reading, taking better auditions, technique class, orchestral excerpts and more! Electives are offered in jazz and dance! For more information, please visit our site at www.jlwoodwindcamp.com
Session 1: Flute-a-rama July 15-19, 2013
Session 2: Back-to-school Flute Boot Camp Aug. 19-23, 2013
Monday - Friday, 9am-3pm
Melissa Lindon and Carrie Rose present a workshop for fun-loving flutists in grades 5-9 in historic Takoma Park, MD.
Each day will feature a variety of music and flute-related topics, as well as coached ensemble practice. Carrie and Melissa bring a fresh approach to music theory, rhythm, scales and warm-ups, group playing, music vocabulary, body awareness and breathing. The final day includes a performance featuring the Flute-a-rama Ensembles.
For more information and to download a brochure, visit www.rosearts.org/flutearama or contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: a half day Flute-a-rama program will also be offered at Howard Community College July 22-26. See www.hccmusic.org under The Music Institute/Summer Programs or contact Melissa for more info.
2013 Summer Flute Course with
Jonathan Snowden, Rebecca Collaros
Matthew Van Hoose, resident pianist
Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria, VA
July 29, 2013-August 2, 2013
This summer flute course is for graduating high school students, collegiates and professionals. It will focus on the standard classical and orchestral flute repertoire and on flute choir. The number of performers is limited to 15 but an unlimited number of participants are accepted. The cost is $600 for performers and $400-$500 for participants (there are 4 points of entry - auditor ot performer. The number of auditors is unlimited and the cost for auditors is $100 per day. This course is not residential; hotel information is available upon request. The deadline to register is June 1, 2013. For more information, please contact:
(f) 202-686-9733 (not direct line)