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Amy Porter's Anatomy of Sound Flute Workshop

A supportive, holistic approach to the flute

 

Key Information

June 7 - 10, 2014

Performer applications: Due May 1, 2014

Participant applications: Due May 15, 2014 (no recording required)

Faculty

Amy Porter, Professor of Flute, University of Michigan; former Associate Principal Flute, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; International Award-winning Soloist, Recording Artist

Trudy Kane, Associate Professor of Flute Frost School of Music,University of Miami; Principal Flute of NY Metropolitan Opera for 32 seasons.

Tim Carey, Collaborative Pianist

Jerald Schwiebert, Assistant Professor of Theatre (Acting, Directing & Movement), University of Michigan

Laura Dwyer, Certified Yoga Instructor, Principal Flute of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra and Musica de Camara. Flute/piccolo with the Santa Fe Symphony and Opera Southwest

Description

This four-day intensive workshop presents an opportunity for adult flutists of all ages to participate in master classes, and join in-depth discussions about the study of flute tone, breathing and body awareness both in flute practice and in performance.

Fifteen performers are chosen by taped audition and will be selected upon level of playing needed for the class selected. No limit to the number of auditors. Every age adult and performance level (student, amateur, semi-professional, professional) is encouraged to apply.

The repertoire-based workshops will focus on all aspects of practicing and performing and the movement workshops will feature Professor Schwiebert focusing on performance efficiency, reducing the stress and tension associated with performance, while increasing the student's capacity for expression.

In addition, several leading flute manufacturers will exhibit their instruments for attendees to view, test and buy!

Classes/Presentations Include:

  • Porter master class: "The Anatomy of Sound"
    Find out how to discover your own individual tone through long tones and non-vibrato practicing and continue to be fascinated at how the body can always be flexible to help with tone production.
  • Porter/Schwiebert Class: "How the Body Moves"
  • Trudy Kane masterclasses
  • Dwyer Class: "Yoga for Flutists"
  • Acting Theory and Methods: Jerald Schwiebert
  • Gala Evening Recital: Trudy Kane
  • Gala Evening Recital: Amy Porter

Schedule

AOS 2014 Schedule

Materials

Yoga mat, comfortable shoes, yoga pants or sweatpants.

Application Procedure

Performer applications: Due May 1, 2014

Participant applications: Due May 15, 2014 (no recording required)

All applicants: (All files to be uploaded to an external link upon completion of the online application.)

  1. Submit an online application and application fee (credit card preferred, check payment accepted).
  2. Upload files at the link provided in your application confirmation:
    • A short statement as to why you would like to attend the workshop so we can know of tension issues or a playing-related injury.
    • Resume / description of current flute related activities.
    • If applying as a PARTICIPANT/AUDITOR: photo/headshot (this does NOT need to be a professional photo)
    • If applying as a PERFORMER: An audition recording (CD recording only - not to exceed 20 minutes) or a recent performance, of two contrasting works. One piece must be with piano or orchestral accompaniment.

Performer applicants only: Performer applicants must provide repertoire options to be performed in each selected master class. Please see the online application for specific information.

 

Audition

If applying as a PERFORMER: An audition recording (CD recording only - not to exceed 20 minutes) or a recent performance, of two contrasting works. One piece must be with piano or orchestral accompaniment

 

Tuition / Fees

  • Non-refundable Application Fee: $30
  • Workshop Fee: No refunds after May 30, 2014
    Performers: $600
    Participants: $500
    Auditors: $150/day

Admission Notification

All applicants will be notified of admission via email. Performer applicants will be notified of admission no later than May 20, 2014 (limited to 15 performers). No limit to the number of participants.


Contact

For more information about this workshop or any of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Summer Workshops, please contact the office of Youth & Adult Community Programs:

Email: smtd.adultprograms@umich.edu

Phone: (734) 936-2660

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Sponsors

 

Please contact our office if you are interested in becoming a 2014 corporate sponsor or exhibiting at this event.

Email: smtd.adultprograms@umich.edu

Phone: (734) 936-2660

Thank you to our corporate sponsors for 2014.

Flute Pro Shop

muramatsu

 

Flute Specialists

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower

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