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Amy Porter's
15th Annual Anatomy of Sound Workshop for Flutists

A supportive, holistic approach to the flute

 

Key Information

June 3-6, 2017

Application Deadline: Due May 1, 2017

Faculty

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

Special guests: 

Viviana Guzmán, Grammy Nominated flutist, composer, dancer and poet

Mark Sparks

Jerald Schwiebert, Clinical Assistant Professor Emeritus of Performing Arts, 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 masterclasses, and join in-depth discussions about the study of flute tone, breathing and body awareness both in flute practice and in performance.

Participants will work with special guest, Viviana Guzman on telling your story through marketing, public relations, online presence and more. Participants will even be provided the opportunity to walk away from this workshop with their own promotional music video! 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!

2017 Classes/Presentations Included:

  • “How the Body Moves” Porter/Schwiebert
  •  “The Anatomy of Journaling” Dwyer
  • “Tell Your Story Project - creating a promo video” Guzman
  • “Yoga for Flutists” Dwyer
  • “Body Work” Schwiebert
  •  “The Anatomy of Sound Class: Orchestral Excerpts” Porter
  • “Spotlight on JOY! & Performance Theory” Schwiebert/Dwyer
  • “Music for Flute and Electronics” Porter
     Lecture: “Improvisation for Classical Musicians” Guzman
  • “The Anatomy of Sound Class: Works for Solo Flute” Porter
  • “Intro to Beatboxing and other Extended Techniques” Guzman
  • “Tell Your Story –Finishing your projects ” Guzman, Dwyer

2017 Schedule

SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017 
2:00 PM Registration Stamps Lobby
 
3:00 – 4:00 PM Orientation & Introductions – Porter, Lamoreaux, Guzman, Schwiebert, Dwyer Stamps Auditorium
 
4:00-5:00 PM “How the Body Moves” Porter/Schwiebert
Studio 1
 
5:00-6:00 PM “The Anatomy of Journaling” Dwyer
Studio 2
 
6:00-7:00 PM Light Snack provided
Stamps Lobby
 
7:00-9:30 PM “Tell Your Story Project - creating a promo video” Guzman
Stamps Auditorium
 
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017
8:00-9:00 AM “Yoga for Flutists” Dwyer
Studio 2
 
10:30 AM-11:30 AM Group A “Body Work” Schwiebert
Studio 1
 
10:30 AM-1:00 PM “The Anatomy of Sound Class: Orchestral Excerpts” Porter
Stamps Auditorium 
 
1:00 PM Lunch on own
 
2:30-5:00 PM “Tell Your Story Project continues…  Flute and Poetry”
Guzman
Large Classroom
 
5:00 PM Dinner on own
 
7:00 PM -9:00 PM “Spotlight on JOY! & Performance Theory” Schwiebert/Dwyer
Studio 2
 
MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
8:00-9:00 AM “Yoga for Flutists” Dwyer
Studio 2
 
10:30 AM-11:30 AM Group B “Body Work” Schwiebert
Studio 1
 
10:30 AM-1:00 PM Porter Masterclass: “Music for Flute and Electronics”
Stamps Auditorium
 
1:00 PM Lunch on own
 
2:30-4:00 PM Lecture: Improvisation for Classical Musicians
Guzman
Studio 2
 
4:00-5:00 The Anatomy of Journaling continues…
Dwyer
 
5:00 PM Dinner on own
 
7:00 PM Evening Recital: Viviana Guzman
Stamps Auditorium
 
Czardas     V. Monti  Arr. Guzman
 
Viviana (2014)   Gary Schocker
1. Musk
2. Mascara 
 
Pink Panther   Henri Mancini  Arr. Guzman
 
7th Veil  Viviana Guzman
 
Tango Suite     Astor Piazzolla  Arr. Guzman
La Cumparsita
Oblivion
Libertango
 
Dream Sequence     Jeff Tyzik


Danger High Voltage         Gary Schocker
       Don’t Touch
 
TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017
8:00-9:00 AM “Yoga for Flutists” Dwyer
Studio 2
 
10:30 AM-11:30 AM Group C “Body Work” Schwiebert
Studio 1
 
10:30 AM-1:00 PM “The Anatomy of Sound Class: Works for Solo Flute” Porter
Stamps Auditorium 
 
1:00 PM Lunch on own
 
2:00-3:00 PM “Intro to Beatboxing and other Extended Techniques”
Guzman
Stamps Auditorium
                                     
3:00-5:00 PM “Tell Your Story –Finishing your projects ” Guzman, Dwyer
Studio 2
 
5:00 PM Dinner on own
 
7:00 PM Evening Recital: Amy Porter
Stamps Auditorium
Tell Your Story Project presentations and performances with Amy Porter, Viviana Guzman, Laura Dwyer
 
8:30 PM Evening Reception
Stamps Lobby

Materials

Yoga mat, comfortable shoes, yoga pants or sweatpants.

Application / Audition Procedure

The first 32 applicants who complete all of the below requirements will be accepted. Select participants among those admitted will be invited to perform in the masterclasses, based upon video provided.

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

  1. Submit an online application and application fee
  2. A short statement as to why you would like to attend the workshop
  3. Resume / description of current flute related activities
  4. An audition recording or video of two contrasting works.

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Tuition / Fees

  • Non-refundable Application Fee: $45
  • Workshop Fee: No refunds after May 1, 2017
    Participant: $600

Admission Notification

All applicants will be notified of admission via email. Those invited to perform in the masterclasses will be notified no later than May 10, 2017.


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-youthandadult@umich.edu

Phone: (734) 936-2660

Exhibitor

Please contact our office at smtd-youthandadult@umich.edu or (734) 936-2660 if you are interested in becoming a 2017 exhibitor at this event.

Thank you to our corporate exhibitors from 2016!

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower

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