June 12 - 16, 2017

Austin

Texas

At A Glance

Floot Fire Austin 2017
June 12 - 16, 2017
  • Mon-Thurs 9:30 am-4:30 pm

  • Fri 9:30 am-7:30 pm

Trinity United Methodist Church
4001 Speedway
Austin Texas 78751
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$350
  • Early registration ends May 1, 2017
  • Late registration May 2 - 21, 2017 ($25 late fee)
  • Last chance registration May 22 - 29, 2017 ($50 late fee)

At A Glance

Floot Fire Austin 2017
June 12 - 16, 2017
  • Mon-Thurs 9:30 am-4:30 pm

  • Fri 9:30 am-7:30 pm

Trinity United Methodist Church
4001 Speedway
Austin Texas 78751
map
$350
  • Early registration ends May 1, 2017
  • Late registration May 2 - 21, 2017 ($25 late fee)
  • Last chance registration May 22 - 29, 2017 ($50 late fee)

Floot Fire

Class Levels

Students of all levels of proficiency are eligible to participate. Students should have played flute at least one year.

There are 2 flexible levels of classes:

  • Allegro: for flutists in grades 6-8 during the most recent school year
  • Presto: for flutists in grades 9-12 during the most recent school year

Scholarships

Floot Fire offers financial assistance to students who could not otherwise attend our workshops. All scholarships are need based.

  • Floot Fire awards partial scholarships only.
  • Late fees and additional purchased items, such as photos and books, are not eligible for scholarship.
  • Deadline for full consideration is May 1, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered on an “as available basis.”
  • Submission of the scholarship application is not a guarantee of an award.
  • If you have qualified for scholarship in the past you are encouraged to reapply however, previous awards do not guarantee future awards.
  • A scholarship application does not replace the workshop registration form. All scholarship applicants must register for a workshop online.
  • All information submitted to Floot Fire Inc. will be held in strict confidence and permanently destroyed after the application is processed.

Floot Fire

Schedule

Our flexible daily schedule includes: masterclass, electives, chamber music, flute choir, and recitals. Our flootful days cover flootastic topics such as  breathing, tone, articulation, intonation, vibrato, technique, stage presence, practice habits, Body Mapping, Alexander Technique, performance tips, working with an accompanist, and much more!

Electives

Two elective periods allow students to choose courses of study that interest them most. Elective classes are open to all age levels unless otherwise indicated. Specialty instruments will be provided, some at an additional cost. Please indicate if you can provide your own specialty instrument.

Elective Session 1 (choose one class)
Beginner Piccolo (Allegro)
Learn the first steps in playing the piccolo. This class is for students with little or no piccolo experience.
Contemporary Techniques (Presto)
Beginning in the 20th century, composers began to experiment with new sounds that could be produced by our modern flute. These techniques have been used to expand the palette of flute sounds, evoke new moods, and also help strengthen and reinforce traditional playing techniques. Students will learn techniques such as Harmonics, Multiphonics, Flutter Tonguing, Singing and Playing, Beatboxing, and more!
Flooty Yoga
The name says it all. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or a yoga mat.
Low Flutes (Presto) (Limit 8)
Meet the low end of the flute family. Participants will be introduced to alto flutes, bass flutes, and the mighty contrabass flute. We will learn how to handle these gentle giants and have an opportunity to perform on them. Instrument provided.
$5.00 additional fee
Rhythm Fun! (Allegro)
Fire up your rhythm skills with this class! Improve your sightreading and strengthen your sense of pulse. Students will review basic time signatures and notations then begin to explore more complex rhythms and time signatures.
Elective Session 2 (choose one class)
Beginner Piccolo (Presto)
Learn the first steps in playing the piccolo. This class is for students with little or no piccolo experience.
Jazz Improvisation
Low Flutes (Allegro) (Limit 8)
Meet the low end of the flute family. Participants will be introduced to alto flutes, bass flutes, and the mighty contrabass flute. We will learn how to handle these gentle giants and have an opportunity to perform on them. Instrument provided.
$5.00 additional fee
Taking an Audition (Allegro)
Learn how to prepare for region band auditions and chair tests. Discover audition techniques to become a successful, competitive flute player. Concepts include positive visualization, relaxation techniques, practice strategies and more.
Taking an Audition (Presto)
Learn how to prepare for region band auditions and chair tests. Discover audition techniques to become a successful, competitive flute player. Concepts include positive visualization, relaxation techniques, practice strategies and more.

Floot Fire

Master Class

In master class students will work on musical interpretation, tone, stage presence, relaxation techniques, and much more! Students should be prepared to play two times in master class. It is preferred that two different works or different sections from one piece be performed. Students must provide their own original piano parts. Flootastic pianists will accompany each performer however unaccompanied works are acceptable. Students may audit the class if they prefer not to perform.

Faculty Recitals

Faculty recitals take place daily at 1:15 p.m. They are free and open to the public.

Grand Finale Concert

A Grand Finale Concert will top off the week. Students will perform a class flute choir piece, a chamber ensemble, elective class music and a mass flute choir piece with all students performing in-the-round style. The concert is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Faculty

Lilia Agard

Lilia Agard is a freelance flutist, instructor, clinician and business owner in the Houston area.  She currently plays piccolo with the Houston Civic Symphony, and principal flute with Sugar Land Winds. She maintains a private flute studio of over 60 students. In addition, she presents masterclasses in numerous middle and high schools, as well as hosts mock auditions for students, and hosts studio recitals. She created a YouTube channel “Flute by Lilia” of instructional videos to aid students auditioning for Texas Region and All-State Bands.

In the summer of 2016, Lilia was a part of the Floot Fire faculty ensemble that made a debut performance at the National Flute Association Convention in San Diego, CA.

Lilia received her BME and MMA from the University of Houston where her primary teachers were Claire Johnson and Sydney Carlson. Lilia has performed in numerous masterclasses across the country with various teachers including Julius Baker, Gary Shocker, Jonathan Snowden, Christina Jennings, Lisa Garner-Santa, Leone Buyse, Jim Walker, Amy Porter, and Carol Wincenc. In addition, she has studied privately with Dr. Kimberly Clark, and Aralee Dorough.

Lilia currently resides in Richmond, Texas where her home studio is located.

Beth Behning

Beth Behning is a private flute instructor in Round Rock ISD. She studied flute at the University of Iowa and Indiana University, and currently plays in the Austin Symphonic Band and Williamson County Symphony Orchestra.

Sarah Jane Hargis

Sarah Jane Hargis has a Masters of Music in Flute Performance from the University of New Mexico, a Bachelor’s of Music Education from Eastern Kentucky University and 9 years training in Suzuki Method teaching from around the world. She has studied flute mainly with Alexia Still, Adam Kuenzel, Valerie Potter, Marianne Gedigian and Richard Bromley along with several other world renowned flutists. Sarah Jane has studied Suzuki Pedagogy from Toshio Takahashi, Rebecca Paluzzi, David Gerry, Pandora Bryce and Kim Lorimier. Ms. Hargis creates lessons and musical experiences that are full of fun, loving encouragement, game and playful discovery while learning the joys of music. Sarah Jane is an active, passionate and inspired flutist and music educator in and around Austin, TX. Ms. Hargis has been teaching as a university professor/lecturer, a private instructor and a guest lecturer in schools and universities around the U.S. for close to 20 years. Sarah Jane currently teaches Chamber Music and Applied Woodwind lessons at St. Edward’s University.

http://www.rockstarflutist.com/

Dr. Rachel Kaplan

Dr. Rachel Kaplan is a freelance flutist in Austin, Texas, where she performs with Austin Flute Project and Cedar Park Winds. She currently serves as President of the Austin Flute Society and maintains a large private flute studio. She has performed with the Waco Symphony Orchestra, Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra, Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Chamber Orchestra, Art.if.Act Dance Project, Tucson Masterworks Chorale Orchestra, Tucson Boys and Girls Choirs, Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Ratio H Wind Quintet, Pasticcio Chamber Players and the Ludovico Ensemble.  She has also performed alongside renowned jazz flutist Paul Horn and has appeared as a guest artist at Delta State University and in Rancho Cucamonga, California.  As a founding Member of Absolüte Flütes, she was a guest artist with the Lake Havasu Regional Orchestra.  In addition, Dr. Kaplan has performed with Flutefinity Spectrum at the National Flute Association Convention in Albuquerque and the Las Vegas Flute Club Flute Festival. Her performance travels have taken her to the Bahamas as a guest of the Bahamian National Youth Choir and to England to work with Clare Southworth, Helen Brew and Michael Cox. She has performed in masterclasses for Susan Milan, Walfrid Kujala, Mimi Stillman, Nan Raphael, Alexa Still, Bradley Garner, Jan Gippo, Kathleen Chastain, Leone Buyse, and the McCormick Duo, For two years, she held the position of librarian for the National Flute Association, maintaining the music collection of more than 15,000 works kept at the university of Arizona.  In this capacity, she presented at the annual convention in New York City.  She has served as adjudicator for the Texas Flute Society’s Donna Marie Haire competition, the Austin Flute Society Young Artist Competition, the Texas Music Educator’s Association Region Auditions, the Arizona All-State Festival and the Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra. Dr. Kaplan has presented her research at the Hawaii International Conference for Arts and Humanities. She holds degrees from the University of Arizona (DMA), the Boston Conservatory (MM) and the University of Miami (BM). She has studied with Helen Blackburn, Geralyn Coticone, Brian Luce, Christine Nield-Capote and Claire Johnson.

Bryan Kennard

Bryan Kennard is a composer and flutist currently based in Austin, TX. His compositions and arrangements have been played in ensembles like the Kennective Orchestra, Austin Flute Project, and University of Texas jazz ensembles, and they have been featured at TMEA and NFA conventions. Bryan has regularly performed in both jazz and classical ensembles across the country, and he will be traveling to Europe to perform with the UT Jazz Orchestra at the renowned Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals this July. He is completing a Masters in Jazz Composition from the University of Texas at Austin, and has also studied flute, jazz, and composition at Mercyhurst University (BM) and Youngstown State University (MM).  In the fall, Bryan will begin a DMA in Jazz Composition at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music as a Mancini Fellow.

http://bryankennard.com

Dr. Jasmine Kienne

Dr. Jasmine Kienne is a private flute teacher in the Northwest Austin area as well as second flute/piccolo with the Corpus Christi Symphony and third flute/piccolo with Victoria Symphony. She obtained her Doctorate in Flute performance in 2005 from the University of Oregon. She has given a variety of workshops and master classes in and around the central and southern parts of Texas. She also enjoys teaching fitness classes during the day and making videos and tutorials on Facebook (Jasmine Kienne) and YouTube (MissJasmineFluteStudio).

Dr. Storm Knien

Storm Knien, DMA, is a Seattle native currently making his home in Austin, TX.  As an active recitalist, accompanist, teacher, conductor, and composer, Storm has performed around the Pacific Northwest, New England, France, Mexico, and Texas. Recent performances include an appearance with the Cedar Park Winds at the Texas Bandmaster’s Association convention in San Antonio, an improvisation recital at the AGO Region VII convention, and a recording of Persichetti’s The Hollow Men for trumpet and organ.  He holds degrees from the University of Washington and University of Texas at Austin, including the Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance. His primary teachers have included Dr. Carole Terry (Seattle), Dr. Naji Hakim (Paris), and Dr. Gerre Hancock (Austin). He was a quarter-finalist in the 2008 National Young Artist’s Competition in Organ Performance and took Second Prize in the 2010 William C. Hall Organ Competition. In August 2005 Storm was appointed Director of Music at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, Austin. He has been a member of the audio production faculty at the Art Institute of Austin since 2008. There are a number of compositions to his credit, including works for piano, flute, violin, organ, choir, computer, and a variety of ensembles. Some of Storm’s choral pieces are published by CanticaNOVA and by GIA Publications.

http://www.storm-k.com/

Rachel Lopez

Rachel Lopez has been a member of the Austin Symphony since 2006, & has been frequently heard as principal flutist. Originally from Houston, Texas, she received a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from the University of Houston, Master of Music from the University of North Texas, and an Orchestral Studies Diploma from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Her teachers include Claire Johnson, Catherine LeGrand, Terri Sundberg, Leslie Fagan, Jean Berkenstock, and Donald Peck. Honors include prize winner for the National Flute Association Orchestral Audition Competition, Mid-South Flute Society Young Artist Competition, and finalist for the Myrna Brown Artist Competition. She was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, & has also performed with the San Antonio Symphony & the Dubuque Symphony.  She enjoys playing the piccolo & has played piccolo/3rd flute since 2005 with the Ann Arbor Symphony in Michigan. In the summers, she has performed with the Texas  Music Festival, Henry Mancini Institute (CA), International Festival-Institute at Round-Top (TX), & the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. She enjoys private teaching & currently has many talented students in the Austin area.

Kristine Reaume

Kristine Reaume performs as a soloist and chamber musician, specializing in classical, rock, experimental, and musical theatre in Austin, Texas. In recent seasons, she has appeared in the pit orchestra at Zach Scott Theatre, on stage with Sungod, and with the Austin Flute Project.

Kristine has performed in concert halls across the United States and Europe, and her repertoire encompasses innovative works and new music, as well as classics for the flute. She is a passionate and enthusiastic educator who seeks to share the joy of music with all students and currently maintains a private studio in the Austin area. Kristine earned her M.M. in music performance from the University of Texas at Austin and her B.M in music performance from Eastern Michigan University. Her primary teachers include Marianne Gedigian, Dr. Julie Stone, Helen Near, and Dr. Mihoko Watanabe.

www.kristinereaume.com

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