July 10 - 14, 2017

Dallas #2/Coppell

Texas

At A Glance

Floot Fire Dallas #2/Coppell 2017
July 10 - 14, 2017
  • Mon-Thurs 9:30 am-4:30 pm

  • Fri 9:30 am-7:30 pm

Coppell High School
185 W Parkway Blvd.9
Coppell TX 75019
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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 - July 9, 2017 ($50 late fee)

At A Glance

Floot Fire Dallas #2/Coppell 2017
July 10 - 14, 2017
  • Mon-Thurs 9:30 am-4:30 pm

  • Fri 9:30 am-7:30 pm

Coppell High School
185 W Parkway Blvd.9
Coppell TX 75019
map
$350
  • Early registration ends May 1, 2017
  • Late registration May 2 - 21, 2017 ($25 late fee)
  • Last chance registration May 22 - July 9, 2017 ($50 late fee)

Floot Fire

Class Levels

Students of all levels of proficiency are eligible to participate.

There are 3 flexible levels of classes:

  • Allegro: for flutists in 6th or 7th grade during the most recent school year
  • Vivace: for flutists in 8th or 9th grade during the most recent school year
  • Presto: for flutists in grades 10-12 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

Advanced elective classes allow Vivace and Presto flutists to choose courses of study that interest them most and suit their specific needs. The classes will be led by our artist/teachers and by other respected teachers from the area. Elective classes are open to all age levels unless otherwise indicated. Students in the piccolo electives will need to provide their own instrument. Instruments for the Big Flutes class will be provided. During these Elective times, Floot Flicker and Allegro students will participate in activities especially geared to their playing abilities.

Elective Session 1 (choose one class)
Beginner Piccolo (Allegro/Vivace)
Learn the first steps in playing the piccolo. This class is for students with little or no piccolo experience.
Better Practice (Presto)
Learn how to take fundamentals to a higher level and apply to your flute literature! Learn how to “decompose” a piece of music and tailor your practice to the needs of your piece.
Building a Better Tone (Allegro)
Learn to create a beautiful, free, ringing tone! Students will examine how sound is created on the flute, the characteristics of a beautiful flute tone, and ways to practice tone development.
Building a Better Tone (Vivace)
Learn to create a beautiful, free, ringing tone! Students will examine how sound is created on the flute, the characteristics of a beautiful flute tone, and ways to practice tone development.
Flooty Yoga
The name says it all. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or a yoga mat.
Low Flutes (Presto) (Limit 6)
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
Elective Session 2 (choose one class)
Alexander Technique/Body Mapping
Discover ways to alleviate pain, avoid injury, and improve technique through Body Mapping and Alexander Technique.
Beginner Piccolo (Presto)
Learn the first steps in playing the piccolo. This class is for students with little or no piccolo experience.
Better Practice (Allegro)
Learn how to take fundamentals to a higher level and apply to your flute literature! Learn how to “decompose” a piece of music and tailor your practice to the needs of your piece.
Building a Better Tone (Presto)
Learn to create a beautiful, free, ringing tone! Students will examine how sound is created on the flute, the characteristics of a beautiful flute tone, and ways to practice tone development.
Low Flutes (Allegro/Vivace) (Limit 6)
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 (Vivace)
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 performance 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 pm. 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

Dr. Kimberly Clark

Kimberly Clark, Executive Director of Floot Fire Inc., is an active recitalist and chamber musician who has performed across the United States and in Europe. She is a member of Scirocco Winds, a woodwind quintet dedicated to the promotion of modern American works.

Formerly on faculty at the University of Houston Moores School of Music, Dr. Clark is highly sought as a teacher and clinician. She has performed, lectured, or conducted at National Flute Association’s conventions in Charlotte, Kansas City, Albuquerque, Nashville, Las Vegas, New York, and Dallas. Dr. Clark has also been a guest artist at the Florida Flute Fair, Costal Bend Flute Symposium, Kentucky Flute Society, Texas Flute Society, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Texas Music Educators Association. She has also performed and given masterclasses at universities across the US.

Dr. Clark’s interests are wide and varied. Her publications include a transcription of Ibert’s Histoires for Flute and Piano (available from Leduc) and articles in Flute Talk Magazine and the Flutist Quarterly. She is an ATI Certified Alexander Technique teacher and a licensed Andover Educator teaching Body Mapping to musicians.

Dr. Clark is the Director of Floot Fire Austin, Boston, Brownsville, Dallas, Evansville, Houston, New York, and Oklahoma City. She has served the National Flute Association on the Board of Directors, as the Flute Clubs Coordinator, and as the Piccolo Artist Competition Coordinator. Dr. Clark is former President and Flute Fest Coordinator for the Houston Flute Club.

Dr. Clark’s primary teachers include Timothy Day, Aralee Dorough, Byron Hester, Claire Johnson, John Thorne, and Peggy Russell. She studied privately and performed in masterclasses for over 20 world renown flutists including: Julius Baker, Jeanie Baxtresser, Walfrid Kujala, Louis Moyse, Jimmy Walker, and Carol Wincenc.

http://www.kimclarkstudio.com

Cecelia Hamilton

Ms. Hamilton studied music education at the University of Alabama and received certification to teach both band and orchestra. At UA, she studied flute with Dr. Sheryl Cohen and Dr. Liana Tyson, conducting with Dr. Kenneth Ozzello and Dr. Gerald Welker, and she was principal flutist in the Alabama Wind Ensemble, the Huxford Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Alabama New Music Ensemble. Ms. Hamilton went on to earn a master’s degree in flute performance with a secondary concentration in music history from the University of North Texas where she was a recipient of the George Morey Memorial Flute Scholarship. At UNT, she studied flute with Dr. Mary Karen Clardy and Baroque flute with Dr. Lee Lattimore. She was a member of NOVA new music ensemble and was featured on a solo concerto with the Baroque Orchestra.

Ms. Hamilton has performed in numerous master classes, as soloist for the Southeastern Composers’ League Conference, she won the AMFC solo competition, and she has performed at the LaTex Electroacoustic Music Conference and at GAMMA-UT music festival in Austin, Texas. Ms. Hamilton has performed with Aria Trio, Dallas’s Theater Three, Sherman Symphony, Flower Mound Symphony, Tin Roof Tango, Metropolitan Winds, and as a guest soloist for Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra and Flower Mound Symphony. She has performed at the National Flute Association Convention, Texas Flute Society Flute Festival and the UT-Arlington flute day with Flutes Unlimited. She has was a soloist at the Mid-South Flute Convention and won Outstanding Soloist at the 2015 and 2016 Texas Flute Society festivals. Ms. Hamilton is an enthusiastic supporter and performer of new music and has premiered numerous compositions. Her concert and music reviews have been published in IAWM journal.

Ms. Hamilton is a freelance flutist and currently teaches flute in Coppell ISD. Her flute students have won numerous awards and scholarships and held top positions in various ensembles at both the local and state level. She is a former faculty member of Austin College and is regularly contracted to judge area music competitions and teach master classes. Ms. Hamilton has conducted bands and flute choirs for Fayette Middle School, Alabama Community Music School, Coppell ISD, Sherman ISD, Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra, Flower Mound Community Orchestras, Plano Clarinet Choir and Flutes Unlimited. She directed the Flower Mound Progressive Orchestra for 7 years and has served as interim conductor for Flower Mound Symphony. She joined Floot Fire in 2016.

 

Claire Johnson

Claire Johnson,Co-Executive Director of Floot Fire Inc. and  Floot Fire Founder, is retired from her positions as Affiliate Artist at the University of Houston and Adjunct Professor of Flute at Southern Methodist University. She is a former member of Gemeinhardt Flutemakers National Teacher Advisory Panel and previously served on the Pedagogy Committee for the National Flute Association. A frequent speaker at music conventions such as the National Flute Association and the Texas Band Masters Association, Ms. Johnson is in great demand as a pedagogue and clinician. Ms. Johnson studied at Juilliard with Arthur Lora. She is the founder of The Texas Flute Society Flute Festival.

Ellen Kaner

Dr. Ellen Kaner is a free-lance woodwind performer and instructor in the Dallas/Fort Worth area where she can be heard in various area theaters. She is on the private lesson staff for the Mansfield and Grand Prairie School Districts. Currently the treasurer of the Texas Flute Society, Ellen also manages and directs an adult flute choir, Flutes Unlimited.

Julia Lawson

Julia Lawson is in her sixth year at Parkhill Junior High School and her 10th year of teaching. Before coming to Parkhill, Mrs. Lawson served as Director of Bands at Forest
Meadow Junior High and as Associate Director of Bands at Griffin Middle School in Lewisville ISD. From 2006-2008, Mrs. Lawson founded and conducted a flute choir at Trinity Presbyterian Church in The Colony. From January 2008- January 20012, Mrs. Lawson added to her musical repertoire by accepting the position as Music Director for Grace Presbyterian Church in Greenville, Texas.

Mrs. Lawson is a 1993 graduate of Griffin Middle School and a 1997 honor graduate of The Colony High School where she participated in both the “Middle School
CC State Honor Band” and “5A State Honor Band” consecutively. Mrs. Lawson attended Southwest Texas State University where she received her Bachelor of Music
Education degree in May 2002. She studied flute under Adah Toland Jones and student taught under Melodianne Mallow at North Richland Middle School and Bill Watson at Richland High School in Birdville ISD.

Carla Lindberg

Pianist Carla Lindberg holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Education and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of New Mexico. She has taught Kindermusik and elementary music in the public schools, and is currently teaching music theory as well as private piano and voice. In addition, she is the pianist for Lake Arlington Baptist Church and enjoys accompanying at numerous schools and events in the DFW area.

Gabriel Sanchez

Gabriel Sanchez was a top prize winner in the 1997 Casablanca International Piano Competition in Morocco and is a laureate of other international competitions, including the Marguerite Long in Paris (France), the Gina Bachauer in Salt Lake City (USA), and the Paloma O’ Shea in Santander (Spain). He has performed throughout the United States and internationally in recital and with orchestra, including performances at Pianofest in the Hamptons, New York, with the Dallas Symphony under Kerry-Lynn Wilson and the Orquesta Filarmonica de Jalisco and the Irving Symphony under Hector Guzman. In London, he performed at the Royal Academy of Music, in Paris at the Salle Gaveau, in Santander, Spain at the Palacio de Festivales, in Casablanca, Morocco at the Salle de l’Office des Changes, and in the Dominican Republic with the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional. In Thessaloniki, Greece, he performed a solo recital to benefit Lions Club International.

He studied at London’s Royal Academy of Music under a full scholarship and continued his studies at the University of North Texas under his beloved teacher and mentor, Vladimir Viardo.

Mr. Sanchez is also a dedicated educator. He taught piano, music history, and music theory at the celebrated Booker T. Washington High School for the Arts in Dallas from 1996-2003. He continues to teach piano privately in Dallas and is also in high demand as an accompanist.

He has collaborated with such artists as Jacques Zoon, Alexa Still, Marco Granados, Thomas Robertello, Rolf Smedvig and Ian Clarke. He can be heard on the following MSR label CDs, Rever en Couleurs with Lisa Garner Santa, Scree with Elena Yarritu and Ballade with Kara Kirkendoll Welch.

Dr. Terri Sanchez

Terri Sánchez is currently the Senior Lecturer in Flute at the University of Texas at Arlington and a Miyazawa Performing Artist. Legendary flutist Paula Robison writes, “Sánchez has a beautiful presence as a player, and her sparkling clear sound spins out and fills the air with poetry.” After Sánchez premiered his new work for flute and piano, Archetypes, composer George Chave wrote, “her ability to pull the audience in and take them along for the ride is a true joy. Terri is a musician’s musician.” She performs often as a duo with her husband, pianist Gabriel Sánchez, and also as a member of the Tessitura Trio and FlutAria! Sánchez’s new book, The Aspiring Flutist’s Practice Companion, was released in 2017, published by Carolyn Nussbaum Music Co.

Sánchez is the founder, faculty advisor, and artistic director of the Maverick Flute Choir, a unique flute ensemble, comprised of UTA flutists, that seeks to engage and inspire audiences with an unconventional fusion of classic, contemporary, original, and collaborative musical works, often fused with a wide variety of other artistic mediums. With her guidance, the Maverick Flute Choir has written and performed two original collaborative works for flute ensemble, Take a Chance and As the Fog Descends Upon Us. In 2016, they premiered their original production, The Princess & The Dragon: A Musical Play for Flute Choir, with music and plot composed by Maverick Flute Choir members and script written by Terri Sánchez.

Dr. Sánchez has given pedagogy presentations that revolve around a positive, creative approach to flute performance at NFA Conventions, the Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair, the San Diego Flute Guild Festival, and many universities. In the spirit of collaboration, she founded Metroplex Flutes, a DFW based group of professional flutists dedicated to inspiring, entertaining and educating audiences. She is also on the faculty of Dallas Metroplex Floot Fire each summer, a week-long summer masterclass for beginner through college flutists. She serves the Texas Flute Society as the Myrna W. Brown Artist Competition coordinator and her blog, “The Self-Inspired Flutist,” offers helpful and inspiring strategies for practicing and performing.

Sánchez is a laureate of many national competitions: 1st Prize, National Flute Association Orchestral Audition Competition, 2nd Prize, NFA Young Artist Competition (along with “Best Performance of Newly Commissioned Work”), 1st Prize, San Diego Flute Guild Artist Gold Competition, 2nd Prize, Myrna W. Brown Artist Competition, 2nd Prize, Upper Midwest Flute Society Young Artist Competition and Finalist, Walfrid Kujala Piccolo Competition.  She also performed with the SMU Meadows and UNT Symphony Orchestras as a winner of both university concerto competitions. Sánchez performs on a Miyazawa Classic Rose Silver flute.

Sánchez received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Flute Performance, with a secondary emphasis in Music Education, from the University of North Texas, where she worked as a Teaching Fellow and Flute Choir conductor. She earned her Master’s degree at Southern Methodist University and her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her past flute instructors include Leticia Ledesma, Helen Blackburn, Jean Larson-Garver, Alexa Still, Kara Kirkendoll Welch, Deborah Baron, Terri Sundberg and Elizabeth McNutt. She is especially grateful to her two mentors, Claire Johnson and Gabriel Sánchez.

http://www.terriflute.com/

Dr. Shauna Kay Thompson

Shauna Kay Thompson is the Assistant Professor of Flute at Texas Christian University. She holds a DMA and a MM in flute performance from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music where she studied with Brad Garner and served as his teaching assistant. She completed additional studies with Randy Bowman, principal flute of the Cincinnati Symphony. Dr. Thompson also received a Bachelor of Music from Texas Tech University where she studied with Lisa Garner Santa. Prior to joining the TCU faculty Dr. Thompson served as consortium instructor of flute at the University of Evansville and principal flute with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also previously served as principal flute of the Lubbock Symphony and second flute with the Midland Odessa Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Thompson won the 26th annual Myrna Brown competition with the Texas Flute Society and was honored to return as a guest artist to their 2012 convention where she presented a recital, a workshop on practice techniques, a masterclass, and performed a duet with Carol Wincenc. She is also a prizewinner of many other competitions including the National Flute Association, Pittsburg Flute Club, Claude Monteaux, Frank Bowen, Mid-South Flute Society, and MTNA.

In 2014 Dr. Thompson will be honored to perform Joel Puckett’s Shadow of Sirius concerto with the Texas Christian University Wind Symphony at the TMEA convention in San Antonio. She will also be presenting the world premiere of Force of Nature, a new sonata for flute and piano by American composer Till MacIvor Meyn. Dr. Thompson is excited to launch two new programs at Texas Christian University in the spring: the first annual Flute Festival in April with guest artist Demarre McGill, and the first annual Flute Workshop in June providing an opportunity for advanced high school students to experience collegiate level flute study.

Jennifer Willis

Jennifer Willis is a teacher and performer in the Dallas-Forth Worth area.  A native of Maine, she ultimately chose to migrate to a warmer climate after completing her undergraduate studies. Jennifer received her masters in flute performance from the University of North Texas while studying with Dr. Mary Karen Clardy.  Locally, Jennifer has performed with Odysseus Chamber Orchestra, the Lonestar Wind Orchestra flute section, and the University of North Texas Wind Symphony and orchestras. Jennifer was a member of the Maine State Ballet Orchestra for 10 seasons, serving three seasons as principal flute.  She has performed at the National Flute Association and Texas Music Educator Association conferences.  She is currently on the private lesson staff of the Coppell and Duncanville ISD band programs.

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