June 19 - 23, 2017

Evansville

Indiana

At A Glance

Floot Fire Evansville 2017
June 19 - 23, 2017
  • Monday-Thursday 9:30 am-4:30 pm

  • Friday 9:30 am-7:30 pm

University of Evansville
1800 Lincoln Ave. E
Evansville Indiana 47722
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$325
  • Early registration ends May 1, 2017
  • Late registration May 2 - 21, 2017 ($25 late fee)
  • Last chance registration May 22 - June 18, 2017 ($50 late fee)

At A Glance

Floot Fire Evansville 2017
June 19 - 23, 2017
  • Monday-Thursday 9:30 am-4:30 pm

  • Friday 9:30 am-7:30 pm

University of Evansville
1800 Lincoln Ave. E
Evansville Indiana 47722
map
$325
  • Early registration ends May 1, 2017
  • Late registration May 2 - 21, 2017 ($25 late fee)
  • Last chance registration May 22 - June 18, 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 scholarship consideration is May 1, 2017. Applications received after that date will be still be considered but only 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.
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.
Flooty Yoga
The name says it all. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or a yoga mat.
Taking an Audition
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.
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.
Overcoming Performance Anxiety
Ever get nervous during auditions or performance? In this class students will examine creative strategies for dealing with stage fright and audition anxiety.
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.

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 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

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

Cara Dailey

Cara Dailey is Consortium Instructor of Flute at the University of Evansville, a member of the Harlaxton Woodwind Quintet, and Principal Flute with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.

An active performer on both flute and piccolo, Ms. Dailey holds the piccolo/third flute position with the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra and is a regular substitute with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in Birmingham, Alabama and the Louisville Orchestra. In 2016, Ms. Dailey received First Prize in the National Flute Association’s Piccolo Artist Competition. Prior to her position in Evansville, Ms. Dailey was piccolo/third flute in the Kalamazoo and Waco Symphony Orchestras and joined the the American Wind Symphony Orchestra as solo piccolo for their 2009 Great Lakes Tour.

Ms. Dailey earned a Masters of Music degree in flute performance from Northwestern University and Bachelors of Music in flute performance from Baylor University. She owes everything to her teachers Helen Ann Shanley, Walfrid Kujala, and John Thorne.

Julie Hobbs

Julie Hobbs is Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Kentucky, where she teaches Studio Flute and is a member of the McCracken Woodwind Quintet.

As an educator, Dr. Hobbs has presented and performed at major conferences throughout the United States, including the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic as well as conventions for the National Flute Association, MENC, American Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Iowa Music Educators Association, Tennessee Music Educators Association, the Chicago Flute Club, and the Wisconsin Flute Fair.  Her dynamic presentations and energetic teaching style make her quite in demand as a teacher, adjudicator, and clinician.

Winner of the 2009 National Flute Association’s Outstanding Dissertation Award for her work on George Crumb’s use of program, Dr. Hobbs is one of the country’s leading experts on the music of Crumb.  She presented two lectures on George Crumb at the National Flute Association’s 2009 convention in New York City and her interview with the composer is featured in the Fall 2009 issue of the Flutist Quarterly.  She is also the author of a Flute Ensemble Method Book and has published articles in the NFA’s Pedagogy Anthology, Vol. 2, Flute Talk Magazine, and the Chicago Flute Club’s Pipeline.

Active as a performer, she appears regularly as a soloist and with the chamber trio Tresillo.  Formerly principal flute of the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, she has also performed with the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Des Moines Metro Opera, and the Waco Symphony.  An ardent proponent of contemporary music, Dr. Hobbs has commissioned and premiered several original works, most recently Cynthia Folio’s award-winning Sonata for Flute and Piano.

Dr. Hobbs holds a Doctor of Music degree in Flute Performance from Northwestern University as well as degrees from Baylor University and the University of Iowa.

http://finearts.uky.edu/faculty/music/julie-hobbs

Paula Humphreys

A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, Paula Humphreys attended Indiana University where she received a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Master of Music degree in flute performance.  While there, she was awarded the Opperman Memorial Scholarship for outstanding flute study and was chosen as the winner of the Music Teacher’s National Association Woodwind competition held in Chicago.

Recently retired after twenty-four years of teaching instrumental music in Indiana, Texas and Kentucky, Mrs. Humphreys was honored to be selected as the Kentucky Music Educators Association District 2 Middle School Teacher of the Year in 2001 , 2008 and 2013.  She was awarded the KMEA state honor of Middle School Teacher of the Year in 2013.

As an active musician in the Owensboro, Kentucky area, Paula enjoys teaching area flute students and playing for community events.  She is a member of the Murphy Trio chamber music ensemble and the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra.

Silver Sponsors

Woodwind & Brasswind
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Donors

Flute Specialists, Inc.
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