June 18 - 22, 2018

San Antonio

Texas

At A Glance

Floot Fire San Antonio 2018
June 18 - 22, 2018
  • Monday-Thursday 9:30 am-4:30 pm

  • Friday 9:30 am-7:30 pm

Location to be determined
$350
  • Early registration ends May 1, 2018
  • Late registration May 2 - 31, 2018 ($25 late fee)
  • Last chance registration June 1 - 11, 2018 ($50 late fee)

At A Glance

Floot Fire San Antonio 2018
June 18 - 22, 2018
  • Monday-Thursday 9:30 am-4:30 pm

  • Friday 9:30 am-7:30 pm

Location to be determined
$350
  • Early registration ends May 1, 2018
  • Late registration May 2 - 31, 2018 ($25 late fee)
  • Last chance registration June 1 - 11, 2018 ($50 late fee)

 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. 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.

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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.
Flooty Yoga
The name says it all. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or a yoga mat.
Low Flutes (Presto) (Limit 5)
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.
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.
Body Mapping
We all have an idea of how are bodies are put together, whether you have consciously though about it or not. This is your Body Map and it governs all of your movement. If your map is faulty you will move with greater effort and run the risk of injury. We will studying the size, the structure, and the function of our body so we can learn to have more fluid movement and ease in our music making. If you suffer from aches and pains while playing or just want to improve your technique or breathing, this class is a MUST!
Low Flutes (Allegro) (Limit 5)
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 (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.

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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 and faculty 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 the former Consortium Instructor of Flute at the University of Evansville,  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.

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