with Renae Block, FSGP President
Playing Without Pain for Flutists
-Integrating Wellness Habits and Preventing Injury-
with Francesca Leo
Taking good care of your mental and physical health is just as important as practicing your instrument. Various studies have demonstrated that the vast majority of musicians develop some type of performance-related injury throughout their careers. Flutists are uniquely vulnerable to developing performance-related injuries due to the asymmetrical nature of their instruments. Join Francesca Leo, flutist and founder of http://www.playingwithoutpain.com, in an interactive workshop discussing various methods of activating the body's relaxation response, practicing efficiently, and incorporating a physical warm-up into your practice sessions as a way to help prevent injury. During this workshop, Francesca will be discussing a brief overview of statistics and research regarding the prevalence of performance-related injuries in flutists. She will lead participants through a guided meditation and a body scan exercise followed by an improvisationally-based warm-up routine to activate the relaxation response and learn to begin your practice session with ease and freedom. For this online workshop, the audience will need their flute, a pillow or blanket, and a comfortable place to sit or lie down.
Let's Play Marais!
with Lish Lindsey
Marin Marais' "Les Folies d'Espagne" for flute alone is an all-in-one playground to explore tone, technique, and phrasing for all players. Bring your piccolo, flute, or harmony flute to this hands-on workshop, where you will explore effective and efficient ways for you to find your voice through Marais' music, sixteen measures at a time.
Lunch Hour Concert
Enjoy a concert of varied music by FSGP Members and Guests while having lunch!
A Guide to Performing Extended Techniques
in George Crumb's "Vox Balaenae"
with Hristina Blagoeva
In this presentation Dr. Blagoeva will begin in an interactive fashion by teaching and demonstrating the wide variety of extended techniques available to the modern flutist and used in 20th century flute repertoire. Then, some of these techniques will be shown as they appear in George Crumb's 'Vox Balaenae'. Showcasing the many roles that the flute can play within a single work, the lecture will conclude by showing how extended techniques help define the structure of 'Vox Balaenae' and create the programmatic atmosphere of the work.
Solo Flute Works from the Teens and Twenties
with Elizabeth Milligan
This recital will feature solo works from the early years of the 19th and 20th centuries including Caprice no.11, by Nicolo Paganini, Syrinx, by Claude Debussy, and Sonata Appassionata in F-sharp Minor by Sigfrid Karg-Elert.
Demystifying Breathing and Tonguing
with Anna K. Meyer
Have you ever wondered what is actually going on inside you when you breathe in and out? How does knowing more about our bodies help us to be better breathers? Using horn player Sarah Willis' incredible MRI footage, we will explore the physicality of breathing and tonguing and try to understand some of the things that hold us back as we inhale, exhale, and work on our tonguing.
Contemporary Works for the Flute Family and Beyond
with Rachel Mellis flute, Mitsuko Morikawa, piano, Philip Graulty, guitar
2021 Competition Awards Presentation
2021 Winners' Recital
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
1st place - CALVIN MAYMAN
2nd place - CATHERINE BOYACK
3rd place - YIDI SONG
Honorable Mention - DANA CRYTSER
1st place - JULIN CHEUNG
2nd place - ERICA HINCHCLIFF
3rd place - LUCY RUBIN
Honorable Mention - ANNALISE LOHR
SENIOR YOUTH ARTIST
1st place - SARAH PARK
2nd place - TIFFANY CHEN
3rd place - DAYNA DENGLER
Honorable Mention - AUDREY NIEDLAND
Honorable Mention - CLARA ZHU
JUNIOR YOUTH ARTIST
1st place - EMILY DENUCCI
2nd place - EUNAH KIM
3rd place - NIKKA GERSHMAN-PEPPER
Honorable Mention - CHARLOTTE CHOI
ELEMENTARY YOUTH ARTIST
1st place - ELIANA ZAKSAS
Winners' Recital Program: