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  • 12/10/2017 7:52 PM | Jessica Schury (Administrator)

    Upcoming FSGP Events

    Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9am-6pm

    Sixth Annual Flute Fair Day with

    PROJECT Trio

    Flute Fair Application/Registration Deadlines:

    December 15thStudent Honors Flute Choir Registration

    January 7th: FSGP Young Artist Competition

    January 15th: Greg Pattillo Master Class

                            Student Master Class with Lish Lindsey

    January 31st: Exhibitor Registration

                            Flute Fair Program Book Advertising

    February 1st: Festival Flute Choir Registration (for adults and college students)

    February 10th: FSGP Collegiate Artist Competition

    February 10th: FSGP Youth Artist Competition

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    FSGP Flute Choir Performance:

    Every year the Historic Grange Estate in Haverford Township celebrates the holidays with elaborate Victorian decorations in the Mansion and a fantastic electric train display in the Carriage House. This year, on December 16, from 2:00-3:00 pm, the flute choir from the FSGP will present a program of holiday music to accompany house tours. The choir was greeted enthusiastically last year and invited back.

    Tours of the Mansion are $5, and admission to the train display is free. The Grange Estate is located at 143 Myrtle Ave., Havertown, PA 19083.

    For more information, visit https://thegrangeestate.org/.


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    Events in the Area:

    Sunday December 17th at 3 pm

    Solo flute recital by Dr. Lynne Cooksey, celebrating 35 years of teaching at the Music School of Delaware with pianists Lotus Cheng Brown and Donna DeLaurentis and harpsichordist Tracy Richardson. More information can be found on this flyer.

    Saturday, June 16th 

    Flutefest at the Music School of Delaware is Saturday, June 16, 2018 with featured guest artist Erica Peel from the Philadelphia Orchestra.  We will be offering an orchestral audition masterclass in addition to other classes and a recital.

    Upcoming Performances with the Philadelphia Flute Quartet

    Flutist – Kathleen Brown, Christine Hansen, Anne Levinson and Tom Meany

    Friday December 8th at 6:30 - Holiday Concert - Calliope Music Store - www.calliopemusicstore.com

    Saturday, February 17th at 8 - 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Cultural Center, Ewing NJ - www.1867sanctuary.org

    Sunday, February 25th at 9:30 am - New York Flute Fair - Columbia University - www.nyfluteclub.org

    Upcoming Performances with the Meany/Simmons Flute and Classical Guitar Duo

    Flutist Tom Meany, Classical Guitarist, Michael Simmons

    Sunday, January 21 at 3pm - 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Cultural Center, Ewing NJ www.1867santuary.org

    Friday, February 2 at 6:30 - Calliope Music Store – www.calliopemusicstore.com


  • 10/04/2017 10:16 AM | Jessica Schury (Administrator)

    Reminder:  It's Membership Renewal Time!

    September 1st marked the beginning of a new FSGP season. Don't forget to renew your membership!

    Note:  Be sure to log in to the website first before renewing,or you may not be able to enter the code.   

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    Upcoming FSGP Events

    Saturday, October 7, 10am-4pm

    Swope Music Building, West Chester University


    Tune Up for Fall - A Flute Spa Day with 

    Patricia George

    Click here for event details.

    Registration is now available online!

    Note:  Teachers attending with 4 or more students receive an additional discount.  Be sure to use the separate form for group registration. 

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    Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9am-6pm

    Sixth Annual Flute Fair Day with

    PROJECT Trio

    CALL FOR PROPOSALS


    Proposals are now being accepted for workshop sessions at the Flute Fair.   Please submit proposals by November 15th. 

    Click here for details and application.

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    FSGP Flute Choir Opportunities:

    Flute Society members have two performing opportunities in the coming months:

    On December 16th at 2 pm,the choir will play at 1 hour concert of seasonal music at the Historic Grange Estate in Havertown, PA. We were warmly received at this venue last year.

    On January 6, 2018 at 1 pm, the choir will perform in the lobby of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: 3401 Civic Center Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19104. We will perform a 1 hour program at 1 pm.  

    All of the following rehearsals will be from 2-4 pm:

    On Sunday Oct. 22nd (a reading session to choose music) at the Bala Cynwyd Library, Old Lancaster Rd. Bala Cynwyd, PA. 

    On Sunday Nov. 12th Evesham Flute Studio, 7 Cooper Ave Marlton, NJ.

    On Saturday Dec. 9th again at the Bala Cynwyd Library.

    If you are interested in playing with us on either or both dates, email Roberta at robbiechuk@aol.com.

    Rehearsal details will be announced soon.


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    Events in the Area:

    Monday, October 9th, 2017

    Spend-a Day with the Music Department at Mansfield University

    For any high school junior and senior who wishes to be a music major, music minor, or just wants to continue to be involved in music during college. This is a great way to imagine your future at Mansfield University! A current Mansfield University student representative will escort you to and from all classes in Butler Music Center.

    The day includes a flute lesson with Dr. Christine Moulton.

    Questions: Webpage: https://music.mansfield.edu/music-spend-a-day.cfm MU Music Dept: 570-662-4710. Or send an email to the music secretary, Suzy Achey: sachey@mansfield.edu

    You can also contact Dr. Moulton directly: cmoulton@mansfield.edu


    Tuesday, October 10th at 7 pm

    Astral is holding their 2017 Winners Concert on October 10th, 7 pm at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. One of the winners is Beomjae Kim, a talented young flutist. More information about her can be found at http://www.astralartists.org/artist/beomjae-kim/Astral is offering a discount code for $24 tickets (normally priced $35). the code is ASTRALROSTER - tickets are available at https://www.kimmelcenter.org/events-and-tickets/201718/rentals/the-astral-national-auditions---2017-winners-concert/


    Wednesday, October 11th from 7 - 9 pm

    Workshop and Masterclass with Nina Assimakopoulos Wednesday, October 11th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. There will be a meet and greet plus CD signing at 6:30pm. The event is in Williamson Hall Lounge at Westminster Choir College. Free admission. More information found on the class flye here or on her website www.ninaassimakopoulos.info


    October 14th at 7:30 pm and October 15th at 3 pm

    Flutist Elivi Varga will be performing music by Les Six, including Milhaud's Sonatine, Honegger's Concerto da Camera, and Tailleferre's Forlane, with the Fine Art Music Company, on October 14 at 7:30 pm at Ivy Hall, and on October 15 at 3:00 pm at Ethical Society. For more information, please visit www.fineartmusiccompany.com


    Friday October 20th at 7pm

    Flutey and the Beast-- Interactive Flute Workshop with Paul Edmund-Davies. 

    Former principal flutist with the London Symphony and world renowned educator and recording artist, Paul Edmund-Davies has performed on many major film scores, including Beauty and the Beast, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Titanic and Frozen. During the Flutey and the Beast event, Mr. Edmund-Davies will discuss various concepts that will improve getting the most out of syncopated rhythms, how to make phrases more magical, working on intervals, and more. Flutists of all ages and stages will participate in the event using projected music from film scores. Short performance by Mr. Edmund-Davies. The class will be at the Music School of Delaware Concert Hall in Wilmington, DE. or more details and to RSVP, please visit www.northbridgewinds.com.


    Sunday, October 29th at 2 pm

    Mélomanie will be premiering Up to the Light by Mark Hagerty at The Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington, DE on Sunday October 29th at 2 pm. For more information about Mélomanie and their season and to purchase tickets go to http://www.melomanie.org


    Saturday, November 4th at 7:30 pm

    Paula Nelson will perform the Reinecke Flute Concerto in D Major, Op. 283, with the Immaculata Symphony on Saturday, November 4, at 7:30 PM in Alumnae Hall at Immaculata University.  Joseph Gehring conducts the orchestra in their Fall Concert, “Musical Masterpieces,” which also includes Kabalevsky’s Colas Breugnon Overture and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.  Tickets are $15/$12 seniors/$8 students.  For more information, see http://immaculatasymphony.org/event/fall-concert/


    Philadelphia Flute Quartet performances:

    • Sunday November 26th at 7 pm - Andrea Clearfield Salon in center city Philadelphia
    • Friday December 8th at 6:30  - Holiday Concert  - Calliope Music Store  in Ardmore.
    • Saturday February 17, 2018 at 8 pm - 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Cultural Center Ewing NJ. www.1867sanctuary.org
    • Friday June 1, 2018 at 6:30 – Calliope Music Store in Ardmore 
    • Saturday June 9, 2018 at 8 pm – 1867 Sanctuary and Arts and Cultural Center  Ewing NJ. www.1867sanctuary.org

    For more information on the PFQ please join us on Facebook, Instagram, our YouTube Channel  and our new website www.philadelphiaflutequartet.com

  • 08/25/2017 4:38 PM | Renae Block (Administrator)

    The FSGP membership year runs from September 1 - August 31.  Be sure to take advantage of the $5 discount by renewing your membership by September 15th.  Use the code that was sent to you in your email.  Can't find that email?  Send a message to info@philaflutesociety.org.

    Important:  You must be logged in first before proceeding to membership renewal in order to be able to use the discount code! 

  • 04/07/2017 1:44 PM | Renae Block (Administrator)

    Hosted by the Pocono Flute Society. 

    Click here for brochure.

  • 02/03/2017 3:49 PM | Joseph Arnold

    Announcing The First Ever Pain-Free Music Live Workshop!

    “How To Practice So That Your Body Feels Better Afterwards, Even If Practicing Now Makes Your Body Tense and Painful.”

    2/12/17, 12:00-4:00PM in Mt. Airy

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    Do your arms, hands, or back hurt after you practice?

    Does pain or discomfort in your body limit the amount or intensity of your practice sessions?

    Are you worried you might not be able to practice enough because of the pain?
    Over my years of studying the Alexander Technique I’ve learned that this pain is caused by our unconscious habits of holding too much tension in our muscles when we play music.

    Practicing causes a lot of musicians pain because not only do we hold this excess tension while we play, but we hold it for long periods of time, and with great intensity and repetition. This is a perfect recipe for repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome or back pain.

    Is there a way of practicing that, far from causing pain, actually makes your body feel BETTER after a practice session?

    The answer turns out to be a resounding “Yes!”, and this is what we will focus on in my upcoming workshop.

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    In this Pain-Free Music Workshop you will learn:

    • How to practice so that your body feels BETTER afterwards
    • How to relax without losing your ability to play fast or loud
    • How to use your whole body so playing music feels effortless and comfortable
    • A single thought that relieves stress without losing focus
    All attendees will get personalized attention and feedback from Alexander Technique expert and founder of Pain-Free Music, Joseph Arnold.

    By the end of this workshop you will have the tools to transform your practice sessions from an experience of strain and struggle into one of freedom, ease, and effortless mastery.

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    When:

    Sunday 2/12/17 12-4PM

    Where:
    Mt. Airy Violins & Bows. 6665 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119

    Price:

    • My usual price for a workshop like this would be $45. However, I’m offering a special introductory price of $35.
    • If you bring a friend, that person only pays $20.
    • PayPal and all major credit cards accepted. Cash accepted at the door.
    Who:
    Me, you, and 5 other musicians. Space is limited to 6 attendees. Three spots are already taken, so don't wait!

    Bonus - everybody who attends gets a special gift!

    RSVP only. Send me a private message or an email at joseph@painfreemusic.com

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    I hope to see you there!

    Joseph Arnold
    Alexander Technique Teacher, Violinist, and Founder of Pain-Free Music
    For more information on Pain-Free Music, visit:
    www.painfreemusic.com
    www.facebook.com/groups/painfreemusic

  • 11/05/2016 3:00 PM | Beverly Hawkins

    Free event for flutists of all ages 

    Saturday, November 5th, 3:00 pm

    The Music School of Delaware

    4101 Washington Street

    Wilmington, Delaware


    Former principal flutist with the London Symphony and world renowned educator and recording artist, Paul Edmund-Davies has performed on many major film scores, including Harry Potter, Star Wars, Titanic and Frozen. During the Mission:Possible event, Mr. Edmund-Davies will discuss concepts like breathing, tone production and articulation. The audience will participate in the event using projected music from film scores. There will be a short performance by Mr. Edmund-Davies. 

    Bring your flute!

    Learn more and RSVP at: www.northbridgewinds.com 

    Sponsored by:

     Windworks Studio 

    215-790-9815

    Presented by North Bridge Winds

  • 09/01/2016 11:58 AM | Renae Block (Administrator)

    You are cordially invited to attend the annual Open Master Class on Sunday, October 2nd, given by Marina Piccinini and featuring flute students from the studios of Marina Piccinini, Emily Skala, and Laurie Sokoloff. As always, this event is free and open to the public. Attendees are welcomed and encouraged to bring guests/students!

    We are once again thrilled to open the morning with a special Flute Circuit Training with Kristin Bacchiocchi-Stewart. The audience is welcome to participate in this special event, so be sure to bring your flutes! Flute Circuit Training gives some great ideas for practicing when you have limited time, and combines both physical exercises with flute exercises.

    In addition, immediately following the class, Adam Workman and his team from Flutistry Boston will be exhibiting…instruments will be available for everyone to try.

      When:  Sunday, October 2, 2016

      Where:  Leith Symington Griswold Hall, Peabody Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

      Time: 9:15am-10:00am Flute Circuit Training

        10:00am-12:30pm Marina Piccinini Masterclass

        12:30pm Flutistry Boston Exhibit

    Performers and Repertoire:  Please visit our website (http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/conservatory/faculty/piccinini/newsandevents.html) for up-to-date information on the performers and repertoire.

    Prospective Students: Ms. Piccinini is available to teach private lessons to a limited number of prospective students on the afternoons of Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd. If you would like to arrange a lesson, please send an e-mail to piccininistudio@jhu.edu

     

    Although the master class is free and open to the public, we are asking that you please respond if you would like to attend. If you have any further questions about the class, please send an e-mail to Marina Piccinini's studio: piccininistudio@jhu.edu

     

    Campus Tour: A special tour of the conservatory will be given by a guide from Peabody Admissions after the event, scheduled for 2pm. If you would like to join the group, please indicate so in your RSVP.

     

    Map, directions, and parking information is available at: http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/about/visit.html

     

    Please also feel free to visit our studio website at http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/conservatory/faculty/piccinini for further information about performers, repertoire, our studio, and other upcoming events. 

     

  • 06/14/2016 10:32 AM | Renae Block (Administrator)

    Click on each for more information on each branch:

    Willow Grove Branch

    Wynnefield Branch


  • 05/16/2016 1:05 PM | Renae Block (Administrator)
    Guest clinician is Katherine Hoover.

    Click here for more information.


  • 05/16/2016 1:01 PM | Renae Block (Administrator)

    Click here to see the schedule and pieces to be performed this August in San Diego.

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