Flute Day 2019

Flute Day 2019 – Saturday, February 23, 2019

With Featured Guest Artist

Amy Porter

Featured in the March 2018 edition of New on NAXOS for her recording of Michael Daugherty’s Trail of Tears with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, flutist Amy Porter has been praised by critics for her exceptional musical talent and passion for scholarship. This captivating performer was described by Carl Cunningham in the Houston Post as having “succeeded in avoiding all the overdone playing styles of the most famous flutists today.” In American Record Guide, flutist Christopher Chaffee wrote, “If you have not heard her playing, you should.” Ms. Porter “played with graceful poise,” noted Allan Kozinn in The New York Times. And Geraldine Freedman, writing in the Albany Gazette, commented, “Amy Porter showed that she’s not only very versatile but that she can do everything well. She chose a program that tested every aspect of her playing from a Baroque sensibility to using the instrument as a vehicle of sound effects, and she met each challenge with passion, skill and much musicality.”

Ms. Porter has been a featured soloist with the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, and with the Atlanta, Houston, Omaha, Delaware, Albany, Flint, Billings, Battle Creek, Arkansas, and Elgin symphony orchestras. She has twice appeared in recital at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, as well as at Skidmore College’s Arthur Zankel Music Center. Her collaborators have included such distinguished conductors as Nicholas McGegan, Ransom Wilson, David Alan Miller, Yoel Levi, Thomas Wilkins, José-Luis Gomez, Enrique Diemecke, David Amado, Anne Harrigan, and Arie Lipsky. She has given premieres of works by Michael Daugherty, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Joel Puckett, Christopher Caliendo, Katherine Hoover, and Frank Ticheli, among others.

Winner of the 3rd Kobe International Flute Competition and the Paris/Ville d’Avray International Flute Competition, Ms. Porter has served on international juries around the world, including the 6th Kobe International Flute Competition. She has been heard in recital on National Public Radio; highlighted on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center; and featured on the covers and as a writer for the magazines Flute Talk in the USA and The Flute in Japan.

In 2006 Ms. Porter became the first performing artist to be awarded the University of Michigan’s Henry Russel Award for distinguished scholarship and conspicuous ability as a teacher. Her popular study guide on the German composer Sigfrid Karg-Elert elicited the following comment from Spanish Flute Society: “Strength, beauty, a captivating and seductive force, sensitivity, perfection and a sense of humor characterize the impressive American flautist Amy Porter.”

She has won praise both as a recording artist and as a chamber musician. Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, in her New York Times review of the CD In Translation: Selections from J.S. Bach’s Cello Suites on the Equilibrium label, applauded Ms. Porter for her “gleaming, lyrical reading” of those works. As a member of Trio Virado with violist Juan-Miguel Hernandez and guitarist João Luiz, she recorded Mangabeira, a CD featuring works by Piazzolla, Brouwer, Hand, Assad and Luiz, about which Ken Keaton wrote in American Record Guide: “First let me say that these are fine musicians, and they present a set of performances that are unfailingly strong, expressive, and imaginative.”

Formerly a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Porter was recently appointed Principal Flute of North Carolina’s Brevard Music Center, where she will perform as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player.

Highlights of Ms. Porter’s 2018-19 season include performances of Leonard Bernstein’s Halil with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra and a tour of Missouri with Trio Virado. Recent study guide releases include her latest “THE GAUBERT CYCLE: The Complete Works for Flute and Piano by Philippe Gaubert” with guests Tim Carey and Penelope Fischer. The printed edition, Philippe Gaubert Treasures for Flute and Piano, is published by Carl Fischer.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Ms. Porter graduated from The Juilliard School and pursued further studies at the Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg. She plays a 14K white gold flute with rose gold engraved keys made for her by the Wm. S. Haynes Co.

Amy Porter is represented worldwide by Sciolino Artist Management (samnyc.us).

 

Events Include:

  • Morning Warm-ups
  • Middle/High School Masterclass
  • College and High School Young Artist Competitions
    • College:  1st Prize = $400.00    2nd Prize = $150.00
    • High School:  1st Prize = $200.00    2nd Prize = $75.0
  • Orchestral Excerpts open masterclass
  • Lectures
  • Scale Aerobics
  • Masterclass with Ms. Porter
  • Recital with Amy Porter and Trio Virado
  • Exhibitors and Vendors
  • Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., first floor of Dunham Hall

Schedule:  check back soon.

Flyer:  Flute Day Flyer 2019

Applications

2019 FSSL FLUTE DAY REGISTRATION

Flute Day 2019 MC and Competition Application

 

Flute Day 2019 T-Shirt Designs

Please check back soon for t-shirt designs

Short Sleeve = $15           Long Sleeve = $24

 

 

Past Guest Artists for Flute Day

Flute Day 2018

Jill Felber

Flute Day 2017

Demarre McGill

Flute Day 2016

Project TRIO

Flute Day 2015

Carol Wincenc – Flute Professor at the Juilliard School and Stony Brook University

Carol Wincenc

 

Flute Day 2014

Dr. Elizabeth Buck – Flute Professor at Arizona State University

 

 

 

 

 

Ann Choomack – Piccoloist with the St. Louis Symphony

Choomack

Flute Day 2013

Jennifer Nitchman – Flutist with the St. Louis Symphony

J. Nitchman

Flute Day 2012

Dr. John McMurtery – Flute Professor at Western Illinois University

John 2

Flute Day 2009

Dr. John Bailey – Flute Professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

John bailey

 

Flute Day 2008

Dr. Christine Beard – Flute Professor at University of Nebraska-Omaha

Christine Beard

 

 

 

 

 Past Master Class and Recital Guest Artists

 

2014 – Viviana Guzman

Viviana Guzman

 

 

 

 

 

2010 – Ian Clarke

Ian Clarke

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008 – Goran Marcusson

Goran Marcusson