Flute Festival 2015

November 13 - November 15

Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport

 “Where Did I Hear That Tune Before?”

Featuring music arranged or composed for an instrument or voice—and transcribed or revised for flute

Lifetime Achievement Awards Banquet

The Festival weekend commences on Friday, November 13, with the customary celebratory evening—beginning with a cocktail hour at 6:00PM and and a delicious dinner at 7:00 PM that will culminate in the presentation of lifetime achievement awards. This year we will honor two distinguished leaders in the world of the flute—Bernard Z. Goldberg, former principal flute of the Pittsburgh Symphony, and David Straubinger, esteemed flute maker and creator of Straubinger Pads, the mainstay of many of our instruments today. As a special treat, the new duo phenomenon, Mazzanti and Stillman, will serenade the honorees! Plus, just by being there you may win a door prize item! Menu information Click Here

Banquet registration deadline is November 9, 2015.

Festival Headliners include:

Nicola Mazzanti, piccolo
The Cavatina Duo, flute & guitar
Mimi Stillman, flute
Paul Edmund-Davies, flute

In addition to leading masterclasses, both Mr. Mazzanti and Ms. Stillman are available for private lessons during their time in Chicago.

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A Raffle with many exciting items to win! CLICK HERE to purchase Tickets Online or purchase at the Festival!

Exhibitors will be with us both days with extensive selections of new and vintage instruments, headjoints, flute-related devices, recordings, and music.

Two Full Days of Exciting Flute programs...Here are a few highlights:

Saturday, November 14

  • Paul Edmund-Davies:  How Movie Music Improves Flute Playing
  • The Donald Peck International Flute Competition Finals
  • Bernard Goldberg: Training a flute section to play Daphnis and Chloé
  • Gerald Carey: Chicago Flute Orchestra Rehearsal
  • Bonnie Reidel: When to Put Down the Screwdriver and Call a Pro
  • Stephanie Jutt: Flute Recital
  • Scott Metlicka: Flute Fundamentals for New Flutists of All Ages
  • John Henes: The Alexander Technique 
  • Hideko Amano: Competition Preparation
  • Laura Hamm: Photographing Your Students
  • Meret Bitticks: Let's All Play Chaminade
  • Rebecca Johnson & Magie Smith: Eastern European Music
  • Cavatina Duo: At the Opera
  • Mimi Stillman: Flute Masterclass
  • The Flute Fleet: Flute Choir Performance
  • Nicola Mazzanti: Piccolo Recital

Sunday, November 15

  • Erin Murphy: Transcribing and Performing Marin Marais
  • Flute Orchestra Concert
  • Jennifer Wilhelms & Lisa Goethe-McGinn: Comparing Originals to Transpositions
  • Monty Adams: Flute Choir Reading Session
  • Lynne Krayer-Luke: Body Mapping
  • Nicola Mazzanti: Piccolo Masterclass
  • Lakeside Flutes: Flute Choir Performance
  • ChiFlutes: Flute Quartet Performance
  • Mimi Stillman: Flute Recital

The Complete festival Schedule is now available. CLICK HERE to download

Online Festival registration or Downloadable forms

  • To Pre-Register Online for the Flute Festival, Click here
  • For a Downloadable Festival Registration Form, Click Here
  • To apply as a masterclass performer, please submit your application form by October 1, 2015; Complete information and application forms for Festival masterclasses can be found by clicking HERE.


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