FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 18, 2008
CONTACT: Tim Musselman, (615) 898-2493
MTSU SITE FOR EIGHTH ANNUAL FLUTE FESTIVAL ON JAN. 26
(MURFREESBORO)—The eighth annual MTSU Flute Festival featuring guest artist Jonathan Keeble will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. in the Wright Music Building lobby on the MTSU campus.
Guest artist Keeble will give a 2 p.m. recital performance and a 4 p.m. master class in the Hinton Music Hall located in the Wright Music Building. In addition, Keeble will make a presentation titled Making Old Music New: Transforming the ‘Warhorses’ Into Modern Language.
“Other flute festival events include a High School Solo and a Junior Solo Competition, which takes place in the morning. Also, area college teachers will be the hosts of a Flute Chat session,” said Deanna Little, festival coordinator and assistant professor of flute.
The participating college teachers include Roger Martin from Tennessee Tech University, Lisa Vanarsdel from Austin Peay State University, Carolyn Treybig from Belmont University and Tracey Schmidt from Vanderbilt University.
An early morning Breathing Gym session by Celine Thackston and an Emergency Flute Repair Session with Miles Davis from Miles Ahead Instrument Service and Sales also will be part of the festival.
Keeble, professor of flute at the University of Illinois, has an active solo and chamber career and is the principle flute of Sinfonia Camera.
“An engaging and vibrant sound” (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle) and a “beautiful flutist and charismatic teacher” (Tom George, Madeline Island Music Camp) are just a pair of Keeble’s recent accolades. A regular on concert series throughout North America, Keeble is one of the leading performers of his generation.
Admission for the flute festival is $15 to register for the day as a participating flutist. The general public may register as a guest for one or all of the public concerts and public competitions for a one-time charge of $5.
For more information, please access www.mtsu.edu/~drhahn/keeble or call Little at 615-898-2473.