FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 26, 2009
CONTACT: Tim Musselman, (615) 898-2493
MTSU SITE FOR NINTH ANNUAL FLUTE FESTIVAL ON JAN. 31
(MURFREESBORO)—The ninth annual MTSU Flute Festival, featuring guest artist Katherine Kemler, will be held Saturday, Jan. 31, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. in the Wright Music Building lobby on the MTSU campus.
Guest artist Kemler will give a 1 p.m. recital performance and a 3:30 p.m. master class in the Hinton Music Hall located in the Wright Music Building. In addition, Kemler will give a workshop titled “Introduction to Body Mapping for Flutist” at 2:30 p.m.
"Dr. Kemler is an exiting and vivacious performer," said Deanna Little MTSU associate professor of flute at MTSU and organizer of the festival. "Her enthusiasm is infectious and all that attend will be sure to have a fantastic experience."
Other flute festival events will include a High School Solo and a Junior Solo competition; a Mock Orchestral Audition, which is a new event this year; a Flute Choir Reading, with guest, Sarah McVey; and flute exhibits that will feature various flute-related vendors, including Pearl Flutes from Nashville and Miles Ahead Instrument Service and Sales, with repair services available.
In addition, a morning "Flute Chat" session will take advantage of the expertise of other area flute teachers, including Ann Richards (Nashville Symphony Flutist), Lisa Vanarsdel (Austin Peay flute professor), Heidi Pintner (Western Kentucky flute professor) and Jennifer Whitehead (doctoral candidate in Memphis).
Guest artist Kemler is the Charles and Mary Barré Alumni Professor of Flute at Louisiana State University, flutist with the Timm Wind Quintet and a regular visiting teacher at the Oxford Flute Summer School in England. Kemler has performed as soloist with the British Chamber Orchestra in London's Queen Elizabeth Hall and with the Orchestra Medicea Laurenziana throughout Italy. She has toured extensively as a soloist, with the Kemler/Benjamin flute/harp duo and with the Timm Wind Quintet. She also has performed in China, England, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Canada, France and throughout the United, as well as providing solo broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and National Public Radio.
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/flutefest09.html or call Little at 615-898-2473.