PRLog - Dec. 5, 2012 - BOSTON -- The Boston Flute Academy (BFA) brings one of the world’s brightest and most admired orchestral flutists down from the Symphony Hall stage and into the teaching spotlight with the presentation of a flute masterclass by Boston Symphony Orchestra Principal Flutist Elizabeth Rowe. The audience will also be treated to a performance by the BFA Conservatory Ensemble & Seminar, conducted by David Houston. Event takes place on Saturday, December 8th, 2012, at 12:00pm, in Brookline, MA.
Elizabeth Rowe, BSO Principal Flute
Ms. Rowe will coach each member of BFA’s Conservatory Ensemble & Seminar class, sharing her advice with both performers and audience on how to improve flute skills and how to approach some of the most difficult flute solos in the orchestral literature. Event performers will be advanced high school and college flute students (ages 15 to 24) from around the world, ranging from South Korea to metro-Boston:
● Isaac Alter - BFA Young Artist and Harvard University freshman, from Los Altos, California
● You Hyun Cho - BFA Ensemble & Seminar member and student at the Walnut Hill School for Performing Arts, from Seoul, Korea
● Alexandra Conza - BFA Conservatory Program student and flutist with Boston Youth Symphony, from Canton, MA
● Amy Lipman - BFA Conservatory Program student and flutist with Boston Youth Symphony, from Needham, MA
● Ceylon Mitchell - BFA Teacher Training program student and Boston University flute major, from Anchorage, Alaska
● Hyo Jin Park - BFA Conservatory Program student and flutist with NEC Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, from Seoul, Korea
● Elizabeth Sperry - BFA Young Artist and 3rd prize winner of the 2012 National Flute Association High School Soloist Competition, from Chelmsford, MA
● Oliver Villanueva - BFA Intensive Immersion Certificate Program student, from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Schedule and Location:
What: Elizabeth Rowe Flute Masterclass, hosted by the Boston Flute Academy. Location:
Date/time: Saturday, December 8th, 2012, from 12:00pm until 2:30pm.
Open to the Public: Classical music enthusiasts of all ages and flutists of all levels are invited to attend.
Tickets are $10 with online Advanced Registration on the BFA website.
Tickets are $20 at the door.
Direct link for pre-registration:
About Elizabeth Rowe:
Boston Symphony Orchestra principal flutist Elizabeth Rowe joined the BSO in 2004 and holds the Walter Piston Principal Flute Chair. Rowe joined the NEC faculty a year later.Prior to joining the BSO, Rowe held titled positions with the orchestras of Fort Wayne, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., and was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida.
Regularly featured in front of the orchestra, Ms. Rowe’s solo appearances with the BSO include the American premiere performances of Elliott Carter’s Flute Concerto under the direction of James Levine, the Ligeti Concerto for Flute and Oboe with Christoph von Dohnanyi conducting, Gabriela Lena Frank’s Illapa, Tone Poem for Flute and Orchestra under the direction of Miguel Harth-Bedoya, and Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G Major, K.313, under the direction of André Previn. She was also a featured soloist in the orchestra’s 2011 West Coast tour, with a reprise performance of the Carter Flute Concerto.
Noted for her insightful teaching, Rowe attracts flute students from around the country to her lessons and masterclasses. She currently serves on the faculties of the New England Conservatory and the Tanglewood Music Center and is a regular guest artist at the National Orchestral Institute of Music and the New World Symphony. She has previously taught at both the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the University of Maryland.
About the Boston Flute Academy:
The Boston Flute Academy (BFA) was founded in 2008 by Boston flutist Judy Grant. The school is possibly the first of its kind, offering a conservatory curriculum designed specifically for flutists. BFA began as an accelerated training program for flutists seeking professional performance careers and has more recently expanded into a school which serves students of all ages and levels of ability and interest. In just a few short years, BFA has created a flute community where the finest flute teachers and world class guest artists are accessible to all.
BFA teaches music classes for all levels, from the young novice up to adult students and professional players. In addition to traditional flute and piccolo lessons, BFA brings a visionary approach to ensemble training, studio classes, seminars, master classes, listening classes, music theory, and even teacher-training.
BFA is recognized for its elite high school students who consistently perform at a national level. From the 4th grade through college, BFA flutists progress through the fast-track Preparatory, Repertory, Conservatory, and Young Artist Programs. BFA graduates are recruited by the world’s finest conservatories and universities, such as Juilliard, Eastman, Cleveland Institute of Music, Curtis Institute, and the Royal Academy of Music in London.
BFA’s Ensemble and Seminar Program provides ensemble experience for beginning, intermediate, and advanced players and at the same time offers inspiring workshops on a wide range of educational topics. This ground breaking initiative supplements the private lesson and strives to build more informed and more complete musicians at every age. The Ensemble & Seminar program is open to all flutists, regardless of where they study privately.
The BFA Extension Division is a relaxed program where flute students can take private lessons and progress at their own pace. A philosophy of generosity and mutual support is important in all programs at BFA.
The BFA makes its home at the beautiful Maliotis Cultural Center in Brookline, MA.
Educate young flutists aspiring for professional careers with intensive training in a supportive and nurturing environment. Provide educational opportunities for flute students at all levels of ability and interest. Offer innovative programming to support, stimulate, and inspire all New England flutists.
BFA Faculty & Staff:
Geraldine Morillo Barazarte, Website Manager, Operations Team
Geralyn Coticone, Retired BSO Piccolo, BFA Flute/Piccolo Faculty
Deborah DeWolf Emery, Piano Accompanist/
Steven P. Finley, Flute Source and Historian
Judy Grant, Founder, Executive and Artistic Director, Flute/Piccolo Faculty
David B. Houston, Flute Faculty, Coach of BFA Conservatory Ensemble & Seminar
Amanda Hughes, Flute Faculty
Heather Kent, Flute Faculty / Adult Studies
Mary Montgomery Koppel, Music Theory & Composition
Christopher Petre, Public Relations & Marketing, Operations Team
Fenwick Smith, Retired BSO Flutist, BFA Flute Faculty
Adam Workman, Flute Faculty, Creative Resources Educator
For more information about BFA or the Elizabeth Rowe Flute Masterclass:
BFA Website: www.bostonfluteacademy.com