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Indian Hill Music School Flute Festival
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SATURDAY, MARCH 28 at Indian Hill Music School
Free Master Classes, Workshops, Recitals, and Exhibits
Special Guest Artist: flutist Jim Walker

SUNDAY, MARCH 29 at Littleton High School Performing Arts Center
Orchestra of Indian Hill concert: 3:00pm

Maestro Bruce Hangen conducts music of Debussy, Stravinsky, and Nielsen with Guest Artist Jim Walker.
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  • Festival Schedule
  • About Jim Walker


Exhibits open 12:00-6:30 pm

10:00-11:30 am - Masterclass with flutist Jim Walker

  • Students: Emily Bartz, Rebecca Davis, Kate Marinelli, Hayley Miller, Kate Palaia
  • Pianist: Jenny Tang, IHM faculty

11:30 am-12:00 pm - Artist Recital - flutist Jim Walker with pianist Jenny Tang

  • Bach Sonata in Eb, Mower Deviations on Carnival of Venice, Gershwin Medley

12:00-1:00 pm - Lunch, Exhibits open
1:00-1:45 pm - Session 1

  • Ona Jonaityte - "Optimal Practice for Optimal Performance"
  • Vanessa Mulvey - "Face Your Fears"

2:00-2:45 pm - Session 2

  • Pei-Chun Lin - Jazz Improv
  • Amber Flute Quartet Performance - works of Kenins, Tamulionis, Kozlova, Gotham
  • Eileen Yarrison - Flute Choir Music Reading Session

3:00-3:45 pm - Session 3

  • New England Flute Choir Performance - Eileen Yarrison, conductor
    Featuring a commissioned piece: Dancing Among Colored Leaves, by Brandon J Nelson

4:00-4:45 pm - Session 4

  • David Behrstock - Alexander Technique
  • Sarah Paysnick - "Baroque Music for Modern Flutists"

5:00-5:45 pm - Session 5

  • Jessi Rosinski - "Contemporary Flute Techniques"
  • Adam Workman - "Art of Listening"

5:30-6:30 pm - Reception: Sponsored by Wm. S. Haynes Co.

6:30-7:30 pm - Festival Recital - IH Faculty & Orchestra of IH players

  • Performers - Ashley Addington, Sue Gleason, Ona Jonaityte, Eric Kamen, Pei-Chun, Lin, Shan Liu, Jessica Lizak, Melissa Mielens, Nancy Peters, Tim Terranella
  • Music of Alwyn, Casella, Harbison, Hosakawa, Mozart, Peters and more

JWalkerFew other flutists in history have made such indelible marks in so many musical circles - from jazz to pop to classical, television to film to the concert hall. Jim held the posts of Principal Flute in the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Associate Principal Flute in the Pittsburgh Symphony. Jazz had been Jim’s earliest musical love, and he was inspired to get back to it by LA’s lively club scene. He organized his jazz quartet Free Flight – flute, piano, bass, and drums playing a unique fusion of jazz and classical music. Jim was also a first-call studio flutist for the better part of two decades; his bold, expressive playing can be heard on hundreds of soundtracks and commercial recordings.

Jim has been filling his students’ lives with music for more than four decades. He is a graduate and Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Louisville as well as the university’s first Alumni Fellow from the School of Music. Jim credits a parade of flute teachers with helping him rise through the ranks, including Sarah Fouse, Francis Fuge, Harold Bennett, James Pellerite, and internationally renowned Claude Monteux.

Jim is currently Professor of Practice and Coordinator of Flute Studies at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music and Instructor of Flute, Chamber Music and Music Technology, at The Colburn Conservatory of Music. Jim has taught hundreds of flutists both privately and at these renowned institutions. With such a legacy, it is no wonder that students on four continents have flocked to hear his recitals and master classes. Jim’s publication credits include the Alfred Music Publications Young Artist Series and an upcoming set of flute method books that will be filled with unique, fun, highly instructional exercises. Jim Walker is a Performing Artist for Burkart & Resona Flutes and Piccolos.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Indian Hill Music School reserves the right at any time to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. We will make every effort to hold all classes offered. In the case of a cancellation, those effected will be notified as soon as possible and a full refund will be issued if another suitable class is not available.

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