The Atlantic Flute Society
Who We Are
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The Flute Studio at Memorial University
School of Music, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s NL A1B 5S7 email@example.com 709-864-7477
Halifax and Moncton Auditions March 2011!
Lots of flute spots at MUN!
Happy holidays! I hope you and your students had a wonderful fall, full of exciting music making. Here at Memorial we’ve enjoyed a fan-tastic fall semester. The orchestra and wind ensemble played excit-ing programs under our new conductor, Dr. Jason Caslor (he’s really amazing!), the flute studio is looking forward to performing Ian Clarke’s great ensemble piece “Within” in January and we have wel-comed a new Director to the School: Ellen Waterman, who also happens to be a flutist specializing in improvisational performance.
I wanted to get in touch with you to say hi, of course, and find out how things are going with you, but also because there have been a couple of exciting developments with regards to admissions to the School of Music that I wanted to be sure you knew about.
The first is that there will be lots of room for flutists at Memorial next year! I have an unprecedented number of students graduating (4!) and so will be able to take at least three into the studio next fall. Suddenly the odds of securing a spot are much better! The studio currently has its maximum nine members, including three perform-ance majors, a theory/composition major, two education majors, two general studies majors and one graduate performance major. I would like to keep a great mix of interests in the group. I am par-ticularly interested in adding a graduate performance/pedagogy stu-dent to the studio, if you know anyone who might be interested in such a program. (Our application deadline was last week, but we can accept late applications.)
The second development is that this year we are going to be holding auditions in Halifax and Moncton! This means that students who are interested in auditioning for us won’t have to go to the expense of buying a plane ticket or the trouble of making a recording: they can simply show up and play for our roving audition panel! I’m really excited about this. If several flutists want Halifax or Moncton auditions, I’ll be one of the panelists who will travel outwhich would be great, because then I could meet everyone in person and even have some sample lessons if people were interested.
I am always so grateful to my colleagues for their help in connecting me with keen, motivated young musicians for whom I and Memorial might be a good fit. If you have any students thinking about con-tinuing on in music who would like to find out more about what Me-morial is like or to meet me in a lesson setting, please do get in touch with me. I can network with them over e-mail or Skype for both chats and lessons. I’m more than happy to offer free diagnostic lessons to students who want to get a sense of how their audition preparation is comingand who would like to check me out. :-) I can do this partly because, as the only full-time university flute pro-fessor in the Maritime region, I have the advantage of institutional support to help support YOUR students, too.
Thanks so much for passing this information on to your students. I’d love to hear from you, too, if you have a moment.
Dr. Michelle Cheramy, Associate Professor of Music School of Music, Memorial University St. John’s, NL firstname.lastname@example.org 709-864-7477
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Canadian Flute Association
First Annual Flute Competition 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Adjudicators: Patricia Creighton and Christopher Lee
Patricia Creighton, Principal Flutist with Symphony Nova Scotia and flute instructor at Dalhousie University's Department of Music and Acadia University’s School of Music will be presenting a masterclass and private lessons the day after the competition on Sunday, March 28, 2010.
For more information about the brand new Canadian Flute Association, its first annual competition, and links to adjudicators Patricia Creighton and Christopher Lee, visit:
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for a potential Flute Event in the Halifax, NS area
From: Brian McConnell [mailto:
I’m just back from the NAMM Show in
· The event would be based around bringing in a spectacular collection of intermediate and professional flutes the sort of selection you would usually have to travel to
So I’m wondering whether you think it would be appropriate to post these question on the Atlantic Flute Society web site and invite everyone to toss their own ideas into the suggestion box? If so, perhaps you could simply post this note and invite everyone to contact me directly with any suggestions.
Let me know what you think.
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Message from the early days of the new
Canadian Flute Association
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Nova Scotia Music Awards
For more information, visit the homepage of Patricia Creighton: http://patriciacreighton.com/Home_Page.html
and Nova Scotia Music Week:
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Disturbances of Circadian Rhythm
for flute and electronics
by Derek Charke
professor of compositon at Acadia University
Premiered by Chenoa Anderson, flute
Jan. 31, 2009 at
Shattering the Silence Festival 2009
University Hall, Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
This engaging performance can be heard at CBC Radio's Concerts on Demand:
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Auditions / Recruiting
The Canadian Armed Forces Bands
including for the Flute
For information, visit the page Audition Information for Canadian Forces Bands:
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New composition by Acadia University faculty member Derek Charke now commercially available.
WARNING! Gustnadoes Ahead, commissioned by the National Flute Association for the 2008 competition, is now available for sale through Flute World http://www.fluteworld.com and Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company http://www.flute4u.com/ You can hear the complete work at http://charke.com/programnotes/gustnadoes.html
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Souvenirs -- Music for Flute, Horn and Piano
Vieri Bottazini, flute
has been nominated for Classical Recording of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards. This compact disc is has been released on the Centaur label and is available at:
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WIND SONG, Symphony Nova Scotia Principal Flautist Patricia Creighton's latest CD release, has been submitted for nomination in the 2009 ECMAs "Best Classical Album of the Year". Here's for hoping that Patty gets nominated!!
WIND SONG is a live CBC broadcast disc of a concert Patty Creighton and her husband pianist Peter Allen performed at St. David's Church, Halifax, NS in the spring of 2007.
Nova Brilliante, Nova Scotia's flute and harp duo with Patricia Creighton on flute and Karen Rokos on harp, have recently been nominated for a MUSIC NOVA SCOTIA "Best Classical Album of 2008" for their disc MELODIES OF LOVE. This weekend, Nov. 6-7, the outcome of this nomination will be revealed.
Patty (on long term leave this season from Symphony Nova Scotia) has also revised hers and Peter Allen's websites and has added an electronic press kit to their sites.
ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT (lists past and future performances)
THIS DISC CAN BE BOUGHT AT:
CD Baby Internet Sales link:
The Madrigal, Spring Garden Rd,
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ANTHONY GENGE RELEASES NEW CD
Opus 108 Records is pleased to announce the release of a new compact disc of works by a leading Canadian classical composer ANTHONY GENGE. The CD contains first recordings of seven of GENGE’s distinctive chamber and solo works, played by some of Canada's finest performers and ensembles. The compositions on this recording were written between the late1970s and 2004 and showcase GENGE’s refined and elegant musical voice in a variety of settings. The CD includes the premiere recording of GENGE’s First Duo for flute and marimba, Canon for Three, for three pianos, Intermezzo, for 7 players, Night Rain, for alto flute and guitar, Four Quiet Preludes, for solo piano, GENGE’s String Quartet, and Grey and White, for solo flute.
Flautist Karin Aurell plays First Duo and gives a virtuosic reading of GENGE’s Grey and White for solo flute. Percussionist Mark Adam plays marimba on First Duo, and pianist Barbara Pritchard performs Four Quiet Preludes. Alto flautist Richard Volet and guitarist Bryan Townsend perform Night Rain, and the GENGE String Quartet is played by the Blue Engine String Quartet of Halifax. Intermezzo for 7 players is performed by
This new recording of the music of ANTHONY GENGE is available through the Canadian Music Centre. For more information, please visit:
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Derek Charke Commission
"WARNING! Gustnadoes Ahead" for solo flute and CD by Derek Charke has been commissioned by The National Flute Association as the repertoire for the 2008 High-School Soloist Competition, to take place during the annual National Flute Association Convention in Kansas City,
Derek is a composer, flutist and professor at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia: http://www.charke.com/ . He offers this insight into his piece:
Official Weather Bulletin
WARNING! Gustnadoes Ahead This is a warning that unexpected Gustnado conditions are imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions. Listen for updated statements.
Please take shelter if you experience sudden explosions of sound, twirling figures or any other unusual sound formations. Expect some isolated electronic by-products. Above all take shelter from the eye of the storm.
Gustnadoes, short-lived, shallow, generally weak tornados found along a gust front, are usually visualized by a rotating dust or debris cloud.
Please refer to the latest public forecasts for further details.
Some Additional information: "GustnadoColloquial expression for a short-lived, shallow, generally weak tornado found along a gust front. Gustnadoes are usually visualized by a rotating dust or debris cloud."
The soundtrack is made up mostly of transformed flute sounds, some of which emulate sudden swirling figures, others a sudden explosion and some granularised: sounds that are stretched in time, or are granules, short and fast. And there are many other transformations, plus a few electronic sounds. The solo flute interacts with these sounds.
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Flutist Wins Concerto Competition
Flutist Morgan Saulnier has been named one of two co-winners of the annual concerto competition sponsored by the chamber orchestra of
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Flautist Patricia Creighton and Harpist Karen Rokos have a new CD out called Melodies of Love, a disc of beautiful well-loved familiar short compositions. Patricia and Karen were nominatees in the 2008 East Coast Music Awards.
To purchase this CD, please contact
Repertoire as follows:
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