Flute Events 2019 - 2020
Mesa Community College has a vibrant flute community with a variety of events and experiences for all levels of flute players.
Desert Echoes Flute Project Flute Choir Concerts
The DEF flute choir program welcomes all adult and young adult flutists who enjoy creating music together in the increasingly popular setting of a flute choir or flute orchestra. Concerts are presented throughout the year and tickets are available through PurplePass. To find concert dates and information click here. Many selections from the concerts have been uploaded to the DEFproject YouTube channel.
A week-long flute camp experience that brings renowned guest artists and local artist faculty together with flutists to learn and play in a stimulating and supportive environment on campus. The program includes the AZ FluteFest Day and the SFP Ensembles perform as part of the festival.
A day of multiple performances, master classes, presentations, topic classes, and an opportunity to meet with top flutemakers and exhibitors to learn about and trial their beautiful instruments. The event concludes with an evening concert featuring this year's guest artist, the renowned Sarah Jackson from the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
This is an "All-State" type ensemble available to high school flutists in Arizona who made their AMEA Regional Band or Orchestra or were designated an alternate. The flute choir meets for an intensive day and a half of rehearsals and sectionals with three outstanding flutist-conductors at the end of May each year preparing a full-length concert that includes the opportunity to play low flutes. Several alto and bass flutes are available to use courtesy of the MCC Music Department and professional colleagues.
An educational day of masterclasses on January 11, 2020 covering each of the AMEA Regional Audition Etudes for flute and a sight-reading class designed to improve results on audition day. An optional piccolo etude class, performance anxiety seminar, and mock auditions are also offered. Approximately 70% of participants make their Regional Band or Orchestra.