Flute Events 2022 - 2023
Mesa Community College has a vibrant flute community with a variety of events and experiences for flute players of all levels.
The 2024 Master Class is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 10:00 am. This FREE event will include classes on each of the three AMEA Regional Audition Etudes for flute designed to improve performance on audition day. Students will have an opportunity to volunteer to play as part of the class. The instructors are some of the valley's top professionals. An optional piccolo etude class, performance anxiety seminar, and mock auditions are also offered following the masterclasses. Approximately 70% of participants in the past have been selected for their Regional Band or Orchestra.
Desert Echoes Flute Project Flute Choir Concerts
The DEF flute choir program welcomes all adult and high school flutists who enjoy creating music together in the increasingly popular setting of a flute choir/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, as well as the video projects, have been uploaded to the DEF Project YouTube channel. Concerts for the 2022-2023 season: Friday October 14th, Saturday December 10th, Friday March 3rd, and Saturday April 29th. All concerts are at 7:30pm in the MCC Performing Arts Center - 1520 S. Longmore in Mesa, AZ
Summer Flute Project June 19-23, 2023
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 in the MCC Performing Arts Center. The five-day program includes ensemble participation and the AZ FluteFest. Afternoon-only tickets are also available and do not include ensembles. Check back for the link to register for the 2023 week-long program:
AZ FluteFest Saturday, June 24, 2023
A day of multiple performances, master classes, presentations, topic classes, and an opportunity to meet with top flute makers and exhibitors to learn about and trial their beautiful instruments. The event concludes with an evening concert featuring the renowned Sarah Jackson from the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
All-Arizona Flute Choir June 2 & 3, 2023
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 conductor/clinicians to prepare 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. The All-Arizona Flute Choir involves rehearsal, sectionals, and classes June 2 and 3 with a concert at 5:00 on June 3rd.