Summer Flute Project 2023
When: June 19 - 23, 2022 Purchase Tickets for only $250 by June 1st and $300 after June 1st. Purchase HERE after June 1st
The week-long pass include the AZ FluteFest at MCC on Saturday, June 24, 2023
Where: Mesa Community College
The MCC Summer Flute Project is a five-day flute camp/flute intensive experience that brings renowned guest artists and local artist faculty together with flutist participants in a stimulating, enjoyable, and supportive environment. Enjoy the camaraderie of other flutists and grow as a musician and performer. Week-long attendees will enjoy a different warm-up class each day, coached chamber ensemble rehearsals, and the SFP Flute Choir in the mornings followed after the lunch break with multiple offerings of recitals, master classes, topic classes, focused workshops, and interactive offerings presented by the guest artists and the artist faculty including reading sessions, managing performance anxiety, tone development, phrasing, technical development, AMEA Regional Etudes, and much more. Register early to be included as a performer in master classes. Priority will be given to week-long participants with limited space available for single-afternoon attendees. Week-long registration includes the AZ FluteFest on Saturday, June 24th!
The week-long program is available to college students, high school students, and adult flutists. Single Afternoons and concert-only options are open to everyone.
Viviana Cumplido WIlson, Principal Flute of The Phoenix Symphony and the Colorado Music Festival. Wednesday, June 21, 2023 with a recital at 12:30pm. Sponsored by Powell Flutes. https://www.vivianacumplidowilson.com
Brian Gordon, Associate Principal Flute and Piccolo with The Phoenix Symphony. Tuesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 22, 2023 https://www.phoenixsymphony.org/musician/brian-gordon/
Sarah Jackson, Piccolo for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Sought-after soloist and teacher on both flute and piccolo. Friday, June 23, 2023. Sponsored by the Keefe Piccolo Company and Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Inc. https://www.laphil.com/musicdb/artists/2594/sarah-jackson
L to R: Viviana Cumplido Wilson, Brian Gordon, Sarah Jackson
Christina Steffen (Artistic Director of Desert Echoes Flute Project; Flute Instructor, MCC) http://azflute.com/christinasteffenbio.html
Abby Coffey (flute professional, winner of the 2019 NFA Piccolo Orchestral and Masterclass Competition, Symphony of the Southwest, DEFproject, Adjunct Faculty at Arizona Christian University)
Rhonda Bowen (flute professional, clinician, educator, Gilbert Symphony Orchestra,DEFproject, CAFE) https://www.musicinmesa.com/portfolio/rhonda-bowen/
Kehokule'alani O'Daniell (flute professional, clinician, educator, MCC Adjunct Faculty, DEFproject)
Andrea TenBarge (flute professional, clinician, adjudicator) https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063252759034
Jenn Bock (Yamaha “40 Under 40” Excellence in Music Education Award recipient, flute professional, educator, adjudicator) http://www.highlandhighband.org/hhb_wp/directors/
Registration and Tickets:
Complete the registration form online
After completing the Registration form, purchase tickets below. The MCC Release packet may be completed and forms signed to bring with you on the 1st day or emailed. Email with questions or to send Release packet forms.
Purchase Tickets Here by June 1
After June 1st use the link HERE
Week-long registration includes the Saturday AZ FluteFest at MCC
$250 through June 1
$300 after June 1
- Monday – Friday 9am-4pm in the MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
SFP Ensembles Concert Friday, June 23rd at 5:00pm
AZ FluteFest on Saturday, June 24th (included with week-long registration)
Single afternoon tickets: $40 Tuesday – Friday 12:30pm-4:00pm (free admission to master class available for non-flutist family members of participants performing in the master class).
Tuesday - Brian Gordon + Artist Faculty Recital Purchase Tuesday Afternoon
Wednesday - Viviana Cumplido Wilson + Recital Purchase Wednesday Afternoon
Thursday - Brian Gordon Purchase Thursday Afternoon
Friday - Sarah Jackson Purchase Friday Afternoon
Engaging flute classes on a variety of topics and master classes with the guest artists and artist faculty. multiple offerings of recitals, master classes, topic classes, focused workshops, and interactive offerings presented by the guest artists and the artist faculty including reading sessions, managing performance anxiety, tone development, phrasing, expression, technical development, AMEA Regional Etudes, and much more. Other topics may include breathing, articulation/tonguing, orchestral excerpts, pedagogy, extended techniques, low flutes, intonation, vibrato, acoustics of the flute. Tuesday and Wednesday feature 12:30 recitals followed by the afternoon offerings.
Lunch-time Concert Only: $10 Tickets available soon on Purplepass
Tuesday, June 20 - Artist Faculty
Wednesday, June 21 - Viviana Cumplido Wilson
AZ FluteFest returns for 2023: $50 Tickets available soon on Purplepass
Saturday, June 24, 2023 10 am - 5:00pm; Sarah Jackson in concert at 7:30pm
Performing Arts Center at MCC, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa 85202
Performances and classes will be offered throughout the day including classes and recitals. Performances by Abby Coffey, Michelle Stolper, the Desert Echoes Flute Chamber Choir, and the Caliendo Duo. Presentations include Live Ultrasound Imaging to explore the flutist oral cavity and tongue positioning with Dr. Joshua Gardner; Creativity and its Application in Business by Christopher Caliendo, and Neuroplasticity in the Practice Room with Riley Brasse.
Visit with exhibitors.
Thank you to our sponsors for their artist and event support: Keefe Piccolo Company; Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Inc; Milano Music
Guest Artist Concert Only: $15
- Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 7:30pm. Check back for link to ticket purchase