Summer Flute Project 2020
To protect the participants, guest artists and faculty, exhibitors, employees, and the community from the spread of COVID-19, Mesa Community College has canceled the MCC Summer Flute Project and the AZ FluteFest.
When: June 15 - 20, 2019
Where: Mesa Community College
Mesa Community College and Desert Echoes Flute Project are thrilled to present the MCC Summer Flute Project, June 15-20, 2020. Week-long participants will enjoy warm-up classes, chamber ensembles, and the SFP Flute Choir in the mornings in addition to the afternoon offerings of recitals, masterclasses, topic classes, and interactive offerings.
The week-long program is available to college, high school students, and adult flutists. Single Afternoons and the FluteFest is open to everyone.
Dr. Elizabeth Buck (Arizona State University, former principal flute The Phoenix Symphony)
Dr. Brian Luce (University of Arizona, Yamaha Performing Artist)
Brian Gordon (The Phoenix Symphony)
Christina Steffen (Music Director of Desert Echoes Flute Project; Flute Instructor, MCC)
Kehokule'alani O'Daniell (Adjunct Faculty, Mesa Community College)
Andrea Tenbarge (Flute Professional, Tenbarge Flute Studio)
Abby Simpson (NFA 2019 Piccolo Competition Winner, Symphony of the Southwest, AZ School for the Arts)
Registration and Tickets:
Complete and sign these packets and bring with you or email to Christina Steffen, Director
After Completing Registration - check back soon for updated link to purchase tickets for 2020
$250 prior to June 1
$290 after June 1
- Monday – Friday 9am-4pm in the Music Building
Saturday (AZ FluteFest) 9am-6pm in the Performing Arts Center and a 7:30 concert by Sarah Jackson
Single afternoon tickets: $40 Tuesday – Friday 12:30pm-4:00pm (a special non-flutist fee will available for family members of participants)
12:30 lunch-time concerts are featured Tuesday – Thursday followed by engaging flute classes on a variety of topics and master classes with the guest artists and artist faculty. Topics may include tone, breathing, articulation/tonguing, pedagogy, extended techniques, low flutes, world flutes, intonation, vibrato, acoustics of the flute, leadership skills, selecting a new flute, repair and maintenance, performance anxiety, and reading sessions. Friday features an additional class with Ms. Jackson in lieu of a lunch-time performance.
Lunch-time Concert Only: $10
- Tuesday, June 16 – Dr. Elizabeth Buck
- Wednesday, June 17 – Artist Faculty
- Thursday, June 18 – Dr. Brian Luce
AZ FluteFest: $50
- Saturday, June 20th 9am - 6:00pm; Sarah Jackson 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 with Sarah Jackson; a piccolo recital by Abby Simpson, winner of the 2019 NFA Piccolo Competition, and Derek Cochran, principal flute with the Southwest Symphony; Live Ultrasound Imaging to explore the flutist oral cavity and tongue positioning with Dr. Joshua Gardner; a flute recital featuring Sabrina Hu with pianist Cathal Breslin; the Desert Echoes Flute Ensemble, and more.
Visit with exhibitors Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Powell Flutes and Piccolos, Burkart Flutes & Piccolos, Milano Music, Muramatsu & Dean Yang Flutes with Little Piper Flute Music, and Woodwinds by Germann.
The Summer Flute Project Ensembles concert is free at 4:00pm.
Thank you to our sponsors for their artist and scholarship support: Keefe Piccolos, Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Verne Q Powell Flutes, Burkart Flutes & Piccolos, and Milano Music.
Sarah Jackson Concert Only: $15
- Saturday, June 20th, at 7:30pm with Juhyun Lee, piano