2019 New York Flute Fair

New York Flute Fair 2019: The Kincaid Connection

Guest Artist: Jeffrey Khaner, principal flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

8:30 am - 8:00 pm


Join us for a full day of concerts, masterclasses,
the NYFC competition, workshops, clinics, exhibits, and more!  

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Pre-registration has closed.
On-site registration forms will be available at the fair. If you'd like to print one out and fill it in in advance, click here.

Volunteer (sign-up sheet here).

    Faculty House at Columbia University
    (Enter through Wien Courtyard, off 116th Street between Amsterdam Avenue
     and Morningside Drive)
    New York, New York 10027

    NYFC member $40
    Non-member $60
    Full-time student $25
    Non-flutist family member attending with a full-time student $5
    Non-flutist guest $40
    Senior citizen, age 65+ $25
    Special teacher rate (requires pre-registration of 3 students) $30

    The single fee covers the entire day's events

 online form (due by March 12) OR  mail-in form (due by March 5).

CLICK HERE Note that all events are subject to change.

Guest Artist: Jeffrey Khaner

Masterclass on Orchestral Excerpts with Jeffrey Khaner: Internationally renowned for his brilliant teaching, Mr. Khaner will share his insights into key works of the orchestral repertoire. Three students will be selected to perform. Interested flutists should send a recording of two contrasting works or movements, a short bio (up to 100 words), and contact info to Masterclass Coordinator Yevgeny Faniuk at yevgeny.faniuk@gmail.com by March 1.

Gala Concert: Homage to Kincaid: Our guest artist Jeffrey Khaner, with pianist Linda Mark, performs works of Bach, Caplet, Copland, Griffes, and Widor: all core works of William Kincaid’s repertoire and of ours.

Ed Joffe's October 2018 interview of 2019 Flute Fair guest artist Jeffrey Khaner (left).
Details, visit joffewoodwinds.com.

Our Flute Fair Presenters


Jazz Bass Flute: The OMNI Ensemble plays jazz! David Wechsler in a concert/demonstration of amplified bass flute as part of a quintet with trumpet, guitar, bass, and drums. It will include tips on amplifying the flute, various types of equipment and basic improvisation workshop, as well as how to start an ensemble and find performance venues.

Winners of the 2019 Young Musicians Contest in Recital. Come hear the top players in our competitions for pre-college flutists, the rising stars of the next generation.

Latin American & Spanish Masterpieces: Stephanie Jutt and pianist Pablo Zinger present a lecture/concert of Spanish and Latin-American masterpieces including works by Guastavino, Guridi, Piazzolla, and Villa-Lobos.

Student Ensembles Showcase Concert: Teachers, if you would like your flute ensemble to perform at the Fair, please contact Jenny Cline at jnjcline@comcast.net by February 17.

Join the FluteSwept Flute Quartet as we share tips on how to join the MTA’s MUNY (Music Under New York) program and hear a few selections from the quartet’s varied and exciting repertoire!

Portraits of Latin America: NYC-based flutist Patricia Cardona and the Latin American Chamber Players present a recital of contemporary Latin American music including works by Piazzolla and Zyman.

Workshops, Presentations and Special Events

Aspiring to a greater depth of musicianship through improvisation: Flutist, composer, and three-time Global Music Award recipient Lori Bell presents an interactive workshop exploring aspects of jazz improvisation and their relation to robust and free expression and a deeper communication with the audience.

Building a career path: what do I want? How do I start? Pamela Sklar discusses her experiences building a career as a flutist and (later) a composer. Bring your flute & we’ll play an original flute choir piece for flutes, piccolo, alto and bass flutes.

Making Music Together, African Style with Richard Donald Smith: A hands-on workshop offers children the opportunity to play original African instruments.

Basics of DIY flute maintenance: The majority of flutists have little or no understanding of some of the most basic issues of flute maintenance, and are often misinformed about best practices for keeping their flute in good shape and out of the repair shop. This seminar with Anne Pollack seeks to remedy that lack of knowledge, and to replace many flutists’ fear with knowledge.

Between the Beats: A fun and interactive masterclass with NYC-based Swedish-American flutist and composer Elsa Nilsson on how to develop our relationship to rhythm as melodic players. Bring your flute!

Confident Performance with Devra Braun, MD: Noted psychiatrist Devra Braun offers a workshop on self-hypnosis as a tool for performers. Learn how to use imagery, visualization, and hypnotic techniques to reduce anxiety and achieve peak performance.

Creating Your Musical Career with Michelle Stanley: Creating your musical career takes know-how on resume building, networking, skills in branding and marketing, and an understanding about where you want to be in 3, 5 and 10 years. This lecture guides participants in finding their place in the musical community and helps people identify how they will start a career in music.

Getting the Best out of Your Headjoint: Flutemaker Sandy Drelinger discusses a headjoint designer’s role in creating embouchure cuts, choosing materials, and maximizing tone production. Learn how to optimize your headjoint for better sound.

Glutton for Gimmicks: a Composer’s Addiction to Extended Techniques: Nicole Chamberlain will teach extended techniques for flute and her process for incorporating them into her composition Three-Nine Line for flute and piano, performed by NYC flutist Jeff Mitchell and pianist Dieran Manning.

Green Golly and Her Golden Flute: Tower-trapped Green Golly (unlike Rapunzel) is so inspired by life she can’t help but make music. This Parents’ Choice Gold Award-winning introduction to classical music, presented by author/performers Keith Torgan and Barbara Siesel uses musical storytelling and comedy to inspire imagination, creativity, and positive self-expression for students ages 4-12 (and their parents).

Kincaid’s Basics with Patricia George, internationally known teacher, performer, and editor of Flute Talk magazine: A participatory masterclass on some of the basics that Kincaid taught, featuring his warm-up exercises.

The Music of Claire Polin: Composer and flutist Claire Polin co-wrote The Art and Practice of the Modern Flute and The Advanced Flutist with William Kincaid. This lecture/demonstration by her sons Gabriel and Josef Schaff will explore her artistry and contribution to American flute playing. Demonstrations by Pat Zuber.

The William Kincaid I Knew: Former NYFC president and longtime Kincaid student John Solum will tell of Kincaid’s career as a performer and teacher, using historic photographs and recordings.

Why Does My Shoulder (arm, back, wrist) Hurt When I Play? Find out what causes pain in the upper body and what you can do about it. Help yourself and your students with powerful strategies for playing with ease. Bring your flutes! With Body Mapping specialist Lea Pearson.

The Dances of the Bach A Minor Partita: Join Barbara Hopkins as she explores the Allemande, Corrente, Sarabande, and Bouree as seen through the eyes of Bach's contemporaries. She will discuss the characteristics of each dance and perform examples by Telemann, Quantz, Bach, and Braun on Baroque flute.

Finding Joy in Piccolo Playing: Stephanie Lupo will discuss her solutions for piccolo issues such as intonation, lack of confidence, and the misconceptions that affect our playing.

Annual Flute Fair Events

New York Flute Club Competition: The NYFC Competition has been recognizing rising artists for more than four decades. Previous winners have gone on to distinguished solo careers and positions in major orchestras, and they teach in top conservatories and colleges. Preliminary and final rounds of our 2019 competition for flutists ages 18-27 will be held at the Fair. The winners will receive a cash honorarium and will be featured on the April 28 concert of the regular NYFC concert series. Information and application forms are available at our website, www.nyfluteclub.org. For further information, contact competition chair Kaoru Hinata at kaoruhin@gmail.com. Applications must be postmarked or submitted online by February 15, 2019.

Exhibits: Flute vendors and makers, music publishers, and other members of the music industry will exhibit their products. This is the perfect opportunity to shop for a new flute or look for newly published music.

NYFC Table & Tag Sale: Visit the NYFC table for CDs and publications by NYFC members and guest artists. NYFC members may sell up to 10 items at the exhibit table. We’ll also have a Tag Sale of used music and flute-related items; contact Nancy Toff at nancy.toff@oup.com or bring them the morning of the fair and pick up unsold items by 6:00 pm.

Flute Ensemble Reading Session: Bring your flutes, piccolos, alto and bass flutes and join in!

Venue Information

Directions: Click here.

Parking: Street parking is readily available in the area. For further details on blocks available for street parking and rates at local parking lots, check www.nyc.bestparking.com.

Food: There are delis, restaurants, and coffee shops on Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. There will be coffee service at the Faculty House. For a more detailed list of food options, click here.

Flute Fair Personnel:

Program Chair: Deirdre McArdle
Program Co-chair and Volunteer Coordinator: Jeff Mitchell
AV Equipment and Resource Coordinator: Malcolm Spector



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