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UMass Amherat Music & Dance to Host Western Mass Flute Day

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

UMass to Host Western Massachusetts Flute Day

On Saturday, November 18, the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Music and Dance will host their second annual Western Massachusetts Flute Day, coordinated by flute faculty member Cobus du Toit. The full-day event is open to flutists of all ages and skill levels, and will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Music Wing of the Fine Arts Center.

The day’s slate will feature a warm-up session and masterclass with Christina Jennings (University of Colorado, Boulder), clinics and classes with Chris Krueger (Boston University, former UMass faculty), Elaine Saloio (Westfield State University), Ellen Redman (Smith College), Alison Emery Hale (Amherst College), Adam Workman (Flutistry Boston), and Adrianne Greenbaum (Mt. Holyoke College), and a roundtable discussion of ideas to strengthen the neighboring flute community.

The event will culminate with a performance by guest artist Christina Jennings at 5 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall, which is free and open to the public. Ms. Jennings has appeared as soloist with over fifty orchestras including the Utah and Houston Symphonies, and has premiered concertos written for her by Carter Pann and Laura Elise Schwendinger.

The cost to register for Flute Day is $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. To register, visit

Free and secure parking is available in nearby University lot 71 off Massachusetts Avenue and lot 62 via Thatcher Way or Stockbridge Road.  Visit the Fine Arts Center website for more information or refer to the UMass interactive parking map.