2013 IU South Bend Flute Festival features Green Golly Project

ffThe music faculty of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts will host the 2013 IU South Bend Flute Festival on March 2, from 10 am to 5:30 pm on the campus of Indiana University South Bend. This year the festival features the Green Golly Project, a husband and wife duo that combine flute, theatre, and classical music to entertain and enlighten children of all ages.

A full day of flute workshops with well-known flute instructors provides students and teachers alike with ideas that will enhance every flutist’s technique. Flutists of all ages and experiences, flute teachers, band directors, or anyone interested in this delightful wind instrument are encouraged to attend.

Featured guest artists Barbara Siesel and Keith Torgan of the Green Golly Project will lead two workshops during the festival. The morning session, for college students and music teachers, helps musicians learn to create effective classical music programming for children. Their afternoon session, for middle and high school students, teaches creativity through songwriting. Finally, during the festival’s closing concert, Green Golly Project will perform “Green Golly and Her Golden Flute,” a humorous musical performance that introduces children to the flute and the magic of classical music.

Flutist, jazz singer, vocalist, and teacher Marian Emery will lead an improvisation workshop. Learn how to improvise around a melody, what makes the blues and blues, how it leads into jazz, and jam with other musicians in a musical conversation. 

The “Flute Extravaganza” closing concert will feature the Honors Flute Choir. Flutists who wish to participate in the Honors Choir must apply by Friday, February 1. Applications and reference forms can be downloaded from the website. The 2013 Festival Choir, made up of all festival participants, will also play at the “Flute Extravaganza,” so bring your piccolos, alto flutes, and bass flutes.

Exhibitors will be open throughout the day, offering fine flutes, music, and accessories.

The 2013 IU South Bend Flute Festival is sponsored by Conn Selmer, Woodwind & Brasswind, Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments, LLC and the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts.

The festival is organized by IU South Bend Flute Instructor Rebecca Hovan, a member of the National Flute Association who recently recorded her first CD,  A Silver Christmas. Registration is $35 for adults and $10 for students and non-flutist parents. Flute teachers bringing four or more students attend free.

Download the Flute Festival brochure for complete details and registration information.  For more information or to register for the Flute Festival, contact Director of Community Outreach Michele Morgan-Dufour at 574-520-4558 or

For those not attending the Flute Festival, tickets for the concert are available for $3 in advance and $5 at the door for the 4:00 p.m. concert. Tickets are free to students and children. Purchase tickets online at or call 574.520.4203.

// 2013 IU South Bend Flute Festival
// 10 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday, March 2
// 1825 Northside Boulevard, South Bend, IN 46615
// Registration $35 for adults, $10 for students/non-flutist parents
// (Flute teachers bringing four or more students attend free)
// 574.520.4558 |

// Flute Festival Recital
// 4 pm, Saturday, March 2
// 1825 Northside Boulevard, South Bend, IN 46615
// Tickets $3 in advance, $5 at the door | Free to students/children
// 574.520.4203|