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2012 IUSB Flute Festival welcomes teachers, students, and enthusiasts

The music faculty of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts will host the 2012 IU South Bend Flute Festival on March 3, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the campus of Indiana University South Bend. A full day of flute workshops with well-known flute instructors is guaranteed to provide students and teachers alike with ideas that will enhance every flutist’s technique. Interactive workshop sessions will get you out of your seat and into the music! Flutists of all ages and experiences, flute teachers, band directors, or anyone interested in this delightful wind instrument, is encouraged to attend.

Flute ChoirFeatured guest artist and professor of flute at the University of Iowa Dr. Angeleita Floyd will conduct the Honors Flute Choir and lead two workshops. The first workshop is, “Loose Lips, Loaded Lungs, Lightening Speed” and the second titled, “Toys for Tooters, Tips for Fluters.”

Clinician Holly Clemans, professor of flute at Concordia University, will teach the workshop “How to Lose your Job by Teaching Well: Enabling Students to Teach Themselves,” and conduct the Festival Flute Choir Reading Session and performance in the afternoon concert.

IU South Bend Assistant Professor of Music and composer Jorge Muñiz will lead an interactive composition workshop, “Collaboration and Creation: Composing for Flute Ensemble.” Participants will collaborate to compose a piece for flute ensemble.

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 3. Applications and reference forms can be downloaded from the website. The 2012 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 2012 IU South Bend Flute Festival is sponsored by Conn Selmer, Woodwind & Brasswind, 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 parents. Flute teachers bringing four or more students attend free.

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.