Irene Pruzan

Come to the Florida Flute Association convention, Friday though Sunday 1/27-1/29/2017.  The deadline to pre-register is January 12, after which it will cost $10 more to register at the convention.  

Go to http://floridaflute.org/FFA/ for more information and a registration form.

Irene Pruzan's Flute Studio students range from age 7 through adults.  Irene loves working with students of all ages and levels with different personal goals and aspirations.  She has taught at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan and at MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis.  As a professional flutist she has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, American Composers Forum, Arizona Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera and the Minnesota Orchestra.  As a chamber musician she has been a member of the Crocus Hill Trio, and the Aurora Woodwind Quintet.  In addition, Irene has served as the Public Relations Director for the National Flute Association, Program Director for Young Audiences of Minnesota, and was the owner and past President of Music on the Move MN, Inc.  Since taking up residence in Florida she has served as a Board Member, Program Chair, Vice President, and is currently President of the Florida Flute Association. 

Congratulations to students who won auditions to play in All-County, the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra,  and the Florida Flute Association competitions.  Check out the Student Accomplishments page for more details.        

The  2017 Florida Flute Convention will be held January 27, 28 and 29 at the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside Hotel.  Our featured headliner   Leone Buyse, Professor at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston, former Principal Flutist with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops Orchestras, and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient of the National Flute Association, will perform Saturday evening, give two masterclasses, and present a warm-up workshop.   On Friday evening our guest soloists will be Colleen Blagov, Principal Flutist of the Orlando Philharmonic and Adjunct Flute Professor at Florida Southern College, and Ali Ryerson, international jazz recording and touring artist.  The FFA convention offers something for beginning flutists, through middle, high school and college students, to professional players and teachers, as well as adult amateur flutists.   Outstanding  classical and jazz flutists and exhibitors from throughout the US, as well as from Florida, will be coming to the convention.  There will be numerous opportunities to play in open flute choir readings, open masterclasses, small ensembles readings, warm-up sessions, and workshops, so bring your flute.  

  See the detailed schedule on the FFA website.  http://floridaflute.org/FFA/    

Please note that the deadline to pre-register for the convention is January 12, after which the on site registration fee will be an additional $10.   

The National Flute Convention (as well as the Florida Flute Convention) always end with a mass performance of the Bach Air in D.  If you would like to get an idea of what it sounds and looks for over a thousand flutes to join together,  go to: 
https://vimeo.com/136549138

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