Irene Pruzan

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. 

The Florida Flute Association deadline to enter one of the 7 competitions or to submit a proposal to perform or present at the 2017 convention is October 1, 2016.  

See the convention page of the FFA website http://floridaflute.org/FFA/

This summer has been one of the busiest that I can remember.  ln June I taught at all 3 University of Central Florida flute camps and had the pleasure to work with Dr. Garcia and terrific middle and high school students.  During the summer I taught flute classes and ensembles at Osceola County School for the Arts to both middle and high school students.  To cap off the summer, I attended the National Flute Association Convention in San Diego.  It was truly inspiring to hear and learn from many of the best flutists in the world.  It was also exciting to see Florida flutists being featured.        

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


The  2017 Florida Flute Convention, which will be held January 27, 28, and 29, will once again be at the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside Hotel.  Our featured headliner   Leone Buyse, Professor at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston, former 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. 


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