Irene

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, President, and is currently Board Chair of the Florida Flute Association.

The January Florida Flute Association Convention was a great success.   The 2020 convention will be January 24, 25 and 26 and features Paul-Edmund Davies, former London Symphony Orchestra Principal flutist and Friday night soloists Latin jazz performer Enesto Fernandez and Tallahassee and Pensacola Symphony Flutist Sarah Jane Young.  The deadline to enter one of the competitions or to submit a proposal to perform or present is October 1, 2019.  More information on the convention page of the FFA website: www.floridaflute.org/FFA

Congratulations to the many students who received a superior at solo and ensemble and went on to the state level.  

FLUTE CAMPS:  Summer will soon be here and it is an opportunity for students to attend a flute and/or band camp.  There are some wonderful musical opportunities available for middle and high school flute students in Florida.  Locally in Orlando, the University of Central Florida has two flute camps.  The Flute Boot Camp, which includes both physical fitness and flute skills, is three days long.  The Flute and Piccolo Institute has two sessions each of which is a 5 day intensive program that includes All-State audition preparation and flute ensembles, including a flute choir.   At both camps campus housing is available.  The early registration discount for UCF Flute Camps ends May 1. I will be teaching at all of UCF’s summer flute camps. 

UCF Flute Boot Camp for High School and Middle School Students: June 7-9, 2019  Tuition: $150  ($120 by May 1) On-campus housing is $100 ($80 by May 1).  http://music.cah.ucf.edu/camps/flutebootcamp.php 

UCF Flute and Piccolo Institute for High School (June 10-14, 2019) and Middle School Students (June 24-28).  Tuition for each camp: $375  ($325 by May 1) On-campus housing is $220 ($200 by 5/1). https://music.cah.ucf.edu/camps/flute.php 

The other flute camp in Florida is at Stetson University in Deland July 15-20. Tuition (resident): $550 (includes instruction, room and board)   http://www.stetson.edu/music/community/music-workshops/flute-workshop.php

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