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.

Come to the Florida Flute Association Convention, Friday through Sunday January 26-28.  The deadline to pre-register is 5 pm on January 11, 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.  Please note that you must become a member before registering. Detailed information is on the website. 

Congratulations to students who won auditions to play in Orange and Osceola All-Counties, The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the Florida Flute Association competitions.  Check out the Student Accomplishments page for more information.     

The  2018 Florida Flute Convention, which will be held January 26, 27, and 28, will once again at the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside Hotel.  Our featured headliner will be   Nestor TorresLatin Grammy Award Winner and International Touring and Recording Jazz Artist. In addition to his Saturday night performance, Nestor will give a masterclass on both Saturday and Sunday mornings. Our Friday evening soloists will be Eva Amsler, Florida State University Professor and European Soloist and Educator, and Rhonda Cassano, University of North Florida Professor and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra flutist.  

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, an open masterclass, a small ensemble reading, warm-up sessions, and workshops, so bring your flute and a music stand.  See the convention schedule on the FFA website at: http://floridaflute.org/FFA/convention-2/ and click on the Schedule link.  

The National Flute Association’s 2018 convention will be held this summer in Orlando from August 9-12 at the Hyatt Regency across from the Orlando Convention Center.  Thousands of flutists from all over the globe will come.  It’s a great opportunity to hear and meet many of the world’s leading players and teachers. 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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