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.

Congratulations to students who won auditions to play in Orange and Osceola All-Counties, The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the many students who received a superior at solo and ensemble and will be going to the state level. Check out the Student Accomplishments page for more information.  

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 be there.  It’s a great opportunity to hear and meet many of the world’s leading players and teachers. The NFA is sponsoring Youth Flute Days.  There is a free presentation for students on Saturday, August 11 from 2 to 4 and the exhibits are open to students from 4 to 5:30. On Sunday August 12, there is a full Youth Flute Day from 8:30 to 4:00.  For more information including the cost and activity schedule go to: http://www.nfaonline.org/Annual-Convention/2018/YFD.asp

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 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 session 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 1I will be teaching at all of UCF’s summer flute camps.

UCF Flute Boot Camp for High School and Middle School Students: June 8-10, 2018  Tuition: $150 ($120 if registered by May 1) On-campus housing is $100 ($80 if registered by May 1) http://music.cah.ucf.edu/camps/flutebootcamp.php 

UCF Flute and Piccolo Institute for High School and Middle School Students, TWO Sessions: June 11-15 and June 18-22, 2018 Tuition for each camp: $375 ($325 by May 1) On-campus housing is $220 ($200 by May 1).

To attend both sessions of the Flute Institute $695 ($600 by May 1). On-campus housing is $410 ($370 by May 1)  http://music.cah.ucf.edu/camps/flute.php 

 The other flute camp in Florida is at Stetson University in Deland July 16-21. Tuition (resident): $550 (includes instruction, room and board). http://www.stetson.edu/music/community/music-workshops/flute-workshop.php                                                                        

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