Irene Pruzan

Congratulations to students who recently played in Orange All-County and will soon perform in Osceola All-County concerts.   Check out the Student Accomplishments page for more details.

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 2017 Florida Flute Convention was a great success with headliner Leone Buyse, Professor of flute at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston, and a National Flute Association Lifetime Achievement award recipient, giving a stupendous performance and masterclasses. Our Friday evening soloists Colleen Blagov Principal Flute of the Orlando Philharmonic and faculty member of Florida Southern College, and international jazz flute soloists and recording artist Ali Ryerson presented a wonderful concert, as did the numerous Florida and out of state performers and presenters. Thanks to all for making this convention the largest and most successful ever. 

We are already looking forward to the 2018 event, which will be held January 26, 27 and 28, once again at the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside Hotel. Our headliner will be Nestor TorresLatin Grammy Award Nominated Flutist and International Touring and Recording Jazz Artist. 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.  Please note that the deadline to enter one of the competitions or to submit a proposal to perform or present is October 1, 2017.  See the FFA website

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 Central Florida.  Locally in Orlando, the University of Central Florida has two 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.  I will be teaching at all of UCF's summer flute camps.

UCF Flute Boot Camp for High School and Middle School Students: June 9-11, 2017
Tuition: $150  ($120 by March 31) On-campus housing is $100 ($80 by March 31).

UCF Flute and Piccolo Institute for High School and Middle School Students 
TWO Sessions June 12-16 and June 19-23, 2017
Tuition for each camp: $375  ($325 by March 31)  On-campus housing is $220 ($200 by March 31).
To attend both sessions of the Flute Institute $696  ($600 by March 31)
On-campus housing is  $410 ($370 by March 31)

The other flute camp in Florida is at Stetson University in Deland July 10-15
Tuition (resident): $550 (includes instruction, room and board)
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