2017 Southern California Flute Camp and Adult Flute Day

Southern California Flute Camp and Adult Flute Day

July 17-22, 2017

Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 3:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM to 5:00 PM

Neighborhood Church of Long Beach
3435 San Anseline Ave, Long Beach, CA 90808

We’re so happy to announce that Professor Amy Porter, Professor Jill Felber, Mary Palchak, and Sara Andon will be joining us this Summer. You’re not going to want to miss this amazing opportunity to study with the very best!

Ages: 10-18
Tuition for the Southern California Flute Camp is $300.

Please download and print the the Registration Form OR fill out the registration form below. Payments can be made through PayPal, or checks can be mailed to:
Los Angeles Flute Guild
4911 Newman Ave. Cypress, CA 90630

Any questions, ask Janelle Barrera at lafluteguild@gmail.com

Additional Southern California Flute Camp and Adult Flute Day 2017 will be sent out after Personal Registration Information is received.


Amy Porter, Professor of Flute – University of Michigan and Haynes Performing Artist
Jill Felber, Professor of Flute – University of California, Santa Barbara and Miyazawa Performing Artist
Mary Palchak, Professor of Flute – Chapman University and Founding Artistic Director, President, and Principal Flutist of the California Concert Artists
Sara Andon, Artist Teacher of Flute at the University of Redlands School of Music and the Idyllwild Arts Academy

Janelle Barrera: Director and Instructor – Orange County School of the Arts – President of the Los Angeles Flute Guild

Bryan Pezzone – Staff Accompanist

Additional Camp Instructors: Rachel Mellis, Sarah Vay Kerns, Kate Prestia-Schaub, Lisa McKim-Hill, Kerri Arakawa, Alysa Treber, Deanna Pyeon, Alexandra Miller, Karin Kantenwein-Fabiero, Andrew Vang, Kaitlynn Rodriguez, and Luisa Cartagena.

*Daily Drop-Off and Pick-Up at The Neighborhood Church of Long Beach is required
*Students from out of town will need to find housing and transportation. Many nice local motels/hotels!

*Bring a sack lunch each day except Wednesday, July 19th! Wednesday is Pizza Day!

*Daily Warm-Ups
*Flute Pedagogy
*Chamber Music
*Extended Techniques and World Flutes!
*Flute Choir
*Camp Instructor and Student Performances
*Special Flute Repair Session with Cynthia Kelley from Flutacious!
*Music Games and More!

Southern California Adult Flute Day
Saturday, July 22nd
9:00 AM – 5:00PM
The Neighborhood Church of Long Beach
3435 San Anseline Ave
Long Beach, CA 90808

Open to all ages (those younger than 18 who could not attend the week camp). Adults encouraged to perform and attend! Performer slots are limited, so please contact Janelle Barrera for confirmation: lafluteguild@gmail.com


3:30PM Recital featuring Guest Artists and Student Performers (Open to the Public and Southern California Flute Camp Day Campers)

*Flute Day Performer (includes admission, performing in one of the Masterclasses, Flute Choir Reading Session, and Recital Admission): $75
*Flute Day Auditor (includes auditing Masterclasses, playing in Flute Choir Reading Session and Recital Admission): $25
*Recital Admission: $10 ($7 for students) at the Door
*Recital is FREE for Flute Camp and Flute Day Attendees!

Additional Southern California Flute Camp and Adult Flute Day 2017 will be sent out after Personal Registration Information is received. Thank You for your patience!

In a versatile and distinguished career as one of the world’s leading concert performers, American flutist Amy Porter has become one of the most skillful and creative muses for composers of our time. Critics uniquely note her “strength, beauty, a captivating and seductive force, sensitivity, perfection and a sense of humor.” Ms. Porter combines her exceptional musical talent with her passion for scholarship and her musical achievements have resulted in many awards and accolades for her concerts and discography. Regarding German composer Sigfrid Karg-Elert, a reviewer from Spain notes, “from the other world he has been inspired and taking pride in the soul of his true muse, Amy Porter.”

Ms. Porter first leapt to international attention winning the Third Kobe International Flute Competition in Japan, which led to invitations to perform throughout the world. In 2005 she returned to Kobe, Japan to serve as the American jury member at the Sixth Kobe International Flute Competition. In 2001 she won the Paris/Ville d’Avray International Flute Competition in France, combined with the Alphonse Leduc Prize for outstanding musicianship. In the United States, Ms. Porter has won first prizes in the Young Artists Competitions of the National Flute Association, Artists International, Ima Hogg, and Flute Talk, among others. In 2006 Ms. Porter became the first performing artist by the University of Michigan to be named a Henry Russel Award recipient for distinguished scholarship and conspicuous ability as a teacher.

Ms. Porter is a Haynes Artist who performs recitals in the major concert halls of Asia and the United States with pianist Christopher Harding. She has performed as concerto soloist with orchestras throughout the world. Ms. Porter has been heard in recital on National Public Radio, highlighted on PBS Live From Lincoln Center. She has been featured on the covers and written articles for Flute Talk Magazine in the USA and The Flute Magazine in Japan.

An avid arranger and editor of educational study guides, Carl Fischer Publishers produced Ms. Porter’s arrangement of the Six Cello Suites by J.S. Bach for Flute. Simultaneously she released a two-CD set of selections from the Cello Suites, recorded in Ann Arbor’s historic Hill Auditorium. Her latest Study Guide is “THE GAUBERT CYCLE: The Complete Works for Flute and Piano by Philippe Gaubert” with guests Tim Carey and Penelope Fischer. Her latest CD is with Trio Virado (violist Juan-Miguel Hernandez and guitarist Joao Luiz) is Mangabeira  featuring works and premieres by Piazolla, Hand, Brouwer, Assad and Luiz.

A native of Wilmington, Delaware, Ms. Porter is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York. Her teachers at Juilliard were Samuel Baron and Jeanne Baxtresser, and in Austria her teachers were Alain Marion and Peter-Lukas Graf. After Juilliard, she held the position of Associate Principal Flute in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for eight years before becoming Professor of Flute at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance in Ann Arbor. She is the founder and Past President of the non-profit Southeast Michigan Flute Association. She is founder of the popular workshop, “Amy Porter’s Anatomy of Sound” held annually in Ann Arbor with Professor of Theatre (Movement) Jerald Schwiebert and internationally renowned guests. She also is the master teacher for the MPULSE Summer Institute for advanced High School students at U of M.

JILL FELBER is an internationally acclaimed recording artist, dynamic flute recitalist, innovative chamber musician, legendary contemporary music specialist, and a distinguished flute professor who inspires and motivates students worldwide.
Jill Felber has been hailed for her “beautifully finished performances” by The Detroit News and has been praised by Musical America for her “handsome performance.”  The British journal PAN writes, “Felber was stunning…not only refined but also full of fun.”  “The incredible flutist…the dazzling flutist…the radiant flutist Jill Felber” (The Independent, Santa Barbara), is known to excite audiences everywhere in concerts and recitals “played with flair” (The Los Angeles Times). “The outstanding American flutist Jill Felber” (Gazeta Rybnicka, Poland) is acclaimed worldwide for her “consummate musicianship” (Fanfare).
Ms. Felber has performed solo recitals, chamber music, and concertos on five continents and has held residencies in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy, Canada, Brazil and the United States. Also a tireless promoter of new music, Ms. Felber has inspired many composers to write solo and chamber works for her and for her flute duo ZAWA!, and is currently engaged in several commissioning projects. She has premiered over five hundred works for the flute and has released world premiere recordings for CentaurRecords, CRI, Neuma Records, BCM+D Records, and ZAWA!MUSIC.
In demand as a guest clinician because of her extraordinary motivational teaching style, Ms. Felber is Professor of Flute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she earned the Distinguished Teaching Award. Highly regarded by her peers around the world, Ms. Felber currently presents her popular EXTREME MAKEOVER: FLUTE EDITION and WHOLE FLUTES® seminars throughout the country and frequently tours with pianist Dianne Frazer, showcasing their arranged “Fusions” at conventions, flute societies and universities. Holding degrees from University of Michigan and Bowling Green State University, Ms. Felber has taught on the faculties of Ohio University, Capital University, and Wright State University. Her teachers include Keith Bryan, Judith Bentley, Samuel Baron, and James Galway.
In addition to Ms. Felber’s remarkable career performing and teaching with creativity and passion, she is also an effective leader in the field of arts administration.  Having served as Chair of the Department of Music at UC Santa Barbara, she currently serves on the Board of Directors for Santa Barbara’s Community Arts Music Association and on the Board of Directors for Areon Flutes.  Professor Felber has been active in the National Flute Association, as a member of its Board of Directors for two terms, as Program Chair for the 1993 National Flute Association’s conference in Boston, Massachusetts, and on several committees. As a founding member of the Flute and Clarinet Duo Consortium, she was a member of its initial Board of Directors with a mission to commission new works for flute and clarinet.  Prior to moving to California, she served on the Board of Directors of the Detroit Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.
To purchase Professor Jill Felber’s latest CD, Fusion, please visit the CD Baby website.

Mary Palchak teaches flute at Chapman University and Irvine Valley College. She also maintains a large studio of private students in her Irvine home. Her students have consistently won seats in the Orange County Youth Symphony and the Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles, and gone on to study at such prestigious musical institutions as New England Conservatory ,and the Eastman and Manhattan schools of Music.

Ms Palchak was a student of Pat Garside, Anne Giles, Louis Moyse and Julius Baker. She has played with Long Beach, Pacific and Pasadena Symphonies, as well as Long Beach Opera and for numerous touring ballet companies at OCPAC and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Her CD Flute Music by French Composers received critical acclaim in Fanfare Magazine and has been a best-selling classical CD worldwide.

Flutist SARA ANDON is an international soloist and recording artist known for her ravishing tone and deeply engaging musical interpretations. A versatile performer in many music genres including solo, chamber, symphonic, opera, ballet, new music, jazz and Broadway, she has performed all over the world in major concert venues, TV and radio broadcasts, as well as on documentaries, video game, TV and motion picture soundtracks.

Ms. Andon is a graduate of USC and Yale School of Music and is the Artist Teacher of Flute at the University of Redlands School of Music and the Idyllwild Arts Academy. She has performed with several orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pasadena Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Redlands Symphony, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Kaleidoscope “Conductorless” Chamber Orchestra,the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and she is the solo flutist with the Brightwork New Music Ensemble.‎ She has also performed with orchestras for many Broadway musicals including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables and Wicked (LA Company).

Ms. Andon records frequently with the Hollywood Studio Orchestras and her countless film score recordings include such blockbusters as The Fate of The Furious, Disney’s The Jungle Book (2016), Ice Age: Collision Course, Furious 7, The Wolverine, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tron, Straight Outta Compton, Fences, Rush Hour 3, The Conjuring, X-Men: Apocalypse. She is featured regularly on scores for video games in live performances and for recordings, including the Grammy®-nominated Journey, World Of Warcraft, Star Craft ll, WildStar, and X-COM. Andon has recorded with such varied artists as Placido Domingo; Daft Punk, including their Grammy®-winning album, Random Access Memories; Neil Diamond; Kelly Clarkson; Barry Manilow; and Billy Childs. She has also recorded several classical works of J.S. Bach, Mozart, Debussy and Schoenberg, and new music by many current cutting-edge composers. She has performed numerous classical concerti of Mozart with her own original cadenzas,J.S Bach, C. Griffes, M. Arnold and the Double Flute Concerto of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky with world renown soloist Ransom Wilson.
In addition, Andon is a featured soloist on recent Varèse Sarabande recordings, the largest film score label in the world, with the Big Band de Canarias, from Spain, an all-Elmer Bernstein Jazz Album called “THE WILD SIDE” and “1985 AT THE MOVIES”, celebrating the iconic film scores from that year with the Varèse Sarabande Symphony Orchestra, David Newman, conductor, produced by Robert Townson, recorded at Fox Studios. And she recently finished recording a new album with the legendary composer/conductor/pianist Lalo Schifrin and French pianist/composer Jean-michel Bernard at Capitol Records in Hollywood, celebrating Maestro Schifrin’s highly-respected and celebrated history of musical composition and improvisation.
As a Varèse Sarabande concert soloist, Andon has been featured in a series of live events beginning in 2013 celebrating the label’s 35th Anniversary, appearing with the Golden State Pops Orchestra, the Tenerife Symphony and Orchestra l’Autunno in Poznań, Poland. She has also been featured as a soloist in concerts with the Macau Orchestra, Big Band de Canarias and the Beethoven Academy Orchestra in Krakow, performing the music of iconic composers Alex North, Elmer Bernstein, John Corigliano, John Barry, Georges Delerue, Vince Guaraldi, Henry Mancini and Ennio Morricone, with arrangements by William Ross, Lee Holdridge, Austin Wintory, Conrad Pope, Nan Schwartz and Randy Edelman.

Upcoming 2017 summer performances will include returning for a third year as a featured soloist at the Krakow Film Music Festival. To celebrate the festival’s 10th Anniversary, there will be a concert in a 15,000 seat arena celebrating music of such acclaimed film composers as Howard Shore, Giorgio Moroder and Brian Tyler. Andon will premiere a new suite for Flute, Orchestra and Choir based on themes from the international blockbuster movie “Beauty and the Beast.” The new suite was arranged by Michael Kosarin – the conductor and arranger of all of the songs for the film and a longtime associate of composer Alan Menken. In August, there are several highlights that include a concert of all of the J.S. Bach Brandenberg Concerti with conductor and flutist Ransom Wilson, on Aug 1 at the Redands Bowl, part of the longest-running summer music festival in the United States. On August 6, Andon will be a featured recitalist with award-winning pianist Simone Pedroni in a concert in Italy performing music of Nino Rota, Franz Schubert, Georges Delerue and John Williams. Andon will return to LA to be a featured soloist at the Walt Disney Hall Concert Hall on August 13 with the California Philharmonic performing Ennio Morricone’s “Hamlet Suite” for Flute, Choir and Orchestra.

Recent recording: “California Concertino” for Flute and Chamber Orchestra” by Los Angeles composer, Bevan Manson; Sara Andon, flute soloist with the Hollywood Studio Symphony, recorded on Albany Records, Los Angeles, CA. – 5th (Final) Movement “Molto vivo congeniale”:

Live performance Video with composer/conductor Jeff Beal “The Dovekeepers Suite” for Flute and Orchestra:

For more info on this artist, please visit www.facebook.com/sara.andon.3 and
University of Redlands School of Music FLUTE PAGE: http://www.redlands.edu/study/schools-and-centers/school-of-music/about-the-school/faculty-and-administration/sara-andon/

At home on stage, the teaching studio, or the conductor’s podium,
Janelle Barrera brings a myriad of skills to the Flute. Janelle has been an active and highly sought after private instructor, clinician, and freelance musician for the past 19 years. She has performed throughout the United States and internationally in Taiwan and Mexico.

Janelle’s mission is to promote music education and share her love and passion for the art of flute performance amongst all ages. She is constantly looking for new ways to provide special opportunities for her students and fellow flute enthusiasts. Janelle is the current President of the Los Angeles Flute Guild and founder of the Los Angeles Flute Guild’s “Flüt Än-säm-bəl”. Through her teaching and working with various flute ensembles, she is well known for her conducting skills and vast knowledge of the flute choir repertoire.

As well as maintaining a large private studio at home, Janelle serves on the faculty of the Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana and the Savanna High School Band and Colorguard in Anaheim. She has helped build and maintain several strong flute programs throughout Southern California from and inspired many young flutists to continue playing beyond their high school years.

As a versatile performer, Janelle brings a unique quality and beauty to any ensemble she has the pleasure of working with. She has been the Principal Flute of the Southern California Philharmonic since 2009 and was most recently invited to play with the Hawaii Symphony in Honolulu. Janelle is a member of the ALLOY Wind Duo with her husband and saxophonist, James Barrera. Janelle has participated in music competitions including the Coleman Chamber Music Competition, Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, and the San Diego Flute Guild’s Artist Gold Solo Competition.

She has been a guest artist at the Long Beach Flute Institute, Tacoma Youth Symphony Association’s Evergreen Music Festival, San Diego Flute Guild’s Flute Festival and Summer Camp, and the San Francisco Flute Society’s Flutes by the Sea Master Class. Janelle has appeared as guest soloist with the Tacoma Youth Symphony, Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra, Everett Symphony Orchestra, and the Southern California Philharmonic.

In addition to attending the Aspen Music Festival on a full scholarship, she holds a BM in Flute Performance from CSU Long Beach and a MM in Flute Performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Bloomington. Janelle has studied Flute with Dr. John Barcellona, Thomas Robertello, Mark Sparks, and Sarah Jackson. Janelle has been under the baton of conductors Zubin Mehta, Meli Mehta, David Zinman, Michael Stern, Alexander Trager, Sergiu Comissiona, and Maximiano Valdes.

Janelle is an active member of the National Flute Association, Music Teachers National Association, and a certified Music Teachers’ Association of California Certificate of Merit Instructor. She makes her home in Southern California with her husband, son, and three spoiled cats.

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