LAFG FluteFest 2011

The LA Flute Guild is pleased to bring you this year’s FluteFest!

Find the registration form here:  FluteFest 2011 Registration Form

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Featuring Gary Woodward (Biola Univeristy, USC) and Nora Lee Garcia (University of Central Florida, Powell Artist)

Biola University
Music Department
13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, California 90639-0001

Saturday, November 19th at Biola University, La Mirada, CA
8:30-9am: Warm-up with April Chocholaty
9:00-9:50am: Body Mapping with Ruth Kasckow
10:00-12:30: Gary Woodward Flute Masterclass and Presentation

Lunch: 12:30-1:30pm

1:30-2:15pm: Flute Choir Reading Session with Kerri Arakawa
2:30-3:15pm: Nora Lee Garcia Flute Recital
3:30-6:00pm: Nora Lee Garcia Flute Masterclass

Parking Information:

The festival will be held in Crowell Hall. Take La Mirada to University Drive and follow it all the way down into the parking structure underneath the soccer field/track. Parking will be free. There will be stairs leading to the building.  Find a link to the campus map here.


Nora Lee Garcia, is one of the most highly regarded flutist in the concert world today. A Powell Flutes Artist and Associate Professor of Flute at the University of Central Florida, appears throughout the United States, Europe, and South America as a soloist, chamber artist and teacher. A frequent performer for the National Flute Association, including Dallas, Orlando, Phoenix, Washington, D. C., Tennessee, Pittsburgh and Charlotte she has also appeared at the Monterrey Flute Festival in Mexico, the Peru Flute Festival and the Chile Frutillar Encuentro de Flauta del Sur del Mundo. She participated as a judge for the International Flute Competition in Mexico City 2006 and the Chamber Music Competition at the National Flute Association 2006 and is been Judge for State Solo Ensemble and Allstate. Currently she is the principal flute of the Bach Festival Orchestra, Winter Park Florida and the Florida Chamber Orchestra. Nora Lee Garcia is the conductor of the new Urban Group The Knight Winds. She created Flute at UCF, which includes The Flute and Piccolo Day and The Flute and Piccolo Summer Institute. She will be teaching and performing in the Summer 2012 at France, Maine and Spain.


Gary Woodward is the Principal Flutist of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, where he recently celebrated his twenty-fifth season with the company. He is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Flute and Chamber Music at the University of Southern California. He also chairs the flute studios at Occidental College, Biola University, and at The Master’s College. He is the Assistant Director of Northern California Flute Camp, where he teaches each summer.
A native of Sacramento, Mr. Woodward holds degrees in music from USC and Chapman University, where his principal teachers were Roger Stevens and Arthur Hoberman. Edna Comerchero was his beloved teacher through high school. He studied extensively in the master classes of world-renowned flutists Julius Baker, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Marcel Moyse and Maxence Larrieu.
Highlights of his nearly forty-year career as one of Los Angeles’s most respected freelance musicians have included performances as principal flutist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Orange County Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, American Ballet Theater, Joffrey Ballet, and performances with the Bolshoi and Kirov ballet companies from Russia. He has taught at the Aspen Music School, the University of California at Santa Barbara, Pomona College, and the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts.
Mr. Woodward is actively recording for motion pictures and television, notably as flute soloist for the film New York Stories, as first flute on Godfather III, the Matrix, on Murder She Wrote, Heat of the Night and seaQuest, Star Trek, the Next Generation, and cartoons such as Animaniacs and Tiny Toons. He has performed for over a dozen musicals including Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera and has appeared at the Oregon Bach Festival, the Los Angeles Bach Festival and the Spoleto Festival in Italy. He is a founding member of the contemporary-music ensemble XTET. He has released two albums: Poem: Works for Flute and Piano with pianist Brooks Smith and The Complete Flute Sonatas of J.S. Bach with harpsichordist Grant Gershon.


Ruth Kasckow

Body Mapping for Flutists: What is it and how can it help me?

Discover a new way to approach your flute playing that can free you up for more musical expression and help reduce physical problems. This workshop taught by Ruth Kasckow, Licensed Andover Educator ( teaches you how to become more aware of your body and movement, and provides practical tips you can use in your practice room, performances, and teaching.


Thanks to Cynthia Kelley and Flutacious.


The mission of the Los Angeles Flute Guild is to promote the art of flute performance, music, and teaching, throughout Los Angeles and its surrounding cities. The Los Angeles Flute Guild supports professional, amateur, and student members of all ages.

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