Thomas Robertello

Thomas Robertello Flute Masterclass

Sponsored by Straubinger Flutes, Inc., The Los Angeles Flute Guild,
and The Orange County High School of the Arts

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Orange County High School of the Arts
Symphony Hall
1010 North Main Street  Santa Ana, CA 92701

Masterclass Time: 5:30-8pm



New LA Flute Guild Members:
Student: $20
Adult: $35
Masterclass Performer: $75
(acclaimed pianist, Bryan Pezzone, will be accompanying for the evening)

Non-Member Audit Fee: $15

Current LA Flute Guild Members and OCHSA Flutists:
Entrance: FREE

Private lessons will be available on Saturday, May 12th and Sunday, May 13th.
*Time and Location to be announced

Please contact Janelle Barrera at if interested
in taking a private lesson with Thomas Robertello.


Thomas Robertello is Professor of Flute at the Jacobs School of Music
at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is a former member of the
Pittsburgh Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the National
Symphony. He has performed as guest principal flutist with the Chicago
Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Houston Grand Opera.

He has toured with the San Francisco Symphony and was guest soloist
with that orchestra in the recent release of Jerod Tate’s “Iholba,”
for solo flute, chorus, and orchestra. Other recent recordings include
the Telemann solo flute fantasies on the Delos label.

Former faculty positions include Carnegie Mellon University and the
Cleveland Institute of Music. Professor Robertello has taught master
classes and performed as a soloist throughout the United States,
Japan, South Korea, China, and South America.

His many festival performances include the Pacific Music Festival,
Sarasota, Grand Teton, Nara, Kirishima, Londrina, and Brevard Music

Thomas Robertello is a Straubinger Flute Performing Artist and plays
on a 14k Gold Straubinger Flute with Silver Keys.


Bryan Pezzone has been a freelance performing and recording artist in
the Los Angeles area since 1987. He is known as a versatile performer
who is comfortable in classical, contemporary and improvisational
styles. He performs with composers and musicians as diverse as Pierre
Boulez, John Williams and John Adams and records on countless film and
television soundtracks. He is the pianist in the group Free Flight; a
crossover classical/jazz quartet. These concerts feature many of his
own compositions. In addition, Bryan has initiated a performing series
that he calls “Freedom Series” which involves improvisations and
verbal musings on life.

He’s been the principal pianist in the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra from
it’s inception in 1991-1999 as well as the former chair and founder of
the Multi-focused keyboard department at the California Institute of
the Arts from 1987-2000. He abandoned both of those positions in order
discover new paths and is passionate about continuously redefining
himself and his role as an artist/musician/person in today’s complex
and eclectic culture.

Please visit Bryan’s website:

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