"Swinging Virtuosity"

Directed by: L. Elise Carter

Associate Director: Dr. Virginia Schulze-Johnson

Auditions Coordinator: Patricia Lazzara

Coached by: Members of UpTown Flutes and Guests

Sunday, March 26, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Concert at 4 p.m.

Dorothy Young Center for the Arts
Drew UniversityMadison, New Jersey

.The Annual New Jersey Flute Choir Day is open to Elementary, Junior High, High School, College students, and Adults who play the flute and would like to take part in playing ensemble works scored for piccolo, C flute, alto and bass flutes, and the contra bass flute. All applicants are accepted for participation in the program and are placed in classes according to age and playing experience. Lunch is included.


Guest Artist 2017

Peter Sheridan

Innovative and creative flutist, performer and teacher, Peter Sheridan has collaborated with some of the world’s leading composers, commissioning more than fifty works for the various flutes. A passionate specialist on the Low Flutes, he has promoted these instruments in concert and master classes, appearing at the National Flute Association and British Flute Society conventions, as well as festivals throughout North America and around the World. An active staff member of the Monash and Melbourne Universities, he directs the flute ensembles, bustling flute studios, and lectures on American Music. Mr. Sheridan holds degrees and certifications from Mannes College, University of Arizona, Goldsmith’s College (London), and completed graduate work at UCLA. He has served on the faculties of La Sierra University, Santa Monica College, and El Camino Colleges. He has performed with the Los Angeles Flute Quartet, the ANAM Orchestra, the Hollywood Studio Symphony, Mannes Camerata, Aspen Festival Orchestra, and the Grand Canyon Chamber Music Festival. Premieres include unique compositions by Gary Schocker, Alex Shapiro, Paul Chihara, Vinny Golia, Andrew Downes, Paul Reale, Adrienne Albert, Hilary Taggart, Thomas Reiner, to mention a few. He has studied with Sheridon Stokes, Judith Mendenhall, Thomas Nyfenger, Bonnie Lichter, and Clare Hoffmann, as well as participating in master classes of Julius Baker, Gary Schocker, Linda Chesis, Wolfgang Schultz, Janos Balint, and Paula Robinson. His flutes can be heard on Move, Sarabande, Warner Bros. Latina, Albany, and Innova record labels. http://www.lowflutes.com/