The Graef Flute Festival
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host The Graef Flute Festival June 29-July 6. The festival is an intensive summer program that challenges high school students ages 14-19 to study and perform major flute repertoire with master teachers. The festival is sponsored by the Juliani Ensemble, a chamber music ensemble that performs for audiences in Chicago, Ill., with the partnership and support of UW-Platteville.
Students will receive master classes by Richard Graef, Assistant Principal Flute – Chicago Symphony Orchestra and professor at Northwestern University; Emily Seaberry Graef, Juliani Ensemble and Roosevelt University; and guest artist Adam Kuenzel, Principal Flute – Minnesota Orchestra.
Students will learn flute fundamentals, music theory, music history, chamber music and performance. Students will also receive two individual lessons at no additional costs. Tuition is $850, which includes room and board at UW-Platteville.
To apply to The Graef Flute Festival 2014, applicants must submit an application and an audio audition of two solo pieces of contrasting styles, pay a $75 application fee, and provide a resume of playing experience and one letter of recommendation, which can be from a music teacher or school teacher. All materials must be received by April 1.
For more information or to register, go to JulianiEnsemble.org/flutefestival.php.