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2012 UTB All-State Clinic with Dr. Cristina Ballatori, Professor of Flute
        9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. TMEA Flute & Piccolo Session
        1:00-2:00 p.m. ATSSB Flute & Piccolo Session

Leone Buyse with Webster Trio
Guest Artist Recital & Master Class
Former Principal Flute, Boston Symphony Orchestra & Professor of Flute at Rice University
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 8:00 p.m. The Arts Center, Recital
Friday, October 5, 2012, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Arts Center, Master Class

Faculty Recital: Semplice Duo
Dr. Cristina Ballatori, flute & Dr. Kevin Chance, piano
Friday, October 12, 2012, 8:00 p.m. The Arts Center

Free tickets to Webster Trio & Semplice Duo performances are available for Valley flute students. Contact Dr. Ballatori at 882.7245 to request tickets.

2012 Brownsville Flute Festival
Alexa Still, Guest Artist, Oberlin Conservatory, Professor of Flute
Saturday, November 3, 2012, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m. Recital, The Arts Center
Free & Open to the Public, Registration Required

Join us for an exciting day of flute events in the Rio Grande Valley! The 2012 Brownsville Flute Festival will feature college and high school master classes, and a recital, with Alexa Still, hands on clinics and master classes for flutists of all ages and ability levels, as well as, flute choir reading sessions, a Texas All-State Mock Audition Competition, exhibitors and more. Bring your flutes!

Visit for festival schedule, competition details, and registration.

Flautissimo! Fiesta
Saturday, January 26, 2013, The Arts Center

Bradley Garner, Guest Artist Master Class & Recital
Professor of Flute at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music & Juilliard Pre-College
4th Annual UTB Honors Flute Choir

The Flautissimo! Fiesta will feature a guest artist master class and recital with Brad Garner, and a full day clinic and performance with the 2013 UTB High School Honors Flute Choir.

Flautissimo! Fiesta details and Honors Flute Choir registration available at on December 1, 2012

Dr. Meg Griffith
Guest Artist Recital & Master Class
Monday, April 1, 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The Arts Center
“Flute Spa” with Patricia George
ADMISSION: $30 Adults and $10 Students (College & High School). All proceeds benefit the Flautissimo Flute Club at UTB.

Nationally renowned flute pedagogue and editor of Flute Talk magazine, Patricia George, brings her famous Flute Spa to the Valley! Ms. George’s creative and practical suggestions will invigorate and inspire your teaching and practicing. Flute teachers, band directors, an advanced high school through adult flutists are invited to attend this participatory master class. Bring your flutes!

2011-2012 Events

April 2012
        Imani Winds Residency at UTB, Grammy Nominated Woodwind Quintet
        Helen Ann Shanley, Baylor University, Professor Emeritus of Flute

March 2012
        Dr. Naomi Seidman & Rhapsodois Trio, Texas A&M University-Kingsville

February 2012
        Kathy Daniel, Sam Houston State University, Professor of Flute

January 2012
        Carol Wincenc, Juilliard School, Professor of Flute

November 2011
        PROJECT Trio with Greg Pattillo, Youtube’s Beatboxing Flutist

May 2011
        Bonita Boyd, Eastman School of Music, Professor of Flute
        Dr. Katherine Kemler and the Timm Wind Quintet, Louisiana State University

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