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After Work Flute Camp

15th Annual Adult After Work Summer Flute Camp

A Music Camp for the Busy Adult Amateur Flutist

Summer 2021

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15th Annual After-Work Flute Camp 2021
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Guest Speaker: Leah Arsenault Barrick

Assistant Principal Flute, National Symphony Orchestra


Special Guest Lecturer: Lea Pearson

Author of Body Mapping for Flutists

We are pleased to announce that Lea Pearson will be presenting two special presentations from 7:00-8:00PM. Monday will be Taming Body Tension and Tuesday will be Busting Breathing Mysteries and Myths.  For more information about Lea Pearson, visit her website.

Everyone should bring your flute!

Schedule of Daily Lectures

Subject to change

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Monday: Lea Pearson, Taming Body Tension

Tuesday:  Lea Pearson, Busting Breathing Mysteries and Myths

Wednesday: David Lonkevich, Vibrato – A Personal Journey

Thursday: Debbie Gilbert, Making Your Tuner and Metronome Your Friend

Friday:  Leah Arsenault Barrick, Finding Joy in Practice

Missing your flute choir or playing with other flutists? Due to the Covid-19, pandemic the After-Work Adult Flute Camp will be held online this year from the comfort and safety of your home, with no commuting!

The Adult Summer Camp was designed by the Flute Society of Washington to give the busy adult amateur flutist a summer camp in the evening.  Like last year we will use the Zoom application to connect virtually. Download the free Zoom app. You can also find the app in the Apple App store or on Google Play. Look for “Zoom Client Meeting.” You will need to download the Zoom application on a device that has a camera and microphone. Most smartphones, tablets and laptops usually have a camera and microphone built in.  If you have questions about using Zoom, please contact Debbie Gilbert. More specific instructions will be given after registration.

We offer two tracks for performers

The first track is for the adult flutist who has been playing 2 years or less and another track for the intermediate/advanced flutist. Each group will work on one or two flute choir pieces. At the end of the camp each person will submit a video recording of themselves playing their part which we will put together as an online flute choir! The performance will be posted on the Flute Society website and Facebook page. In addition to C flutes and piccolos, alto, bass and contrabass flutes are welcome.

As part of your tuition as a participant, you may take a 30-minute lesson via Zoom with either David Lonkevich or Debbie Gilbert prior to the start of one of our classes, either from 5:30-6:00 or 6:00-6:30PM or at a mutually agreeable time.

If all of this sounds too technical, don’t panic! We will help you figure it out!

The camp will feature two exceptional artists as coaches:

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Debbie Gilbert is the artistic director of the Woodbridge Flute Choir and principal flutist with the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra. She has taught private lessons to youth and adults for over 30 years and is an eleven-time winner in the National Flute Association (NFA) Professional Flute Choir Competition. She conducted the 2019 FSW Mid-Atlantic High School Flute Choir and the 2015 NFA High School Flute Choir. Debbie studied with Max Schoenfeld, Jeanne Timm, Thomas Perazzoli, Toshiko Kohno and Tadeu Coelho.

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David Lonkevich received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music and was a member of the premiere class of the Masters in Orchestral Studies program at the Manhattan School of Music. His teachers include Baxtresser, Baker, Parloff and David Cramer. He teaches at the Washington Conservatory of Music and at his private studio and is also a frequent clinician and ensemble coach throughout the region. He is principal flute of the Wolf Trap Opera Orchestra and has also performed frequently with the National Symphony, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra and the Baltimore, Mid-Atlantic and Alexandria Symphonies. He is also a member of the Third Millennium Ensemble and performs solo and chamber music frequently.