Annual event promises competition, recitals, master classes
Missouri State’s Flute Society and music department will partner with a few local music stores and organizations to host its annual Flute Day on April 18.
In its 14th year, Flute Day will bring several area high school flutists to campus for the Young High School Artist competition, as well as featured guest artist Alexa Still, who will perform and give master classes. The top three winners of the competition will be announced at the Flute Ensembles Recital featuring MSU’s Community Flute Choir and the Flute Quartet.
To begin the day, high school flutists from all over the area will compete at Ellis Recital Hall. The top three players will win cash prizes. To enter, email name and repertoire information to Dr. Jill Heyboer. Entry is free and winners will be announced after the Flute Ensembles Recital.
Alexa Still will perform a 1 p.m. recital, accompanied by Southwest Baptist University’s Dr. Melinda Smashey Jones. Still will also teach two classes. The first will be a lesson in breathing and support while playing. The second will be a master class where she will demonstrate how to better your flute skills.
9 a.m.: Young High School Artist competition
10:30 a.m.: “Breathing,” with guest artist Alexa Still
11 a.m.: Flute Ensembles Recital
Noon: Lunch (Not provided. See list of vendors at Plaster Student Union.)
1 p.m.: Guest artist recital
3 p.m.: Master class in flute with Alexa Still