Missouri State’s 15th Annual Flute Day will be held April 22, and will feature world-renowned flutist and guest artist Philip Dikeman.
Free Flute Day open to flutists of all ages
Now on a Friday, the event will include activities for all ages interested in flute education, including band directors. Events will take place in Ellis Recital Hall, unless noted otherwise on the schedule.
MSU’s Flute Society, music department and Student Organization Funding Allocation Council will join Springfield Music, Hoover Music Store and Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Inc. to sponsor the event. Flute Perfection will have flutes available to try and purchase all day.
This free event is one that no flutist will want to miss!
Events will take place in Ellis Recital Hall, unless noted otherwise on the schedule.
Young High School Artist Competition
High school flutists from all over the area perform a movement of a piece to compete to be the Young High School Artist of the year. The top three players will win cash prizes. To enter, email name and repertoire information to Dr. Jill Heyboer.
Competition rules can be found on the Flute Day website.
“Flute Teaching Myths” by Dr. Heyboer
If you are a band director who isn’t a flutist, this is the class for you.
“What’s New” with David Samperi
If you are a flutist, David Samperi from Flute Perfection will offer this session to try out flutes and piccolos.
Flute Ensembles Recital/Convo
This session will feature our new contrabass flute and two world premieres of pieces written exclusively for the Community Flute Choir. At the end of the recital, competition winners will be announced.
MSU’s Plaster Student Union is a short walk away for a sub, pizza, sandwich or Chinese food.
Recital by guest artist Philip Dikeman
Following lunch, Dikeman will perform an unforgettable recital of flute music.
Master class with Philip Dikeman
To finish off the day, the public will have the opportunity to listen to and learn from Dikeman as he explains and demonstrates how to become a better flute player.
More about Dikeman
Dikeman is currently an associate professor of flute at The Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, a position he assumed in 2011. Prior to joining the faculty at The Blair School, he was a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for nearly 20 years — playing Acting Principal Flute for his final two seasons.
Dikeman holds the distinction of having won first prize in both the National Flute Association’s (NFA) Young Artist and Orchestral Audition Competitions. He has made recital and master-class appearances throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Visit our website for more information about Dikeman.