Dr. Timothy Hagen, Flute Guest
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Dr. Timothy Hagen, Flute Guest

Free and open to the public! Thank you to Haynes Flutes for sponsoring this event!

Timothy Hagen is an internationally acclaimed flutist, praised for his "technical virtuosity and musical sensitivity" (NewMusicBox). He won First Prize as well as the award for Best Performance of the Newly Composed Work (Gary Schocker’s Prestidigitation, or POOF!) at the 2016 Myrna W. Brown Artist Competition, sponsored by the Texas Flute Society. Past awards include Second Prize at the Australian International Flute Competition, the Jack Smith Memorial Award for Most Promising Talent at the Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition, two Artist Grants from the Léni Fé Bland Foundation, and the prestigious Graduate Scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. He was also the only American semifinalist named in the 2007 Jeunesses Musicales International Flute Competition in Serbia. 

 

From 2009-2016, Hagen was Principal Flute of the Missouri Symphony, where he performed multiple times as a concerto soloist. Over the past decade, he has been active as a guest musician with ensembles throughout the country, including the Minnesota Orchestra, Dallas Wind Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Eugene Symphony, Dubuque Symphony, Midland-Odessa Symphony, Las Colinas Symphony, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, and Winston-Salem Symphony. In addition, he has had solo debuts at New York's Lincoln Center and 92nd Street Y and performed at the Atlantic, Hot Springs, and Las Vegas Music Festivals, as well as the Norfolk and Austin Chamber Music Festivals. 

 

The depth and breadth of Hagen's experience as an educator distinguish him. In addition to his current role at UW-Madison, he has taught at Oklahoma State University, The University of Texas at Austin, Lincoln Center, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Dallas Symphony, and Brookhaven College, among many other fine institutions. His students have consistently won regional and national awards and auditions, and he is in high demand as a teacher, clinician, and speaker at universities, festivals, and conventions throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. He is also frequently called upon as an adjudicator on regional and national levels, including for the National Flute Association’s Young Artist and Piccolo Artist Competitions.

 

As a composer, Hagen has won awards from the National Flute Association, American Composers Forum and MetLife Creative Connections. His chamber and solo works for flute, published by Owl Glass Music, have been commissioned and performed throughout the United States and were mentioned favorably in the February 2014 issue of Flute Talk. He composed the newly commissioned work for the Texas Flute Society’s 2017 Myrna W. Brown Artist Competition, and upcoming commissions include a piece for alto flute and piano for Marianne Gedigian (Professor of Flute at The University of Texas at Austin). His pedagogical and scholarly work is published by Owl Glass and in national and international journals, such as the NFA’s Flutist Quarterly and the British Flute Society's Pan. 

 

Service to his musical community is also important to Hagen, as demonstrated in his volunteer roles. He is currently on the National Flute Association’s pedagogy committee and chairs its Youth Engagement Committee. Additionally, he served as board member and Master Class Coordinator for the Texas Flute Society from 2014-2017 and as Corporate Sponsorship Chair on the board of the award-winning Flute New Music Consortium from 2015-2016.

 

Hagen received his Doctor of Musical Arts from The University of Texas at Austin, Professional Studies Certificate from the Colburn School, Master of Music from the University of Southern California, and Bachelor of Music from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. His former flute teachers include Jim Walker, Marianne Gedigian, Philip Dunigan, Renée Siebert, Tadeu Coelho, Chelsea Czuchra, Felicia McNaught, and Tina Ballard.

 

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Stacey Russell, Flute Guest
Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Stacey Russell, Flute Guest

Free and open to the public! Location: Room 110, Music Building I

Flutist Stacey Russell has received many recognitions for her achievements as a performer, teacher, and collaborator. Stacey is the Instructor of Music at Beaufort County Community College and Adjunct Instructor of Music at Nash Community College, North Carolina Wesleyan College, and Pamlico Community College. Russell holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in flute performance from the University of South Carolina. 

A proponent of new music, Stacey’s research interests include the prepared flute and chamber music for young musicians. Her dissertation focuses on the prepared flute, and portions of that project can be found under the “Prepared Flute” tab of this website. A 2017 winner of the National Flute Association’s Graduate Research Competition, and the 2013 winner of the Outstanding Graduate Student award, Stacey Russell has an unparalleled passion for teaching, community engagement, and performing and researching new works for the flute. The foremost expert on the Prepared Flute, Stacey has presented at Mid-Atlantic, Mid-South, Greater Philadelphia Flute, South Carolina Flute Society, and National Flute Association Conventions.

Stacey maintains a full private studio in Greenville, North Carolina. She enjoys the unique challenges of each grade level, and her students range from 5 years of age to adults. Stacey currently serves on the board of the SC Flute Society, and is a member of the Raleigh Area Flute Association.

She was awarded a Teaching Assistantship while pursuing her Master’s degree in flute performance at Wright State University, and earned the Outstanding Graduate Student Award for her innovative teaching and dedication to her students. While completing her degree, she was invited to perform in the 2012 and 2013 Honors Recitals. 

Comfortable as a collaborative musician and soloist, recent performances have taken her to Saarburg (Germany), Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. Stacey’s teachers and mentors include Dr. Jennifer Parker-Harley, Dr. Christopher Chaffee, and Lori Akins.

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Apr
10
8:00 PM20:00

Cobus du Toit: Flute Recital and Master Class

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Join us for a recital and master class with flutist Cobus du Toit. This event will take place in room 110, Music Building I. Free and open to the public. More information about the recital and master class will be available soon.

South African native Cobus du Toit is praised for technical facility that makes everything look easy (Opus Colorado) and rich tone that is especially impressive (Herald Tribune). Pretoria News declared: “du Toit makes you believe the impossible. With du Toit in flight one is never aware of technique alone. He is driven by purely musical inspiration.”

As a concerto soloist Mr. du Toit has performed with orchestras around the globe. Prominent appearances include the KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic, International Symphony Orchestra “Taurida” (St. Petersburg, Russia), Boulder Philharmonic, Johannesburg Festival Orchestra and Boulder Chamber Orchestra. Du Toit is also the principal flute for Boulder Chamber Orchestra.

Mr. Du Toit has been a prize winner at the 1st UNISA Southern African National Competition for Woodwinds and Brass, the Byron Hester Competition, the Myrna Brown Competition and the SAMRO International Scholarship Competition. As an international soloist, Cobus has performed in Taiwan, Russia, Japan, South Africa, Germany, France and the USA.

Mr. Du Toit is currently the flute player of the Antero Winds, a Colorado based professional woodwind quintet that has been prizewinners at both the Plowman and Fischoff Chamber Music Competitions. Mr. du Toit has two commercially released recordings available for purchase. Tríptico with classical guitarist Patrick Sutton and Mythavian with pianist Doreen Lee. Both these recordings explore the expanding possibilities for these ensembles with commissioned works and an emphasis on works written in the 21st century.

Current projects include recording the complete flute oeuvre by Jacques Castérède for the Naxos label and the #WeBringFlowers project, a set of 6 commissions with a strong social consciousness either directly confronting or revolting against the violence that is extremely active in modern society.

Mr. Du Toit holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pretoria where he studied flute under Professor John Hinch and graduated with a Doctoral Degree in Flute Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado. He also received his Masters Degree from the same institution where he studied under Christina Jennings.

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Feb
25
3:00 PM15:00

Chamber Concert: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County Concert Series

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Join us for a 3pm concert at the beautiful UUFCC of Centre County. 780 Waupelani Drive State College, PA 16801

Chamber Music will include:

Arnold - Divertimento 

Bach - Fugue   

Wolfgang -Parallel Universe  

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Piston - Three Pieces for Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon  

Noel-Gallon - Suite in trio 

Berger- Quartet in C   

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Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

Alice Dade: Flute Recital and Master Class

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 5:30pm, Room 128, Flute Recital

Tuesday, November 7, 2017- 7:30-9pm, Room 112, Flute Master Class

FREE ADMISSION, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Alice Dade, the Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Missouri, Columbia, will be giving a flute recital and masterclass for Penn State flute students. 

Directions and parking information to Esber Recital Hall and other School of Music events are found at: http://music.psu.edu/events

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Nov
1
12:10 PM12:10

"Live From Hochstein" Radio Series

Location: Hochstein School, Rochester, NY: http://classical915.org/programs/live-hochstein

Something Old & Something New: Chamber Music for Two Flutes & Piano

Naomi Seidman, flute

Cristina Ballatori, flute

Kevin Chance, piano

 

Program

 

Franz Doppler                                          Andante et Rondo, Op. 25 for Two Flutes & Piano(10:00)

 

Yuko Uebayashi                                                Town Light for Two Flutes & Piano (7:15)

 

Cherise Leiter                                         **Vignettes for Flute and Alto Flute (9:00)

 

                                                                        ….and then I said…and then she said

                                                                        Sunday on the Couch

                                                                        The Wallflower

 

Alexandra Molnar-Suhajda                       **Komorebi for Two Flutes (7:00)

 

Giulio Briccialdi/Arr. Ervin Monroe            Carnival of Venice for Two Flutes & Piano (10:00)

 

 

**Commissioned by Seidman/Ballatori 2017. Rochester Premiere.

 

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Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Sarah Frisof

FREE ADMISSION, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Sarah Frisof, the Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Maryland, will be giving a flute masterclass for Penn State flute students. 

Directions and parking information to Esber Recital Hall and other School of Music events are found at: http://music.psu.edu/events

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Sep
24
1:00 PM13:00

Naomi Seidman and Friends, Recital, Penn State University

Location: Palmer Art Museum, University Park, PA

Vignettes by Cherise Leiter Pennsylvania Premiere

Komorebi by Alexandra Molnar-Suhajda Pennsylvania Premiere

Andante and Rondo by Franz Doppler

Cristina Ballatori, Flute, Naomi Seidman, Flute Kevin Chance, piano

https://www.cristinaballatori.com

http://www.kevinchance.com

Intermission

Four Seasons by P. Brent Register (b. 1961) World Premiere
Philip Terman, text

Prelude
I. Spring
II. Summer
III. Fall
IV. Winter
Postlude

Baritone: Dimitrie Lazich http://www.dimitrielazich.com

Flute/Alto Flute: Naomi Seidman

Cello: Jonathan Dexter

Piano: Christopher Guzman

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Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

National Flute Association Convention

Celebrating African American and Latin American Composers

The Cultural Outreach Committee presents a concert of works by Valerie Coleman, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Samuel Zyman, Diego Vega, and Reinaldo Moya, performed by Jennifer Grim, Caen Thomason-Redus, Eileen Grycky, Mariana Gariazzo, Naomi Seidman, and flutists from the Twin Cities.

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Nicole Riner Flute Masterclass
Apr
11
8:00 PM20:00

Nicole Riner Flute Masterclass

Praised for her "luscious, full sound" (American Record Guide) and "effortless precision" (Flutist Quarterly), Nicole Riner maintains an active national presence as a recitalist and pedagogue. She has presented master classes at universities and conservatories across the country and has performed with orchestras and at summer festivals, chamber music series, and flute fairs in the United States, South American, and Europe. A champion of new contemporary music, Nicole has also commissioned and premiered over twenty works both as a soloist and with her chamber group, Verismo Trio.  In 2016, she joined the board of Flute New Music Consortium, a commissioning organization for flutists.

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Nan Raphael Masterclass and Recital
Mar
28
8:00 PM20:00

Nan Raphael Masterclass and Recital

A versatile performer with a clear and sumptuous tone, Nan Raphael's playing has been called "an elegant and exceptional treat". She has been a frequent soloist at concerts and festivals across the United States since 1979. As a result of a wealth of new and exciting repertoire written over the last 3-4 decades, she has been able to demonstrate the versatility of this much maligned little instrument.

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Meghan Bennett Masterclass and Recital
Feb
28
8:00 PM20:00

Meghan Bennett Masterclass and Recital

FREE ADMISSION

Texas-based flutist Meghan Bennett performs a guest recital with collaborative pianist Hui-Chuan Chen. The recital will be followed by a masterclass for Penn State flute students which is also open to the public.

Program

Passacaille, Op. 35 ♦ Emmanuel Rhené-Baton

Debla [Solo VI] für Flöte ♦ Cristóbal Halffter

Sonate pour Flûte et Piano (2003) ♦ Yuko Uebayashi
Lento - Allegro
Presto
Calmato
Allegro

Directions and parking information to Esber Recital Hall and other School of Music events are found at: http://music.psu.edu/events

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