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July 23rd-28th 2017!

Solo and Orchestral

Daily Masterclasses

Alexander Technique & Flute Pedagogy

Audition Preparation

Private Lessons

Housing and Continuing Ed. Credit Available

This six-day masterclass for advanced flute and piccolo players will feature both masterclasses and private lessons on piccolo and flute with some of the world’s finest piccoloists, orchestral musicians, and pedagogues. Zart Dombourian-EbyJonathan Keeble, and Walfrid Kujala will focus on standard solo and orchestral repertoire for piccolo and flute. All performers will perform several times in a masterclass setting, receive private lessons, and perform in the closing recital. Other guests will be on hand to offer workshops, including a presentation by Keefe Piccolos, and Alexander Technique for flutists.

The class will be held at Seattle Pacific University, just minutes from the waterfront and vibrant downtown Seattle.


Sandra Saathoff




Zart Dombourian-Eby | Jonathan Keeble |
Walfrid Kujala | Sandra Saathoff


The class will be limited to 16 performers. Piano collaborators and practice rooms will be provided for selected performers. Other activities include a welcome dinner, guest artist recital, mock audition experience, and final recital. An unlimited number of auditors are welcome. Non-performing auditors may attend all sessions, which include optional private lessons with SPU faculty, Sandra Saathoff.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

Workshop Fees:

Performer: $600
Weekly Auditor: $200
Individual Sessions may be audited for $45 per day. Daily auditors may pay at the door.

University Credit/Clock hours and SPU Housing:
The class may be taken for up to 4 Continuing Education credits or 8-40 clock hours (through SPU).

SPU offers accommodations in campus apartments for participants taking this workshop for continuing education credits. One or two individuals may share a room.

For more information about credits/clock hours, or SPU housing, please email Sandra: flutes@spu.edu.

ARTISTS’ RECITAL – the public is invited to attend!

 Tuesday, July 25th at 7:30 PM

Nickerson Studios @ SPU

$15.00 General Admission

$10.00 Student/Senior

$5 for SPU Students & Staff (with University ID)

                    Free for class participants and weekly auditors

There is free parking in commuter lots during the summer for all attendees.


Selected performers will prepare an entire Mozart flute concerto or Vivaldi piccolo concerto; at least two piccolo orchestral excerpts and two flute orchestral excerpts; and one solo work for either flute or piccolo.

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