Announcing the Second Annual Millersville University Flute Day! Hosted by the Tell School of Music and the Flute Assoc. at Millersville University
Announcing the second annual Millersville University Flute Day, to be held on Saturday, April 1st from 9-6 in the Winter Center for the Performing and Visual Arts featuring guest artist Zara Lawler, and guest conductor Lish Lindsey. This event is held in collaboration with the Tell School of Music.
Flute Day is open to flutists grades 8 through adult hobbyist and professionals! All participants will rehearse and perform in a flute choir and be able to attend warmups, a masterclass with Zara Lawler, and a variety of performances throughout the day.
This year we are supported by Reverie Flutes and Flute Center of New York.
Registration is $30 and includes lunch and a t-shirt. Shirts are only guaranteed for those who register before March 17th, so register soon!
New this year for flutists in grades 5-7 is the Flute Day Jr event on Saturday, March 25 from 10AM - Noon! Attendees will receive instruction in playing fundamentals and prepare one of the flute choir selections to be performed on April 1st.
Registration for Flute Day Junior is $15 (add $10 if you would like to perform on April 1st and want a t-shirt) and closes March 22. Register by March 18 to receive a Flute Day t-shirt.
Zara Lawler, guest artist: Ground-breaking flutist Zara Lawler, “an engaging, fluent, mellifluous soloist,” (Houston Chronicle) made her concerto debut with the Houston Symphony and her recital debut at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall. In 2021, she created Symmetrical Lives, a music and dance film of the Bach Suite in B Minor, with violinist Maja Cerar and choreographer C. Neil Parsons, which was premiered as part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Balcony Bar from Home and premiered as a live staged performance in NYC in 2022. Her other activities during the pandemic have included the world premiere of HOWL, a spoken word and dance piece with DoubleTake Dance as part of the Higher Ground Premieres in New York City, a series of Farm Concerts— performances for “safe audiences” of farm animals and plants, and Symmetrical Lives, an innovative music/dance video of J. S. Bach’s Suite in B Minor, created with violinist Maja Cerar and choreographer C. Neil Parsons. Past highlights include the US premiere of Il Cerchio Tagliato dei Suoni, Salvatore Sciarrino’s work for 104 flutists, directed by Lawler at the Guggenheim Museum, a Flute Jamboree directed by Lawler at the Kennedy Center, and tours of Texas, Massachusetts, Michigan and Ohio with her flute and marimba duo Lawler + Fadoul.
Lawler + Fadoul returned to the Kennedy Center in 2016 and 2019 for performances of their family show Break it Down! Their new theatrical concert Clickable, featuring music of persuasion, was incubated and premiered at nancy manocherian’s the cell theater in NYC in November 2016, and was released as an album on Parma Recordings in 2020. Their debut album, Prelude Cocktail, featured world premieres by Katherine Hoover and Roshanne Etezady. Zara Lawler’s solo show, The Flute on its Feet, was featured at the Orlando Fringe Festival in May 2019. For many years, Lawler has integrated dance and theater into her performances, with the innovative ensemble Tales & Scales, in collaboration with choreographer C. Neil Parsons, and in largescale choreographies for flutes including E Pluribus Flutum, Lawler’s work for sixty dancing flutists.
Lawler has given solo recitals in New York, Santa Barbara, Hong Kong, and has appeared as a soloist with the Atlanta, Utah, Indianapolis, and Oregon Symphonies, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and in venues including the Kennedy Center, the Kravis Center, and Lincoln Center. She has won many competitions including the Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition and Artists’ International, and studied at the Juilliard School with Carol Wincenc and Sam Baron. Her summer festival credits include Marlboro, Tanglewood, Banff (Canada), Bach Aria Festival, and Schleswig-Holstein (Germany). She teaches at Manhattan School of Music Precollege and Silver Music, and has a blog on practice techniques at www.thepracticenotebook.com, and more about her work can be found at www.zaralawler.com.