Registration is now open for the first annual Millersville University Flute Day, to be held on Saturday, April 2nd in the Winter Center for the Performing Arts featuring guest artist David DiGiacobbe, principal flutist of the Lancaster Symphony and Harrisburg Symphony. This event is held in collaboration with the Tell School of Music, Single Reed Symposium, and Brass Day.
Flute Day is open to flutists of ALL ages and abilities from beginner through adult hobbyist and professionals! Parents of young students may stay for the day without purchasing a ticket, although lunch is only provided for participants. All participants will rehearse and perform in a flute choir and be able to attend warmups, a masterclass with David DiGiacobbe, and a variety of performances throughout the day. Professor Morgann Davis will be a featured solo with the MU Wind Ensemble performing Ruben Dario Gomez's Triptico for Flute and Wind Band in the evening concert.
Registration is $30 and includes lunch and a t-shirt. Shirts are only guaranteed for those who register before March 18th, so register soon!
If you have questions, please email Professor Davis: Morgann.Davis@millersville.edu
David DiGiacobbe, guest artist: Our guest artist is flutistDavid DiGiacobbe. David has received critical acclaim for his solo, orchestral, and chamber music performances, in addition to his numerous appearances as a flute clinician and masterclass teacher. Since 2000, Mr. DiGiacobbe has performed as the Principal Flutist of the Harrisburg and Lancaster Symphony Orchestras. He often performs as guest principal flutist for the Philadelphia Ballet Orchestra, Orchestra 2001, and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. He has performed with the Virginia Symphony, Philly Pops, OperaPhiladelphia, and with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Music Center. As an orchestral player, he has performed with several rock bands, including The Moody Blues, The Who, and has participated in several movie and documentary scoring projects. In 2015 he was the cathedral flute soloist for the Papal visit to Philadelphia. Mr. DiGiacobbe is a graduate of Temple University. He went on to receive his Artist Diploma in Flute performance from the Conservatory of Music in Lucca, Italy. His principal teacher was the legendary flutist, Julius Baker. As winner of the 1995 International Flute Competition in Riva del Garde, Italy, he has appeared for Italian radio and television, and at several major European music festivals. Since then he has given masterclasses and recitals in the US, Canada, South and Central America, and Europe. He has appeared as performer/clinician for the New York Flute Club, NJ Flute Society, Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia, Mid-Atlantic Flute Symposium, and at the NJNEA All State Music Conference in Trenton, NJ. In 2004 he performed the South American premier of the Christopher Rouse Flute Concerto with the Bogota Philharmonic for National Television in Columbia. As a concerto soloist, he has appeared with the Harrisburg Symphony, Lancaster Symphony, and The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. David spends his summers in Austria, where he serves as Orchestra Manager and flutist of the AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz (Austria). He has held teaching positions at Temple University, The University of Pennsylvania, Widener University, and at the Lynn University Conservatory in Florida. He is currently Professor of Flute at The College of New Jersey.