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The Informed Flutist: June 21 - 25, 2019

The Informed Flutist is a five-day intensive workshop for aspiring orchestral players hosted by the Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival® on the campus of the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. Participants will study orchestral and solo repertoire with the goal of widening their perspective on the music, the audition process, and their own performance.

Led by Aralee Dorough, Principal Flutist of the Houston Symphony and Affiliate Artist at the University of Houston, this year’s program focuses on building “the 20 essential skills” needed by the professional flutist. Flutists receive coaching in solo repertoire and orchestral repertoire in a masterclass setting and participate in workshops and flute circles.

Katherine Ladner, Piccoloist with the Houston Symphony, will give masterclasses on orchestral excerpts for the piccolo and a workshop on how to set up a piccolo practice routine.

The closing session of the class is held on the stage of the Moores Opera House and provides a chance for performers to experience the acoustics of a large concert hall and test the quality of their sound projection and clarity of articulation.


Aralee Dorough, Principal Flutist of the Houston Symphony

Katherine Ladner, Piccoloist of the Houston Symphony

Tuition Fees (non-refundable and payable through Acceptd)

• Performer: $520. Includes performance in two solo masterclass, one mock audition, and daily group workshops.

• Auditor: $220. Note: Auditors attend masterclasses, mock audition, and workshops and are welcome to participate in group exercises and flute circles.

Registration Form, Requirements & Deadline

Registration Form

• Performer: Minimum level - High School. Performers must also submit a short video or audio sample which represents your current level of playing. (between four and eight minutes long). This will assist Ms. Dorough and Ms. Ladner in planning purposes and in the event the class fills up. (NOTE: sample of current level of playing is NOT required for previous Informed Flutist participants or current Moores School of Music students)

• Auditor: Open to flutists of all ages. No sample of playing required.

• A parent or teacher of a registered participant may attend class sessions free of charge.

Registration Deadline: May 1, 2019

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