Baroque Flute Boot Camp XV
UPDATED 26 April 2013
Kim Pineda, Director
July 28-August 3, 2013, Seattle, Washington
In 2013 the Baroque Flute Boot Camp (BFBC) takes place from July 28- August 3. The BFBC is open to baroque flute players of all levels. We are very supportive and encouraging to those new to the baroque flute. For the advanced players we
offer a stimulating and challenging environment (we throw down the gauntlet and challenge you to pick it up).
The BFBC offers predominantly flute instruction and technique by day, with smaller group classes, large and small ensemble playing, and technical clinics by night. Participants also have time to meet in smaller groups on their own to work on various types of ensembles, with and without coaching. Enrollment is limited to 16 flute players.
Our faculty this year--
Kim Pineda, Janet See, and Kathie Stewart, Baroque Flute
Don Simons, harpsichord, workshop accompanist
The BFBC gives you the chance to work hard under close supervision. What to expect at the Boot Camp:
- Your instructors will push you out of your comfort zone to improve your playing technique.
- Expand your knowledge of baroque style and interpretation.
- Integrate this by playing in small groups, large groups, and in the class recital.
- Learn how to lead, accompany, play together, and learn the difference.
- Gain confidence in a non-competitive environment.
- Group classes in Alexander Technique as it relates to playing your instrument
- Fundamentals of baroque improvisation (it comes in handy!)
- Have fun in the process.
All you need is a positive attitude and a baroque flute that plays at a=415 Hz.
The Rundown:—Sunday afternoon Workshop Picnic on the Canal, 16:00-18:00 PM
—Sunday evening, 18:30 PM FACULTY RECITAL
—Monday-Friday there is flute playing from 09:00-17:00, including masterclasses, mini-lessons, and special topics, break for lunch, break for dinner, and then one evening event between 19:00-21:00.
—Lunch: 12:00-13:30, Dinner: 17:00-18:30.
—NB: Wednesday AFTERNOON is free for rest, relaxation, practice, duo/trio rehearsal, or sightseeing.
—Friday night: Duet and Trio masterclass and informal concert
—Saturday morning: Morning Class and Class Recital
We will be done, packed up, and out of the building by 13:00 at the latest, so you can plan your departures accordingly.
—Special Topics will focus on Baroque performance practice, and there will be group sessions on Alexander Technique for flutists as well.
—Masterclass in 20-25 minute increments, each participant will work with both flute teachers an equal amount of time during the week. Expect completely different interpretations from each teacher. Do not cling to one because it feels more comfortable. Take them both and make your own interpretation.