Dana Flute Festival Oct. 25

Guest artist Soo-Kyung Park

Guest artist Soo-Kyung Park

The 22nd annual Dana Flute Festival is Saturday, Oct. 25, in Bliss Hall on the Youngstown State University campus.

The event, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., is designed for flute players of all levels and include workshops, vendor exhibits, guest artist performances, master classes and a guest artist recital.

“The flute festival is a long-standing Dana event that offers new and experienced flute musicians the opportunity to participate in meaningful and interesting workshops as well as to interact with important guest artists,” said Festival Coordinator Kathryn Thomas Umble, assistant professor of Flute. “First-hand involvement with other musicians and the interaction with presenters, plus attending the performances is critical in a performer’s development.”

She noted that participants are welcome at any level, stressing that sessions are planned for all levels of experience.

Participants should bring their own instruments. The cost to attend is $16 per student if registered prior to the event; and $20 at the door. Registration forms may be found at http://web.ysu.edu/fpa/music under the special events tab or by calling Umble at 330-941-1831.

Parents are welcome to attend free of charge. Parking is available in the Wick Avenue deck for a nominal fee.

Guest artist Soo-Kyung Park is an active soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, writer and teacher. She is the founding member and director of the Musicians of Lenox Hill, leading the group to play its 8th annual concert at Temple of Israel. In 2006, she appeared in a sold out concert at Cooperstown Chamber Music Series as a member of Magical Flutes. She has given recitals in Seoul Arts Center in her native South Korea as the winner of the Promising Artist Search and in CAMI Hall in New York as the winner of the New York Flute Club Competition to name a few. Her performance of Mozart Flute Concerto was featured on the “Young Artist Showcase” hosted by Bob Sherman. She has performed and toured with orchestras in United States, Israel and Asia including the Juilliard Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and Shira Festival Orchestra. The New York Concert Review has praised Ms. Park’s “attractive tone and well-placed phrasing” of her performances. Ms. Park writes regularly for “Flute and Flutist” magazine in Korea to share valuable musical views and information with Korean audience. Among the numerous articles she has written for the magazine, her interviews with Jeanne Baxtresser and Carol Wincenc were featured as the cover stories. Currently on the faculty at Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division, New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music Program and New York State Music Festival, she formerly served on the faculty at SUNY Purchase and Hartwick Music Festival. Upon arriving in the United States in 1984, she was accepted as the youngest flutist at The Juilliard School in the Pre-College Division to study with Bonnie Lichter where she continued her studies and earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees under the tutelage of Julius Baker and Jeanne Baxtresser. She has been a member of the Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 1999.


Schedule of Events, 22nd Dana Flute Festival, Saturday, Oct. 25

8:30 – 9 a.m. Registration.

9 – 4 p.m. Exhibits Open.

9 – 9:45 a.m. Intermediate/Advanced Flute Ensemble Reading Session, Room 2326.

9 – 9:25 p.m. Techniques and Show Tunes Reading Session, Room 3026.

9:30 – 9:55 a.m. Chamber Ensemble Concert, Bliss Recital Hall.

10 – 10:45 a.m. Flute Workshop with Kathryn Umble, Room 3026.

10 – 10:30 a.m. Beginners Flute Ensemble Reading Session, Room 2326.

11 – noon. Guest Artist Recital, Soo-Kyung Park, flute, Bliss Recital Hall.

Noon – 12:30 p.m. Visit the Exhibits.

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Flute Class for All with Soo-Kyung Park, Bliss Recital Hall.

1:15 – 3:15 p.m. Soo-Kyung Park Masterclass, Bliss Recital Hall.

1:30 – 2 p.m. Junior High Masterclass, Room 2326.

3:30 – 4 p.m. Flute Ensemble Concert, Bliss Recital Hall.