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Upper Midwest Flute Association - Flute Fest

Sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio




Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 871-7400

Rhonda Larson is a Grammy Award winning flutist who entered the national music scene by winning first prize in the National Flute Association Young Artist competition at the age of 22, including a Carnegie Hall debut.

Composing much of her own music, Larson’s visionary force showcase her gold flute and an array of ethnic flutes in a new and refreshing light. Rhonda tours world-wide and has a discography of over 20 commercial recordings. She owns and operates her publishing company, Wood Nymph Music. “My first priority is to artistic authenticity, hoping to better serve the odds of lifting people’s hearts- THAT is why I am a musician.”

Preliminary schedule

8:00 am - Registration & Exhibits open

8:15 am - Final round of the Young Artist Competition - Chapel

9:00 am - Midwest Flute Ensembles Recital- Guild Hall

10:15 am - Rhonda's Rubrics - Guild Hall

10:30 am - The Art of Stolen Time: Incorporating Rubato into Performance - a workshop with Dr, Lauren McNee

11:30 am - Exploring Ethnic Flutes - If you own your own "ethnic" flute, we encourage you to bring it! - Chapel

11:30 am - Jr. High & High School Masterclass with Dr. Timothy Hagen - Guild Hall

11:30 am - noon Panel Discussion on Geographical Outreach as UMFA heads into it's 40th anniversary!- Jackman lower level (where lunches will also be served)

12:45 pm - Final Round of the Laudie Porter Memorial Scholarship Competition for 7th-12 grade students - Chapel

12:45 pm - Midwest Flutists Recital - Guild Hall

1:00 pm - Rising Stars Recital - The Fireside Room

2:00 pm - Rhonda Larson solo Performance - Guild Hall

3:15 pm - Masterclass with Rhonda Larson - Guild Hall

3:15 pm- The Well Rounded Artist - yes, you too can record and publish your own work! with Alison Young - Chapel

3:30 pm - Rising Stars Recital - The Fireside Room

4:30 pm - Brief awards ceremony followed by A Little Tango in her Blood featuring Dr. Paula Gudmundson on flute, narrated by Alison Young - Guild Hall