Flute Choir Festival
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UMD’s 2nd Annual Flute Choir Festival is a one-day flute event featuring repertoire masterclasses, techniques clinics, daily warm-ups, and flute ensemble.
Flutists will participate as performers, chamber musicians, and by contributing audience feedback. The camp is open to all junior and senior high students of all experience levels. An afternoon concert in UMD’s Weber Hall completes the day.
UMD hosting faculty
Flutist Paula Gudmundson is Assistant Professor of Flute and Theory and Composition. Awarded a Community Partnership Grant for 2013-2014 from the Minnesota State Arts Board to record works by Amancio Alcorta and Alberto Williams. Recipient of a 2011– 2012 Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board for research of flute in Latin American art music, traveling to Buenos Aires, Argentina in search of neglected early 20th century music. In 2012 she presented programs throughout the Midwest featuring solo and collaborative works from Argentina in a program titled La Flauta of Buenos Aires. She was awarded the Paul Revitt Award for Graduate Research from the College Music Society for; La Flauta of Buenos Aires through the Music of Amancio Alcorta at the Great Plains Regional Conference in Spring 2012. This program was also featured on Minnesota Public Radio’s Regional Spotlight in August 2012.
Dr. Gudmundson is a practitioner of the Alexander Technique, which focuses on the effective means of changing tension habits and improving coordination. This has contributed to her innovative and observant teaching style. Her Alexander study has included the Sweet Briar Alexander Institute in Lynchburg, VA and study with Pedro Alcantara, Missy Vineyard, Lisa First and Tully Hall. Dr. Gudmundson has had the opportunity to perform in masterclasses for Jeanne Baxtresser, Tadeu Cohelo, Carol Wincenc, Keith Underwood, Jeffery Kahner, Jim Walker, and Baroque flutist Barthold Kuijken. She is an innovative and passionate educator also serving on the faculty at MacPhail Center for Music (Minneapolis, MN) and Anoka Ramsey Community College (Coon Rapids, MN) and the International Music Camp (Dunseith, ND). Gudmundson has presented workshops for the College Music Society, Minnesota Music Education Association and Vocal Essence’s Witness Program. Dr Gudmundson is a member of the College Music Society, Minnesota Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association, American Composers Forum, Vice President Elect of the Upper Midwest Flute Association (UMFA), and has been Chair of the Visual Documentation Committee of the National Flute Association (2003-2007). Dr. Gudmundson is a graduate of Lawrence University (B.M.), University of North Texas (M.M.), University of Minnesota (DMA) as a Berneking Fellow. Her principal teachers include Immanuel Davis, Terri Sundberg, Ernestine Whitman and Adrianne Greenbaum.