Flute workshop offers All-State prep, chamber class, Alexander Technique

Flute-RotatorBy SARA GIBONEY
UNK Communications

KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney Flute Workshop will focus on preparing high school students for upcoming All-State auditions, provide a chamber music Master Class for younger players and teach the Alexander Technique.

The free workshop is Sept. 10 in the UNK Fine Arts Building.

Brooks de Wetter-Smith, professor of flute at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and Nancy Forst Williamson, program director for the Barstow Institute, will be the day’s guest clinicians and performers.

The Alexander Technique is proven to help instrumentalists and singers perform with less stress and reduce injuries. Musicians are susceptible to repetitive strain injury due to performing the same complex muscular actions over and over.

The Alexander Technique workshops are open to the public, including faculty, staff, and middle school, high school and college students.

The workshop ends with a 3 p.m. recital at the UNK Fine Arts Building, which is free and open to the public.

Pre-registration is requested to attend the workshops. Registration forms can be found online at www.unk.edu/music. For more information, email Franziska Brech at brechfb@unk.edu or contact the music office at 308.865.8618.

Schedule of Events
8:30 to 9 a.m. – Check in
9 to 9:30 a.m. – Warm-up for all students
9 to 10:30 a.m. – Alexander Technique (teachers and future teachers)
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – All-State class
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – Chamber music session
10:30 to noon – Alexander Technique (open to everyone)
12 to 1 p.m. – Lunch
1 to 2 p.m. – Chamber music (open to everyone)
2 to 2:30 p.m. – Dress rehearsal
2:30 to 3 p.m. – Break
3 to 4 p.m. – Recital


Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529, giboneys2@unk.edu
Source: Franziska Brech, 308.865.8603, brechfb@unk.edu