We are excited to share a new series of web-interviews featuring some of the great flutists of our time! Every few weeks we will be releasing a new Q&A video where a NJFS member asks some of your questions to our guest flutist! 

Our goal is to provide insightful discussions with icons of the flute world, while giving back to groups and organizations. All funds raised from these events will be donated to a charity or organization of the artist's choice.

NJFS Members can attend FREE of charge. Non-members, please donate with a registration fee of:

After successful registration and donation, if applicable, a private link to the Q&A event will be emailed to you.

Q&A Series No. 9 - Amal Gochenour

Wednesday, September 23, 2020  7:30pm

 

All funds will be donated to a charity of the artists' choice. It will be announced at the end of the interview! 

      Amal Gochenour was appointed Piccoloist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2018, under the direction of Marin Alsop. She has also performed with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, National Symphony, and Washington National Opera orchestras, as well as guest Principal Flute with the Korean Broadcast Symphony. She has played under the batons of such esteemed conductors as Lorin Maazel, Stéphane Denève, John Williams, Leonard Slatkin, Yoel Levi, Gianandrea Noseda, Vasily Petrenko, John Adams, JoAnne Falletta, and Juanjo Mena. She was previously a member of the Richmond Symphony and Sarasota Opera.​

      Born in Kuwait and raised outside of Washington D.C., she began early musical studies on piano before switching to flute at the age of ten. She earned her undergraduate degree at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and her Master of Music degree at Carnegie Mellon University. Prominent teachers include Alberto Almarza, Jeanne Baxtresser, Alice Weinreb, Bradley Garner and Judith Lapple.

Past Events

You can still watch past NJFS events! Click on the registration form below, and we will send you the link to view the interview. 

Q&A No. 1 - Denis and Erin Bouriakov

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

All funds raised for this interview go to the NJFS Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund helps students to pay for lessons or opportunities to play for other flutists.

Q&A No. 2 - Bart Feller

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

All funds raised for this interview will go to God’s Love We Deliver https://www.glwd.org/

Q&A No. 3 - Elizabeth Rowe

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

All funds raised for this interview will go to Girls for Gender Equity https://www.ggenyc.org/

Q&A No. 4 - Emily Beynon

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

All funds raised for this interview will go to The Netherlands Flute Academy https://neflac.nl/en/

Q&A No. 5 - Alexa Still

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

All funds raised for this interview will go to the New Jersey Flute Society Scholarship Fund

Q&A No. 6 -  Lillian Burkart

Wednesday, August 12th

All funds raised for this interview will go to the Brain Injury Association www.biausa.org 

Q&A No. 7 - Marina Piccinini

Wednesday, August 26th

All funds raised for this interview will go to the Baltimore Symphony's OrchKids program!

 

Q&A No. 8 - Flutronix

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

All funds raised for this interview will be donated to a charity of the artists' choice - to be announced at the end of the interview

**photo credit: Erin Patrice O’Brien

Coming up next....

Erica Peel, Jim Walker, Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull! Stay tuned for our next NJFS Gives Back Event!

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