2018-2019 season.

NJ Flute Society

9:00 a.m.
Check-in and registration
9:15 - 5:00
Exhibits open
9:15 - 10:05
Creating Your Song: Transformation Through Improvisation presented by Lynn Saltiel
10:05 - 10:20

Exhibitor presentation

10:25 - 11:15 

Lyra Quartet

10:25 - 11:15

Presentation on performance research
11:15 - 11:30
Exhibitor presentation
11:35 - 12:30Physical exercises for better flute playing by Bill Brown
11:35 - 12:05Anne Dearth Recital
12:05 - 12:30
Patty Lazzara Recital
12:30 - 1:30Lunch break
1:30 - 2:30
Newly commissioned works recital
2:30 - 3:30Amy Porter soundcheck/rehearsal 
2:30 - 3:30 Sight-reading session
2:30 - 3:30
Masterclass on regional piece
3:30 - 4:10College flute ensemble recital
3:30 - 5:15
Visit the exhibit hall  
4:15 - 5:15Amy Porter in recital
5:30 - 7:30
Amy Porter masterclass

See below for descriptions of events





Anne Dearth

Program Description: This program for solo flute includes works from influential contemporary composers paired with new works that were influenced by the techniques and sounds of modern European composers. It begins with two seminal flute composers, Brian Ferneyhough and Salvatore Sciarrino, who pushed the bounds of what is possible on a solo instrument and developed new sounds and techniques. The two newer works (commissioned by Anne Dearth) use the techniques and sounds of the previous two works in innovative ways: Uncreation utilizes a fixed media electronic track of processed flute sounds which the performer interacts, and Cy is a graphic score in which the performer creates a sonic world reacting to the visuals in the score. 


Patricia Lazzarra, flute, Amanda Harburg, Piano
Included in this recital is a Amanda Harburg recent composition

Newly Commissioned works recital
Performers include Wendy Stern, Anne Dearth, Patricia Lazzara and Uptown Flutes.

Composers featured include Daniel Dorff, John McMurtery, Ron Korb and more!

Masterclass on High School Regional Solo, Bach sonata in Eb major.
Dr. Karen Demsey, (professor  of flute at William Paterson University)  wrote her dissertation on articulation in the music of Bach, will give helpful tips about how to prepare for  the high school regional solo, as well as how to articulate in the Baroque Style.

*** See below for descriptions of events

Creating Your Song: Transformation Through Improvisation presented by Lynn Saltiel, MSSW, LCSW, Todd Rogers and Nicole Default
Workshop Description

Start out the NJ Flute Fair, by Warming  up and learning about improvisation. This  improvisation workshop is not just about playing flute, but about really making music, and will involve using your voice, percussion sounds and movement as well as playing the flute. No experience necessary!  Flute players and non flute players may participate!

Improvisation is a key musical skill. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to simple yet powerful music improvisational structures. They will be exposed to a range of world musical instruments, including a variety of world flutes, that honor many cultures, communities and world musical traditions. Through creating “music in the moment”, participants will have opportunities to experience practical hands on skills using music as a medium for self expression, enhancing listening skills, and for how to be with others in sound and relationship.

• Creating a safe space/atmosphere of support, nonjudgment to explore the creative process of both individual and shared music-making for everyone.

• Facilitating fun and interactive/engaging activities that include the use of music making for both rejuvenation and relaxation.

• Describe and practice music improvisation techniques that include sound, movement, rhythm and voice. The structure of the workshop session will include:

Active improvisational activities such as, Dynamics, call and response, duets, trios, quartets demo, layering, orchestration, ostinatos, one quality sound, ABA, sculpting, sing what you play, play what you sing, rhythmic rounds, soundscapes, free improvisation

A Project-Based Learning Recital Model for Post-Secondary Music Education

Caroline Sonett, flute Jeremy Vigil, piano

Lecture: 25 minutes  Repertoire: Mieczyslaw Weinberg Five Pieces for Flute and Piano (1947), 15 minutes

This lecture-recital outlines the drawbacks of the current undergraduate recital model, and introduces a new thesis recital model based on the principles of Project-Based Learning, a learning method developed in elementary school classrooms. The lecture portion will discuss how to effectively adapt PBL techniques to a post-secondary music setting, as well as an investigation of the processes and public results for this recital model. The lecture will conclude with an example of the final product of a PBL project -- a performance of Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s Five Pieces for Flute and Piano that integrates elements of music history, world history, theory, and technology into a cohesive performance.

Schedule of Flute Fair Events

Shea Performing Arts Center
William Paterson University

300 Pompton Rd.
Wayne, NJ 07470

Sunday, October 21, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.