Marianne Gedigian and Erika Boysen guests

Saturday, March 25, 2017

UNCG School of Music

Solo Recital, Masterclass, and Workshop featuring guest artist Marianne Gedigian

North Carolina Flutists’ Recital Honoring Brooks de Wetter-Smith

Performance Reading Session with Raleigh Flute Choir

Middle and High School Masterclass

Workshops on Jobs in Arts Administration, The Art of Listening, and Mindfulness

Exhibits by J.L. Smith and Flutistry


Register for 2017 UNCG FluteFest Here


Saturday, March 25th, 2017

The day’s event will take place at the UNCG’s College of Visual and Performing Arts located at 100 McIver St, Greensboro, NC 27412. Directions and parking information can be found hereLink opens in new window. Registration will be held from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM in the Atrium of the Recital Hall. Lunch will be available for purchase during the noon hour break.

9:00 – 9:50 Wicked Warm UPs with Dr. Sonja Giles and Dr. Boysen, Room 110

Dr. Giles will provide new exercises to supplement your everyday warm ups and Dr. Boysen will introduce a new installment of “T&GD& Friends”.

10:00 – 10:50 Kitchen Sink Questions with Guest Artist, Marianne Gedigian, Recital Hall

Bring your flute and questions for Marianne! Flutists are welcome to present short musical excerpts for Marianne to workshop in a “kitchen sink”, catch-all masterclass.

11:30 – 12:30 North Carolina Flutists’ Recital Honoring Brooks de Wetter-Smith, Recital Hall

Flutists from across the state will join in performance to recognize the significant legacy and impact of Dr. Brooks de Wetter-Smith’s tenure at UNC Chapel Hill. Performers will include: Lindsay Leach-Sparks, Kathy Levy, Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham, Peter Shanahan, Laura Stevens and the Raleigh Flute Choir.

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch Break, Visit the Exhibit Hall and meet new flute friends!

1:30 – 3:30 Marianne Gedigian Masterclass, Organ Hall

Students from across NC perform for Marianne Gedigian

4:00 – 5:00 Afternoon Workshops

  • Middle and High School Masterclass, Dr. Sonja Giles *If you wish to perform in the masterclass see the Middle and High School Masterclass tab*
  • Jobs in Arts Administration, Carrie Graham
  • The Art of Listening, Adam Workman
  • Mindfulness Practice, Dr. Jennifer Parker-Harley and Philip Snyder

5:15 – 5:45 Raleigh Flute Choir Mini Recital, Recital Hall Atrium

Bring your flute to join the RFC in performance!

6:00 PM Marianne Gedigian and Colette Valentine in Concert, Recital Hall

Program to include works by Zyman, Casella and Gieseking


About Marianne Gedigian

Marianne GedigianMarianne Gedigian, Professor of Flute and holder of the Butler Professorship in Music at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music, was a regular performer with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for over a decade, including several seasons as Acting Principal Flute under Seiji Ozawa. As Principal Flute with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and Acting Principal Flute with the Boston Pops, Ms. Gedigian has been heard on dozens of recordings and Evening at Pops television broadcasts as well as the nationally broadcast Fourth of July specials. She has also been heard on several John Williams’ movie scores, including Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List. In the 2000 – 2001 season, Ms. Gedigian was invited by Mariss Jansons to perform as Acting Principal Flute with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Her solo performances have taken her around the world, including recitals in Japan, Australia, England, and Armenia and she has appeared as concerto soloist numerous times with the Boston Pops Orchestra and with the Armenian Philharmonic performing her own transcription of the Khachaturian Violin Concerto. She was featured with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull fame in a performance at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Ms. Gedigian has been a featured soloist and teacher at numerous National Flute Association conventions across the country, and is a frequent recitalist and teacher for flute clubs in the United States, Australia, Japan, and England.

Ms. Gedigian has been first prizewinner in the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition, and the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition. She keeps an active schedule as a chamber musician as a founding member of the Boston-based Walden Chamber Players and was formerly a member of the Dorian Wind Quintet. Her solo recordings include Voice of the Flute and Revolution, both with pianist Rick Rowley.

Ms. Gedigian is on the summer faculty at the Brevard Music Center, and has served on the faculties of Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, The Boston Conservatory, the Round Top International Institute, and the Tanglewood Music Center. Ms. Gedigian’s teachers include Leone Buyse, Doriot Anthony Dwyer, Clement Barone, and Donna Olkowski.


The UNCG FluteFest is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors.

For more information, contact Dr. Erika Boysen, Professor of Flute [elboysen@uncg.edu].

Sponsors: Flute Pro Shop, JL Smith and Company, Altus Handmade Flutes, WM.S. Haynes Co., Flutistry, Verne Q. Powell Flutes Inc.