The 20th annual Dana Flute Festival will be Saturday at Youngstown State University.
The event is designed for flute players of all levels will include workshops, vendor exhibits, guest artist performances, master classes and a guest artist recital.
The festival is coordinated by Kathryn Thomas Umble, assistant professor of flute at Dana School of Music, and this year's guest artist will be Elizabeth Buck, associate professor of flute at Arizona State University.
Buck performed as principal flute with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra from 1994 to 2003 and also has performed with the Houston Grand Opera and the Nova Philharmonia Portuguesa in Lisbon, Portugal. She is a member of the Manhattan Wind Quintet, which records for Centaur Records, and performs regularly with the Arizona State University Faculty Woodwind Quintet.
Buck will play a recital at noon Saturday in Bliss Recital Hall and will teach a flute class for all participants at 1 p.m. and a master class at 1:30 p.m.
The schedule for the Dana Flute Festival is:
8:30 a.m. - Registration
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Exhibits open
9 a.m. - Flute Ensemble concert, Bliss Recital Hall
9:45 p.m. - "Phrasing and Musicality" Workshop with Umble, Room 3026
9:45 p.m. - Techniques and Show Tunes Reading Session, Room 3139
10:20 p.m. - Beginners Flute Ensemble Reading Session, Room 2326
11 a.m. - Intermediate / Advanced Flute Ensemble Reading Session, Room 2326
11:15 p.m. - Chamber Ensemble Concert, Room 3026
Noon - Elizabeth Buck, flute, Bliss Recital Hall
1 p.m. - Flute Class for Everyone! with Elizabeth Buck, Bliss Recital Hall
1:30 p.m. - Elizabeth Buck Masterclass, Bliss Recital Hall
1:45 p.m. - Junior High Masterclass, Room 2326
Participants should bring their own instruments. The cost to attend the festival is $16 per student if registered in advance or $20 if registering on Saturday.
Parents are welcome to attend free of charge.
For registration forms or more information, call Umble at 330-941-1831.