AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY
THE WILLIAM BENNETT SUMMER FLUTE ACADEMY
June 10-17, 2019
THE WILLIAM BENNETT SUMMER FLUTE ACADEMY at Austin Peay State University is a week-long, intensive flute course which emphasizes “singing” the music through the flute by utilizing principals such as a beautiful tone, nuances in colors and expression, and understanding of line and phrasing to create a musically satisfying performance. During daily masterclasses, Wibb's inspirational teaching and enthusiasm for the flute will help students realize their musical artistry.
The course is open to professional flutists, teachers, students, and amateurs. Those wishing to performer should submit an audition CD or link to a performance (such as YouTube or Vimeo). See below for additional information. Auditors are invited to participate in warm-ups and technique classes as well as recitals.
In addition to daily masterclasses with William Bennett, those who attend may also participate in a variety of additional activities including:
Lisa received the Bachelor of Music and the Master of Music degrees in Flute Performance
from the University of Illinois and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Flute Performance
from Louisiana State University. She has had additional flute study in Manchester,
England at the Royal College of Music with Trevor Wye and in masterclasses with William
Kelly Via is a flute choir enthusiast, composer, arranger, performer, coordinator and conductor. Several of Kelly’s arrangements and compositions have been recognized by the National Flute Association (NFA) and are published by Nourse Wind Publications. He regularly performs with the NFA Professional Flute Choir and served as the NFA Flute Choir Coordinator for several years. Some of his appearances as conductor/clinician include the Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair, the NFA National High School Flute Choir, the Florida State University Flute Choir and the New Jersey Flute Choir Day. He was especially honored to conduct the premieres of his commissioned pieces for the Blackledge Flutes (West Hartford, CT) and West Michigan Flute Orchestra.
Kelly currently teaches flute at Mercer University and University of North Georgia where he also directs the flute choirs and chamber ensembles. Additionally, he directs the Atlanta Metro Youth Flute Choir, which has been selected to performed at numerous conferences including the NFA, GMEA, MENC, Florida Flute Association and Flute Festival Mid-South.
Kelly received the Bachelor of Music from Drake University and the Master of Music from East Carolina University. His primary teachers include Nathen E. Jones, Beatrice Chauncey and Paul Brittan. He also participated in masterclasses with Samuel Barron, Julius Baker and Bernard Goldberg.
Kelly is the piccoloist with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra and Macon Symphony Orchestra. For many years he was principal flutist of the former Atlanta Pops Orchestra and he was a charter member of the Georgia Sinfonia. He has performed with the Atlanta Symphony, Atlanta Opera, Augusta Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Des Moines Symphony and Des Moines Metro Opera orchestras. He has appeared as soloist with the Albany Symphony, Atlanta Pops, Columbus Symphony and Macon Symphony orchestras. Kelly also performs frequently as a soloist and in a variety of chamber ensembles in the Atlanta area.
Rhonda is a licensed Andover Educator and teacher of Body Mapping, a system developed
to help musicians perform with efficient, graceful, coordinated and effective movement.
During the week, Rhonda will present four classes on Body Mapping as well as offer
private Body Mapping sessions. As a flutist, she is a member of the Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra and Adjunct Professor of Flute at the University of North Florida.
She is the founder of Synergy Chamber Ensemble, the St. Johns Chamber Players, the
St Mark's Bach Ensemble and Sound Effects: Music at MOCA. She holds a Master of
Music degree from Florida State University where she studied with Charlie DeLaney.
In subsequent years, she studied with Goeffrey Gilbert and William Bennett. She
is a two-time winner of the National Flute Association's new published music performer's
competition and has appeared several times as soloist at the NFA conventions.
Kumiko is Associate Professor of Music at Delta State University. She completed her
Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Oregon, where she had been a piano
student of Victor Steinhardt and studied collaborative piano and opera coaching with
Gregory Mason. As a collaborative pianist, she has played for several competitions
(including National Opera Association, District Metropolitan, National Association
of Teachers of Singing, Mississippi Music Teachers Association, and Music Teachers
National Association) and opera companies (Eugene Opera, Lake George Opera, Rimrock
Opera, among others) and has been invited to perform at conferences/conventions for
the College Music Society including its international conferences in Korea and Finland
and national conference in Oregon, the American Choral Directors Association, the
National Association of Teachers of Singing Southern Region, the National Flute Association,
the Mid-South Flute Society, the International Clarinet Association Southeastern Festival,
and the Song Collaborators Consortia Art Song Festival.