AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY
THE WILLIAM BENNETT SUMMER FLUTE ACADEMY
June 15-22, 2020
Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, the academy for 2020 has been cancelled
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 received the Bachelor of Music from Drake University and the Master of Music fromEastCarolina University. He is the piccoloist with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. A flute choir enthusiast and arranger, Kelly was selected to perform with the National Flute Association Professional Flute Choir each year from 2000 to 2016. He was appointed to the position of Flute Choirs Coordinator for the NFA from 2007 to 2012 and Coordinator for the NFA High School Flute Choir Competition from 2012 to 2014. He conducted the NFA High School Flute Choir in 2008, the Windy City Flute Orchestra to open the 2014 NFA Convention and the NFA Collegiate Flute Choir in 2017.
His arrangements and compositions for flute choir are available through Nourse Wind Publications. Two of his arrangements were named winners in the National Flute Association’s 2002 and 2013 Newly Published Music Competition and another was named a finalist in 2004. He has appeared as guest conductor with flute choirs in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Canada.
Kelly teaches flute at Mercer University and the Atlanta Music Academy. He also directs the Mercer University Flute Choir.
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.