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The 11th Hamilton Flute Festival

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26th May 2018 Fairfield Intermediate Auditorium Access from Kensington Place Hamilton, Hamilton Print this page Email a friend

The 11th Hamilton Flute Festival

26 & 27 May 2018

with Special Guest Artist Dr. Jonathan Keeble

Professor of Flute, University of Illinois USA


A weekend of autumn flute events for less than the cost of a single lesson! Warm up your term 2 flute studies in 2018 with a weekend of work­shops, masterclasses, ensem­ble playing and performances featuring Guest Artist Jona­than Keeble-USA. We are fortunate to secure this flutist and teacher for a weekend of flute activities.

The weekend is designed for flutists from approximately Grade 4 and above and of all ages (including performance majors and teachers). We will again have several split classes to cater for our junior and senior players at the same time.

For those who wish to apply, there is the chance to perform for Jonathan in a masterclass setting.

The event will conclude late on Sunday afternoon with a small recital of performances from throughout the weekend, including a performance by Jonathan.

There will be trade stands including instruments and music available to view and purchase.

The registration desk and trade stands will be open from 9am on Satur­day morning and classes will begin at 10 am. We'll be finished by 5.30pm Saturday and recommence at 9am Sunday, finishing after the closing concert on Sunday (approx. 4.30pm). Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own lunch each day.

Jonathan Keeble

Classes Include:

Workshops with Jonathan

• Maestro, May I Buy a Vowel– Exploring Colour and Expressivity on the Flute
• Harmonics– Developing a Deep Beautiful Tone, and Spinning Vibrato


• Senior– Jonathan will work with 2 performers who have applied to perform (Grade 8 and above level)
• Junior– Jonathan will work with 3 performers who have applied to perform (levels up to Grade 7)
• By popular demand the return of the 5 min Masterclass– Jonathan will work with flutists for a short period to give solutions for issues relevant to each flutist. No application required, just a sense of bravery on the day.

Other Classes

Christopher Steward with a lecture on early flute recordings
• Flute Ensembles– a chance for all to play in a group setting at their appropriate level. The ensembles will present their finished products in the closing concert.
• The Hamilton Flute Festival Concert– featuring performances by Jonathan, masterclass performers, Flute Festival Ensembles.
• Lunchtime Forums– There will be a teachers forum and an adult learners forum during lunch on Sunday to discuss topics of interest.
• Trade Stands

Jonathan Keeble train tracks


Jonathan Keeble is known for his rich tone, effervescent personality, and nuanced musicality. In high demand as performing artist and master class clinician. He has been described as having an "infinitely flexible sound, with many subtle colours," and is among the leading performer/pedagogues of his generation.

He is a regular performer, adjudicator, and presenter at National Flute Association conventions, and is a Past President of the Association. The past year's tours include appearances on concert series and festi­vals in Brazil, Ecuador, and Hong Kong and throughout the United States.

Jonathan is the flutist for the award winning Prairie Winds and Alethe­ia Duo, and Principal Flute of the Sinfonia da Camera. He spends sum­mers performing and teaching at Aria International, Madeline Island Music Camp, the Pacific Northwest Flute and Piccolo Seminar, Unbri­dled Flutist, and at the University of Illinois Pre-College Flute Seminar. As the Professor of Flute at the University of Illinois, Dr. Keeble is one of two faculty in the School of Music's history to receive the Provost's Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence. His students populate the globe as recording artists, faculty at universities and colleges, and orchestra members.

Jonathan loves to run with his two children, Alexander and Bryson, though their pace is heart-stopping and soul searing. He spends free time cooking world foods, playing table tennis, and reading.

Hamilton Flute Festival Application Form

Applications accepted right up to day of event with late fee payment but early applications appreciated.
Please download and complete the application form:


Kathryn Orbell
15 Augusta St
Hamilton 3214 Ph 07 855 7909


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