Paul Edmund-Davies Masterclass & Recital

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Julia
Date
 October 31, 2008
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The weekend of October 18-19th, we had our first Indy Flute Shop event, which was a big success!  Powell Flutes helped us bring Paul Edmund-Davies in for the weekend.  On Saturday, Paul held an interactive lecture on his new book The 28 Day Warm-up Book for All Flutists…Eventually, which has some new takes on popular warm-up exercises for flutists.  On Sunday, Paul presided over a masterclass in which we had four undergraduate and graudate students perform.  The students were selected through an audition process and ranged in age from a freshman in college to a second-year graduate student.  Following the masterclass, Paul presented a wonderful recital full of some new, some tried and true, and some lesser well-known repertoire. 

I wanted to post some pictures of the weekend and hopefully soon I’ll have a more detailed summary of what he covered as well as some video!

If you haven’t ever met Paul Edmund-Davies or heard him speak, I highly recommend watching for the videos to be posted!  He is such a great speaker and also pretty hilarious!  I think there were several people in attendance that were close to tears from laughing so hard.  You can tell he loves what he does and all of the students really enjoyed working with him. 

It’s been four years since his first visit here and I hope we can bring him back again in a shorter amount of time.