If you have been anxiously awaiting the return of in-person events, wait no longer–the BSU Flute Studio is presenting their 2021 Flute Day live and in person, this Sunday the 17th! We are proud to help sponsor this event, featuring artist Shannon Sparrow of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra! All events are FREE and open to the public–bring your flute! Register here and find more information. 

Sharon Sparrow is currently Acting Principal Flute of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She earned a Bachelor’s degree at The Juilliard School and a Master’s degree at Mannes College of Music, studying with renowned teachers Julius Baker, Thomas Nyfenger and Geoffrey Gilbert. She has given master classes all over the world and locally is the Instructor of Flute at Oakland University and Wayne State University. Sharon is a sought-after trainer for orchestral auditions on all instruments, and she has coached players who have won major jobs in orchestras throughout the US. Her specialty is helping musicians with their mindset, confidence and certainty through preparation so they can master the audition experience. Sharon Sparrow is a hands-on advocate for music education at all ages, and has hosted and written children’s shows for both the Detroit Symphony and the CutTime Players, based in Michigan. She is currently blending her performing and teaching skills in her new program, “The Unlimited Flutist”. Sharon has been a frequent concerto soloist with the Detroit Symphony and other local orchestras, having recently performed the Ibért concerto, Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp with renowned harpist, Yolanda Kondonassis, Chaminade’s Conccertino and Bach’s Brandeburg Concerto #5 with renowned violinist Andrés Cárdenes.

Erin will be exhibiting and will have a fantastic selection of intermediate to professional instruments from Miyazawa, Haynes and more, as well as piccolos and alto flutes. Come by and check out the IFS booth for some free swag and purchase some accessories! See you Sunday!