I am beyond excited to announce that flute performer, educator, and Altus artist Dr. Cate Hummel will be joining us for our 2022 Flute Day on April 2nd! This event will feature opportunities for play-testing some high-end Altus instruments not normally seen in the shop, which will be by appointment only. In the evening, Dr. Cate will present a recital featuring music written during the pandemic, followed by a masterclass with area high school and college students.

Dr. Cate Hummel loves performing, especially music that is not well known by both recognized and forgotten composers. She is active as a performing artist and clinician around the U.S. and internationally. Some memorable events have included being a guest artist at the Festival International de Flauta in Monterrey, Mexico, playing the premiere of Douglas Townsend’s Sonatina for flute and piano (lost for 40 years), presenting on the teaching of Marcel Moyse at the British Flute Society Convention, playing a debut recital in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, a recital at Bruno Walter Auditorium in Lincoln Center in New York, and on the Dame Myra Hess Series at the Chicago Cultural Center. She received her DMA and MM degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and BM degree from the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts. Dr. Hummel is Adjunct Professor of Flute at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. As a clinician and scholar for Altus and Azumi flutes, she travels to universities, high schools, music dealers, flute events educator conferences performing her ongoing series, Modern Masters, Hidden Gems and presenting on a wide range of topics including her research on the teaching of Marcel Moyse, good practice habits and flute pedagogy. She is best known for creating the pedagogy blog, Dr. Cate’s Flute Tips, at drcatesflutetips.wordpress.com especially for music educators about teaching flute. Dr. Cate resides in Naperville, IL and teaches students from the Chicago area and online. She is the founder and has been director of Dr. Cate’s Flute Camp for over 20 years.

You don’t want to miss this very special, FREE event, so mark your calendars now! More information and sign-ups for instrument trials will be coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled.