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NPD MASTERCLASS Series – The Flute, with Wendy Hymes

NPD MASTERCLASS Series – The Flute, with Wendy Hymes

About this Webinar –

Designed for music educators, our Masterclass Series offers an extensive array of insights and instructional strategies aligned with established pedagogical practices for individual woodwind, brass, and string instruments. This webinar will focus on the flute and piccolo. The content includes these areas:

  • Tone/Sound
  • Intonation
  • Articulation
  • Teaching Materials
  • Solo Repertoire
  • Equipment
  • Listening and Style
  • Playing in an Ensemble
  • Practice Tips

Our Presenter –

Dr. Wendy Hymes is known for her definitive interpretations of standard repertoire from the Baroque era to 20th-century composers as well as new music. A passionate advocate for intercultural music, her solo CD, African Art Music for Flute, features music for flute by composers from Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda and South Africa. She also directs the Intercultural Music Initiative Chamber Players, a mixed ensemble dedicated to performing music by diverse composers and serves on the National Flute Association’s Pedagogy Committee. Abroad, she has enjoyed performing at the 50-years of independence celebration in Accra, Ghana in 2007, Africa Sings Festival in Lome, Togo, the Festival for African and African American Music, and the International Symposium Festival for new Intercultural Music at the University of London. In the US, Dr. Hymes has been featured performer at numerous National Flute Association Conventions, and performs with many ensembles including Chamber Project St. Louis, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Winter Opera, the Union Avenue Opera, and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Her recordings include Spiritual Fantasy on the Albany label with organist Lucius Weathersby and Rhapsodies and Dances for Wind Quintet by Fred Onovwerosuoke, released in 2017 after a debut performance at the National Flute Association. Dr. Hymes holds BA, MM and DMA degrees in flute performance, music theory and arts administration from Principia College, Indiana University and Louisiana State University, respectively. Her principal flute teachers are Marie Jureit-Beamish, Jacques Zoon and Katherine Kemler. Dr. Hymes loves teaching students and has served on the Music Faculties of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Jefferson College in Missouri, Louisiana State University and Arkansas State University where she served as Director of the Fowler Center. She teaches flute at Lindenwood University as well as at her private teaching studio. She currently serves on the National Flute Association’s Pedagogy Committee. MORE…

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