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Arizona's premiere flute ensemble performance organization
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MCC Summer Flute Project
June 17 - 22, 2019
1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202


AZ FluteFest
June 22, 2019
1520 S Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202


Week-long participants will enjoy warmup classes to start the morning before rehearsing in chamber ensembles with artist coaches and playing in the larger Summer Flute Project Flute Choir.

There will be 12:30 lunch-time concerts (Tues-Thurs) followed by engaging flute classes and master classes with the guest artists and artist faculty. 

Individual afternoons with the guest artists are available separately and are only $40 (12:30 - 4:00pm). 

Visit our Schedule of Events page to learn more about event offerings. Dates/Times coming soon!

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AZ FluteFest is an exciting day filled with performances, master classes,
and presentations plus exhibitors including Burkart Flutes & Piccolos,
Milano Music, Nussbaum Music with Powell Flutes, Muramatsu Flutes,
and Woodwinds by Germann.

Master Classes with:
Dr. April Clayton • Dr. Daniel Carlo

Concerts by:
April Clayton • Ocotillo Trio • Desert Echoes Flute Quartet

Presentations by:
Awareness Through Movement for Flute Players - Finding your Magic Zone with the Feldenkrais Method® • Erin Finkelstein
• Basic Care and Maintenance of the Flute • Jim Germann
• Live Image Ultrasound Exploring Articulation and Vibrato • Dr. Josh Gardner
• Preparing for Auditions and Competitions; Thriving Whether Accepted or Rejected • Dr. April Clayton
• Selecting a New Flute • Dr. Linda Bailey
• Piccolo Workshop • Abby Simpson Puckett
*Schedule and offerings subject to change

Registration Information:
Week Long Registration*:
$250 prior to June 3rd
$290 after June 3rd
Monday to Friday • 9:00am-4:00pm
Saturday (AZ FluteFest) • 9:00am-6:00pm
*Only available for college, high school, and adult flutists
Single afternoon tickets: $40
Tuesday to Friday • 12:30pm-4:00pm
Includes the 12:30 Lunch-time concerts
Tuesday to Thursday and an additional class opportunity with Dr. Clayton on Friday

Lunch-Time Concert Only: $10
Tuesday, June 18 - Artist Faculty
Wednesday, June 19 - Viviana Cumplido Wilson
Thursday, June 20 - Brian Gordon

AZ FluteFest: $50
Saturday, June 22nd • 9am-6pm
Performing Arts Center at MCC
1520 S. Longmore, Mesa 85202

Registration Links:
After Completing Registration


Guest Artists
(Pictured Left to Right)

April Clayton is the guest artist for Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22. Dr. Clayton is in high demand as soloist, recording artist, chamber musician, orchestral player and pedagogue. She performs regularly around the world, including annual recitals in Europe. She is Professor of flute at Brigham Young University, where she received tenure at age 31.  She is also Woodwind Studies Chair at the Gifted Music School pre-college in Salt Lake City, and President of Da Capo Alliance.  In 2010, she was the recipient of a coveted Brigham Young University Young Scholar Award, becoming only the second music faculty member to receive this honor in its decades-long history.  Dr. Clayton is a Burkart Flutes Artist.


Brian Gordon is the guest artist on Thursday, June 20th. He is the Associate Principal Flutist and Piccoloist with the Phoenix Symphony. He has played piccolo and flute at the Eastern Music Festival for thirty years and was a guest piccoloist with the Boston Symphony.


Viviana Cumplido Wilson is the guest artist on Wednesday, June 19th. She is the Principal Flutist with the Phoenix Symphony and also performs with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra during the summer. She is a Powell Flute Artist.

(Pictured Left to Right)

Christina Steffen is the founder and Music Director of Desert Echoes Flute Project. She is also the flute instructor and adjunct faculty at MCC. For many years, she has organized a Flute Regional Etudes Clinic in early January at MCC in conjunction with the Arizona Flute Society. She founded and successfully headed the academic program and staff at the AFS Flute Camp from 2009 through 2015. She has taught flute at the SCC Music Camp, the NAU Curry Summer Music Camp, the AFS Flute Camp and the MCC Music Camp. She is an active performer, clinician, and educator.


Kehokule’alani O’Daniell is a flutist and the Band and General Music teacher at Zaharis Elementary School. She has been adjunct faculty at Mesa Community College coaching flute quartets and is an original member of DEFproject and the DEF Chamber Choir. Keh teaches flute privately and has been a popular clinician and ensemble director for the AFS Flute Camp and the MCC Regional Etudes Clinic.

Jenn Bock is the Assistant Band Director at Highland High School. While Director of Bands at Poston Jr High the Concert Band consistently received the highest ratings at ABODA Festivals and was featured at two AMEA State In-service Conferences. She has presented sessions at the AMEA Conference and is in demand as a clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor. Jenn was honored to be the recipient of KTVK3’s Silver Apple Teacher Award in 2014. As a flutist, she has performed with DEFproject and the Arizona Wind Symphony. She has also served on the ABODA Board.

Andrea TenBarge has been teaching flute in the East Valley for over 15 years. Graduating from ASU with a Bachelor's in Orchestral Performance she established roots here and knew after working on her Master's at Indiana University. Being active in the Arizona Flute Society, Andrea TenBarge often teaches masterclasses, judges for ABODA and performs at camps and other various events held by AFS.