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MCC Summer Flute Project
June 17 - 22, 2019

Mesa Community College and Desert Echoes Flute Project are thrilled to introduce theMCC Summer Flute Project, June 17 – 22, 2019, at MCC. Week-long participants will enjoy warm-up classes to start the morning before rehearsing in small chamber ensembles and a flute choir. There will be lunch-time concerts Tuesday – Saturday and engaging topical classes and masterclasses. Improve your flute concepts with workshops on topics including breathing and tone, learn about low flutes, flutes and music from around the world, extended techniques, have fun sight-reading in a duet class, and more. The program is available to high school flutists and adults.

Register for the week: Monday – Friday 9am-4pm and Saturday’s FluteFest on June 22nd (there will be an extended program of events – stay tuned). If you can’t attend the entire week, tickets will be available for single half-days, lunch-time concerts only, and FluteFest only. 

Check back to this page for updates on clinicians, fees, registration, and ticket information.

Guest Artists

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.  Ms. Clayton is a Burkart Flutes Artist.

Viviana Cumplido Wilson 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.…/viviana-cumplido-wilson

Brian Gordon 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.

Flute Project Administrator/Clinicians
Kehokule'alani O'Daniell and Christina Steffen
Jenn Bock