Irene

TEACHING ONLINE THROUGH FACETIME AND ZOOM

Irene Pruzan's Flute Studio students range from age 7 through adults.  Irene loves working with students of all ages and levels with different personal goals and aspirations.  She has taught at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan and at MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis.  As a professional flutist she has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, American Composers Forum, Arizona Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera and the Minnesota Orchestra.  As a chamber musician she has been a member of the Crocus Hill Trio, and the Aurora Woodwind Quintet.  In addition, Irene has served as the Public Relations Director for the National Flute Association, Program Director for Young Audiences of Minnesota, and was the owner and past President of Music on the Move MN, Inc. Since taking up residence in Florida she has served as a Board Member, Program Chair, Vice President, President, and Board Chair of the Florida Flute Association. She teaches at Osceola County School for the Arts, the University of Central Florida’s summer flute camps, and is a member of the National Flute Association’s Pedagogy Committee.

Congratulations to the many students who received a superior at solo and ensemble and were selected to go to the state level. Also congratulations to students who won auditions to play in All-State, Orange and Osceola All-Counties, The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the Florida Flute Association competitions.  Check out the Student Accomplishments page for more information.

The 2023 convention will be held on January 27, 28 and 29, and will feature Friday night soloists Jeremy Benson, Professor of flute and conducting at Jacksonville State University in Alabama and Tammara Phillips, Visiting Assistant Professor at Stetson University. Flute soloist, recording and touring artist Laurel Zucker will be the featured guest artist for the 2023 Florida Flute Convention. More information is on the convention page of the FFA website: www.floridaflute.org/FFA

It was wonderful for the National Flute Convention to resume in August after a two year pandemic break. Over 3000 people gathered in Chicago to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Flute Association.  Some of the highlights include a Concerto Concert with orchestra at Symphony Hall, a premiere of a flute concerto by Christopher Theofanidis performed by Marina Piccinini with the Grant Park Orchestra, listening to prehistoric instruments being performed, Keynote Address: "Reflections on 50 years in the Music Business" by Maestro Leonard Slatkin, and masterclasses, teaching workshops, exhibitors of flutes, music and accessories, and incredible performances.

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