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 January 2021 Florida Flute Association Virtual Convention was a great success.   The 2022 convention will be held on January 28, 29 and 30 and will feature flutist and composer Valerie Coleman, and Friday night soloists FSU Assistant Professor Karen McLaughlin Large and Judi Lampert, flutist with the Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra.  The deadline to enter one of the competitions or to submit a proposal to perform or present is October 1, 2021.  More information on the convention page of the FFA website: www.floridaflute.org/FFA

FLUTE CAMPS: Summer presents an opportunity for students to attend a flute and/or band camp. There are some wonderful musical opportunities available for middle and high school flute students in Florida.

The University of Central Florida will be doing the 2021 Flute and Piccolo Institute for high school and middle school students virtually from June 21-25.  See https://performingarts.cah.ucf.edu/flute-piccolo-institute/  for more information.

The Tour de Flute Virtual Masteclass for grades 8 - 12 will be held July 19-23, 2021.  More information at: https://tourdeflute.weebly.com

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