UMFA Flute Fest 2016

Saturday, April 9, 2016
8 AM-6 PM
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403 

Flute Fest 2016 will take place on April 9, 8am to 6pm, at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue South in Minneapolis. The centrally located venue has plenty of free parking, a great exhibit area, and beautiful performance spaces.

Dr. Jonathan Keeble, Professor of Flute at the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign is our Guest Artist. He will play a recital, offer a masterclass, and present a flute ensemble workshop.

In addition to Keeble’s recital, several of our own Midwest flutists will perform in recital and – new this year – we will also hear from several of our home-grown flute ensembles. The day will also include a world premiere of a flute quartet commissioned by UMFA and written by local composer and UMFA member Barbara A. K. Holm.

The final rounds for the Laudie Porter Competition and the Young Artist Competition will be held and, for a less competitive experience, there will be the opportunity to participate in the Rising Stars Festival.

To expand your horizons, you may want to join Carol Hester for a Body Mapping session or attend Immanuel Davis’ Baroque Flute 101. Remember to dress comfortably so you can participate in Yoga for Flutists with Deirdre Murnane, and plan to check out some new repertoire at a flute choir reading session. With a number of vendors displaying their wares on site, there will be plenty to do and much to see and hear. 

Flute Fest Schedule is available here.

Registration and lunch request: For a quick registration process, please pre-register. This will also allow you to order lunch on site. Pre-registration Form is available here.

Volunteers: If you are interested in volunteering for Flute Fest, either beforehand or the day of, please contact Joy Isakson at

Events (Click links to see further details)

  • Flute World 
  • Groth 
  • Jeanné 
  • Nagahara 
  • North Bridge 
  • Schmitt

This activity is made possible by the generosity of Nagahara Flutes/NNI Inc. and by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council   Clean Water Land and Legacy


Guest Artist Jonathan Keeble

Professor of Flute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

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