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Flute Weekendwith Richard Craig and Margaret Preston

Two days of intensive flute classes and ensemble playing, including rehearsing and performing a specifically composed work for multiple flutes by Kenneth Dempster (with the support of Creative Scotland).

The course will look at classical flute technique and contemporary styles in an approachable and friendly atmosphere. Richard Craig and Margaret Preston will guide the players through workshops, performances of classical repertoire, as well directing classes in improvisation, breathing techniques, awareness of posture and the focus of the course: how to coax those unusual sounds from the flute. Get the most out of playing the flute!

  • No age limit. Participants must be at least Grade 4 standard.
  • Join the class as an auditor if preferred (flute still required!).
  • Individual lessons are available upon request if time allows.

Typical schedule for both Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October:

10-11am: Warm-ups class and technique
11am-12.30pm: Masterclasses (all repertoire welcome)
1.30-2.30pm: Contemporary techniques class
2.30-4.30pm: Masterclasses (all repertoire welcome)
4.30-5pm: Improv/Blow out

Sunday 17 October 5pm: Informal performance of Kenneth Dempster's New Work (Open to general public, admission free) <concert info>

Please complete this application form and return it to us before Friday 1 October 2010.


Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October 2010, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm

MacRobert Building, University of Aberdeen, King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 3FX

Tickets: £40, £15 under 25, £10 for University of Aberdeen students. Cost should not be a barrier to participation. Please get in touch with us if you need support with the cost of the course.

In association with the University of Aberdeen with the support of Creative Scotland's Youth Music Initiative