Master Class Series


Dr. Lisa Cella
SoundON San Diego Workshop for Flutists
Friday, January 10, 6:30-9:30
Saturday, January 11, 9:00 - 12:00
Saturday, January 11, 12:00 Participant recital and flute demo
Athanaeum Arts Library, 1008 Wall St.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Participant fee, $20

As a champion of contemporary music, Lisa Cella has performed throughout the United States and abroad. She is Artistic Director of San Diego New Music and a founding member of its resident ensemble NOISE. With NOISE she has performed the works of young composers all around the world including at the Acousmania Festival in Bucharest, Romania in May of 2004, the Pacific Rim Festival at the University of California, Santa Cruz in May of 2005 and as ensemble-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2007. NOISE also presents a three day festival of modern music entitled soundON. Lisa also performs with Jane Rigler in the flute duo inHale, a group dedicated to developing challenging and experimental repertoire for two flutes. inHale was an invited ensemble at the National Flute Association Convention in San Diego in August of 2005. She, along with Franklin Cox, is a founding member of C2, a touring flute and cello duo. C2 has commissioned and premiered many new works in their short history. As a soloist, she has performed around the world and is a faculty member of the Soundscape Festival of Contemporary Music in Maccagno, Italy. She is an associate professor of music at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a founding member of its faculty contemporary music ensemble, Ruckus. Her undergraduate work was completed at Syracuse University under the tutelage of John Oberbrunner and she received a Master of Music degree and a Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody Conservatory where she studied with Robert Willoughby. Lisa received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in contemporary flute performance under John Fonville at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. September Payne

Sunday, October, 13, 2013
Sorrento Valley Music
3233 Carmel Mountain Rd., Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92121
5:00-7:00 PM
Auditors, $20

"Ms. Payne exemplifies a rare beauty of tone, blessedly free of air, unsurpassed by even the greatest of flutists today”. Brattleboro Reformer-Marlboro Music Festival.

SEPTEMBER PAYNE is a performing faculty member of CICA International Summer Orchestra & Chamber Music Festival in Dallas, TX, and has performed solo recitals in Canada, Europe and the US. As a co-founder of San Diego Coastal Flutes, she brings cutting edge projects to Southern California. In her Music West Flute Studio, Dr. Payne teaches the traditions of her mentors of the French School of flute playing: Moyse, Rampal, Sir James Galway, Gilbert, Tipton, Buyse and Wincenc. Former teaching positions include: Adjunct Flute Professor and Music History Lecturer at SDSU, Grossmont, Mesa Colleges and Director of Wind/Brass at California Institute of Music. Freelance positions include: the Houston Symphony, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Boston Opera, Banff Festival Orchestra, Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet, conductor of the SDSU Flute Choir and CYO Wind Ensemble and President to the San Diego Flute Guild.  She is a founding member of the Music Development Program.

Class Performers:
Mira Kinebuchi - Poulenc Sonata; Indira Lofflin, Novák Choreae Vernales;
Breann Bartholomew - Borne Carmen Fantasy

Collaborative Pianist:
Ms. Melissa Creider

Jill F
elber, professor of flute at UCSB
Sorrento Valley Music
3323 Carmel Mountain Rd., Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92121
1:00-4:00 PM

Melissa Creider, class pianist

as of August 19, participant class is full
Auditors welcome, $20
proceeds support the SDCF scholarship & activity fund

 JILL FELBER has been hailed for her "beautifully finished performances" by The Detroit News and has been praised by Musical America for her "handsome performance." "The incredible flutist...the dazzling flutist...the radiant flutist Jill Felber," (The Independent, Santa Barbara), is known to excite audiences everywhere in concerts and recitals "played with flair" (The Los Angeles Times). "The outstanding American flutist Jill Felber" (Gazeta Rybnicka, Poland) is acclaimed worldwide for her "consummate musicianship" (Fanfare).

Ms. Felber has performed solo recitals, chamber music, and concertos on four continents and has held residencies in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy and the United States. Also a tireless promoter of new music, Ms. Felber has inspired many composers to write solo and chamber works for her and for her flute duo ZAWA!, and is currently engaged in several commissioning projects. She has premiered over three hundred works for the flute and has released world premiere recordings for Centaur Records, CRI, Neuma Records, and ZAWA!MUSIC.

In demand as a guest clinician because of her extraordinary motivational teaching style, Felber is currently Professor of Flute at the University of California, Santa Barbara and performs as Principal Flute with Opera Santa Barbara. Holding degrees from University of Michigan and Bowling Green State University, Ms. Felber has taught on the faculties of Ohio University, Capital University, and Wright State University. Her teachers include Keith Bryan, Judith Bentley, Samuel Baron, and James Galway.

Dr. Elena Yarritu
March, TBA
Sorrento Valley Music
3233 Carmel Mountain Rd., Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92121
2:00-5:00 PM

Please check back regularly. We have many more exciting master classes planned for 2013-2014!
Elena Yarritu,
Sep 26, 2013, 8:22 PM