University of Wyoming Flute Studio is a creative, ambitious, and supportive group of students who excel musically and academically. Areas of concentration run the gamut from performance to music education to musicology and ethnomusicology, but all students also train to be successful performers and flute teachers.
We meet every Monday evening from 5-6pm for group studio class. This allows time to connect at the beginning of each week, learn musical concepts and flute repertoire as a group, practice performance skills in front of each other, and host guest artists in masterclass.
Laramie is host to a diverse, dynamic musical community and this is a great benefit to flutists at UW. Past guests include contemporary chamber groups eighth blackbird and Imani Winds, composer/flutist Jennifer Higdon, Michigan State University flute professor Richard Sherman, and U.K. flutist and tango expert Jessica Quinones.
In 2009, we began Flute Studio Outreach, an organization led by the UW flute studio as a team. The flute studio’s outreach division specializes in interactive concerts and educational outreach in community schools, nursing homes, and K-6 after-school programs. The ambassadors' division specializes in reaching out to prospective flute students and teaching lessons in Albany County.
In 2011, Dr. Riner created the non-profit organization Summit Flute Institute, which hosts an annual Wyoming Flute Day in different regions of the state every September. SFI also publishes a monthly newsletter of flute tips; click here to request a subscription.
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