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ROBERT DICK SUMMER MASTERCLASS AT SEATTLE'S CORNISH INSTITUTE, JULY 30 - AUGUST 4, 2012 -- with PAUL TAUB

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SUMMER MASTERCLASS:

The third edition of the annual Robert DIck Summer Masterclass at the Cornish Institute will take place in summer 2012 from Monday, July 30 through Saturday, August 4.  Joining Robert Dick for this workshop will be Paul Taub, Cornish's flute professor, internationally known as a leading contemporary music interpreter.

Most masterclasses on new music focus on technique and interpretation of fully composed works.  We will go further into technique than any other class.  Its a promise!   And we'll delve deeply into repertoire from Varèse to the present.   The signal difference is that we will also explore our own creativity.   Whether you're an experienced composer-performer or you've never improvised a note in your life -- but want to! -- this is the class you've been waiting for.  We will put it all together.  Please don't feel you need to know it all before coming -- a desire to learn and a spirit of adventure is the preparation you'll need.

This six-day workshop offers flutists an opportunity to work with and learn from Robert Dick, one of the most influential flutists in the world today, and the flutist who more than any other has reshaped the present and future of the flute.

Who should apply?
The class is designed for young flutists 14 and up who wish to explore new repertoire and techniques in an environment that encourages spirited creativity. Students with a solid foundation on their instruments who are interested in exploring the sounds of today are encouraged to apply.  

Adults and professionals are strongly urged to attend this class, too.  This is your opportunity to overhaul basics and to develop a strong musical and technical basis to perform the music of our time!   Teachers who would like to teach new music, especially with extended techniques, but aren’t sure just how to go about it will be empowered by Robert Dick’s clear and organized methods. 

Daily Schedule
Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm with an hour break for lunch, and a concluding performance scheduled for Saturday evening at 4:00 pm.
10:00 am – Masterclass with Robert Dick
1:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm – Ensemble session or individual practice time
3:15 pm – Ensemble session or individual practice time

Audition Requirements
Please submit two selections of your choosing. Accompaniment is not required. You may include a composition (or improvisation) of your own, or submit two pieces of any style.

All audition submissions should be clearly labeled with your name and telephone number and should be sent to:

Robert Dick and Paul Taub Flute Masterclass
Cornish College of the Arts
1000 Lenora
Seattle, WA 98121
The Priority Application deadline: April 15, 2012. Tuition for the class is $595.00.  Cornish residence halls will be available at a very good rate for out of town students.

For more information, contact Mandy Bowker at 206-726-5030 or <mbowker@cornish.edu>. Full details can be viewed at http://www.cornish.edu/summer/courses/music/flute_masterclass/


THE GLISSANDO HEADJOINT®

Glissando Headjoints® are available!   In the new Glissando Headjoint® pages, you can find information about the headjoints, including pricing (very affordable!!), a complete description of the headjoint, videos of the glissando headjoint® in action, featuring an ever-expanding range of players from around the world, as well as my video demonstration and performances.   For composers, a downloadable fingering chart shows the possibilities of every note in the flute's range from low B through the fourth octave D. 

Have a look at these exciting pages.  If you want even more info, or wish to order a headjoint, you can reach me directly about the Glissando Headjoint®.  I will personally answer your questions about it!   

Write to me at:  Glissando at RobertDick dot net

All Glissando Headjoints® are thoroughly play tested by me before going to their new owners or to the dealers who stock them.


LESSONS VIA SKYPE

If you’d like to take a lesson or lessons with me from your own home, please be in touch to arrange a lesson using SKYPE.  SKYPE is a free download and SKYPE to SKYPE video calls are free!   I’ve mentored students in Europe and throughout the USA online, and I look forward to working with flutists in Asia, Australia, Africa and South America too – in other words… YOU!!   For details, please contact me at:

Robert at RobertDick dot net


 

 


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