Vols Flute Fest
December 2-3, 2023
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville School of Music and Professor Maria Castillo would like to invite you to the 3rd edition of the Vols Flute Fest (VFF). Following our mission to develop a close and supportive flute community in East Tennessee and surrounding areas, we welcome students, teachers, amateur and professional flutists to join us during this 2-day event.
There will be masterclasses, presentations, flute choir reading sessions, chamber music coachings, concerts and recitals throughout the 2 days and an exhibition room.
For our 2023 Festival we are thrilled to welcome Prof. Amy Porter, Professor of Flute at the University of Michigan as our Guest Artist, along with local flutists Devan Jaquez, Principal Flute at the Knoxville Symphony and Jill Bartine, 2nd flute of the Knoxville Symphony and yoga instructor for this year’s VFF faculty.
Come join us, bring your flutes and love for music, as we promise an inspiring weekend of community development and music making at the Vols Flute Fest!
Chamber Music Groups
If you would like to perform in a flute chamber music ensemble, submit a video of your playing to be assigned to a chamber group. Video repertoire of your choice could include an etude or piece without accompaniment. Deadline Sunday, November 5th, 11:59 PM. The video should showcase your playing of fast/technical and slow/lyrical sections.
8 students will be chosen to perform in Dr. Castillo and Professor Porter’s masterclasses (4 students per class). To be considered, upload a video of a performance of the work (or movement) you would like to perform in the masterclass. No accompaniment required (video size limit 10GB). Deadline Sunday November 5th, 11:59 PM. Include name of piece and composer.
All registered minors can be joined by one adult for no extra charge. Accompanying adults must get a VFF name tag at the registration table to enter events.
Check back in October for a schedule of our 2023 VFF events.
Professor Maria Castillo
206 Natalie L. Haslam Music Bldg.
Knoxville, TN 37996-4040
VFF Festival Director:
Professor Maria F. Castillo
VFF Festival Assistant:
Kadijah Tinker and Julianne Moss
Mason Humphrey and Julianne Moss
Amanda Stawick, Juia Jauman, Chloe Watson and Holly Edwards
Alan Cook, Andrea Byrda, Kaylei Malone, Kadijah Tinker and Amanda Stawick