The University of Tennessee-Knoxville School of Music and Dr. 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 2022 Festival we are thrilled to welcome Prof. Jennifer Grim, faculty at the University of Miami Frost School of Music 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 help ensemble placement and repertoire selection. Video repertoire of your choice, could include an etude or piece without accompaniment. Deadline Sunday October 16, 11:59 PM. Video should showcase your playing of fast/technical and slow/lyrical sections.
8 students will be chosen to perform in Dr. Castillo and Professor Grim’s masterclasses (4 students per class). To be considered, upload a video of your performance of the work (or movement) you would like to perform in the masterclass. No accompaniment required (video size limit 10GB). Deadline Sunday October 16, 11:59 PM. Include name of piece and composer. To submit videos, access the following link: https://forms.gle/SxoQZMQ1EmpYG2p2A (copy and paste to browser).
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.