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Leonard Garrison

Leonard Garrison

Piccolo Can Make or Break Your Band: Artistry in the High Register

Clinic Synopsis:

Playing piccolo is a high wire act—every note is audible. This clinic shows how even young piccolo players can achieve artistry and make a positive contribution to your band. The presenter draws upon decades of experience, including study with leading orchestral piccolo players such as Walfrid Kujala, performance in many ensembles (Chicago Symphony, Tulsa Philharmonic and Opera Orchestra, Blue Lake Festival Band); two solo piccolo recordings; and years of successful flute and piccolo teaching.

Leonard Garrison - Biographical Information

Leonard Garrison is Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Idaho, flutist in the Northwest Wind Quintet and the Scott/Garrison Duo, Principal Flute of the Walla Walla Symphony, Chair of The National Flute Association, and faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and the Red Lodge Music Festival. He has released several CDs and performed in the Chicago Symphony and the Tulsa Philharmonic, on American Public Media’s "Performance Today," as winner of the 2003 Byron Hester Competition, and at numerous National Flute Association conventions. He has taught at The University of Tulsa, Bowling Green State University, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire. The Flutist Quarterly and Flute Talk have published his articles. Leonard holds a Doctor of Music from Northwestern University and studied with Walfrid Kujala, Samuel Baron, and Robert Willoughby.