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Alternate and Sensitive Fingerings for Flutists

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  • Alternate and sensitive fingerings improve technique, intonation, and musical sensitivity. Ervin Monroe draws from his career spanning forty years as principal flutist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He will show how the structure of the flute affects the traditional, as well as alternate fingerings, through alteration of harmonics. The class will consist of lecture, explanations and demonstrations. Bring your flute so you can follow along through the session. (No Handout Available)
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  • 12/21/2012 08:30 AM - N/A
  • W179
  • As former principal flute of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Ervin Monroe has performed with the Mozarteum Orchestra, the Chamber Symphony of Philadelphia and the Royal and Bolshoi Ballets, as well as in duo-concerts with such renowned artists as the late Jean-Pierre Rampal. He has served as president of the National Flute Association and was founder as well as consulting editor for the The Flutist Quarterly. Currently, Monroe is president of Muramatsu America, a company that imports, sells and services professional flutes. He has also written numerous musical arrangements and original compositions. In addition to the DSO, he can be heard on numerous solo and chamber music recordings and holds the distinction of having been heard on more symphonic radio broadcasts than any other principal flutist in America today. He earned degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music. Monroe was professor of flute at Wayne State University and served as musical director of several orchestras in Michigan.