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Flute and Clarinet Chamber Music for Young Performers

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  • This presentation will provide a lecture and sample demonstration of level appropriate contest pieces for young flute and clarinet duos. Handouts will guide teachers to repertoire selection from new sources, helping diversify the repertoire available in the band and orchestra room. Many students currently perform from one or two books of transcribed favorites, but there is excellent repertoire available that can bring high quality idiomatic writing to the young chamber music experience.
  • Rebecca Johnson (rrjohnson2@eiu.edu)
  • 12/19/2012 04:00 PM - N/A
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  • Rebecca Johnson is flute instructor at Eastern Illinois University and second flutist of the orchestra Sinfonia da Camera. Internationally, she has performed and taught at the Convención Internacionál de las Flautistas in Quito, Ecuador, each year since 2009. She is assistant program chair for the National Flute Association and its exhibitor concert and showcase coordinator. She performed at the NFA’s conventions in 2010 - 2012 and presented at the British Flute Society convention and the International Women’s Brass Conference in 2012. Dr. Johnson is a past Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar and a past winner of several regional concerto competitions. She holds the following degrees: B.M., University of Northern Iowa; PGDip, PPRNCM, Royal Northern College of Music; M.M., University of Louisville; and DMA, University of Illinois.
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  • Magie Smith
  • Magie Smith joined the music faculty at Eastern in the fall of 2006 where she teaches clarinet and directs the Community Music Program. She earned Master's and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in clarinet from The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, Ms. Smith was the recipient of the prestigious University Fellowship. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor's degree in Clarinet Performance. Her principal teachers include James Pyne, Tod Kerstetter, John Carmichael, and Lee Levine. In the summer of 2011, she was selected to play principal clarinet with the Franco-American Vocal Academy chamber orchestra in a production of Jacques Offenbach’s La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, in Périgueux, France. In February of 2012, Ms. Smith performed Scott McAllister’s Black Dog with EIU’s Wind Symphony.
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