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December, 21, 2018
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM


Meeting Room W187


Lisa Garner Santa

Lisa Garner Santa

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The Fabulous Front-Row: Optimizing Your Flute Section

Clinic Synopsis:

A great flute section can make any band director smile but sometimes the fabulous front-row creates unexpected challenges. In this session, Dr. Lisa Garner Santa discusses common misconceptions of the flute and its role in the band and offers suggestions for maximizing potential and removing barriers for optimal ensemble contribution.

Lisa Garner Santa - Biographical Information

Lisa Garner Santa currently serves as Artist-Performer and Professor of Flute at Texas Tech University where she enjoys a diverse career as a teacher, recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician. Her playing has been described as "luminously beautiful" - Audio Video Club of Atlanta, "soulful" - All Music Guide - and in general, she has been described as a "remarkable artist with dazzling musical ability" - American Record Guide. Lisa Garner Santa presents masterclasses throughout the United States and abroad. International exchanges include masterclasses and performances at the Royal College of Music in London, England, Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, and at Peking University in Beijing, China and in Veracruz, Mexico. Her students have been prize winners in numerous competitions including the NFA Young Artist, Myrna Brown, Frank Bowen, and Byron Hestor competitions. She was a recipient of the prestigious 2015 TTU President’s Excellence in Teaching Award and the 2018 TTU President’s Excellence in Diversity and Equity Award.