Brook Ferguson Masterclass and Concert

Join us for a masterclass and concert with our 2022 featured artist, Brook Ferguson! As a wonderful soloist and experienced orchestral flutist, this will be an event you won’t want to miss!

Date: May 7, 2022 
Time: 3-5pm Masterclass, 7pm Concert
Location: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. 1070 Foothill Dr, Salt Lake City, UT

Masterclass Performers: We will have up to 5 spots open to work with Brook Ferguson for the masterclass. Performers must be a UFA member to register. This masterclass is open to all ages.

Pricing and Registration

Masterclass Performer (includes ticket to concert) – Performer Registration is now Full / Closed
Masterclass & Concert Auditor UFA Member (online or in person) – $10
Masterclass & Concert Auditor Nonmember (online or in person) – $15

Please note:
If you wish to attend only the 7pm concert and not the masterclass, we have a reduced price option. Please select the registration button as an auditor according to your membership status, and your price will be adjusted as you fill your registration form.
UFA member concert only – $5
Non-member concert only – $10

Brook Ferguson Biography

Hailed by the Washington Post as “brilliantly virtuosic,” flutist Brook Ferguson is a versatile solo
and orchestHailed by the Washington Post as “brilliantly virtuosic,” flutist Brook Ferguson is a versatile solo and orchestral artist. The Miami Herald praised Ferguson’s performance of Carl Nielsen’s Concerto for Flute with the New World Symphony as “soaring, fraught with emotion, possessing sterling technique with pure tone, showing herself fully in synch with Nielsen’s enigmatic world, putting across the playfulness, passing shadows and sheer strangeness of this music with strong impact.” First prize winner of the 2009 National Flute Association Young Artist Competition, Ferguson has performed as a concerto soloist with the Colorado Symphony, the New World Symphony, the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. She has appeared at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival, Marlboro Music Festival and Tanglewood Music Center—as both an orchestral fellow and New Fromm Player.

Ferguson was appointed Principal Flutist of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in 2010 and has
Ferguson was appointed Principal Flutist of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in 2010 and has been Principal Flutist of the innovative River Oaks Chamber Orchestra since 2012. Previously, she completed a three-year fellowship with the New World Symphony, where she had the privilege of working with Michael Tilson Thomas and many other great musicians and conductors. She has made Principal appearances with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Chamber Symphony and Festival Orchestra, Grand Teton Festival Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Prior to her appointment with the New World Symphony, Ferguson was the Acting Principal Flutist of the Knoxville Symphony and the Principal Flutist of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. Ferguson is a William S. Haynes Company Artist.

In 2013, Ferguson was a featured soloist on Jacques Ibert’s Concerto for Flute with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Douglas Boyd. An enthusiastic performer of new music, she performed Michael Gandolfi’s Geppetto’s Workshop multiple times in Jordan Hall at the composer’s invitation and gave the Tanglewood premiere of his Three Pieces for Solo Flute. Her performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra was commercially released on Yarlung Records and her live performance of David Amram’s Red River Valley Variations is available on the Newport Classic LTD label. Other notable solo and concerto performances were at the National Flute Convention of Japan and at festivals in China, Russia, Chile, Brasil, Ecuador and Qatar.

A dedicated teacher, Ferguson encourages her students to cultivate strong and imaginative interpretations, guides them toward a deeper understanding of self-reliant problem solving and helps them to develop physical and mental self-awareness. Currently, Ferguson is the Professor of Flute at Utah State University’s Caine College of the Arts and founded the Bel Canto Flute Academy- a multi-generational group learning initiative for all flutists from the Front Range and beyond: Brook has given master classes and performances at Carnegie Mellon University, Peabody Conservatory, CU Boulder, the Aspen Music Festival and the New World Symphony.

Ferguson received her Master of Music from Carnegie Mellon University as a student of Jeanne Baxtresser and Alberto Almarza and her Bachelor of Music and Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Institute studying with Marina Piccinini. Other important teachers and influences are Doriot Anthony Dwyer, Paula Robison and Michael Tilson Thomas.

Mitchell Giambalvo Biography

Dr. Mitchell Giambalvo is relatively new to the Salt Lake region after moving here on a whim in September of 2019. An engaging musician, Giambalvo is currently on staff at the University of Utah where he collaborates and coaches with students, faculty, and guest artists across a wide array of instruments and voice types. Before moving to Salt Lake City, Giambalvo was on piano faculty at Troy University in Alabama. He received a Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance from Florida State University, a Masters Degree in Piano Performance from Eastern Michigan University, a Doctorate of Music from Florida State University, and finished with a second Masters Degree in Accompanying from Florida State. During the Summer, and when not in a pandemic, Giambalvo is on piano faculty at Red Lodge Music Festival in Montana as well as the piano faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.

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