Guest Artist Recital with Dr. Erika Boysen and Dr. Mitchell Giambalvo!
At MWFF, we love that we can offer our student participants a recital from a professional flutist in Waterford’s beautiful Concert Hall! Come be introduced to AMAZING music and artistry! Recital is Saturday, June 24th at 12:00pm-12:45pm. This recital will also be open to the public. $15 for UFA-Members, $20 for Non-UFA members may be paid for a ticket at the door.
Masterclass with Dr. Erika Boysen – Grades 4-12
Students wishing to perform and work with our special Guest Artist Dr. Erika Boysen in a masterclass setting must audition. To audition, students must submit a video audition link of the full piece they want to perform with piano accompaniment if the repertoire requires it. Students should dress up for the recording. These video links are due by May 15th. Students will be notified by June 1st if they are accepted to perform. Upon acceptance, students will need to scan the piano accompaniment and email to MWFF to be distributed to Mitchell Giambalvo. Students will have a private rehearsal with Dr. Mitchell Giambalvo during MWFF to prepare for masterclass performance. Students will have their picture taken with Dr. Erika Boysen. There is a $35 application fee.
Student Honors Recitals – Grades 1-12
Students may apply to perform in one of two Student Honors Recitals at MWFF. Students must submit a video audition link of the full piece they want to perform with piano accompaniment if the repertoire requires it. Students should dress up for the recording. These video links are due by May 15th. Students will be notified by June 1st if they are accepted to perform. Upon acceptance, students will need to scan the piano accompaniment and email to MWFF to be distributed to Dr. Mitchell Giambalvo. Students will have a private rehearsal with Dr. Mitchell Giambalvo during MWFF. Students are expected to dress in ‘Concert Attire’ for the Student Honors Recital and recitals will be held in Waterford’s Concert Hall. Students will receive a MWFF certificate for giving the performance, and will have their picture taken with the other performers and Dr. Mitchell Giambalvo. There is a $35 application fee.
A highlight of MWFF is hearing its top-notch faculty perform! This recital is accompanied by the talented Dr. Mitchell Giambalvo! Each student is allowed one complimentary guest ticket. All other tickets may be purchased at the door for $10 for UFA members and $15 for Non-UFA members. This Lunchtime Recital is held on Wednesday, June 21st at 12:00-12:30pm in Waterford’s Concert Hall.
Trying out Haynes Flutes!
Ryan Richman and Summerhays Music are bringing Haynes flutes for students at MWFF to try out on Saturday, June 24th. Not only will you be able to hear Dr. Erika Boysen perform on her Haynes flute as a Haynes artist, you can see what you sound like on a Haynes!
A Student favorite of MWFF! Students prepare prior to MWFF by learning scales in their scale level based off of ability. At MWFF, they pass off scales to a Flute Expert to earn a Gold Medal! Students participate in various Olympic Stations with breathing games, long tone races, and even Flute Case Wrestling! See ‘Flute Olympics’ tab for more information on how to prepare for this event!
MWFF T-shirt Day
Full Festival participants receive a MWFF T-shirt to wear on Saturday, June 24th. Bring a Sharpie marker so that you can sign other Festival participants and faculty’s T-shirts. Try to get as many signatures as you can on Saturday! We will take a full group photo in our T-shirts before the final Flute Choir Concert Extravaganza!
Flute Choir Concert Extravaganza!
The final event of MWFF is our Flute Choir Concert Extravaganza! Full Festival participants will perform the flute choir pieces they have rehearsed throughout the festival for family and friends. Students will perform this final concert in Waterford’s beautiful concert hall! Performers dress attire is the MWFF T-shirt. Concert is FREE to the public.