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Amy Porter’s Anatomy of Sound

June 1-4, 2019

Optimal Airflow Dynamics for Producing High Quality Flute Tone: A study of air flow, direction, speed, volume, and pressure from the diaphragm to the lips using objective measures will aid to understand the ideal state

This four-day workshop presents an opportunity for adult flute players to participate in masterclasses and join in-depth discussions about the study of flute tone, breathing, and body awareness both in flute practice and in performance.

This year, this workshop will unveil a series of research studies especially formatted for music students to study the anatomy and airflow dynamics that create an optimal tone on a woodwind instrument.

In partnership with the University of Michigan Medical School, participants will have the opportunity to have a flexible fiberoptic transnasalvideostroboscopy so they can see their own vocal folds in action while they produce vibrato. This will be offered on a first come, first served basis for the first 12 participants, for an additional $35.

In addition, several leading flute manufacturers will exhibit their instruments for attendees to view, test, and purchase.

Amy Porter, Professor of Music, University of Michigan
Dr. David Brown, Associate Vice President and Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Michigan
Laura Dwyer, McKindree University Certified Yoga Instructor for Performers
Christina Jennings, Professor of Flute, University of Colorado Boulder
Dr. Erika Boysen, Assistant Professor of Flute, UNC Greensboro

The daily schedule will include a morning yoga class, masterclasses, lectures, and recitals by guest artists and Amy Porter. Exact schedule will be posted in the Spring 2019.

Priority Application Deadline: March 8, 2019

Notifications will be emailed by March 22, 2019 for those that apply by the priority deadline.

For priority consideration and notification, all application and audition materials must be received by the priority deadline. Applications may be accepted after the priority deadline for programs and/or instruments in which openings remain. Review, admission, and notification for late applications will be on a rolling basis. Space is limited.

To apply to the Anatomy of Sound workshop you must complete the following three steps. Your application will not be considered complete until all of the below requirements have been received by the Office of Youth & Adult Programs.

  1. Complete the Online Application
  2. Pay the non-refundable application fee
  3. Submit a video recording of two contrasting works using our Digital Audition platform

Non-refundable Application Fee: $50
Workshop Fee: $700

No refunds after May 1, 2019