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Amy Porter’s Anatomy of Sound

Now in its 19th year, UMICH SMTD Professor Amy Porter will again be taking her Anatomy of Sound Workshop online. The program will continue to bring themes from its in-person workshop into an online format of reading, lecturing and movement learning. Participants will have the opportunity to view masterclasses between the teacher and the participant, join in-depth online discussions about the study of flute tone, explore topics such as breathing and body awareness, and much much more!

In addition to Professor Porter, the workshop will also feature Professor Valerie Coleman-Page, Assistant Professor of Performance, Chamber Music, and Entrepreneurship at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. Prof. Porter is excited to again bring the Anatomy of Sound Workshop online so flutists from all over can enjoy this fantastic program from the comfort of their own home!

Session Dates: June 5–June 8, 2021
Priority Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
Final Application Deadline: May 28, 2021


Professor of Flute, Amy Porter
Laura Dwyer, Yoga Specialist
David Brown, M.D., University of Michigan
Valerie Coleman, University of Miami, Frost School of Music
Brian Dunbar, Crane School of Music
Erika Boysen, UNC Greensboro
Adam Workman, Flutistry Boston
Kai Donvan, UMICH Taubman Library
Aiven O’Leary, Haynes Flutes


2021 “Anatomy of Sound” Program Schedule
*Updated 1/26/2021. Details of the 2021 “Anatomy of Sound” Schedule are subject to change


Final Deadline for Application is March 1, 2021. If positions remain open following the application deadline, the application may remain open on a rolling basis.

To apply to the Anatomy of Sound workshop you must complete the online application and pay the $50 non-refundable application fee. You must complete the application in one sitting, including the upload of your digital audition materials if applicable. All applicants with completed application materials will automatically be accepted into the workshop.

Digital Audition Upload Requirement for Performer Track Applicants
Please provide a link (Google Drive, Dropbox, Etc.) to the following:

  1. A statement about why you would like to attend Amy Porter’s Anatomy of Sound.
  2. Résumé or a description of your current related activities.
  3. A video recording of two contrasting works.


Auditor Track – $250
Those selecting the “auditor track” will receive access to the 4-day online course. This registration level includes viewing as an audience member in all masterclasses, performances, lectures, and discussions. Auditors will also have the opportunity to receive feedback from Prof. Porter and Prof. Coleman Page regarding any upcoming project the auditor is working on.

Capacity for Auditors: Unlimited / No Audition Required

Performer I Track – $350
Those selecting the “performer track” will receive all the benefits of the auditor track, which includes access to the 4-day online course. Performer track participants will also have access to the following:

  • Performs once for either Prof. Porter or Prof. Coleman Page
  • A one-on-one consultation with Adam Workman of Flutistry Boston

Capacity for Performers: 10 Registrations

Performer II Track – $450
Those selecting the “performer track” will receive all the benefits of the auditor track, which includes access to the 4-day online course. Performer track participants will also have access to the following:

  • Performs once for both Prof. Porter and Prof. Coleman Page
  • A one-on-one consultation with Adam Workman of Flutistry Boston

Capacity for Performers: 10 Registrations

Anatomy of Sound Add-Ons
In addition to participant tracks, those who sign up for “Anatomy of Sound” have the option of the following add-ons to their registration add-on package with their registration. Those who select the add-on package receive the following:

Lesson w/ Program Faculty – $50 (Applicants will be able to choose a lesson from either Laura Dwyer, Brain Dunbar, or Valerie Coleman)

*No refunds will be offered after May 1, 2021.


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Updated 1/26/2021