Kim Pineda and Janet See
Gus Denhard, theorbo, baroque guitar, and continuo ensemble
Don Simons, harpsichord, workshop accompanist
In 2010 the Baroque Flute Boot Camp (BFBC) takes place from July 25-31. The BFBC is open to baroque flute players of all levels. We are very supportive and encouraging to those new to the baroque flute. For the advanced players we offer a stimulating and challenging environment (we throw down the gauntlet and challenge you to pick it up).
The BFBC offers predominantly flute instruction and technique by day, with smaller group classes, large and small ensemble playing, and technical clinics by night. Participants also have time to meet in smaller groups on their own to work on various types of ensembles, with and without coaching. Enrollment is limited to 16 flute players, and 4 lute/guitar players. Players of other continuo instruments such as Baroque cello, viola da gamba, or Baroque bassoon are welcome to enroll. Please contact the workshop director for details on the curriculum for these instruments.
The BFBC gives you the chance to work hard under close supervision. What to expect at the Boot Camp:
- Your instructors will push you out of your comfort zone to improve your playing technique.
- Expand your knowledge of baroque style and interpretation.
- Integrate this by playing in small groups, large groups, and in the class recital.
- Learn how to lead, accompany, play together, and learn the difference.
- Gain confidence in a non-competitive environment.
- Group classes in Alexander Technique as it relates to playing your instrument
- Fundamentals of baroque improvisation (it comes in handy!)
- Have fun in the process.
N.B.--This is a PROCESS-oriented, not goal-oriented, workshop.
All you need is a positive attitude and a baroque flute or continuo instrument that plays at a=415 Hz.
For more information go to Baroque Northwest's workshop link.