2022 Seattle Flute Festival
with Guest Artist Jennifer Grim
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Sunday, April 10, 2022
10:30am - 6:00pm
Upper Gwinn Commons, Seattle Pacific University
Schedule and Pricing
$25 for flutists, all-day access
$10 for non-flutists, all-day access
Festival Performers plus one (1) guest each: FREE
Register online by visiting this link: SFS Flute Festival Registration. Advance registration is not required but is strongly encouraged to facilitate the check-in process. In accordance with SFS policies, all attendees must remain masked and be prepared to present proof of vaccination. Negative test results will not be accepted in lieu of vaccination proof.
10:30 - Doors Open; Commercial Exhibits Open
Beat the crowds and come visit our commercial exhibits when they open! The exhibit hall will be open from 10:30am until 4:15pm. This year's commercial exhibits include representatives from Altus Flutes, Burkart Flutes, Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company, the Flute Center of New York, and Ted Brown Music.
Limited in-person flute trials will be available between 10:30am and 12:15pm, space permitting.
12:15-1:30 - Horsfall Winners Recital
Performances by winners of the 2022 Frank & Lu Horsfall Competition. The 2022 Adjudicators were Julee Kim Walker (Upper Division) and Jacqueline Cordova-Arrington (Lower Division). More information can be found on our Horsfall page.
1:30-3:00 - Paul Taub Young Artist Competition
Performances by the finalists of the 10th Annual Paul Taub Young Artist Competition. This year's finalists are Daniel Fletcher, You Yang, and William Yeh. This year's judges are Jennifer Grim, Christina Medawar, and Jennifer Rhyne. More information can be found on our Young Artist Competition page.
All three finalists' programs will be presented with pianist Li-Tan Hsu. A prize winner from the Lizst Garrison Competition, Dr. Hsu was a former collaborative pianist faculty and staff of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Aspen Music Festival, and other international competitions, including Seattle Symphony Piano Concerto Competition, Washington International Competition (WIC), and Metropolitan Opera Auditions. Dr. Hsu has collaborated with distinguished artists from the USA, Europe, and Asia. Currently, she plays with Seattle Symphony Orchestra and serves as the music director of the school program for Seattle Opera.
3:00-3:30 - SFS Members Recital
Solo and ensemble performances by SFS community members.
3:30-4:30 - Guest Artist Masterclass
2022 Guest Artist Jennifer Grim leads a masterclass for the Honorable Mention Winners of the 2022 Frank & Lu Horsfall Competition.
4:30-5:00 - All Members Meeting
Our annual All Members Meeting includes the announcement of the 2022 Paul Taub Young Artist Competition winners, 2022 SFS Board Elections, a preview of the 2022-2023 SFS Season, information about the 2022 Weeping Willow Teacher Grant, and the Flute Festival Raffle drawing!
5:00-6:00 - Guest Artist Recital
We are thrilled to present Jennifer Grim as our 2022 Flute Festival Guest Artist! Ms. Grim will be joined by pianist Carlin Ma for an all-French recital to bring this year's festivities to a close.
The Seattle Flute Society thanks Haynes Flutes for their sponsorship of Ms. Grim's appearance in Seattle.
Our 2022 Flute Festival Guest Artist is Jennifer Grim, who has been hailed as "a deft, smooth flute soloist" by the New York Times. Her remarkable depth and breadth as a performer of solo and chamber repertoire have gained broad national acclaim. She has performed with such renowned ensembles as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble and is the flutist of the award-winning Zéphyros Winds and the New York Chamber Soloists. She also serves as Principal Flute of the Mozart Orchestra of New York and the Santo Domingo Festival Orchestra and has given solo and chamber performances throughout the United States and in China, Colombia, Panama, Dominican Republic, Ukraine, the Netherlands, and Spain.
Ms. Grim has performed as a soloist with the Lviv Philharmonic, Boca Raton Symphonia, UNLV Symphony Orchestra, Henderson Symphony Orchestra, the Vermont Summer Music Festival, among others. As a guest artist, she has performed with the Boston Chamber Music Society, Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival, and the American String Quartet with harpist Nancy Allen. With Zéphyros Winds, Ms. Grim recently performed the American premiere of the Wolfgang Rihm Wind Quintet in New York City at the Music in Midtown Chamber Music Series. The ensemble has also held residencies at Stanford University, San Francisco State University, Brigham Young University, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Skidmore College, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Brandeis University.
Ms. Grim was recently honored with the 2017 Teacher of the Year Award from the UNLV College of Fine Arts. In demand as a clinician, she has given masterclasses across the country, specializing in both solo and chamber music. Among the institutions at which she has appeared are the Juilliard School, Yale University, Eastman School of Music, Brigham Young University, Stanford University, UCLA, San Francisco State University, Arizona State University, University of Iowa, University of Oregon, University of Arizona, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, University of the Pacific, and the Idyllwild Arts Academy.
A passionate advocate of diversity initiatives in the field of classical music, Ms. Grim has programmed a series of concerts featuring African American, Latin American, and Latino composers, leading to solo performances of works by Diego Vega, David Sanford, and Valerie Coleman, among others. She has also worked with the National Take a Stand Festival, which invites students from El Sistema inspired programs across the United States to perform in a national youth orchestra performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California.
A native of Berkeley, California, Ms. Grim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Yale University. She is an Ambassador Clinician for Haynes Flutes and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Chamber Music America and the National Flute Association.
Seeking means of discovery and expression, Carlin Ma has dedicated her life to music and the arts, including solo piano, chamber music, photography, and multidisciplinary projects. As a pianist, she has performed for audiences at prestigious venues including the Kennedy Center, Ravinia Festival, Lübeck Musik Hochschule for the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Capella Hall and Philharmonic Hall of St. Petersburg, Russia, Blaisdell Concert Hall for Hawaii International Music Festival, and Seiji Ozawa Hall for the Tanglewood Music Festival. She finds it equally meaningful to initiate performances in local venues, including the inaugural Musicians@Google series in Seattle, outreach programs, and house concerts. Special merit recognitions include semifinalist in the San Antonio International Piano Competition and Oberlin Piano International Competition.
She holds a Master’s Degree of piano performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University. Her mentors include Menahem Pressler, Yoshi Nagai, Arnaldo Cohen, Evelyne Brancart, Emile Naoumoff, and Karen Taylor. She also had the privilege of working in masterclasses with Sergei Babayan, Karl-heinz Kämmerling, Robert Levin, Joseph Kalichstein, Jon Nakamatsu, and Angela Chang.
As a pedagogue, Carlin was the Associate Instructor at Indiana University and Primary Instructor at New Music School in San Francisco. In Seattle, she has her own private studio, fostering their solo, chamber music, and theory skills. She seeks to empower people to become passionate learners and seekers of deep self-expression.
In her continued quest for expression, Carlin found that music and photography strike the same internal chord, merely on different instruments. To her, photography is like chamber music through light, rather than sound; she could still partner with others and Nature to discover and create beauty.
As a professional photographer, Carlin is the primary festival photographer for Music@Menlo and staff photographer for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She enjoys photographing individuals, couples, families, and for larger institutions such as Seattle Symphony, Aspen Music Festival, Indiana University, and Chinese American International School. Special merit recognitions include front page features in Symphony Magazine, 1st place Aspen Chamber of Commerce Photo Contest, and 3rd place in Tiffen Pawtraits Contest.
Her multidisciplinary talents have led to national invitations for artistic cross-pollination projects, including being Artistic Program Director of Hawaii International Music Festival, spearheading projects that interweave classical music with Hawaiian inspirations. She was also invited as an interdisciplinary artist in Seattle Symphony’s Octave 9’s inaugural season.
Fostering perpetual learning for herself and others is her committed passion.