Southeast Michigan Flute Association

October 10, 2020 Festival Workshops      TBA



          Workshops from Fall Festival 2019               
Laura Kellogg

Extended Techniques Workshop: Extending What We Can Do on the Flute

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Plymouth/Bradford Room

You may love playing music with extended techniques! You may be intimidated to try them out! Either way, this workshop is for YOU.  In this workshop we will go over a variety of "Extended Techniques", working in small groups to learn the techniques together. Topics will include flutter tongue, singing and playing, beatboxing, tongue pizzicato, jet whistles, and more!


Laura Kellogg is the flute instructor at Oakland University Community Music and Marshall Music (Troy). She holds degrees in flute performance from Michigan State University (BM), Wright State University (MM), and the University of Oklahoma (DMA). Laura has played with the Ohio Light Opera, Lansing Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, South Bend Symphony, and the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra.




                                                Jacqueline Fornari

                                   How to Practice: Guidelines and Organization

                           11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Plymouth/Bradford Room

Learning how to practice is a skill we must all work at.  This session on “How to Practice” will give you guidelines as to how to organize a practice session, what to include in daily practice sessions and how to work on the challenging parts in your pieces. Practice can be fun and rewarding and learning how to practice can reduce the amount of time it takes to make a piece performance ready.


Jacqueline Fornari is a flutist and private instructor in Macomb Township. She is the woodwind chamber music coach for the Oakland Youth Orchestras, an MSBOA Adjudicator and the Artistic Director of the Detroit Flute Guild (DFG 2.0), a performing flute ensemble.



                                                                        Gail Green

Flute Choir Reading:  Bring your flutes!

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Plymouth/Bradford Room


Calling all flutists!  Bring your flutes to festival to participate in a special "Flute Choir Reading" Workshop!  PLEASE bring your alto and bass flutes too, because there will be parts for those instruments as well. At the end of the day, we all just want to play our flutes!  I will hand out parts at the workshop. 

Since you will be bringing your C flutes, alto, and bass flutes, you are also welcome to play with the 'Mass Flute Choir' in the  SEMFA Member Showcase. The Members Showcase will start after the "Flute Choir Reading" Workshop from                     4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  What a fun and special way to end our festival day together.

                The Mass Flute Choir will be performing, “Hopak” by Peter Senchuk and rehearsing in the morning from                       10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. in the Plymouth/Bradford Room. Contact me for a part:


  Gail Green serves as President of the Southeast Michigan Flute Association (SEMFA), the Director of the Michigan Flute Orchestra (MFO), Adjudicates                                 Solo & Ensemble Festivals at the District and State Levels and currently performs with Trio Dolce and Motor City Flutes.                                         Gail lives in Brighton where she has a private studio in her home.