Southeast Michigan Flute Association

Cadenza Online Workshop: Productive Practice Techniques with Hannah Hammel

Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Flutist Hannah Hammel will share a variety of tips, exercises, and games to use in your practice sessions to help develop confidence in your flute playing in a methodical and enjoyable way. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to practice productively and playfully, efficiently and effectively. At the end of the workshop, participants will enjoy playing virtual duets with Hannah.

This workshop will take place via Zoom Sunday March 28, 2021, 2:30 p.m. EST and is free for all current SEMFA members, or $10.00 for non-member registration.

Advanced registration is required.

Hannah Hammel

Hannah Hammel is the recently appointed Principal Flute of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Before joining the DSO, Hannah held the position of Principal Flute of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra from 2017-2019.

As an orchestral musician, Hannah has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, Richmond Symphony, and New World Symphony. Hannah has spent summers performing at festivals including Tanglewood Music Center, Music Academy of the West, Pacific Music Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, and Round Top Music Festival.

An active solo flutist, Hannah has won first place in the 2016 National Flute Association's Young Artist Competition, 2016 Houston Flute Club Byron Hester Competition, the 2015 Atlanta Flute Association Young Artist Competition, the 2014 National Flute Association Orchestral Excerpt Competition, 2013 Central Ohio Flute Association Collegiate Division Competition and second place in the 2013 Mid-South Flute Society’s Young Artist Competition among others.

Non-Member Registration Fee

Non-SEMFA member registration for the Cadenza Online Workshop with Hannah Hammel. ($10.00)

Cadenza Online Workshop: "Valued" with Marianne Gedigian

Marianne Gedigian presents Valued: A sharing of talents, experiences, and ambitions in pursuit of a vital and rich future as citizen-artists. An interactive exploration of ‘nexts’

This event is sponsored by Wm. S. Haynes Flutes. SEMFA Membership not required. 

Marianne Gedigian

As Principal Flute with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and Acting Principal Flute with the Boston Pops, Ms. Gedigian has been heard on dozens of recordings and Evening at Pops television broadcasts as well as the nationally broadcast Fourth of July specials on public television. She has also been heard on several John Williams' movie scores, including Saving Private Ryan and Schindler's List. In the 2000 - 2001 season, Ms. Gedigian was invited by Mariss Jansons to perform as Acting Principal Flute with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

<span style=">Her solo performances have taken her around the world, including recitals in Japan, Australia, England, and Armenia, and she has appeared as concerto soloist numerous times with the Boston Pops Orchestra and with the Armenian Philharmonic performing her own transcription of the Khachaturian Violin Concerto. She was featured with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull fame in a performance at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Ms. Gedigian has been a headliner soloist and teacher at numerous National Flute Association conventions across the country, and is a frequent recitalist and teacher across the globe.

Ms. Gedigian was first prizewinner in the National Flute Association's Young Artist Competition, and the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition. She is a founding member of Boston-based chamber music ensemble Walden Chamber Players and was formerly a member of the Dorian Wind Quintet, one of chamber music's preeminent and longest continuously-active ensembles. Ms. Gedigian's solo recordings include Voice of the Flute and Revolution, both with pianist Rick Rowley, and she is featured on a recording of flute, strings, and piano with the Walden Chamber Players titled Finding a Voice: The Evolution of the American Sound. She is the featured soloist on the Naxos Grammy-nominated CD, Shadow of Sirius.

Ms. Gedigian has served on the faculties of Boston University's College of Fine Arts, The Boston Conservatory, the Round Top International Institute, and the Tanglewood Music Center and the Brevard Music Center. Her teachers include Leone Buyse, Doriot Anthony Dwyer, Clement Barone, and Donna Olkowski. Ms. Gedigian is a William S. Haynes Artist and performs on a handmade custom-crafted Haynes gold flute.