Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES—The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Music will host a day of flute education on Thursday, March 1, in the Music Building on the Portales campus. The festival begins at 9:30 a.m. and will include a flute repair workshop, a secondary-school-focused flute class, a master class including members of the ENMU flute studio and a concert featuring guest flute professor Francois Minaux.
This event is free and open to the public.
Those attending are encouraged to bring their own flutes to participate.
Born in Paris, France in 1982, Minaux started learning the flute at age nine. He received degrees in both flute performance and chamber music from the Municipal Conservatory of Paris. He later received the master of music degree from Yale University as a student of Ransom Wilson, and the doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied with Marianne Gedigian. Minaux leads a private flute studio in Austin, Texas.
Flute festival events:
Thursday, March 1
Flute Repair Workshop – 9:30–11 a.m.
HS and JHS Flute Class – 1–1:50 p.m.
ENMU Flute Master Class – 2-2:50 p.m.
Minuax Flute Recital – 7 p.m.
For more information about the event or Minuax, call 575-562-2681 or visit http://www.francoisminaux.com.