Flute Studio News
News about current and former flute students at the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Jennifer Parker-Harley performs as soloist with the USC Wind Ensemble
Dr. Parker-Harley and flutists from the USC Wind Ensemble and USC Symphonic Winds
will perform Henry Brant's "Angels and Devils" for solo flute and flute orchestra.
The concert takes place at the Koger Center for the Arts on Tuesday, December 3 at
Kenneth Cox selected as finalist in the Florida Flute Association's College Young
Kenneth Cox (BM, USC '14) was selected as a finalist for the Florida Flute Association's
College Young Artist Competition. Kenneth will travel to Orlando, FL in late January
to compete with the two other finalists at the 38th Annual Florida Flute Association
Caroline Beard published in "Caravel" Undergraduate Research Journal
Caroline Beard's (BM, USC '14) article "Piece for solo flute: an Interpretation" was
published in the USC Undergraduate Research Journal "Caravel." The article includes
how her research on composer Jacques Ibert influenced her study and performance of
his Piece for solo flute and her own recording of the work.
USC Studio Members win SC Flute Society Masterclass Competition
USC students Kenneth Cox, Samantha Marshall, Stacey Russell, and Lauren Watkins were
selected as winners of the South Carolina Flute Society's Masterclass Competition.
Each student will perform in a master class for Guest Artist Katherine Kemler at the
annual Fall Seminar held on November 16th at USC. For more information, please visit
Blair Francis wins Second Flute with the Austin Symphony Orchestra
Blair Francis (BM, USC '12) is currently pursuing a Master of Music in flute performance
at the University of Texas- Austin as a student of Marianne Gedigian. In August 2013
Blair was awarded the position of Second Flute with the Austin Symphony Orchestra
(TX). Blair will perform with the orchestra during the 2013-2014 concert season with
highlights being Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, Brahm's Symphony No. 2, Verdi's Requiem,
and Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra.
Sarah Robinson invited to Guest Blog on Greg Sandow's popular Arts Journal
Sarah Robinson (DMA, USC '13), completed her dissertation on chamber music in alternative
venues in May. Now living in Los Angeles, Sarah is flutist for the world/classical/rock
group Helix Collective. She is also co-director of Classical Revolution: L.A. which
hosts classical music in bars and clubs around the city. Sarah was invited to guest
blog about her research and extensive club experience on Greg Sandow's popular Arts
Journal blog about the future of classical music.
Sarah was also a panelist discussing sustainable entrepreneurship at the "Are We Listening?
A Symposium on Music, Change and Challenge" at Boston University on October 25.