Upcoming Events

We will be recording MOST of our online workshops and will make those recordings available if you can’t join us live. For those who register for the June sight-reading session but are unable to attend live, we will provide a link to the existing YouTube recordings of the individual pieces.

May 2023

Low Flutes Society Events 2Hot Tips for Low Flutes – Saturday May 13th – Noon Eastern, 9am Pacific, 5pm UK – On Zoom

Join our board members, Chris Potter, Daniel Dorff, Mariana Gariazzo, Ece Karsal, Paige Dashner Long, Carla Rees & Alexa Still, for a collection of short talks on Low Flutes. Topics include: Travel Tips for Low Flutes, How to Commission Music, Love My Contrabass, Breathing Tips for Flutes & Becoming Friends with Your Footjoint.

Workshop Recording

Alternate Fingering Worksheet

June 2023

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Sight-Reading Session – Saturday June 10th – Noon Eastern, 9am Pacific, 5pm UK – On Zoom

Chris and Mariana will host an online low flutes play-along as part of our workshop series. Jonathan Cohen’s Subduction, Ravel’s Bolero and a piece in the Indonesian Gamelan style will be three of the featured pieces.

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September 2023

Meet the Composers – Saturday Sep 16th – Time TBD – On Zoom

Join our Meet the Composer event with moderator Daniel Dorff, VP of Publications at Theodore Presser Publishers. Four composers of music for low flutes will be interviewed and their music featured.

October 2023

Alternate Fingerings for Low Flutes – Saturday Oct 7th – Time TBD – On Zoom

A workshop titled Alternate Fingerings for Low Flutes will feature ILFS Board members Ece Karsal, Mariana Gariazzo and Paige Dashner Long sharing their favorite alternate fingerings for alto, bass and contrabass.

November 2023

Improving Breath Control – Saturday Nov 4th – 11am Eastern, 8am Pacific, 4pm UK – On Zoom

Alexa Still and Chris will help you solve your breathing problems  in their workshop Improving Breath Control.  This is part of the ILFS workshop series.

2024 International Low Flutes Festival

April 11th-14th 2024 – Hilton Washington Dulles Airport

We will be offering performance opportunities for all levels of players and flute choirs, workshops on topics relevant to low flutes and, group sight-reading sessions. There will be an opening low flutes choir available to all without an audition and a closing choir if the opening choir becomes full. There will be a professional low flutes choir chosen through audition. 

Proposal guidelines for performances and workshops will be posted here once we have them available. Existing flute choirs who will be performing pieces with at least 50% low flutes in the group are welcome to submit a proposal.

Become a Member Now to receive all up-to-date information about the Festival. Dues paid in 2023 will be good for the 2024 Festival.

More details will be posted on the Festival Website and you can find out more about the Hotel on Hilton’s Website.