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Flute Fair set for Feb. 25 at Indiana State

February 2, 2017

The Indiana State University School of Music will present "The Other Flutes" Flute Fair 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Landini Center for the Performing and Fine Arts.

The event, sponsored by Miyazawa Flutes, is open to students grades 7-12 and features performances by Göran Marcusson and Native American flutist Will Whitefeather, exhibits by Paige's Music, a seminar in selecting the right flute, activities such as a play-along, a recital and a master class.

Marcusson of Sweden burst onto the American flute scene in 1987 when he won first prize in the National Flute Association's Young Artist Competition. In 1992, he earned his soloist diploma from the Music Conservatory of Gothenburg. Sir James Galway awarded Göran a handmade flute of Waterford Crystal for his outstanding performance in the Galway Masterclass.

Göran has been principal flutist with several orchestras including the London Symphony and the Finnish Radio Symphony. He maintains a busy international schedule as a soloist. Göran is a Miyazawa artist and plays a unique flute made especially for him called "Western Orchid."

Will (Diekmann) Whitefeather is of Lakota and Bavarian heritage. He has been playing and making Lakota style Cedar flutes since early childhood. Diekmann has contributed to both humanitarian and environmental music benefits including: Heartwood Indiana Association, Sycamore Land Trust, Mother Hubbards Cupboard food bank, Musical Therapy at Bloomington's 4east oncology, Canka Luta Red Road nonprofit, Indiana Forest Alliance and the groundbreaking for the Gaden Khachoe Shing Buddhist monastery.

Diekmann enjoys the connection of breath and spirit. The Lakota courtship bridge flute is in a pentatonic scale and usually tuned to a minor key. The flute is said to be the oldest known instrument. The soft resonate sound of the Cedar has a wonderful way of seemingly hanging in the air with a distantly meaningful voice.

The guest artist recital, scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m., features Marcusson, accompanied by Indiana State faculty member Martha Krasnican. The recital is free and open to the public.

Pre-registration is $10 through Feb. 22. Registration after Feb. 22 and the day of the event is $15. Parents and teachers are invited to attend free of charge.

For more information, contact Joyce Wilson at 812-237-2758 or