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June 15, 2005

ULM Scheduled to Host High School Flute Camp

The University of Louisiana at Monroe High School Flute Camp is happening this week through Thursday (June 14-16) on the campus of ULM. Twenty-two high school flutists from around the south are attending this annual event. They will take part in workshops, lessons, chamber groups, flute choir and more. Four ULM flutists will act as counselor/coaches, and Dr. Sandra Lunte, associate professor of music, at ULM, will run the camp, with the help of Mr. Derle Long, director of bands at ULM.

Campers will participate in evening activities, which may be of interest to the public, on Thursday at 8 p.m. Dr. Lunte and Dr. Richard Seiler, associate professor of music and keyboard division chair, will present an informal recital of music by J.S. Bach, Hindemith, Taffanel and Copland.

In addition to the camp, on Friday at 8 p.m., Anthony Cortellini will present an informal workshop/demonstration about jazz improvisation using the flute. Mr. Cortellini is on the Louisiana Artist Roster and has presented improvisation workshops in schools throughout northeast Louisiana. He was also a winner of the Texas Flute Society Jazz Masterclass Competition.

On Saturday at 4 p.m., the campers will present a final concert.

All concerts are free, informal, open to the public and will be in Biedenharn Recital Hall. For more information, call Dr. Sandra Lunte at 342-1578.

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