April 2014 Meeting

Our April meeting will be Saturday the 12th at 2PM. This time, we’ll be at the home of Barbara Pedersen, 28 Oakwood Drive in Chapel Hill.

This month, we’ll be talking about the ergonomics of flute design — what can be done to make fingerholes easier to reach, especially on those big low flutes everybody likes so much. We will also be featuring the flutes of Ed Hrebec and the music of Cornell Kinderknecht. As always, we’ll also make lots of music. If you have a song to share, whether it’s a traditional tune, an improv piece, or a jam with you and a few friends, we look forward to hearing it. If you just want to hang out and listen, that’s cool too. If you’d like to bring a snack to share, feel free to do so.

If anyone is up for an epic spring break road trip to celebrate the end of this year’s never-ending winter, Musical Echoes Flute Festival (http://musicalechoes.org/) is taking place April 25-27 in Fort Walton Beach, FL. For something a little closer to home, the Renaissance of the North American Flute Foundation gathering (http://www.rnaff.org/) is June 5-8 in Townsend, TN. And finally, an event not to be missed is the World Flute Society convention (http://worldflutesociety.org/), July 16-20 in Eau Claire, WI. If you’re interested in attending any of these and would like more details, please feel free to get in touch.

As always, feel free to get in touch if you have any feedback regarding the flute circle. I look forward to seeing you on the 12th at Barbara’s house.

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By Jon Norris

Jon Norris is a full-time musical instrument maker living in Holly Springs, NC. He has been playing the Native American style flute since the early 90's, and has been making them since 2002.