This week we had our final Wind Philharmonic performances of the year. Two of which were the annual children’s concerts that had over 800 children in attendance, who also participated in the Instrument Petting Zoo in the Atrium! It was a lot of fun and a great way to end the semester!
OCU’s Graduate Woodwind Quintet, with studio member Taylor Carter, also held their delightful recital tonight performing works by Ravel, Grainger, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and Reicha!
Junior Flute Performance major Broderick McQuarters, pictured with accompanist Chuck Koslowske, held a dazzling junior recital this weekend! Congratulations!
Great job to Anna Deng, junior Flute Performance major, who performed her junior recital this weekend! Pictured with the 2018-2019 OCU Flute Studio (Back: Taylor Carter and Broderick McQuarters; front: Jonathan Grasso, Sharri Hall, Anna Deng, Wren Pfahl, and Davon Carrington).
Bravi tutti to MM Flute Performance major Taylor Carter and junior Harp Performance major Emily Carpenter on a stunning performance of Mozart’s Concerto in C Major for Flute and Harp!
Congratulations to flute performance major Wren Pfahl on her beautiful senior recital and graduation in December!
Congratulations to flute performance major Taylor Carter, with accompanist Chuck Koslowske, who performed a fantastic senior recital!
Congratulations to senior flute performance major Wren Pfahl who was named as a finalist of the Oklahoma Flute Society Collegiate Competition and to sophomore flute performance major Broderick McQuarters who was a winner of the Oklahoma Flute Society Masterclass Competition with guest artist Molly Barth!
Congratulations to flutist Yilei Shen on a sensational graduate recital!
The Winter Flute Choir concert was a blast! A special thank you to miss Emily Carpenter for being our lovely harpist for the evening. This concert we pulled out all the stops and featured Harp, Piccolo, Flute, Alto flute and Bass! Also featured: IrreFLUTEable performing Debussy's Arabesque. A Sparkling job flutes!
Brava to the OCU Symphony Orchestra Flute section! They performed Russian Sailors Dance-Gliere, the Khatchaturian piano concerto, Pavane for a Dead Princess-Ravel, and Pictures at an Exhibition-Mussorgsky. Pictured: (left to right) Makayla Osgood 2nd flute and piccolo, Broderick McQuarters 3rd flute, Wren Pfahl principal flute.
Congratulations to Davon Carrington on a wonderful Senior Woodwind recital! Davon is specializing in woodwind performance, and as his original instrument is saxophone he has only been playing the flute for a short while! As a non flute performance major you may ask: How much does he get to do with the flute studio? The answer is everything! Davon has become a full fledged member of the studio and regularly attends masterclasses and performs with the Flute Choir as well as the Pit Orchestra here at OCU. We can't wait to see where you will go Davon!
Congratulations to Megan Gold on her four year reign as Miss OCU's Outstanding Teen 2017. She attributes her lasting success to supporters, family and her flute mentor. "Parthena- You are a God-send. Thank you for taking my talent visions and helping me excecute them in ways that are completely Megan. You make hard work so fun, and I cherish our time together."-Megan
Happy Halloween from IrreFLUTEable! This quartet is composed of Senior flutists Makayla Osgood, Abby Mueller, Taylor Carter, and Wren Pfahl. They perform works by various artists old and new around the Oklahoma City area to show young players what playing in a small ensemble is really like, and how fun it can be!
Its audition time at OCU and the flute studio is ready to go! We are freshly rested from summer activities and excited to see new faces. A special welcome to incoming Freshman Cheyenne Sanchez!
Young flutists grades 6-12, this flute fair is just for you! Come take part in our solo competitions as well as flute choir and guest artist WoodWired performances. This is a great oppourtunity to meet other young flutists as well!
Keyworks, Oklahoma City University's Graduate Woodwind Duo, is comprised of Emily Eubanks, flute, and Macey Gregg, clarinet.Keyworks offers run-out concerts to local high school band programs, as a way to promote chamber music, expose students to exciting repertoire, and share all of OCU's wonderful music opportunities. In addition to these run-out concerts, the duo also presents recitals throughout the semester, often featuring various guest performers, as well as concerts throughout the community. Keyworks is under the direction of Parthena Owens. To contact the ensemble, please email Emily Eubanks at firstname.lastname@example.org or Macey Gregg at email@example.com.
Congratulations to the OCU Symphony Orchestra Flute section on their performance of Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony as well as Mozart's Overture to Don Giovanni. Brava! Left to right: Wren Pfahl, piccolo, Emily Eubanks, 2nd flute, Makayla Osgood, principal flute.
Keyworks, the graduate duo Emily Eubanks, flute, and Macey Gregg, clarinet, gave a fantastic semester concert! They are part of OCU's reach out programs and often tour the state giving concerts to high schools students and telling them all about us! Brava you two keep it up!
Congratulations to Graduate Student Emily Eubanks for performing Debussy's Prelude to an Afternoon of a Faun. OCU's Symphony Orchestra flutes performed a fantastic concert also including Overture to der Freischütz, and Petrouchka. Bravo! Pictured left to right: Wren Pfahl, piccolo, Makayla Osgood, 2nd flute, Emily Eubanks, principal flute.
Kudos to graduate flutist Emily Eubanks, from the studio of Prof. Parthena Owen, on her participation in the summer session of The Consummate Flutist@ Carnegie Mellon University. The June 15-19 program included private lessons, master classes and lectures with teacher-artists including Jeanne Baxtresser, Lorna McGhee - Flute, Marianne Gedigian and Soo-Kyung Park. Among the highlights: Eubanks performed Howard Hanson's Serenade for Flute, Harp, and Strings in a master class with Alberto Almarza. Brava!
Kudos to undergraduate flutist Makayla Osgood, from the studio of Prof. Parthena Owens, on her participation in the summer session of Passion Flute @ Boise State University. The July 18-22 program included private lessons, master classes and lectures with teacher-artists including Angeleita Floyd, Claudia Anderson, Nicole Molumby, and Jill Felber. Among the highlights: Makayla performed the Hindemith Sonata for flute, as well as Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando by Gaubert in master classes with Angeleita Floyd and Jill Felber. Brava!
Undergraduate student Makayla Osgood was awarded the first prize in the woodwind division of the 2016 Ladies Music Club Scholarship competition. Osgood performed Mozart and Hindemith for a panel of judges and was awarded a $700 scholarship prize.
Graduate student Caleb Mitchum was named as one of two overall winners in the 2016 Oklahoma Community Orchestra's Young Artist Competition. He will be performing the third movement of Ibert's Flute Concerto with the ensemble on April 19th in Hardeman Auditorium on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University.