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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!

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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 ereubanks1@my.okcu.edu or Macey Gregg at mkgregg@my.okcu.edu

 

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!

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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.