Sat, Jan 29 | Zoom

Keith Underwood Master Class

Join us for a virtual master class, exploring topics such as breath control, articulation, position and vibrato - with an emphasis on “pharyngeal ” playing and awareness of what’s going on in the back of the mouth and sinuses.
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Keith Underwood Master Class

Time & Location

Jan 29, 2022, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST

About the Event

If you or your student are interested in performing for this class, please submit this form by November 29, 2021.

This event will be free for AFS members, with paid tickets available for non-members. Registration info will be available here closer to the event!

Keith Underwood has had a diverse career as a flutist and teacher. His principal teachers were Salvatore Amato and Thomas Nyfenger(with whom he studied at the Yale School of Music). He is solo flutist for Parnassus and Ufonia, and has performed with most of the major musical organizations in the New York area, including the New York Philharmonic, the American Composer's Orchestra, and the Orpheus Ensemble. He has recorded extensively for such labels as New World, CRI, Columbia, and Musical Heritage, and has done a great deal of recording for motion pictures and television in NY and Los Angeles. He has appeared as a soloist and recorded with such diverse artists as Bejamin Verdery, Anthony Newman, Milton Nascimento, Bobby McFerrin, Rod Stewart, Kathleen Battle, the Four Tops, and Celine Dion.

Keith is well-known as a flute teacher and teacher of general techniques for wind players and singers. Many people who have studied flute, and other instruments, with him play in or have gone on to play in orchestras throughout the United States and abroad, including the Atlanta Symphony, the Boston Symphony, the Cleveland Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Dallas Symhony, the Houston Symhony, the Detroit Symphony, the Toronto Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Honolulu Symphony, the NY Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. He has served as a wind-playing consultant to the New Jersey Symphony, the New World Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Oregon Symhony, the Honolulu Symphony, the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, the Toledo Symphony and the Orquestra Sinfonica de la Universidad de Guanajuato in Mexico. He teaches at the Mannes College of Music and New York University, the Aaron Copland Sch. of Music, and CUNY graduate center and has taught many masterclasses and seminars in the United States and abroad, including Brazil(where he taught on a Fulbright Lectureship Grant in 1986), Japan, Italy, and Mexico at such well-known institutions as the Eastman School, the Juilliard School, Rice University, New England Conservatory, North Texas State, the University of Iowa, the University of New Mexico, the University of Minnesota and the Berklee School of Music.. Each summer Keith gives masterclasses all over the world, including Ravello, Italy, Abiquiu, New Mexico, Carmel Valley, Maui, California, and Mushashino Academy in Tokyo.

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