Schedule of Events
Join us for virtual events Friday evening, followed by a day of live events on Saturday at First Presbyterian Church of Austin, 8001 Mesa Dr. in Austin, TX!
Recital: “New Transcriptions for Flute”
Sheryl Goodnight, flute and Leon W. Couch III, piano
These transcriptions for Flute and Piano/Organ are derived from works originally composed for organ solo.
Friday, 6:30-7:00 PM
Zoom or DMC
Workshop: “The Power of Listening”
This interactive workshop highlights the powerful role that listening & observation have played in flutists' lives.
Friday, 7:00-7:30 PM
Zoom or DMC
Class: "Poses for the Practice Room: Restorative Yoga for Flutists"
This all-levels class is a mindfully crafted sequence of accessible yoga poses to incorporate within your flute practice session.
Zoom or DMC
“Let’s Get Musical!”
This interactive virtual workshop consists of fun exercises, activities, and tips for playing with more musicality and self-expression.
Friday, 8:00-8:30 PM
Zoom or DMC
Young Artist Competition Semifinal Round
Junior and Senior Divisions
Sponsored by Carolyn Nussbaum Music Co. Closed to the public; join us live for the final round on Saturday!
Friday, 6-8 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Austin
Festival Welcome & Registration
AFS Members and Guests
Stop by the registration table for all your festival needs!
Saturday, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Recital Hall Lobby
Visit the Exhibit Hall!
AFS Corporate Sponsors
Stop by our Vendor Booths to try new flutes and accessories, and learn more about what these companies can offer you.
Saturday, 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Digital Media Center Lobby
Young Artist Competition Final Rounds
Junior, Senior, and Collegiate Divisions
Attend performances by finalists in our YAC divisions!
Saturday, 9 AM - 12:00 PM
Recital: Music for Thought: Flute Works by Underrepresented Composers
Dr. Julee Kim Walker
Hear works by Uebeyashi, Loggins-Hull, Piazzolla, and Choi.
Saturday, 9:30 AM
UTSA Flute Ensemble and Dr. Rachel Woolf
Flute ensemble works performed by the UTSA Flute Ensemble followed by a solo recital featuring Dr. Woolf.
Saturday, 10:30 AM
Group Warm-Up and Festival Flute Choir Rehearsal
All festival participants are invited to come together to create our first ever festival flute choir, which will perform at the end of the Austin Flute Choir Concert (starting at 4:30 PM)
Saturday, 1:00-1:25 PM
Concert: "Winds of the World"
Sponsored by The Flute Finder: a performance you won't want to miss!
Saturday, 1:30 PM
Workshop: "Rhythmic Rubrics" with Rhonda
“Rhythmic Rubrics with Rhonda” is a very lively and untraditional Group Participation class.
Saturday, 2:45 PM
YAC Winners Announced
Thank you to all of our finalists, judges, and coordinators!
Saturday, 3:50 PM
Austin Youth Flute Choir in Concert
Dr. Rebecca Poole, director
Listen to members of the AYFC perform works by Sellers, Molnar-Suhajda, and more!
Saturday, 4:00 PM
Concert: Austin Flute Choir & Festival Flute Choir
Isaac Medina, director
Austin Flute Choir in concert, followed by the Festival Flute Choir performance!
Saturday, 4:30 PM
Master Class: Rhonda Larson
YAC Winners with Rhonda Larson
The winners of the Young Artist Competition will play and work with Rhonda on their competition pieces and her own compositions!
Saturday, 5:15-6:45 PM
Help us wrap up the festival by thanking everyone who came together to make it possible.
Saturday, 6:45 PM
ready to attend?
The best way to attend the 2023 Austin Flute Festival is as an active member of the Austin Flute Society. Join or renew your membership today, and make sure to register for the festival for FREE to get all the details sent straight to your inbox!
Guest tickets to the festival are also available for $20 at the registration link below.