Keith Underwood Online Masterclass on 1/29!

Austin Flute Society Presents a Masterclass with Keith Underwood

The Austin Flute Society presents a Masterclass with Keith Underwood, a virtual workshop taking place through Zoom on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 3 pm CST.

The Austin Flute Society is thrilled to host legendary flutist and pedagogue, Keith Underwood, in this masterclass sure to benefit all teachers, students, and professionals. In this virtual masterclass, Keith will work with three students of varying levels, covering breath control, articulation, tongue position and vibrato, with an emphasis on “pharyngeal” playing by bringing awareness to the back of the mouth and sinuses.

The performers selected for this masterclass are: Hannah Blaha (8th Grade), Tony Lin (11th Grade), and Maryssa Charpentier (M.M. Student).

This interactive and virtual workshop is FREE for AFS members and $10 for non-members. To attend, register at and the zoom link will be sent via email.

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 Benjamin 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 Symphony, the Houston Symphony, 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.

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