IEVFS Flute Festival
Saturday, October 13, 2018 in Redlands, CA
Featured Artist JIM WALKER "Renaissance Man of the Flute"
Dynamic soloist, legendary orchestral and studio musician, celebrated jazz flutist, and an inspiration to countless students worldwide; Jim Walker is living proof that with enough creativity and determination, one can reach the stars. He is a living legend, and a true Renaissance Man of the Flute.
Few other flutists in history have made such indelible marks in so many musical circles. From classical to conservatory to orchestral to jazz to pop, television to film to the concert hall, Jim Walker has never met an audience that didn’t love his powerful, “stand and deliver” performances.
Some of his career achievements include: Professor of Flute and Chamber Music at The Colburn Conservatory of Music | Professor at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music and The Music Academy of the West | Former Principal Flutist, Los Angeles Philharmonic | Founder of Free Flight, jazz/ classical quartet | Recording Artist, Session Flutist, Los Angeles Motion Picture/TV Studios, with more than 750 film scores and commercial recordings.
Mr. Walker has taught hundreds of flutists both privately and at these renowned institutions. Many of his students have gone on to successful orchestral careers, holding Principal Flute chairs in major symphonies from Phoenix to Boston to Beijing. Still others have careers in fields as varied as gospel music and arts administration. Jim is not interested in simply training musicians; he inspires each pupil as a whole person, and students leave his tutelage feeling empowered, reaching for the stars. With such a legacy, it is no wonder that students on four continents have flocked to hear his recitals and master classes.
In addition to being coordinator of flute at the Thornton School, Mr. Walker travels extensively giving clinics and master classes around the world. And, Jim Walker is a Performing Artist for Burkart & Resona Flutes and Piccolos.
Schedule of Events
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. | Registration
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Exhibit Room Open
9:00 – 9:20 a.m. | Flute Warm-up
Learn how to jump start your practice session with some tips from our guest artist.
9:30 – 11:20 p.m. | Master Class 1
Jim Walker will hold a Master Class where he will explore ways to help all levels of flutists & piccoloists gain better control of their instrument. Please provide a copy of your piano music with your application form.
11:20 – 12:50 p.m. | Lunch Break
Food is available from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
This is a great time to visit the Exhibits. Tacos Mobile is available with fresh homemade dishes cooked on the spot. Pre-registered meals will be served first, prices go up at the door.
12:50 – 2:10 p.m. | Master Class 2
Jim Walker will continue with the 2nd Master Class of the day. Please provide a copy of your piano music with your application form.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Flute Choir Reading Session
Jackie Aronowitz, Events Coordinator of IEVFS, will provide a wide variety of flute choir literature for you to try. It will be a challenge, but well worth it. Bring your flutes, music stand and a can-do attitude.
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. | Performance by Featured Artist Mr. Jim Walker
Enjoy a dazzling concert of works chosen by our featured guest artist.
Festival Registration Form
Purchase Tickets for Flute Concert with Jim Walker
For persons interested in attending the flute concert only, tickets may be purchased on Eventbrite by clicking on the button below. If you are registering for the entire festival, you do not need to purchase a separate ticket to the flute concert; one ticket will be included with each registration for the festival.