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Root Beer Flutes

Ages: 10 - 14
Session Length: 15 Weeks
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

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Returning for the 2024 - 2025 school year!

Root Beer Flutes is an ensemble for advanced-beginning students who have played flute for at least one year. Participants will rehearse flute ensemble repertoire, and receive instruction on flute-playing basics and ensemble performance skills. They will also have opportunities to try out other members of the flute family, including the piccolo, and the alto and bass flutes.

Prerequisite: Ability to play one-octave major scales up to 3 flat keys and 2 sharp keys. If you're unsure which of our flute ensembles is right for you, please contact Linda White.

If this is your first enrollment of the school year in the Center for Music (September – June), a non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of enrollment ($35 for a single registrant, with a cap of $50 per family).

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Session Day Time Campus Fee  
February 05, 2024 - May 21, 2025 Feb 05, 2024 - May 21, 2025 Wednesday 5:45pm - 6:45pm University Circle $175 Enroll
September 25, 2024 - January 22, 2025 Sep 25, 2024 - Jan 22, 2025 Wednesday 5:45pm - 6:45pm University Circle $175 Enroll

Faculty

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Brandy Hudelson

Instructor, Flute; Ensemble Director, Flautrageous Flute Choir, Root Beer Flutes

Brandy Hudelson is a dedicated educator and accomplished artist, an internationally renowned flutist, chamber musician, and composer. As a classical flutist, Brandy has performed on the stages of esteemed orchestras such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, CityMusic Cle... Expand

Brandy Hudelson is a dedicated educator and accomplished artist, an internationally renowned flutist, chamber musician, and composer. As a classical flutist, Brandy has performed on the stages of esteemed orchestras such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, CityMusic Cleveland, the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, and many others.

She also performs throughout the U.S. with her pioneering wind trio The Aurea Silva Trio. The trio has commissioned and premiered several new works, including award winning composer Patrick Harlin’s Dead Reckoner and Michael Schachter’s Trio for Flute, Bassoon, and Piano.

Brandy has a wide range of teaching experience, having served on the faculties of Oakland University and Interlochen Arts Camp, leading workshops and flute festivals, and teaching students of all ages. She enjoys working with students on their own unique paths and helping them enjoy playing the flute to the fullest. She is equally at home teaching beginner and intermediate students, adult amateurs, university-level students, professionals, and working on college audition preparation.

Brandy is also widely known as a beatbox flutist and composer. Her popular works are performed all over the world and have earned the distinction of First Prize in the National Flute Association Newly Composed Music Competition Solo Flute and Chamber Music categories.

Brandy holds a B.M. in performance from Michigan State University, a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan, and a Certificate in Advanced Flute Studies from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied with Jeanne Baxtresser.

When Brandy is not performing and teaching, she spends time with her husband and daughter, and enjoys gardening, foraging, making fermented foods, and cooking.

Education
Certificate, Advanced Flute Studies, Carnegie Mellon University
M.M. University of Michigan
B.M., Michigan State University Close
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