Event schedule

 

Pacific Northwest Flute Gathering ONLINE
“Vashon Island Flute Gathering”
Thursday, October 7 – Sunday, October 10, 2021
Theme: Exploring Our Song

All classes, workshops and concerts will be held on Zoom. A few days before the retreat, all registrants will receive information to connect into the online sessions.

*** ALL TIMES ARE U.S. PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME ***

THURSDAY, October 7
5:30-6:00pm PDT Check-in / social time / open conference
6:00pm PDT Welcome / opening circle
Bring your G-minor, D-minor flutes, A-minor flutes, drums or percussion
~ 7:00pm PDT Playing session / after hours open mic
FRIDAY, October 8
8:45-9:00am PDT Social time / open conference
9:00-9:30am PDT Warmup with Pam and Cornell / announcements
9:30-10:45am PDT Session 1
Instructor: Cornell, Host: Tim
Let’s Play Songs – Bring your G-minor flutes. We’ll learn some songs together to get the music flowing for the weekend. 
11:00am-12:15 PDT Session 2
Instructor: Tim, Host: Cornell
Ebb and Flow – Exploring the Phases of Growth Within Our Songs
   
1:00-2:15pm PDT Session 3
Instructor: Pam, Host: Joe
Get Your Groove On – Learn unique rhythmic patterns that can spark the imagination. Pam guides you through some fun and accessible ways to approach rhythm and break it into manageable chunks. No need to be able to read rhythm… feel it in the body. Fit rhythms together into cohesive songs. Flutes, drums and didgeridoos are welcome. Bring your D-minor or G-minor flutes.
2:30-3:45pm PDT Session 4
Instructor: Joe, Host: Pam
Building Blocks of Melody – Develop an interesting melody from an initial idea. Whether improvising or writing a song, find ways to expand your ideas into melodic phrases.  
4:00-5:00pm PDT Music circle with Richard Nash Come hang out at the music circle. Bring a song, a favorite flute or a story to tell. Or, just sit back and listen.
   
6:00pm PDT LEADERS’ PERFORMANCE (streamed on Facebook and YouTube)
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~ 7:15pm PDT After hours open mic
SATURDAY, October 9
8:45-9:00am PDT Social time / open conference
9:00-9:30am PDT Warmup with Tim and Joe / announcements
9:30-10:45am PDT Session 1
Instructor: Joe, Host: Pam
Taking your Songs and Improvisations to the Next Level – Use embellishments and expressive elements to add emotion and finesse to your playing. 
11:00am-12:15 PDT Session 2
Instructor: Pam, Host: Joe
Gettin’ in the Groove – Experiment further with the rhythms from Get Your Groove On. Find ways to relax into the rhythm and have fun with it to allow freedom in creating music. Flutes, drums and didgeridoos are welcome. Bring your D-minor or G-minor flutes.
   
1:00-2:15pm PDT Session 3
Instructor: Tim, Host: Cornell
Native Flute & Rhythmic Patterns – Using Patterns of Notes to Inspire our Creativity
2:30-3:45pm PDT Session 4
Instructor: Cornell, Host: Tim
Putting it all Together – How to manage all those things you’re supposed to know and just “play” and enjoy. Bring your G-minor flutes.
4:00-5:00pm PDT Music circle with Marty DixonCome hang out at the music circle. Bring a song, a favorite flute or a story to tell. Or, just sit back and listen.
   
6:00pm PDT ATTENDEES’ PERFORMANCES
~ 7:30pm PDT After hours open mic
SUNDAY, October 10
9:30-10:45am PDT Wrap up / closing circle / sendoff play-along session – bring instruments
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR NEXT YEAR – October 6 – 9, 2022