Event schedule

This is a tentative schedule. The final schedule and instructions on how to connect to the sessions will be sent to registrants prior to the retreat.
 
Pacific Northwest Flute Gathering ONLINE
“Vashon Island Flute Gathering”
Thursday, October 1 – Sunday, October 4, 2020
Theme: Together in 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.

New to Zoom? We’ll host a tutorial on the basics of Zoom on Wednesday, Sep. 30 at 6:15pm PDT, the evening before our event begins. Registrants, watch your email for info on how to connect in.

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

THURSDAY, October 1
5:30-6:00pm PDT Check-in / social time / open conference
6:00pm PDT Welcome / opening circle
~ 7:00pm PDT Open mic / playing session – Joe & Jeff
FRIDAY, October 2
8:45-9:00am PDT Social time / open conference
9:00-9:30am PDT Warmup and announcements
9:30-10:45am PDT Session 1
Instructor: Cornell, Host: Tim
Let’s Play Some Songs
: Learn some songs together of differing styles on our flutes. We’ll work on some techniques with each song.
11:00am-12:15 PDT Session 2
Instructor: Tim, Host: Cornell
A Play with Words:
Work with the Fibonacci Technique – A fun way to create an idea for a song using the letters of word or name.
   
1:00-2:15pm Session 3
Instructor: Pam, Host: Joe
Indigenous Instruments:
Our instruments have a rich history. What are some techniques we can use to draw on that history? How do we use our instruments creatively? Flutes and didgeridoos welcome.
2:30-3:45pm PDT Session 4
Instructor: Joe, Host: Pam
Creativity, Imagination, and the Flute
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4:00-5:00pm PDT Playing session with Jeff
   
6:00pm PDT LEADERS’ PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE
(this session will be simulcast on Facebook)
~ 7:30pm PDT After hours open mic
SATURDAY, October 3
8:45-9:00am PDT Social time / open conference
9:00-9:30am PDT Warmup and announcements
9:30-10:45am PDT Session 1
Instructor: Joe, Host: Pam
Recording and Sound:
Walk-through of recording and sound equipment and software. The software walk through will be in Cakewalk but the techniques demonstrated will apply to other recording packages and the recording process in general.
11:00am-12:15 PDT Session 2
Instructor: Pam, Host: Joe
Get Your Groove On: 
Exploring rhythms and rhythmic playing. Bring your flutes and didgeridoos.
   
1:00-2:15pm PDT Session 3
Instructor: Tim, Host: Cornell
From Improvisation to Masterpiece: 
Building a structured song from your improvised melody
2:30-3:45pm PDT Session 4
Instructor: Cornell, Host: Tim
Playing arrangements for multiple flutes: We’ll look at and play music arranged for multiple flutes. Ability to read notation for NAF will be a plus for this class.

We will be using three sizes of flutes in this class.
A-minor, E-minor and Bass A-minor. You don’t need to have all three sizes. You can try the musical parts for the sizes you have.
   
6:00pm PDT ATTENDEES’ PERFORMANCES
~ 8:00pm PDT After hours open mic
SUNDAY, October 4
9:30-10:30am PDT Wrap up / closing circle
10:30-11:00am PDT Didn’t get enough playing – open mic
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR NEXT YEAR – October 7-10, 2021