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Flute Day at Schmitt Music Bloomington on June 29th

Saturday, June 29th | Schmitt Music Bloomington

The Flute Gallery and the University of Minnesota are excited to collaborate for Flute Day 2024! Join us on Saturday, June 29, 2024 at Schmitt Music Bloomington for a free afternoon of interactive sessions, masterclasses, instrument trials, and recital by guest artist, Immanuel Davis! A detailed schedule of events and RSVP form are included below.


2PM: Group Session - Immanuel Davis' Double-Tonguing Extravaganza

In Concert Hall

2:30PM-3:30PM: Masterclass

In Concert Hall

3:30PM-4PM: Instrument Trials

In Flute Gallery

Spend time with #TeamFG exploring instruments, accessories, and more!

4PM-4:45PM: Immanuel Davis Recital

In Concert Hall

Flutist Immanuel Davis is a highly versatile performer who enjoys playing the entire span of the flute repertoire. He has performed nationally and internationally as flute and chamber musician.

In 2005, Immanuel was a recipient of a Fulbright Grant for study of baroque flute and performance practice with Wilbert Hazelzet at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague. Since then he has performed as soloist and chamber player with such early music ensembles as Early Music New York, ARTEK, Lyra Baroque and the Bach Society of Minnesota, REBEL, and the MERCURY Orchestra.

In 2011, Immanuel released a CD, “On a Clear Morning”, a program of works by Philippe Gaubert performed on period French instruments – A 19th century Louis Lot Flute and an Erard Grand Piano, making it the first modern recording of Gaubert’s music on period French instruments.

A proponent of new music, Mr. Davis has had works written for him by such composers as Nikolai Kapustin, Ronn Yedidia, and Inessa Zaretsky. His first CD, Prevailing Winds, was a recital of world premiere and rarely recorded 20th century pieces for flute.

In 2019, Mr. Davis released a CD of the complete chamber works for flute by Nikolai Kapustin on the Naxos Label.

A popular guest teacher, he has been invited to teach classes at Yale University, New England Conservatory, Grinell College, the North Carolina School of the Arts and Seattle Pacific University. He has made multiple trips to Mexico, where he has served as woodwind clinician for the Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra. He has also given several classes for the U.S. Air Force Bands in Sacramento and Colorado Springs, and has performed and given clinics for the National Flute Convention.

Educated at the Juilliard School, Mr. Davis received both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as a student of Julius Baker. Immanuel Davis has been the flute professor at the University of Minnesota since 2001. Immanuel is also an AmSAT-certified teacher of the Alexander Technique.


Interested in attending? RSVP today!