Erika will be performing in three different concerts during the National Flute Association's Convention in Minneapolis, MN.
Saturday, August 12th:
8:30 AM: The Music of Timothy Hagen
11 AM: Virtuosity and the Modern Moving Flutist
Sunday, August 13th:
4PM Gala Closing Concert and Ceremonies
Erika and director of UNCG's School of Dance, Janet Lilly, will be co-directing Dance and Music in Italia study abroad course in Corciano, Italy. Musicians and dancers will be in residence at the Villa de Pieve collaborating in improvisation workshops and rehearsing for a performance at the Corciano Arts Festival.
Recital and Masterclass
Erika will be presenting a workshop that provides innovative ways of broadening the way in which students practice scales. All participants will receive a packet of ideas regarding the use of popular tracks as providing tempi, pitch reference and key recognition. In addition, the workshop will address the use and implementation of Audacity to create an accompanying “mixtape” for scale practice. Scales patterns will come to life with the help of all of our favorite pop, R&B, Rock and Roll and Classical artists!
The UNCG School of Music will sponsor “A Tribute to John Philip Sousa.” This turn-of-the-century band concert will feature Sousa's Band portrayed by the renowned UNCG Wind Ensemble; John Philip Sousa portrayed by Dr. John R. Locke, UNCG Director of Bands. Costumed in much the same manner as the world famous Sousa Band, the entire concert will be presented in the unique “Sousa style” - a mixture of classics, solos, and popular music with rapid-fire encores featuring Sousa's famous marches. This will be a non-stop evening of toe-tapping fun for the entire family!
Erika Boysen and Justin Worley, tuba, will be performing a fun novelty piece in this fun concert.