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Flute Day 2023

Bart Feller,
in masterclass and recital

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Sunday April 16

$10 members | $20 student package (admission + membership) |$30 package (admission + membership)
Time & Place:
Check in at 9am @ UNLV Campus
Beam Music Center
Sign up to play in an ensemble for Flute Day  by February 1st! (all levels welcome!):
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masterclass winners! Please pay here:

We hope to see you there!

About Dr. John McMurtery
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John McMurtery enjoys a varied career as an orchestral flutist, soloist, chamber musician, teacher, and composer. Currently, he is section flutist of the New York City Opera Orchestra, and Associate Professor of Flute at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas. He has served as guest principal flutist with the Chicago Symphony, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. In January 2017 he participated in the Chicago Symphony's tour of Europe with Maestro Riccardo Muti. Previously, he was principal flutist with the Peoria Symphony, Opera Orchestra of New York, the Crested Butte Festival Orchestra, the Dicapo Opera, and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. During the 2011-12 season he served as acting piccoloist with the Oregon Symphony. McMurtery has performed regularly with the Detroit Symphony, the New Jersey Symphony, and at the OK Mozart festival in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

As soloist, McMurtery has appeared with the New York Symphonic Ensemble in Japan, the Peoria Symphony, Artemis Chamber Ensemble, and Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared as guest artist at flute festivals in Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Tennessee.

As chamber musician, McMurtery performs or has performed with the Camerata Woodwind QuintetUna Voce EnsembleUpTown Flutes, and Luna Nova. He recorded for the NAXOS label with the West Side Chamber Orchestra as soloist on John Rutter’s Suite Antique, as well as chamber music on a CD featuring works by Sean Hickey.

Prior to his appointment in 2019 as flute professor at UNLV, he taught at Western Illinois University, the Westminster Conservatory Young Artist Program, the Lucy Moses School in New York City, and Drew University Summer Music. He is a past president of the New York Flute Club. Dr. McMurtery earned his DMA from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Julius Baker, Robert Langevin, and Jeanne Baxtresser. He received his MM from Rutgers University as a student of Bart Feller, and BM from Central Washington University where he studied with Dr. Hal Ott.


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