UNO Professor of Flute, Dr. Christine Beard, hasn’t let the Covid-19 pandemic stand in the way of working with students across the country, or of having guest artists work with her UNO students. This fall, Dr. Beard has served as a virtual guest artist for the flute studios at Virginia Tech University, California State-Dominguez Hills, Charleston Southern University (SC), and the Longy School of Music at Bard College (Boston). A versatile clinician, her presentations have ranged from teaching a traditional flute masterclass, to workshops on piccolo (“The Piccolo Un-EAR-Plugged”) and piccolo pedagogy (“Developing a Singing Piccolo Tone”), and even a class on “Self-Marketing Strategies for the 21st-century Musician.”
Flute Students at UNO also benefited from these “exchanges”, as reciprocal classes have been presented to UNO students by Dr. Rik Noyse (SCU-DH) on “Finding Your Why”, Dr. Elizabeth Crone (VTU) on “What to Do on Bad Tone Days”, and they were even treated to an in-person traditional flute masterclass with Italian-born flutist, Sergio Pallottelli (Longy) who visited UNO in September 2020.
For more information about upcoming guest artist events in the UNO flute studio for Spring 2021, visit their group page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/UNOflutestudio or Dr. Beard’s “Teaching” page at www.christiebeard.com.