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OCT. 25. 2014. Dana School of Music’s 22nd Annual Flute Festival


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014 FROM 8:30 AM TO 4:00 PM

The Flute Festival registration begins at 8:30 am.  The day will include a full recital, two-hour masterclass, and lecture with Soo-Kyung Park, Professor of Flute at New York University.  A junior-high masterclass will be offered as well as the popular flute ensemble reading sessions.  The lunchtime concert will feature local ensembles and there will be a flute choir concert featuring the Dana Flute Ensemble and other area flute choirs. Exhibitors from around the country (Volkwein’s, Flute Specialists, Royalton Music, Motter’s Music) will have booths offering flutes, music, and flute-related items for sale throughout the day.  Whether you are a flutist of any age or perhaps just a flute-enthusiast, the 22nd Dana Flute Festival promises a fun day not to be missed!
For more information, contact Dr. Kathryn Thomas Umble at the Dana School of Music: 330-941-1831 or email  Please mail-in registration form below.  Parking for a fee will be available in the Wick parking deck (M-1) directly south of Bliss Hall.  The Dana Flute Festival is sponsored by Volkwein’s, the Friends of Music, the Dana School of Music, and Youngtown State University’s College of Creative Arts & Communication.

$16 preregistered or $20 at the door
All ages and levels welcome!
For information call (330) 941-1831 or click Here.


Flutist Soo-Kyung Park enjoys a multi-faceted career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, artistic director, writer and teacher.  Upon arriving in United States in 1984, Ms. Park was accepted as the youngest flutist at The Juilliard School in the Pre-College Division, where she studied with Bonnie Lichter. 
She continued her studies at The Juilliard School where she earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Performance under the tutelage of Julius Baker and Jeanne Baxtresser.
Ms. Park first won international acclaim as winner of the Promising Artist Search in her native South Korea, where she performed in recital at the Seoul Arts Center, and subsequently won first prize in the New York Flute Club Competition, performing in New York’s Cami Hall.
She has performed as soloist with the Korean Symphony at Alice Tully Hall.  Her radio credits include APR’s “Performance Today” and WQXR’s “McGraw Hill Young Artist Showcase” hosted by Bob Sherman, where she was featured performing Mozart’s Flute Concerto.  She has performed solo and chamber music concerts in the United States, and throughout Europe and Asia.
As an orchestral musician, she has performed and toured as principal flute and piccolo with orchestras in the United States, Israel and Asia, with some of the world’s most eminent conductors, including Pierre Boulez, James DePreist, Jahja Ling, Kurt Masur, Byung Hyun Rhee, Leonard Slatkin, Gerard Schwarz and Hugh Wolff.  Orchestras she has performed with include the Juilliard Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Prometheus Chamber Orchestra and Shira Festival Orchestra of Israel.  
Highly in demand as a teacher and coach, Ms. Park has taught master classes in the United States, Germany and Korea. In addition to her position on the faculty of New York University, she remains a faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music, Pre-College Division. 
In addition to maintaining an active flute studio, she is founder and president of an educational consulting company specializing in preparing American and International students for conservatory auditions and National/International competitions. 


Kathryn Thomas Umble, Festival Coordinator, is Associate Professor of Flute at Youngstown State University and has served on the faculties of Bowling Green State University and Grove City College. Dr. Umble holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Bowling Green State University, and Michigan State University and was awarded the Prix d'excellence for Outstanding Musicianship from the Fontainebleau School of Music, France, which she attended on full scholarship.
In addition to performing principal flute with the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, Umble holds the piccolo position with the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and has performed principal flute with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. She has presented recitals in Europe and throughout the United States, including venues such as Alice Tully Hall and Symphony Space, New York, and the Milhaud Society at the Cleveland Institute of Music with members of the Cleveland Orchestra. Kathryn Umble was featured as guest artist of the Pittsburgh Flute Club, concerto soloist with Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, guest artist in recital with the Aurista Ensemble in New York City, winner of the 2009 Pittsburgh Concert Society Major Auditions Competition, and she performed in recital at the 2011 National Flute Association Convention in Charlotte, NC.  Umble is a founding member of Duo Allant, a flute and guitar ensemble -
Dr. Umble has also served as a National Flute Association competition judge and flute pedagogy panel member. She conducted the Dana Flute Ensemble in a full concert performance at the 2005 OMEA Conference and the 2006 and 2009 National Flute Association Conventions.