September 9th, 2022

Jill Felber & Dianne Frazer

The Flute Association at Florida State University is excited to welcome world-renowned guest artist, Jill Felber on Friday, September 9! Ms. Felber will be giving a masterclass at 2:30 pm and a recital at 7:30 pm in Longmire. We are also excited to have our Sponsor, Miyazawa, visiting us during the Exhibits from 1-2:30 pm in the KMU lounge!

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Special thanks for our sponsors!

About the Artists

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In demand as a guest clinician because of her extraordinary motivational teaching style, Ms. Felber is Professor of Flute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she earned the Distinguished Teaching Award. Highly regarded by her peers around the world, Ms. Felber currently presents her popular EXTREME MAKEOVER: FLUTE EDITION and WHOLE FLUTES® seminars throughout the country and frequently tours with pianist Dianne Frazer, showcasing their arranged “Fusions” at conventions, flute societies and universities. Holding degrees from University of Michigan and Bowling Green State University, Ms. Felber has taught on the faculties of Ohio University, Capital University, and Wright State University. Her teachers include Keith Bryan, Judith Bentley, Samuel Baron, and James Galway.

In addition to Ms. Felber’s remarkable career performing and teaching with creativity and passion, she is also an effective leader in the field of arts administration.  Having served as Chair of the Department of Music at UC Santa Barbara, she currently serves on the Board of Directors for Santa Barbara’s Community Arts Music Association and on the Board of Directors for Areon Flutes.  Professor Felber has been active in the National Flute Association, as a member of its Board of Directors for two terms, as Program Chair for the 1993 National Flute Association’s conference in Boston, Massachusetts, and on several committees. As a founding member of the Flute and Clarinet Duo Consortium, she was a member of its initial Board of Directors with a mission to commission new works for flute and clarinet.  Prior to moving to California, she served on the Board of Directors of the Detroit Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. 

In demand as a guest clinician because of her extraordinary motivational teaching style, Ms. Felber is Professor of Flute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she earned the Distinguished Teaching Award. Highly regarded by her peers around the world, Ms. Felber currently presents her popular EXTREME MAKEOVER: FLUTE EDITION and WHOLE FLUTES® seminars throughout the country and frequently tours with pianist Dianne Frazer, showcasing their arranged “Fusions” at conventions, flute societies and universities. Holding degrees from University of Michigan and Bowling Green State University, Ms. Felber has taught on the faculties of Ohio University, Capital University, and Wright State University. Her teachers include Keith Bryan, Judith Bentley, Samuel Baron, and James Galway.

In addition to Ms. Felber’s remarkable career performing and teaching with creativity and passion, she is also an effective leader in the field of arts administration.  Having served as Chair of the Department of Music at UC Santa Barbara, she currently serves on the Board of Directors for Santa Barbara’s Community Arts Music Association and on the Board of Directors for Areon Flutes.  Professor Felber has been active in the National Flute Association, as a member of its Board of Directors for two terms, as Program Chair for the 1993 National Flute Association’s conference in Boston, Massachusetts, and on several committees. As a founding member of the Flute and Clarinet Duo Consortium, she was a member of its initial Board of Directors with a mission to commission new works for flute and clarinet.  Prior to moving to California, she served on the Board of Directors of the Detroit Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. 

Dianne Frazer is recognized globally as a premiere collaborative pianist. Known for her wit and style on and off stage, she “exudes an energy and an excitement that is both irresistible and endearing.” She has performed with a “who’s who” of international artists, and has performed in Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Merkin Hall. According to Branford Marsalis, “Dianne is one bad-ass pianist!”

Dianne recently returned to the Columbus(OH) area after ten years on the faculty at Louisiana State University and two years in New York City. She is a principal pianist for the National Flute Association, International Society of Bassists, and has been a pianist at the Oberstdorf Music Festival in Germany, World Bass Festival in Poland, ISI Florence in Italy, the MTNA Southern Division, Bradetich International Double Bass Competition, International Hornists Society, International Trumpet Guild, North American Saxophone Alliance, International Clarinet Association, International Tuba Euphonium conventions, and numerous state and regional festivals. Dianne holds two performance degrees, was a two-time Fischoff finalist, and was an adjudicator for the prestigious Dranoff International Two Piano Competition.

Touring with individual artists is a big part of Ms. Frazer’s schedule, which is a direct by-product of the many conventions and festivals she plays. Her passion for making music with other musicians is almost equal to her passion for creating strong and lasting friendships, and this makes for a very gratifying and balanced life.

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