University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
2016 South Texas
Flute & Clarinet Festival
April 9, 2016
Over 600 students and community members, ranging from 5th graders through adult professionals and amateurs, participated in the 2016 South Texas Flute & Clarinet Festival. This year’s festival featured college/high school master classes and a recital with internationally renowned guest flutist Jim Walker (University of Southern California/Colburn School) and guest flutists Lisa Garner Santa (Texas Tech), Melissa Colgin-Abeln (UT-El Paso), Mariana Gariazzo (Texas A&M), Alison Baker, and Sarah Jane Hargis. The event also included hands on clinics for flutists and clarinetists of all ages and abilities, as well as, flute choir and clarinet choir reading sessions, clinician concerts, the 2016 Junior High Woodwind Olympics, a High School Master Class Competition, and exhibitors.
2015 Flutiz Navidad
Holiday Flute Choir & Food Drive
December 3, 2015
Our 2nd Annual Flutiz Navidad Holiday Community Flute Choir and Food Drive to benefit the Food Bank of Brownsville's Homeless Youth Connection Project was a success! Many thanks to the 93 flutists and teachers from across the Rio Grande Valley who participated and donated nearly 3,000 canned goods. A special thank you to our fantastic guest conductor, Mr. Albert Lo, UTRTGV Director of Bands, for donating his time and talents to support this event. Thank you to all!
2015 Floot Fire Brownsville
June 29-July 1, 2015
2015 Floot Fire Brownsville welcomed over 125 flute students, in grades 6-12, from Brownsville, Edinburg, Harlingen, La Joya, Los Fresnos, McAllen, Pharr, Rio Hondo, Roma, San Benito, and Sharyland to campus. The workshop featured three full days of master classes, clinics, recitals, elective classes, chamber ensemble and flute choir rehearsals with Floot Fire Faculty members from UTRGV (Brownsville), Baylor University, Houston, and Dallas along with assistance from RGV band directors and UTRGV (Brownsville) flute student helpers.
2015 Junior High
All-Valley Etude "Spooktacular"
October 31, 2015
UTRGV (Brownsville Campus) Flute and Clarinet Studios hosted the 2015 Middle School All-Valley Clinic. University students designed and presented clinics for middle school students in Region 28 and Region 15 who were preparing for their All-Region Honor Band Auditions. Nearly 90 flute and clarinet students from across the Rio Grande Valley attended the event.