Notre Dame College Performing Arts programs will partner with local college and high school flute players for an exclusive day of masterclasses and ensemble recitals.
This Inaugural Flute Day will take place on Saturday, March 25, from 1-7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center of the Administration Building on the College campus. The event will feature a masterclass and concert with international flutist, guest artist and conductor, Sammy Holloman.
The evening performance beginning at 6 p.m., also in the Performing Arts Center, is free and open to the public. Enter campus at 1857 S. Green Road.
Alicia Gallucci, M.M., assistant professor of music and codirector of Performing Arts programs at the College, will join Holloman in leading Flute Day sessions.
Activities throughout the day consist of a flute workshop; ensemble reading, among other instructional experiences; and an evening performance. Participants receive a free t-shirt and dinner.
The flute is among the most important instruments in orchestras and symphonies and leads the woodwind section, acting as the soprano voice in many orchestral and concert band pieces. Modern music compositions utilize the flute to communicate a variety of both cheerful and sad emotions.
A family of woodwind instruments, the flute is played without reeds, and it is an aerophone; the flow of air across an opening producing the sound.
Flutist, Sammy Holloman, has been a selected masterclass performer at Passion Flute X and has worked on masterclasses with a number of renowned, professional musicians.
She made her international debut as the featured instrumental soloist performing Charles Griffes’ “Poem with Orchestra” while on tour through Italy and Switzerland.
Holloman has performed as a large ensemble and chamber musician with groups, such as the Cleveland Composers Guild, the University of Kansas Orchestra and Wind Ensemble and West Virginia University Graduate Quintet.
Holloman, who is interested in storytelling through performance, has been a pit orchestra musician for collegiate productions throughout Ohio.
In addition to her roles at Notre Dame, Alicia Gallucci is principal flutist for the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, a flute section member of the Cleveland Winds and performs in the Siena Woodwind Quintet.
She is involved in community ensembles throughout Northeast Ohio.
While teaching courses in music theory and the history of rock and roll at the College, Gallucci additionally offers applied flute lessons and woodwind instruction with Notre Dame bands.
Gallucci teaches private flute lessons through the Beck Center of the Arts located in Lakewood, Ohio. She also has instructed flute sections for local high schools, including Cuyahoga Falls, Medina and St. Edwards.
Contact Alicia Gallucci at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Additional information about Notre Dame’s Performing Arts programs is available online.
Kimberly T. Krozser, ’17, contributed to this article.
About Notre Dame College
Notre Dame College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts college in South Euclid committed to teaching students how to make a good living and live a good life. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master’s degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. For more information, visit NotreDameCollege.edu.
About Notre Dame College
Notre Dame College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts college in South Euclid, Ohio, committed to teaching students how to make a good living and live a good life. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master’s degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. For more information, visit NotreDameCollege.edu.