Anyone out there go to Boxwood? How was it? Ah, someday I hope to go to that. I did, however, attend a workshop locally (Pittsburgh): the Mid East Workshop. It is mostly recorder and viol, but they do have a Baroque flute class. I did the Siciliana movement from Bach's Sonata in E flat (regardless of whether he acutally wrote it or not) for the master's class and survived. Everybody was all supportive and said they couldn't believe I did that after playing Baroque flute for one year. But hey -- if you don't step out of your comfort zone once in a while, how do you ever improve? They had a new faculty member this year, James Young. He is an unbelievably good recorder player -- at the faculty concert everyone was like, wow. I believe he lives in the Netherlands during the year, and teaches at various workshops all over the US. So maybe some of you have run across him. He's a pretty good teacher too; I know I enjoyed his class.
But I digress. I was just curious if any of you famous flute makers out there, who went to Boxwood, will be publishing a post op for those of us who like to read about what we cannot afford to attend.
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- At 05:37 AM 2/08/2003, you wrote:
>But I digress. I was just curious if any of you famous flute makers out there, who went to Boxwood, will be publishing a post op for those of us who like to read about what we cannot afford to attend.
Not moi this time, malheureusement - I was at Boxwood the previous year. A great week of fun. I didn't attend the classes (having too much fun measuring up and photographing the nice old flutes that were floating around!) but it was obvious that minds were being stretched in all directions. Definitely an experience one needs at least once in a lifetime - and sooner rather than later as the greatest benefits probably come when you have acquired general control over the instrument but want some eye-openers on how to make the kind of music people actually want to listen to.
As to the expense, they do have a limited number of working positions for people on a low budget. Assisting in the kitchen - that kind of thing. Not so luxurious as being pampered like the full-fare-paying attendees but I imagine it forms its own bonds so certainly worth inquiring about.
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