Picture of sheet music and part of a flute


The University of Akron School of Music is pleased to announce details for the 2018 Flute Day. Presented by The Northeastern Ohio Flute Association, in conjunction with the UA Undergraduate Student Government and the UA School of Music.

Join us Sunday, Nov. 4th

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Guzzetta Recital Hall (157 University Ave.)

Featuring masterclasses, performances, and flute choir reading sessions by: Lindsay Leach Sparks (UA), Timothy Hagen (The University of Wisconsin-Madison), Kathie Stewart (Oberlin College), Kelly Sulick (The University of Virginia), and Wendy Kumer (The Flute Academy of Pittsburgh).

The concerts are free and open to the public.

High School Students

Performance in the high school masterclass, will be by video audition.

If interested, please follow these steps:

  • Record a 60-90 second video of you playing the piece you would like to play in the masterclass.
  • State your name, grade, and piece at the beginning of the video.
  • Post your video to the UA Flute Studio facebook page with the hashtag #NEOFAfest2018.
  • All video submission are due by Friday, Oct. 26 at 11:59pm.
    • Note: the submission deadline recently changed from Oct. 20th


  • Registration is $15 per participant, due at the door, cash or check only.
  • Free for UA students.
  • Free for parents.
  • A separate $5 lunch ticket, pizza and a drink, can also be purchased.

Walk-ins are welcome, but please sign up if you know you plan to attend.

Sign up to attend


Sunday, November 4

9 - 11 a.m. - Registration, Atrium

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Exhibits open, Atrium


10-10:50 a.m. - Flute Choir reading session with Wendy Kumer, Recital Hall

11-12:30 p.m. - High School Masterclass with Lindsay Leach Sparks, Recital Hall

12:30-1:30 p.m. - Lunch, featuring area collegiate flute choirs, Atrium

1:30-2:15 p.m. - Introduction to Baroque Flute with Kathie Stewart, 05

2:15-3 p.m. - Introduction to Extended Techniques with Kelly Sulick, 05

3-3:15 p.m. - BREAK

3:15-4:45 p.m. - College Masterclass with Timothy Hagen, Recital Hall

5-6 p.m. - Faculty Recital featuring the University of Akron Flute Ensemble