Flute Forum

UVA Flute Forum 2022
April 2, 2022 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Old Cabell Hall

The Department of Music is pleased to present the sixth annual University of Virginia Flute Forum on Saturday, April 2, 2022. The UVA Flute Forum is a day-long flute festival which features masterclasses, interactive workshops, and recitals. All events are free and open to the public.

This year's Forum will feature Jennifer Grim, alongside guest artists Sarah Busman, Maria Castillo, Jeremy McEntire, Courtney Morton, Rachel Ordaz, and Derek Stults. If pandemic conditions will not allow for safe gathering, the UVA Flute Forum will be presented on Zoom. Stay tuned to music.virginia.edu/flute-forum for more details!

Schedule of events

Coming soon!

Registration for this event can be found here

For more information, please contact Kelly Sulick at kas6am@virginia.edu.

The UVA Flute Forum Competition

The UVA Flute Forum Collegiate Competition is a FREE competition open to any undergraduate student currently enrolled at a college or university who is taking applied flute lessons (entrants do not need to be majoring in music).

Up to three winners will be selected to perform in a masterclass for Jennifer Grim at the sixth annual University of Virginia Flute Forum on Saturday, April 2, 2022 in Charlottesville, Virginia (or online, if deemed necessary due to the pandemic).

Those interested in entering should submit a recording of the piece they would like to perform in the masterclass. Pieces written for flute and piano should be recorded with piano accompaniment (SmartMusic or other pre-recorded accompaniment is acceptable). Winners are responsible for bringing their own pianists to the masterclass.

To enter, please submit an unedited audio recording as a file attachment (or a link to an online posting of the audio recording), to UVAFluteForum@gmail.com. Include your name, email address, telephone number, and name of your current flute instructor. Entries are due by 11:59 pm on February 15, 2022. Winners will be announced by March 1, 2022.

Questions may be sent to UVAFluteForum@gmail.com. Good luck!


Hailed as "a deft, smooth flute soloist" by the New York Times, Jennifer Grim's remarkable depth and breadth as a performer of solo and chamber repertoire has gained broad national acclaim. She has performed with such renowned ensembles as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble and is the flutist of the award-winning Zéphyros Winds and the New York Chamber Soloists. She also serves as Principal Flute of the Mozart Orchestra of New York and the Santo Domingo Festival Orchestra and has given solo and chamber performances throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

Ms. Grim has performed as a soloist with the Frost Wind Ensemble, Lviv Philharmonic, Boca Raton Symphonia, Frost Wind Ensemble, UNLV Symphony Orchestra, Henderson Symphony Orchestra, the Vermont Summer Music Festival, among others. As a guest artist, she has performed with the Boston Chamber Music Society, Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival, and the American String Quartet with harpist Nancy Allen. With Zéphyros Winds, Ms. Grim has been residence at universities across the country, including the Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, Stanford University, Yale School of Music, and many others.

An avid baroque flutist, Ms. Grim studied with renowned artists in New York, Boston, and Amsterdam and is a member of Cosmopolitan Baroque. In demand as a clinician, she has given masterclasses across the country, specializing in baroque performance practice as well as standard and contemporary solo and chamber repertoire.

In 2012, Ms. Grim founded the UNLV Chamber Music Society, an organization that presents concerts performed by UNLV faculty as well as esteemed chamber ensembles such as the Ying Quartet, Boston Brass, Horszowski Trio, American String Quartet, and many others. She is also a passionate advocate of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in the field of classical music. She has also worked with the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA) National Festival, which invites students from El Sistema inspired programs across the United States to perform in a national youth orchestra performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California.

Ms. Grim is currently Associate Professor at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. She previously served on the faculty of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for twelve years and in 2017 was honored with the Teacher of the Year Award from the UNLV College of Fine Arts. A native of Berkeley, California, Ms. Grim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Yale University. Recently appointed Artistic Coordinator of the Frost School at Festival Napa Valley, Ms. Grim also serves on the Board of Directors of Chamber Music America and was the 2021 Program Chair for the National Flute Association Annual Convention.

For more information, please contact Kelly Sulick at kas6am@virginia.edu

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda. Parking is available in the Central Grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Road, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner. 

Please call the Music Department at 434.924.3052 for more information.

All events are subject to change.

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