The Seventh Annual University of Virginia Flute Forum featuring Amy Porter

March 25, 2023 - 8:00am
Old Cabell Hall

UVA Flute Forum 2023
March 25, 2023 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Old Cabell Hall

The Department of Music is pleased to present the seventh annual University of Virginia Flute Forum on Saturday, March 25, 2023. 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, and attendees are encouraged to bring their flutes to participate in a flute choir reading session!  (Program)

This year's Forum will feature international soloist Amy Porter alongside guest artists Sarah Frisof, Moon Kim, Willie Santiago, and Cari Shipp.

T​his event is supported by the Eleanor Shea Music Trust​.  This is an Arts Enhancement Event supported by the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts

Schedule of events

Although all events are free and open to the public, participants are encouraged to register in advance for the UVA Flute Forum.
All events take place on Saturday March 25th and are in Old Cabell Hall (OCH) unless otherwise noted.

8:00 am-3:00 pm, Old Cabell Hall Lobby

“Choose Your Own Adventure: How to Understand What Success Looks Like for You and What You’re Willing to Do to Achieve It,” with Cari Shipp
8:30 am-9:20 am, Room 107

Class with Blair Mothersbaugh from Wm. S. Haynes Co. Flutes
9:00 am-9:50 am, Room 113

“Intro to Extended Techniques: An Interactive Workshop” with Willie Santiago
9:30 am-10:20 am, Room 107

High School Masterclass with Sarah Frisof
10:00 am-10:50 am, Room 113

Visit our vendor, Wm. S. Haynes Co. Flutes
10:30 am-3:00 pm, Room B012

Flute Choir Reading Session with Moon Kim
11:00 am-11:50 am, Room 107

Amy Porter Masterclass, featuring winners of the fourth annual UVA Flute Forum Competition
12:45 pm-2:00 pm, Room 107

Marching Demonstration with The United States Army Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps
2:00-2:30 pm, The Lawn outside Old Cabell Hall

Fife Workshop with The United States Army Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps
2:30-3:20 pm, Room 107 

Drum Workshop with The United States Army Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps
2:30-3:20 pm, Room 113

Brass Workshop with The United States Army Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps
2:30-3:20 pm, Room S004

Amy Porter in Recital
3:30 pm, Old Cabell Auditorium 

Registration for this event can be found here

For more information, please contact Kelly Sulick at

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 Amy Porter at the seventh annual University of Virginia Flute Forum on Saturday, March 25, 2023 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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 Include your name, email address, telephone number, and name of your current flute instructor. Entries are due by 11:59 pm on February 1, 2023. Winners will be announced by March 1, 2023.

Questions may be sent to Good luck!


Amy Porter
Amy Porter

Amy Porter - Mindfulness, Masterclass and Music

Flutist Amy Porter has been praised by critics both for her exceptional musical talent and her passion for scholarship. Through a versatile and distinguished career as a concert performer, she has become one of the most skillful and creative muses for composers of our time. 

From her prolific performances of Michael Daugherty’s Trail of Tears to her October 2022 performance at Carnegie Hall celebrating Lukas Foss’s centennial with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Porter’s accomplishments speak for themselves.

The multifaceted Porter is also an acclaimed professor of music. Recipient of the Henry Russel Award in 2006, Amy has served as a mentor to developing musicians at the University of Michigan and leads an intensive residency at local colleges and universities for the study of flute performance. Her Flute Studio specializes in exercises, audition materials and advice, as well as performance techniques for the next generation of flutists.

Amy’s popular workshop Anatomy of Sound, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, focuses on the wellness and mindfulness needed to be a successful musician and entrepreneur.  Building on Anatomy’s success, the new website offers courses in peaceful breathing, yoga and meditation, along with channels on movement, meditation, wisdom, practice, and breathing. Through these platforms, Porter highlights the importance of self-care as a direct path to a successful musical career. 

Moreover, in an effort to create holistic experiences for orchestras, presenters and their respective audiences, Amy offers mini-residencies alongside her performances. There, she can connect 1:1 with her colleagues and audiences to support, inspire, and reinvigorate musicians and music listeners.

Winner of the 3rd Kobe International Flute Competition and the Paris/Ville d’Avray International Flute Competition, Ms. Porter has served on international juries around the world, including the 6th Kobe competition. She has been heard in recital on National Public Radio; on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center; and featured on the covers and as a writer for the magazines Flute Talk in the USA and The Flute in Japan. Her popular study guide on the early 20-century German composer Sigfrid Karg-Elert elicited the following comment from the Spanish Flute Society: “Strength, beauty, a captivating and seductive force, sensitivity, perfection and a sense of humor characterize the impressive American flautist Amy Porter.”

She has won praise both as a recording artist and as a chamber musician. Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, in her New York Timesreview of the CD In “Translation: Selections from J.S. Bach’s Cello Suites” on the Equilibrium label, applauded Ms. Porter for her “gleaming, lyrical reading.” As a member of Trio Virado, with violist Jaime Amador and guitarist João Luiz, she recorded “Mangabeira,” a CD featuring works by Piazzolla, Brouwer, Hand, Assad, and Luiz, about which Ken Keaton wrote in American Record Guide: “They [Trio Virado] present a set of performances that are unfailingly strong, expressive, and imaginative.”

Wm. S. Haynes. Co Boston Mass logoFormerly a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Porter is Principal Flute of North Carolina’s Brevard Music Center, where she performs as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player.

Born in Wilmington, DE, Ms. Porter graduated from The Juilliard School and pursued further studies at the Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg. She plays a 14K white gold flute with rose gold engraved keys made for her by the William S. Haynes Co. 

Amy Porter is represented worldwide by Sciolino Artist Management. Amy Porter's appearance is supported by the Wm. S. Haynes Co. 


Sarah Frisof

Sarah Frisof
Equally at home in the solo, chamber, and orchestral stages, Sarah Frisof is a passionate flutist and educator.  As a soloist, Ms. Frisof was the second-prize winner of both the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition and the Heida Hermanns International Woodwind Competition, and she was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Kobe International Flute Competition. As a committed proponent of contemporary music, Ms. Frisof frequently premieres major works. In June of 2016, Ms. Frisof and her collaborative partner, Daniel Pesca, piano, released their first album, The Flute Music of Joseph Schwantner, an authoritative recording of all of Schwantner’s major works for flute.  Her second album, Beauty Crying Forth, a survey of music by female composers across time, was released in August of 2020.

In addition to Ms. Frisof’s work as a solo artist, she is an active orchestral and chamber musician, having worked with major symphony orchestras across the country, including the Baltimore Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, Kansas City Symphony and many others. In the summers, Ms. Frisof plays with several festival orchestras including the Sunflower Festival (Topeka, KS), and Music in the Mountains (Durango, CO). Ms. Frisof is an active member of Sound Impact, a chamber collective of musicians dedicated to serving communities and igniting positive change in the US and abroad through live performance, educational programs, and creative collaborations with other artists and art forms.

She has taken her passion for education to global audiences, including working with young students in Zimbabwe and Brazil.  A graduate of the Eastman School, The Juilliard School, and the University of Michigan, she was formerly the Professor of Flute at University of Kansas and the University of Texas at Arlington. Ms. Frisof is currently the Associate Professor of Flute at the University of Maryland.


Moon Kim
Moon Kim

Moon Kim is a fourth year student at UVA majoring in economics and statistics. She is currently serving as one of three Drum Majors in the Cavalier Marching Band and has been a member of various performing arts organizations on grounds. Besides music, she also loves learning new languages and visiting museums.








Willie Santiago
Willie Santiago

Willie Santiago is a passionate performer, educator, and arts administrator based in Baltimore, Maryland. As a performer, their skills range from playing early music on the traverso to experimental contemporary music utilizing extended techniques.  They have made appearances with orchestras such as the Columbia Orchestra and the chamber orchestra Symphony Number One. They also actively perform in pit orchestras for various musicals and productions in the Baltimore-DC area. Currently, they are the Manager of Programs and Resources for the Association of Performing Arts Professionals.

As a chamber musician, Willie’s work has been recognized on the regional and national level. They have performed at the New Music Gathering, National Flute Association’s Annual Convention, and the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention with the flute quartet, Stranded Silver.  Also a soloist, they won third place in 2015 at the Hampton Roads Flute Faire's Collegiate Division Competition and  in 2014 placed third at the Emerging Artist Competition at the International Flute Symposium,

Willie received their M.M. in Flute Performance from East Carolina University and their B.M. in Music Education with Performance Honors from Syracuse University. They performed in masterclasses for Nina Assimakopoulos, Mario Caroli, Ian Clarke, Bradley Garner, Gary Schocker, Jim Walker, Michael Lynn, and Gwynn Roberts. They studied modern flute with Kelly Covert, Christine Gustafson, and Lisa Cella and has studied traverso with Eve Friedman. Willie has previously held fellowships with the Contemporary Performance Institute at the Composer’s Conference and the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin College.




Cari Shipp
Cari Shipp

Cari Shipp (MM, The Peabody Conservatory) teaches and performs in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia and surrounding areas. Since 2010 she has maintained a full private studio of flute and piano students and regularly provides studio classes and clinics on a wide variety of topics. In addition to appearing with orchestras such as Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra, Opera on the James, and The Virginia Consort, she has also been the featured soloist in concert series such as Music on Park Street, The Charlottesville Salon Series, and the Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge concert series alongside pianist Jeremy Thompson. Primarily, she produces and performs in her own benefit concert series entitled SONOSYNTHESIS. These concerts are marked by top level, diverse classical repertoire made interesting and accessible to listeners of all interest levels while supporting local organizations. She lives with her husband and their three pets. Whimsies include long hikes and longer books. 











For more information, please contact Kelly Sulick at

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA’s historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda. (map) Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner.  Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.

All programs are subject to change.  The UVA Department of Music can be reached by calling 434.924.3052 or e-mailing

T​his event is supported by the Eleanor Shea Music Trust​.  This is an Arts Enhancement Event supported by the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts


UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176