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Author: Jessie Bauters

Mini-Documentary: Once a Flutist Festival

For two days in March 2017, flutists young and old converged on CU Boulder for the Once a Flutist Festival. Including master classes with Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway, panels and recitals, the once-in-a-lifetime event was a reminder that if you’re once a flutist… you’re always a flutist.


One of the coolest parts about this whole festival is
the idea of coming together as a community
And not only getting to engage with other people who
love to play the flute, but some alumni, and getting to
engage with some incredible people.
We are gathering the Galways: Sir James and Lady Galway
Icons of the flute, to share their incredible music
and their incredible legacy.
This is an opportunity for all of us interior flutists
to come together in celebration.
It doesn’t matter what level you are, or how long you’ve
played the flute, or how long ago it was,
playing the flute brings us all together, and it’s just this
massive celebration of music.
It’s beautiful that it makes sense to the rest of the
musicians as well, you can remember that if you’ve
even been a musician, it can always stay a part of your life.

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