Fall Flute Workshop – 2016

Featuring Guest Artist-Teacher Immanuel Davis

Saturday October 22, 2016

Faith Lutheran Church | 1717 W Service Drive | Winona, MN

9:30am Registration & check-in with coffee/water/cookies
10:00am Daily warm-ups and tone building session (Sanctuary)
11:00am Master class session #1 (3-4 players)
12:00pm Lunch (on your own at local café or bring bag lunch and eat in church fellowship room)
1:30pm Master class session #2 (3 players – more advanced players)
2:30pm Flute ensemble rehearsal (all participants welcome)
3:00pm Musicale: Immanuel Davis short recital, flute ensemble finale (all participants)
3:45pm Closing comments, Q/A with Immanuel
4:00pm Farewell, see you next year!

Flutists from high school through adult players are invited to attend at no cost. This regional flute workshop is jointly sponsored by Flutistry, Saint Mary’s University Music Department (Dr. Janet Heukeshoven, flute instructor) and Winona State University Music Department (Ms. Bethany Gonella, flute instructor).


Immanuel Davis

Immanuel Davis

Flutist Immanuel Davis is a highly versatile performer who enjoys playing the entire span of the flute repertoire. He has performed as a recitalist and master class teacher worldwide. He has appeared as a recitalist and chamber musician at Weill Recital hall at Carnegie Hall, MoMa’s Summer Garden Series, Noonday Concerts at Trinity Church, and the “Meet the Virtuoso” series at the 92nd St Y. Orchestral work has included performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, Riverside Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Jupiter Symphony, and Buffalo Philharmonic and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Davis has also played on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof, Show Boat and Ragtime, among others. Immanuel released his first CD, Prevailing Winds in December of 2003. 

In 2005, Immanuel was a recipient of a Fulbright Grant for study of baroque flute and performance practice with Wilbert Hazelzet at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague. Since then he has performed as soloist and chamber player with such early music ensembles as Early Music New York, ARTEK, Lyra Baroque and the Bach Society of Minnesota, Mercury Orchestra, and Rebel. He has also been heard on NPR’s “Performance Today” and in numerous recitals with Barthold Kuijken and Wilbert Hazelzet. 

In 2011, Immanuel released his second CD, “On a Clear Morning”, a program of works by Philippe Gaubert performed on period French instruments – A 19th century Louis Lot Flute and an Erard Grand Piano, making it the first modern recording of Gaubert’s music on French instruments. He is currently working on a recording project of the complete flute chamber works by Nikolai Kapustin.  

A popular guest teacher, he has been invited to teach classes at Yale University, New England Conservatory, Grinell College, the North Carolina School of the Arts and Seattle Pacific University and several times for the National Flute Association Conventions. He has made multiple trips to Mexico, where he has served as woodwind clinician for the Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra. He has also given several classes for the U.S. Air Force Bands in Sacramento and Colorado Springs, and has performed and given clinics for the National Flute Convention. 

Educated at the Juilliard School, Mr. Davis received both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as a student of Julius Baker. Immanuel Davis has been the flute professor at the University of Minnesota since 2001. In June 2013, Immanuel completed the 3-year training to become an AmSat Certified teacher of the Alexander Technique.