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Flute players unite!
This 92Y first time offering welcomes flute players of all levels beyond beginner (at least one year of prior lessons is required). The ensemble will meet weekly, and will be led by 92Y flute instructor and active performing and recording artist, Rie Schmidt. Music will be chosen from the flute quartet/flute choir repertoire, with some sight-reading necessary, but practice parts provided. This is a fun, pressure-free ensemble for flute players of all ages and levels with at least a base foundation. No audition required, just a basic interview/assessment.
There’s strength in numbers, and beauty in a “choir!” Join us! Flutes of Champagne for everyone at the end of the program!
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Rie Schmidt is a graduate of SUNY Purchase College Conservatory. She teaches flute at 92nd Street Y, The Bloomingdale School of Music, the Allen-Stevenson School in New York City and the Suzuki Music School in Westport, CT. She has received Suzuki flute certification from the East Tennessee Suzuki Flute Institute International, the Great Lakes Suzuki Flute Institute in Hamilton, ONT and Suzuki in the Berkshires in Williamstown, NY.
In 1983, she gave her Carnegie Recital Hall debut as a winner of the Artists International Competition. Ms. Schmidt is a member of the Westchester Phil ...
In 1983, she gave her Carnegie Recital Hall debut as a winner of the Artists International Competition. Ms. Schmidt is a member of the Westchester Philharmonic and the American Symphony and has performed with the New York City Ballet Orchestra, the American Composers Orchestra and many Broadway shows. She and her husband, guitarist Benjamin Verdery, concertize as a duo throughout the US and Europe, and have recorded two CDs of music for flute and guitar. She is a founding member of Flute Force, a flute quartet, which has three CDs: Flute Force (CRI), Pastorale (VAI) and Eyewitness (innova). Her publications include Ravel's Daphnis and Chloé (McGinnis and Marx) arranged for flute quintet, and Barber's Adagio (Schirmer Music). Ms. Schmidt was the president of the New York Flute Club from 1995-98.