Open Adult Amateur Masterclass

Bring your flute and your questions. Play whatever you are currently practicing – a solo, an ensemble part, an exercise. Let Dr. Cate help you discover new solutions and ways to make your practicing more productive and enjoyable. Knowing how to practice efficiently is the way to more fun and satisfaction in your flute playing. We will explore any aspect of tone production, technique, articulation, musicianship and phrasing you bring to the class in a collaborative setting.

Presenter Biography

Dr. Cate Hummel is in demand as a performing artist and clinician in the U.S. and internationally. This past October she was a guest artist at the Festival International de Flauta in Monterrey, Mexico. She has performed in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Bruno Walter Auditorium in Lincoln Center in New York, and on the Dame Myra Hess Series at the Chicago Cultural Center. She received her DMA and MM degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and BM degree from the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts. Dr. Hummel is Adjunct Professor of Flute at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. As a clinician and scholar for Altus and Azumi flutes she travels to schools, music dealers, flute events and educator conferences performing and presenting on a wide range of topics including her research on the teaching of Marcel Moyse, good practice habits and flute pedagogy. She is best known for creating the popular blog Dr. Cate’s Flute Tips, at especially for music educators about teaching flute. Dr. Cate resides in Naperville, IL and teaches students from the Chicago area. She is the founder and director of Dr. Cate’s Flute Camp, a day camp for 11-15 year old flute students that meets every July.