Founded in 2004 by the Madison Flute Club with the sponsorship of UW-Madison Professor Stephanie Jutt and the UW-Madison Flute Studio, the statewide Wisconsin Flute Festival had modest beginnings with an ambitious vision. Each year, the annual gathering of flutists and other music lovers has grown both in depth and outreach.
Featuring prominent guest artists, performers, clinicians and volunteers, the Wisconsin Flute Festival offers educational opportunities to musicians and interested community of all ages. The program includes and evening concert, competitions, master classes, flute choir reading sessions and other participatory offerings.
Past festivals have featured a wide array of nationally and internationally known flutists. Click on any of the linked festivals to learn about the guest artists, presenters, and competition winners.
2017 – Madison Flute Festival With Lorna McGhee
2014 – Stephanie Mortimore, Piccolo with NY Metropolitan Opera
2013 – Flutes in Dairyland with John Thorne, Northwestern University
2012 – Celebrating Innovation with Robert Dick, Modern Bass Flutist
2011 – Virginia Brofitt, Miyazawa Artist
2010 – Chris Norman, Wooden Flute Specialist
2009 – One Woman, a World of Music with Rhonda Larson, World Flutes
2008 – Mathieu DuFour, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
2007 – Linda Chatterton, Yamaha Artist, and Hanna Jon Taylor, Jazz Flutist
2006 – Kate Prestia-Schaub, Powell Piccolo Artist
2005 – Stephanie Jutt, UW-Madison & Mihoko Watanabe, UW-Oshkosh
2004 – First Annual Flute Festival