More than fifty flutists flocked to BYU professor April Clayton’s Salt Lake Flute Forum, which ran from June 26 to 29 at The Waterford School in Sandy. The turnout and interest the forum generated led Clayton to consider the festival’s freshman foray “a resounding success.”
Students came from “Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and many more states farther away,” she said.
Concerts and classes were well attended, and participants clamored for the festival’s return next summer.
Though Clayton confirmed the forum will continue for at least the next two years, potential participants should plan for a more international flavor, as the 2014 Flute Forum will be held in Paris, France. The forum will return to Salt Lake City in 2015.
The 2013 event featured classes, recitals, flute-related exhibitors, a mock orchestral audition with members of the Utah Symphony, and masterclasses taught by Clayton, along with flute professors Amy Porter, from the University of Michigan, and Bonita Boyd, from the Eastman School of Music.