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June 11-15, 2024


Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA


with TCF Faculty: Alberto Almarza, Lorna McGhee, Julie ​McGough, Soo-Kyung Park, Jennifer Steele, and special guest: ​Mark Sparks!

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The Consummate Flutist opened on the beautiful campus of Carnegie Mellon University in 2013 under the direction of Alberto Almarza, Jeanne Baxtresser, Julie McGough and Soo-Kyung Park. For 10 years, TCF has held multiple classes a year, including a 5 day summer masterclass every June filled with inspiring masterclasses, lectures, and workshops with the TCF faculty and master teachers from around the country. During the class attendees can also visit exhibitor and sponsor booths with flute makers and music retailers.


In addition to the annual summer masterclasses, TCF also holds "The Art of Teaching" (spring) and "Achieving Your Best in College Auditions" (fall). The next College Audition class will take place in 2024.


During the masterclasses, performers work with our staff pianist, Vahan Sargsyan, to perform for the master teachers in solo and orchestral masterclasses. In addition, all students attend daily lectures and workshops that will both inform and inspire. All performers must audition to perform in the masterclasses.


For students and teachers that wish to watch the classes (in person and online) without performing, there is an auditor option to observe all of the classes. In addition, the Lesson Participant package includes two 30-minute private lessons with the TCF faculty!


Come see why TCF is one of the premiere flute classes in the country.

Bright Clouds

Nagahara Flutes  proudly presents:

Catherine Gregory


Dear Kanichi:


I am delighted to share that my debut album 'VENT' was released on the Bright Shiny Things Label.


Vent, frames two world premiere recordings by Timo Andres and Gabriela Lena Frank within the chiaroscuro of Schubert, Prokofiev, and the title work by David Lang.

As always, I am proud to perform on my beautiful Nagahara flute and the role it has played in shaping my own artistic voice. 


Best wishes,


Nagahara Flutes  proudly presents:


Flute Chapters

Amy is a graduate of the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music London, where she was a Russel Race Scholar, with a Distinction Masters of Music in Classical and Jazz Flute. She was also awarded the Tagore Gold Medal for her outstanding contribution musically and to the life of the Royal College of Music which was presented by HRH King Charles III.

"Special thanks to Kanichi Nagahara from Nagahara Flutes in Boston who handcrafted my dream flute which I played on this album. It is a 14K gold flute with silver keys and I am very proud to say that I am a Nagahara Flutes Young Artist".

Thank you so much for those kind and generous words Amy. All of us at Nagahara Flutes wish you nothing but the best for your continued success and wonderful accomplishments. You truly are an inspiration to us all!

                                            - Kanichi Nagahara

The NFA Annual Gala Awards celebration honors the 2023 Distinguished Service Award recipient Jonathan Keeble
This event will take place on Saturday, August 5th, 2023 from 5:15pm - 7:15pm MST at the Phoenix Convention Center Room 227 ABC
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