2019 Schedule

Interactive Flute Retreat Session Topics with PROJECT Trio*

Sessions, or classes, will focus on Rhythm, Improvisation, Ensemble, and Performance Techniques. Sessions will reinforce all of the basics including scales, sound, pulse, and subdivisions and introduce new techniques. Through a series of musical exercises and games, participants will explore the possibilities of creativity and gain confidence in their performance abilities.

  1. Sustainability - Using entrepreneurship and “soloprenuer” skills to increase longevity in your music career and ensembles

  2. Contemporary Techniques - beatboxing, improvisation, utilizing modern technology to create your unique style of music.

  3. Storytelling - learn how to engage with audiences and learn tools to become your own storyteller.

  4. Collaboration - explore collaboration skills with schools, orchestras, flute choirs, modern ensembles, communities and more.

  5. Musical Growth - Stay true to yourself while growing your musical style.

  6. Music Teachers! Learn out of the box techniques to take back to your studio and classrooms

  7. Opportunities to perform for Project Trio and get valuable feedback.

updated June 1, 2019

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Friday, August 16, 2019

YOUTH DAY! Spend the morning with Melissa Grey followed by an afternoon learning even more with PROJECT Trio as the Interactive Flute Retreat begins. YOUTH DAY is open to musicians 17 and younger. Lunch and a light dinner included in cost.

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Retreat Attendee Information:

2:00-3:00 Retreat Registration OPENS: House Opens for Interactive Flute Retreat Attendees

3:45-6:00 Session 1 (with Project Trio): Contemporary Technique Basics

7:00-8:00 PROJECT Trio in Concert at Stanley Park: this FREE event is located in the heart of South Haven.

9:00 - Private Reception

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Saturday August 17, 2019

Roots Yoga has been with us since the beginning. Yoga sessions are tailored to the retreat and the needs of attendees. Please notify Sue at hospitality@interactivefluteretreat.com if you have any concerns. We always like to include special events throughout the retreat. Let us treat you to extra special activities.

8:00-9:15 Morning Yoga

10:00-12:00 Session 2: Performance Practice

1:00-3:00 Session 3: Fusion

5:00-7:00 Contemporary Techniques Part 2

8:30 Evening Activities


Sunday August 18, 2019

Group activities are for those who wish to increase their activity level. Choices may include bike riding on the Lal-Haven trail, open sea kayaking, or even sailing.

8:00-9:30 Group Activity with Sue Whitener

10:00-12:00 Session 4: Sustainability

1:00-3:00 Session 5: Get More Gigs - Business Tips from the Pros

5:00-7:00 Private Dinner and Special Topics Class with PROJECT Trio at Phoenix Grill


Monday August 19, 2019

9:00-11:00 Session 6: MERGE

1:00 Wrap up and House closes…leave with lasting memories

*schedule subject to change

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