Registration for the 23rd Annual Summer Flute Retreat and Mini Camp is now open.
The camp will be held June 18-24 at the Peruvian Congregational Church and is sponsored by Music Suite 408 and the Illinois Valley Flute Ensemble.
Partial scholarships are available for flutists and all ages and ability levels are welcome to participate, including adult players.
The daily schedule for all-day participants is 8:30am-4:00pm, Mini Camp from 1:00pm-4:00pm, and Summer Flute Showcase on Thursday, June 22nd at 6:00pm at Starved Rock Lodge. and the last entrant recital will take place on Saturday at 9:30 am. at the Congregational Church at 1431 Fourth St, June 24. Both are free and open to the public. Download registration materials from the detailed captions on www.408fineartsfactory.com or contact our coordinator girlfriend Sue Gillio at 815-223-4408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sue Giglio, Gerald Carey, Ellen Huntington, Natalie Lindig and Anne Badger make up the Summer Flute Retreat faculty.
Giglio is a flute instructor at Illinois Valley Community College, owner of Music Suite 408 in Peru, and director of the Illinois Valley Flute Ensemble. She earned her BA in flute performance and her MA in flute performance from Western Illinois University, where she studied with Gerald Carey. She is principal flutist of the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra and has also performed with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra, Knox Galesburg Symphony Orchestra, Dupage Symphony Orchestra, and Peoria Symphony Orchestra. She has performed as a featured soloist with the Northwest She’s Indiana Youth Symphony, the Illinois Valley Symphony, the IVCC Wind She’s Ensemble, and the Illinois Valley Youth Symphony. She traveled to Italy as part of the Rome Festival Orchestra (1998, 2004). Giglio is a board member of the North Central Illinois Artworks, a member of the Chicago Flute Club and the National Flute Association, and a faculty member at Flute Camp in Princeton, New Jersey. She received her 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Illinois Center for Small Business Development and in 2018 she received an OMNI Honors Award for her outstanding music.
Carrie is mostly retired and lives in Glen Ellyn. For his 29 years until his retirement, he served as Quad City’s principal flutist. Principal flutist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, New Orleans Summer Pops Orchestra, Knox Galesburg Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Frederick Fennell), Eastman Philharmonia (Howard Hanson) also served. . He has also performed with several other notable philharmonic and symphonic works. He retired from Western Illinois University, where he was professor of flute and a founding member of the Camerata Woodwind Quintet. Despite his retirement, he still teaches the flute.
Huntington has enjoyed a career as a soloist, teacher, orchestral and freelance musician. She is the second flutist of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and has also performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist, Ellen has performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center, the Chicago Cultural Center, and several National Flute Association conventions. She is a faculty member at North Central College in Naperville and North Park College in Chicago. She joins harpist Lillian Lau as a founding member of her lyrebird ensemble. The Lyarbird Ensemble is a flute and harp duo dedicated to the performance of works composed specifically for that instrument.
Lindig graduated from Illinois State University’s Wonsk Kim College of the Arts with a BA in both Music Education and Flute Performance. She teaches at Putnam County Elementary School and Elementary School in Granville/Hennepin as a general music teacher from kindergarten through she is in fifth grade, and as her director of her fifth grade beginner’s band. Additionally, she teaches flute classes in her Music Suite 408. She has been a Smith Walbridge drum instructor at her major her clinic for the past three summers. She was a member of the ISU, Big Red She Marching She Machine, and was a member of the University’s Top Her Concert Band and the Illinois State University Wind She’s Ensemble. She was awarded the Charles Bohlen Music School Scholarship. She has played with the Illinois Valley Wind Ensemble, the Illinois Valley Flute She has ensembled, and the United She sings with the Church of Christ Choir. Lindig said she will join the SFR staff in 2022.
Badger holds a BA in Music and English from Oberlin College and an MFA from Yale University. She studied organ with Richard Ritterst and piano with Donald Walker, Minka Rustoceva and Wilbur Price. Badger was a freelance pianist and early music specialist in New Haven, Connecticut and the New York metropolitan area. She was a professor of English at Bucknell College, specializing in eighteenth-century English literature, with a particular interest in the interrelationships between arts. She holds a position as organist at the First Congregational Church UCC in Ottawa, where she maintains a private piano and organ studio. She is writing a book in the field of architectural history called “Alexander J. Davis, American Architect,” based on the David Historical Archive in New York City, to be published by Mount Her Ida Her Press.
Music Suite 408 opened in 2012 with 6 educators and 80 students. The Illinois Valley enrichment center now also includes the Westcrocs Fine Arts Factory, a Paintbox Gallery and Music Suite Annex, part of the 408 Fine Arts Factory, currently serving 26 educators, over 500 students, and We have 10,000 square feet of space to offer music instruction. , art lessons and group classes, chess club, fly tying club, boppintots (18 months to 4 years old), outreach masterclasses, camps and workshops. There is also a 700-foot function space that can be rented for private classes and events. For more information, please visit www.408fineartsfactory.com.