The “Art of Listening” presentation was developed by Adam Workman who has always enjoyed listening to concerts and recordings with friends, students, and colleagues and has been fascinated by the often insightful discussions that follow.

Drawn from a vast library of old and new recordings, this unique class reviews the beginnings of our flute culture from the French Flute School through our current day practices and encourages critical observation and constructive thoughtful communication among flutists. 

During the presentation, popular pieces from the flute repertoire are highlighted. 3-4 short clips of each piece are selected and played anonymously, back to back, to the group of listeners followed by open discussion about performance, practice, and recording techniques, among other topics. This presentation is designed to strengthen musicianship, develop critical listening and discussion skills, while also encouraging students to tap into an incredible body of existing work on record for their own creative benefit.

We have had the honor to present these classes at the following institutions:

Beethoven Club of Memphis 
Berklee College of Music
Boston Flute Academy
Boston Flute Festival
Boston University
DePaul University
Eastman School of Music
Flutissimo Summer Flute Institute
Hartt School of Music
Indian Hill Flute Festival
Interlochen Arts Academy
Interlochen Flute Institute
Interlochen Summer Arts Camp
Louisiana Flute Festival
Louisiana State University
Loyola University
Lynn University
Mid-south Flute Festival
Montana Flute Association
New England Conservatory
Oberlin Conservatory
Peabody Institute
Southeastern Louisiana University
Stetson University
University of Akron
University of Florida
University of Georgia Athens
University of Houston
University of Louisiana Lafayette
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Missouri
University of South Alabama
University of South Florida
University of Texas at Austin
Vandercook College of Music
Yale University

Please contact us if you are interested in Flutistry Boston's "Art of Listening" presentation.