9:30 a.m. / Registration
10 a.m. / Master Classes
11 a.m. / Student Ensembles Rehearsals
Noon / Lunch (provided)
1 p.m. / Master Classes/Special Topics
2 p.m. / Ensembles Rehearsals
3 p.m. / Guest Artist and Ensembles Recital
Early Bird Registration: $15 (through January 18)
On-Site Registration: $20 (January 19)
Flutist, Christina Webster, maintains an active and varied career as orchestral musician, recital soloist, chamber player, and teacher, and has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. She earned her DMA in flute performance at the Conservatory of Music and Dance of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Winner of a Fulbright Award, she earned a Postgraduate Performance Diploma with Merit at the Royal Academy of Music (London). Ms. Webster earned a Master of Music in flute performance at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, and a Bachelor of Music in flute and piano performance, summa cum laude, at the University of Kansas. She is principal flute with the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, flutist of the Kansas City-based newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble and holds the permanent position of second flute with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. She is also a substitute flutist for the Kansas City Symphony. Ms. Webster has performed as principal flute of the Manson Ensemble, the Royal Academy’s contemporary music ensemble, giving performances at the Oxford Festival of Contemporary Music, the Duke’s Hall of the Royal Academy of Music, and alongside the London Sinfonettia at the Queen Elizabeth Hall (South Bank Centre, London). She has also performed at the Purcell Room in London, the U.S. Embassy in London, and in various venues throughout the U.K., Germany, and Italy.
Ms. Webster has taught at King’s College, London on behalf of the Royal Academy of Music and at Kansas State University as visiting assistant professor of flute. She is currently a lecturer in flute at Pittsburg State University. Principal teachers include William Bennett, John Boulton, Kate Hill, and Mary Posses.
Zach Stern enjoys a career as a saxophone soloist, chamber musician, and educator. Performances have taken him all over the world, including to such venues as Carnegie Hall, Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. As both a soloist and chamber musician, Zach has received top prizes at many of the country's most respected competitions including the M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Fischoff and Coleman Chamber Music Competitions, the University of Michigan Concerto Competition, and the Young Texas Artists Competition. He has performed as a featured soloist with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, the French Republican Guard Band, the Dallas Winds, the DuPage Symphony Orchestra, the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, and the South Oakland Concert Band (MI).
Zach maintains a private studio while also teaching at the Eastman Community Music School in Rochester, NY. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts in saxophone performance and literature at the Eastman School of Music with professor Chien-Kwan Lin. Zach also serves as a teaching assistant for the Eastman saxophone studio.
Prior to his studies at Eastman, Zach earned his Master of Music and his Bachelor of Music in saxophone performance and music education at the University of Michigan, where he served as the teaching assistant to professor Donald Sinta and received the Laurence Teal Scholarship Award. He has also studied with Dr. Scott Plugge.
Zach has presented master classes at Columbus State University, SUNY-Potsdam Crane School of Music, Wright State University, the University of Miami Frost School of Music, the Conservatory of Music of the Balearic Islands, Grand Valley State University, Brevard Music Center, as well as other universities, high schools, and middle schools around the country. He has also served as saxophone instructor at the Expressions Music Academy in Novi, MI.
He is a Conn-Selmer Artist and performs exclusively on Selmer-Paris saxophones and mouthpieces.