WOW--Look who's coming!
Fall Recital & Masterclass
Sunday, October 8, 2017

Greg Pattillo

Everybody bring your flutes--

you will have an opportunity to play in the interactive workshop! 

Recital and Masterclass at
The Music Settlement 11125 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland

Doors open at 12:30

1:30 Recital

2:30 group workshop

3:30 Masterclass

Admission is free for all GCFS members. ​Non-member admission is $10 in advance and $15 day of show.

To reserve tickets, email us at

and specify # of tickets along with your name, email address, and phone number.

​​Vendors will have many different flutes and piccolos available to demo!

GCFS event Details

January 28, 2018
Heskett Middle School
1:00-6:00 PM
71 Perkins Rd
Bedford Heights
(easily accessible from the Rockside exit off of I-271)

​Choirs should arrive at 1:00 so that our program can begin at 2:00.  Warm-up rooms will be available if needed.

-free for GCFS members
-$25 per flute choir to participate
-$5 for non-members of a flute choir who wish to participate in the large flute choir finale
-$5 for audience / non-participant
-If your flute choir doesn't want to perform separately, you can still be in the big choir for a $5 per-person fee.

TO REGISTER, please include this information:
-The number of flutists in your group.
- A list of your selections to play for your showcase (up to 10 minutes of music)
-A list of how many of each instrument (piccolo, C flute, alto flute, bass flute, contra-bass flute) you will have available for use in the large flute choir.

The deadline to register your
​Flute Choir is Oct 31, 2017

Please send information and fee to:
Ann Droste, 4875 North Randall Dr., North Randall, OH  44128
Make checks payable to: GCFS

note: you will need to bring your own music stands.

For more information, contact
Ann Droste at

Student Flute Festival
Saturday, February 24, 2018
​8:30am - 5:30pm
Brecksville United Methodist Church
​65 Public Square, Brecksville

This year's artist and clinician is the dynamic
Claudia Anderson
This one-day event for high school and middle school students includes a warm-up session, intermediate and performing flute choir, masterclass, a final concert,
time to browse with local vendors, and an opportunity to play alto and bass flutes.

​CLAUDIA ANDERSON is known for her originality and brilliance as a solo and chamber music performer across the U.S.  She is a founding member of the innovative flute duo ZAWA! and the summer flute intensive Passion Flute: Foundations for Creative Perfoming (with Angeleita Floyd, Jill Felber, and Nicole Molumby).  Currently principal flute with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, a guest artist and clinician at many colleges and music series around the country, and on the faculty of Grinnell College, Anderson serves also as flute faculty and Wind Area Head of the Young Artist Seminar at Rocky Ridge Music Center.

Composers  Connection Concert
Sunday,  April 22, 2018 at 7pm
1890 E 107th Street in Cleveland

free and open to ​the public!

​This concert showcases works
​of Northeast Ohio composers and their compositions performed by members of the GCFS Board.
Works include flute solos, flute choir, and chamber ensembles featuring the flute. This past year's featured composers were Eric Ewazen, Larry Baker, Jeremy Piper, Miki Saito, Ryan Charles Ramer, Matthew Saunders, John H.C.Thompson, and Dolores White.

​​In April 2017, GCFS presented its
​12th annual Cleveland Composers Connection Concert. Here are some impressions of past concerts:

​"As a member of the audience, I loved the variety and freshness of this year's CCC program. Richard Rayer, a frequent winner of the Cleveland Composers Connection, kicked off the concert with his lovely Prologue and Appassionata for two flutes and piano. I enjoyed hearing flute in combination with clarinet in Kevin Wilson's Weepers and Daniel Shell's Trio for Flute, Alto Flute, and Clarinet. The many members of the flute family from bass flute all of the way up to piccolo were featured in Andrew Frederick's inventive Six Note Suite. Mark Lochstampfor expertly combined flute and marimba in his Theta Images with the middle movement's alto flute scoring as a real highlight. The flute and piano combo is always a winner, as in Nick Underhill's evocative Beach at Time's End and David DeBoor Canfield's stunning and substantialSonata for Flute and Piano. Everyone around me commented on the expert deliveries by the performers and were impressed by the camaraderie within our group! One of the most enjoyable aspects of the concert (after sitting on the listening committee) was to hear the pieces that we had heard on midi files played on the real instruments, and to see the enthusiasm with which all the concert participants had prepared their compositions."  M. Somach

"I loved working on David Canfield's Sonata after many years of performing atonal works and several years of playing alto flute solos. In this performance during the opening statement of mvt. 1 (and after Jane Berkner's visualization flute class), I tried to visualize the busy city streets of Taiwan where the traffic of cars and scooters appears to be utter confusion yet is all carefully orchestrated. The ensuing section and the Toroko Gorge highway which cuts through Taiwan's midsection with its lean curves followed by a scene of swooping swallows were more of the thoughts that I played with during the performance. There were many piano parts that effectively brought the piece to life. It was a pleasure to play with pianist Rei Sakurai." - B. Chen  

"Rehearsing Six Note Suite:  A Hexatonic Adventure for Flute Quintet felt as if we were constructing a jigsaw puzzle for which we had no photograph. With much perseverance, the movements of the composition started to make sense and in the end was very satisfying to play and perform."  - J. Zielke