Flute Festival

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Dar Rainier Chapter House 

800 E Roy St, Seattle, WA 98102

with Guest Artist 

Peter Sheridan

Festival Location:

Dar Rainier Chapter House 800 E Roy St, Seattle, WA 98102

Festival Admission:(does not include the recital and workshop)

SFS Student Members $5
SFS Members $10
General $15

Guest Artist Admission: 

SFS Student Members $15
SFS Members $20
General $25

ALL DAY PASS: (all day pass includes recital and workshop)

SFS Student Members $12
SFS Members $25
General $35


Vendor Information:

Vendor registration has closed for 2017. Please contact us if you need more information.

Tentative Schedule

10:30 Doors Open
11:00 Commercial Exhibits Open
11:00 - 11:45 Flute Choir Showcase
12:00 - 12:30 Young Members Recital
1:15 - 2:15 Young Artist Competition
2:45 - 3:30 Workshop with Peter Sheridan
4:15 Commercial Exhibits Close
4:45 Peter Sheridan Recital


Guest Artist: Peter Sheridan                               peters1

Peter Sheridan lives in Melbourne, Australia and maintains an active teaching and

performing schedule as a ‘Low Flutes’ specialist. His passion for these beautiful low-toned

bass flutes has taken him too many Countries including Japan, Canada, New Zealand,

England, Holland and America. A supporter of new music, he has commissioned over one

hundred compositions for these flutes, and has completed several innovative recordings for

MOVE Records label, which explores their unique deep colours. His creativity led him to

commission the first fully chromatic hyperbass flute (32 feet) which plays down to C0, lower

than the concert piano.

As an educator he is a Teaching Associate of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash

University and has been invited to speak and perform as a guest lecturer for institutions

such as the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Auckland University and Texas Women’s

University. Sheridan is currently Head of Woodwinds for Donvale Christian College, where

he coordinates the ‘Instrumental Bands Program’ and directs the Senior Concert Band. He

has lead workshops and flute ensembles across the globe with presentations for the

National Flute Association (USA), as well as the British, Canadian, Japanese and Australian

Flute Associations.’


As a performer he has recorded on Hollywood Soundtracks for Paramount and Warner Bros.

studios and was a founding member of the vibrant Los Angeles Flute Quartet for seven

years. He has toured throughout the Southwest of the United States and has appeared as a

guest soloist and chamber musician for the Grand Canyon, Colorado and Aspen music

festivals, as well as numerous Flute societies throughout America. Sheridan was a music

lecturer for La Sierra University and Santa Monica College, where he was nominated

“Outstanding Professor 2007.” A native of New York City, Peter attended the H.S. of the

Performing Arts, Turtle Bay music school, Juilliard Preparatory Division, Mannes College

(BMus), and performed with the New York Youth Symphony in Carnegie Hall. He was a

Graduate Teaching Assistant for the University of Arizona (MMus) and continued

postgraduate work at UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles (DMA-abd). Sheridan is an

enthusiastic conductor and leads the Monash University Flute Ensemble (AUS), and has

worked with the Monash Wind Symphony, Frankston Symphony (Community Orchestra)

and the Croydon Wind Band. In 2016 he was invited to conduct the opening concert for the

National Flute Association Convention in San Diego, where he directed 250 flutists in new

works by American and Australian composers.

Mr. Sheridan is honoured to have had several influential teachers and professors in his life

that include: Sheridon Stokes, Thomas Nyfenger, Judith Mendenhall, Bonnie Lichter, Clare

Hoffman, Janos Balint and numerous other special artists and mentors. He is a Low Flutes

committee member of the National Flute Association, and past committee member of the

Victorian Flute Guild (Melbourne). His flutes can be heard on Albany, Innova, Warner Music

Latina, Varese Sarabande, ARS Publica, Forest Glade, Wirripang and MOVE record labels.