Etude Contest

Attention Flutists!  

The Texas Flute Society is presenting its first ever region etude YouTube Contest!

3 winners will perform for George Pope in his masterclass on September 27th from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Band Hall of Colleyville Heritage High School. Record and submit your videos by September 20th. Click here for the rules and entry form.

To view the entries that have already been submitted, scroll down to the table below.


George Pope is Professor of Flute at the University of Akron and is on the faculty of the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory. His solo and chamber music performances throughout the United States, Europe and South America have been universally acclaimed. Fanfare Magazine calls George Pope’s playing “clean, interestingly vigorous and beautiful”. His Ohio premiere of the Christopher Rouse Concerto for Flute and Orchestra was hailed for its “eloquent narrative voice” and “magnificent force”. George Pope was Principal and Solo Flute of the Akron Symphony Orchestra from 1978-2002, and is currently Principal Flute of the Blossom Festival Orchestra. He has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Ohio Ballet Orchestra, the Cleveland Philharmonic, the Canton Symphony Orchestra, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera Cleveland, the Tulsa Philharmonic, the New Mexico Symphony, the Monteux Festival Orchestra and the Brevard Music Center Orchestra.

A graduate of Northwestern University and The University of Tulsa, George Pope studied with Marion McNally, Maurice Sharp, Walfrid Kujala, Bernard Goldberg, William Bennett and Geoffrey Gilbert. He is a founding member of the SOLARIS Wind Quintet, in residence at The University of Akron, and a founding member of The Chamber Music Society of Ohio. His master classes throughout the country have firmly established his reputation as a motivational and highly successful teacher.

George Pope is active in The National Flute Association, serving in the Presidential cycle (2000-03), Program Chair for the 2000 Convention in Columbus, OH, and as a member of the Board of Directors (1995-97).

** = The Winners!!

Performer Video Title Video Link
 ** Maritza  Mendoza  Bach Courante in C Major – Texas Flute Society
 Annabelle Kim TMEA All-State Etude 2014-2015: C Major- Texas Flute Society
** Monique Sanford  C# Minor – Texas Flute Society
 Annabelle Kim  TMEA All-State Etude 2014-2015: C# Minor- Texas Flute Society
 ** Sarah Plumb  B flat minor Texas Flute Society
 Annabelle Kim  TMEA All-State Etude 2014-2015, Bb Minor- Texas Flute Society
 Jacque Xiquin  Bb Minor- Texas Flute Society Competition


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