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Keith underwood

"Pharyngeal Flute Playing"


Sunday, February 7, 2021 (2:00 - 3:30 PM CST)

Join us via Zoom as we continue our virtual series, Fluting with the Stars!  with the legendary flute "guru", Keith Underwood. Known for his unceasing exploration of the flute, breathing techniques, body awareness and in particular, a deep understanding of the back of the throat, Mr. Underwood has become a destination of learning for so many flutists. His ability to observe, listen, and diagnose why things work and don't work in other's playing is extraordinary. His diverse interest and expertise in everything from Baroque to Jazz further expands the perspective and knowledge Keith has to offer. We are so fortunate to be able to have this opportunity to bring him to our CFC community. Learn more about Keith Underwood's fascinating career as a performer and teacher below as well as in our Pipeline interview.

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Free to Chicago Flute Club Member

$5 for non-member

Registration for Keith Underwood Workshop

Read our interview with Keith Underwood featured in our Winter Pipeline: 


Keith Underwood studied flute with Salvatore Amato in high school and college and Thomas Nyfenger at the Yale School of Music. He has played with most of New York's major ensembles and recorded a great deal for film and television in both New York and Los Angeles. In addition, he has developed a reputation as a renown teacher of flute and general wind playing techniques. Keith teaches at Mannes College of Music, New York University, the Aaron Copland School and City Graduate Center. His teaching has taken him all over the world, notably including extensive work in Japan, Brazil, Italy, Hawaii, and Mexico. Keith Underwood's former students play with America's major orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Many great musicians playing virtually every wind instrument have taken lessons with Keith and he has given classes at almost every major music school in the United States, including the Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Cleveland Institute, and Northwestern University. In the summers, he teaches week long flute seminars at Hidden Valley Music Seminars in Carmel Valley, California.

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