The Central Iowa Flute Workshop

Cancelled for 2021; Returning February 2022

Join us for an exciting day of flute playing and presentations! This event will highlight the many opportunities we have as flutists to perform, teach, and create while making wonderful friendships and connections along the way. #SmallSchoolsBigIdeas

Registration Details

The Central Iowa Flute Workshop is open to all junior high, high school, college and community musicians.

Workshop Includes
  • Mass flute choir rehearsals
  • Culminating final performance
  • Performing for two world-class doctors of flute
  • Experiment with alto, bass and contra bass flute
  • Browse flutes for sale
  • Sign read chamber music alongside professional musicians
  • Learn about posture, breathing, tone production and scale practice
  • Attend two concerts full of flute music
Exhibitors Include
  • Miyazawa
  • Trevor James
  • Sankyo
Featured Guest Artists
  • Dr. Erika Boysen
  • Daniel Velasco
Flutes For Sale
nullFlute Authority will be displaying a number of flutes at all price points for participants to try.

All registrants' names are automatically entered to win a FREE Fluter Scooter Eco Flute Bag, valued at $140.

nullFluter Scooter Bag

Special Guests

Dr. Erika Boysen

Erica BoysenThrough an accomplished career as speaker, solo performer, chamber musician, and pedagogue, flutist Erika Boysen is among classical music and interdisciplinary performance’s leading innovators. Referred to as “The Moving Flutist” for performing her instrument in tandem with dance, she has been invited in Europe, Asia, and by over a dozen US states to perform in recital, teach master classes, and lead creative workshops. 

Whenever possible, Ms. Boysen believes in combining the power of music, movement, and theater to create. Her career includes performances and premieres of  new and existing work from composers like Kate Soper, Toru Takemitsu, and Jane Rigler. With highlight showcases at the National Flute Association Convention, Boysen has earned international recognition, including features on The Flute View and Flute Talk.

Ms. Boysen is a regular performer within both the Greensboro Opera and the Winston-Salem Symphony. Also known as a member of the Four Corners Ensemble (4CE) sextet,she has performed with the ensemble across the world, including in Carnegie Hall, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland and Shanghai Conservatory.

A native of Iowa, Dr. Erika Boysen is based in North Carolina, where she serves as one of the esteemed music faculty of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan, and has three albums to her name, including the upcoming April releaseListening to Movement, a video album-concept on mobile app.

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Daniel Velasco

Daniel VelascoDaniel Velasco is the flute professor at the University of Kansas, a Yamaha performing artist, and founding member of Miami's NuDeco Ensemble. He is the winner of the National Flute Association's Young Artist Competition, MTNA National Competition, WAMSO Minnesota Orchestra Competition, Claude Monteux Flute Competition, and others.

He served on the faculty at the University of Akron for two years, and holds degrees from the University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Northern Iowa. His main teachers include Trudy Kane, Marianne Gedigian, Amy Porter and Angeleita Floyd.

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Past Workshops