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Fri nov 17
7:00 pm

Student Recital: Austin Brown, flute with guest conductor Joel Goodloe

Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts
5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213


Austin Brown, flute
Joel Goodloe, conductor


W. A. Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major, K. 313 
C. Debussy: Prelude à l'après-midi d'un faun
A. Copland: Appalachian Spring     

COST: Free and open to the public


Austin Brown is a Pittsburgh-based flutist and educator. Austin has made a name for himself as both a soloist and orchestral musician. Recently, he won the Second Prize in the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia’s Young Artist Competition, and was a quarter finalist in the most recent National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition. He has also been named a winner of the Carnegie Mellon University Baroque Ensemble Competition and performs as soloist regularly with the ensemble. As an orchestral musician, Austin plays regularly with the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra. He has also been in residence at such prestigious music festivals as the Brevard Music Center and the Eastern Music Festival.

Austin is also very passionate about teaching and is a current faculty member at the Pittsburgh Flute Academy. At the Academy, Austin frequently gives masterclasses and lectures, co-directs the middle and high school flute choirs, and maintains a small private studio. Austin continues his own studies at Carnegie Mellon University under the tutelage of Alberto Almarza. He also completed two years of study with Trevor Wye. Austin is eternally grateful for the instruction and continued mentorship of Lorna McGhee, Jeanne Baxtresser, Vahan Sargsyan, and Wendy Kumer.

Joel Goodloe, a Virginia native, leads a multifaceted career as a singer, conductor, choreographer, and administrator.  Joel is currently the Associate Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh Festival Opera, where he produces over 40 performances annually. He serves as the assistant conductor and chorus master for Resonance Works | Pittsburgh, where he has prepared choruses for a variety of past projects ranging from opera to sacred choral music.  He will next be conducting Resonance Works’ Amahl and the Night Visitors at Slippery Rock University.  He has guest conducted the Carnegie Mellon choirs and Akron Symphony Chorus and will be conducting Undercroft Opera’s Faustin January. As a singer, he has appeared numerous times with Chatham Baroque, in projects ranging from Bach’s St. John Passion to Biber’s Requiem in A Major. He recently performed Schubert’s Winterreise at the National Opera Center in New York, giving the North American premiere of a new English translation by director Jeremy Sams. In 2014 he was named a Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist winner and worked as an Apprentice Artist with Charlottesville Opera (formerly Ash Lawn). His choreography for opera has been seen here in Pittsburgh, as well as in New York, and Idaho. Joel holds a degree in voice and conducting from Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a student of Mildred Miller Posvar, Jennifer Aylmer, and Robert Page.