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Boston Symphony Orchestra Invites BFA Young Artist Quartet to Perform Outreach Concert

The BFA Young Artist Quartet members (Brendan Dooley, Emma Huelskamp, Elizabeth Sperry, and Jinji Zhang) were honored with an invitation to perform in a Boston Symphony Orchestra outreach concert at the Edison School in Brighton, MA, which took place on Friday, January 6, 2012.  The event was organized by BSO representative Emilio Gonzales (Manager of […]

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Highlights from Conservatory Masterclass with Fenwick Smith

On Saturday, December 4, 2011, retired BSO flutist and BFA faculty member Fenwick Smith coached a masterclass for the Conservatory Ensemble & Seminar class.  Student performances featured Amy Lipman playing Bloch’s Suite Modale (Mvts. 1 and 3), Natalya Tausanovitch playing Doppler’s Hungarian Pastorale Hongroise, Elizabeth Sperry playing Taffanel’s Andante Pastorale & Scherzettino, and Alexandra Conza […]

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“From the Top” Press Release and Air Date!

Back on October 2, BFA Young Artists Brendan Dooley, Emma Huelskamp, Elizabeth Sperry, and Jinji Zhang performed on the show taping for NPR’s “From the Top.”  Now, details have been released on when the show will be aired, locally and nationwide!  Click here for the official press release: Massachusetts-Based Flute Quartet to Appear on NPR’s […]

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Highlights from BFA "From the Top" Performance

On Sunday, October 2, 2011, the BFA Young Artist Ensemble played beautifully at NEC’s Jordan Hall for the taping of the NPR radio show “From the Top”!  The four members, Brendan Dooley, Emma Huelskamp, Elizabeth Sperry, and Jinji Zhang, performed “Lyric Poem,” by George McKay.  Congratulations to Brendan, Emma, Elizabeth, and Jinji on a wonderful […]

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BFA Honorary Alum Emi Ferguson: featured soloist at NYC 9/11 memorial service

For the ten-year anniversary of 9/11/01, BFA honorary alum Emi Ferguson was selected to be one of four soloists performing in the New York City memorial service at Ground Zero.  (The other three were Yo Yo Ma, James Taylor, and Paul Simon.)  Emi’s touching, poignant performance of “Amazing Grace” reached millions of viewers worldwide.  Beautiful […]

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Special Feature on Young Artist Brendan Dooley in Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Worcester Telegram & Gazette – telegram.com – Young Worcester flutist to open for pioneering trio. Click on the link above for the full article on Brendan, which was published leading up to BFA’s PROJECT Trio concert!

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Young Artist Ensemble to Perform on "From the Top"

The members of the Young Artist Ensemble–Brendan Dooley, Emma Huelskamp, Elizabeth Sperry, and Jinji Zhang–were selected to perform on “From the Top,” NPR’s radio show featuring the nation’s top young musicians!  They will be playing George McKay’s “Lyric Poem,” which they had previously performed in spring 2011 along with the now-recent graduates of the Young […]

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2 finalists for 2011 NFA Competition

BFA is proud to announce that 2 of our students, Brendan Dooley and Emma Huelskamp, are among the 8 finalists selected nationwide for the 2011 National Flute Association High School Soloist Competition!  They will both compete on August 11, 2011 at the annual NFA convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Congratulations and good luck to both […]

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BFA Gala Concert, Featuring Premiere of "Mayflower Suite"

On Saturday, May 14, 2011, BFA hosted a special end-of-season Gala Concert Celebration.  The program featured the Young Artist Ensemble, the Repertory Ensemble, and the new Adult Ensemble.  In addition, the 4 graduating seniors from BFA’s Young Artist program performed solo works: Jiweon Ryu played Bela Bartok’s “Suite Paysanne Hongroise,” Madeline Aiken played Franz Doppler’s […]

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BFA Spring Concert 2011

BFA held its annual Spring Concert on April 16, 2011, featuring wonderful performances by 16 students in our Young Artist, Conservatory, and Ensemble and Seminar programs!

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