Flute Day

Flute Day 2023

Sunday, Oct. 22 2023 


Open to flute enthusiasts of all ages


Includes pizza lunch and masterclass


Music Building
Western University
1151 Richmond St
London ON N6A 3K7




Sunday, October 22, 2023

Join us for a full day of flute explorations featuring a recital and masterclass with world-renowned flutist Susan Hoeppner. Other activities may include a mass flute ensemble, instrument trials, and mini-lessons with Western's flute faculty.

A pizza lunch will be provided.

Please note: 

  • Bring your instrument!
  • You can bring a piece of music for a mini-lesson


Cost is $25 + HST ($28.25) - includes pizza lunch


Planned Schedule

Instrument trials will be available all morning, until the end of lunch. 

Room locations will be supplied on arrival. 

10 a.m. Introductions and Western Flute Choir performance with faculty members Sharon Kahan and Stephen Tam, along with flute students from the Don Wright Faculty of Music
10:30 a.m. Rehearsal with all participants
11 a.m. Massed performance with all participants
11:30 a.m. Flute Fundamentals with Sharon Kahan - breathing, posture, tone and troubleshooting
11:30am-1pm Individual mini-lessons
12 p.m. Pizza lunch and continuing instrument trials
1 p.m. Recital with Susan Hoeppner and Angela Park in Von Kuster Hall
 Download program (PDF)
2 p.m. Masterclass with Susan Hoeppner, working with students from the music faculty

Guest Artist

Susan Hoeppner, flute

Susan Hoeppner, fluteCanadian-born flutist Susan Hoeppner is highly regarded for her deeply lyrical phrasing, dazzling virtuosity and a “no holds barred” approach in her performances. She is an established international soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, with appearances that include numerous venues spanning the continents of North America, South America, throughout Europe, Japan and China.

Ms. Hoeppner has performed as guest soloist with orchestras around the world and has been invited to perform at many Canadian embassies including London, Belgrade, Tokyo, Mexico and has inspired Canadian composers such as Christos Hatzis, Alice Ping Yee Ho and Gary Kulesha among others to write music for her.

Susan was nominated for a JUNO, Canada’s highest musical award, for Classical Album of the Year. Her numerous recordings are available digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and on labels including Marquis Classics, EMI, Centrediscs/Naxos and Grammophon BIS.

As a graduate of The Juilliard School, she has herself become an esteemed mentor. Ms. Hoeppner enjoys giving masterclasses far and wide and is a Member of Faculty at the Glenn Gould School, The Taylor Academy for young gifted artists at the Royal Conservatory of Music, and at the University of Toronto.

Every summer she joins the woodwind faculty at the International Music and Dance Academy at Domaine Forget de Charlevoix in Canada and the Campus Internazionale della Musica d’Arte in Italy. Susan is a founding member of the new annual online CanAmerican Flute Symposium and Young Artist Competition, as well as hosting an online Insightful Performer Masterclass Series.

Susan Hoeppner has been appointed a Wm.S.Haynes Artist by the Boston-based flute company. As their Canadian Artist, she represents them in performances and masterclasses throughout the world. She resides in Toronto.


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Contact Information

Sasha Gorbasew
519-611-2111 x80532

Sharon Kahan

Stephen Tam