UNCSA Flute Fiesta

UNCSA Flute Fiesta

Dec. 2, 2023

Join us December 2, 2023 for Flute Fiesta at UNCSA! Flute Professor Dr. Tadeu Coelho invites alumni of the Flute Studio back to UNCSA to collaborate and work with local flutists. The day will include masterclasses with Dr. Laura Kaufman and Dr. Timothy Hagen as well as a flute ensemble session with Dr. Tadeu Coelho. Participants are encouraged to play repertoire of their choosing including: all-state audition music, etudes and other flute repertoire.

The day will culminate with a recital featuring music by BIPOC and LGBTQ+ composers as well as other original works for flute. Flute alumni Laura Kaufman Mowry (H.S. Diploma ’07), Timothy Hagen (B.M. ’03) and faculty artist Allison Gagnon will be featured.


Register Here

New for 2023: registration is free, and includes:

  • Participation in Flute Fiesta: Alumni Collaborations
  • Snacks
  • Access to the lobby exhibit
  • Two tickets to the end of event performance

Event Schedule 

12:30-1 p.m.

Welcome and check in for participants
Watson Hall

1-2 p.m. Master Class with Laura Kaufman
Watson Hall
2:15-3:15 p.m. Master Class with Timothy Hagen
Watson Hall
3:30-4:45 p.m. Flute Ensemble with Dr. Tadeu Coelho
Watson Hall
4:45-5:45 p.m. Visit the exhibit & snack break
Watson Hall Lobby
6-7 p.m. Flute Fiesta: Alumni Collaborations Recital
Watson Hall

Flute Fiesta Guest Artists

Dr. Laura Kaufman Mowry

Laura Kaufman

Dr. Laura Kaufman Mowry is a soloist, orchestral, and chamber musician who has been hailed by the Washington Post for “absolutely gorgeous flute-playing.”

Laura has performed with a variety of renowned ensembles, including the National Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Smithsonian Chamber Players, Annapolis Symphony, Fairfax Symphony, Alexandria Symphony, DC Public Opera, Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, and New WorldSymphony. Laura performs in District5, a DC-based wind quintet dedicated to innovative ways of presenting classical music.

Laura is dedicated to fostering the talents of young musicians. She maintains a private flute studio, and has coached wind players at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County, American Youth Philharmonic, University of Maryland, and University of Maryland High School Academy. She is also the Director of the American Youth Philharmonic Flute Ensemble.

Laura has received national recognition from prize-winning performances at the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition, National Society of Arts and Letters Wind Competition, New York Flute Club Competition, Flute Society of Washington Young Artist Competition, Pasadena Showcase Instrumental Competition, among others. Her experiences have inspired her to assist other musicians with competition preparation and overcoming performance anxiety.

Laura attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts for high school and holds degrees from Eastman School of Music, The Colburn School, and the University of Maryland.

Dr. Timothy Hagen

Timothy Hagen

Timothy Hagen (he/they) is an internationally acclaimed flutist, praised for his "technical virtuosity and musical sensitivity" (NewMusicBox) and “real flair” (The Well-Tempered Ear). He has been a prizewinner at multiple major flute competitions, including the Myrna Brown Artist Competition, Australian International Flute Competition, and Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition. As a soloist, Hagen has appeared in concert at New York’s 92nd Street Y and Lincoln Center in addition to concerto performances with the Dubuque Symphony and Missouri Symphony. He is currently Principal Flute of the Dubuque Symphony, was Principal Flute of the Missouri Symphony from 2009-2016, and has performed with orchestras across the country, including the Minnesota Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Eugene Symphony, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, and Dallas Wind Symphony. His experience as a chamber musician includes fellowships at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Atlantic Music Festival.

In addition to his experience as a performer, Hagen’s compositions are commissioned and performed by professional musicians across the country, in addition to winning awards from the National Flute Association. Both his music and his pedagogical writings are published under the Owl Glass Music imprint, and his scholarly work has appeared in the journals of the National Flute Association (USA) and British Flute Society.

Grounded in his commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, Hagen is the founder and curator of Amplify, a YouTube concert series that explores and promotes the work of composers of color and out LGBTQ+ composers. He also hosts the podcast Rally, which explores the journeys of resilient, successful professionals across many fields. His musings on art and life, a series entitled Impossible Letters, can be found on Substack.

Hagen has taught at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Oklahoma State University, The University of Texas at Austin, and Brookhaven College, as well as in partnerships with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Lincoln Center Education, and Dallas Symphony. He completed his studies at the UNCSA, University of Southern California, Colburn School and UT-Austin, and his teachers include Marianne Gedigian, Jim Walker, Philip Dunigan, Renée Siebert, Tadeu Coelho, Chelsea Czuchra, Felicia McNaught and Tina Ballard.

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