Flutist Keith Underwood to present masterclass, seminar on Oct. 24

October 19, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — New York-based professional flutist Keith Underwood will present a public masterclass for Penn State students at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, in 110 Music Building I. Underwood will also present a seminar titled "Breathing for all Musicians" at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in Esber Recital Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.

Underwood's appearances are hosted by Penn State flute professor Naomi Seidman, and sponsored by the Penn State Flute Club and the the University Park Allocation Committee.

Underwood has been an active flutist in New York’s musical life for three decades. Underwood serves on the faculties of Mannes School of Music, New York University, and Queens College. Each year he travels internationally to Japan, Mexico, Italy, Brazil and London to teach workshops and perform.

Underwood’s students hold positions with America’s major orchestras, including the Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, to name just a few. Globally, his students are members of orchestras in Italy, Japan, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Students from all over the world travel to Keith’s studio on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for lessons, especially when an important audition is pending.

As a performer, Underwood has appeared with New York’s most prominent musical organizations, including the New York Philharmonic, New York Chamber Symphony, Orpheus Ensemble, and Orchestra of St. Luke's. He is solo flutist with the Parnassus and Musical Elements, Jazz Antiqu, the Arcadia Baroque Ensemble, Ufonia, and the Riverside Symphony. Underwood has recorded with such diverse artists as Benjamin Verdery, Celine Dion, Kathleen Battle, Rod Stewart, Bobby McFerrin, and Anthony Newman, and he made frequent television appearances with David Letterman.


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    Keith Underwood

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Last Updated October 24, 2016