Jane Kirchner Flute Masterclass Notes

Identifier: MSS.MUS.0007

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This small collection is a synthesis of content from flute masterclasses occurring between 1974 and 1990 and attended by Jane Kirchner, who was affiliated with the Blair School of Music variously as student or faculty member from 1966-2011. It was compiled in parts by various Vanderbilt students as part of independent study requirements. Topics covered range from technical aspects of the flute, musical questions, and physical and mental factors in performance. Later additions include content from William Bennett masterclasses in 1996 and 1998.


  • 1974-1998


0.5 Linear Feet : 1 box (4 folders)

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Scope and System of Arrangement

This collection has been organized by content, and is fully indexed in various tables of contents. There are four major sections as received:

  • [Comprehensive Masterclass] / compiled by Stefanie C. Jones (organized by technique, content 1974-1990)
  • Masterclass Notes from the Files of Jane Kirchner / compiled by Missy Miller (organized by repertoire, content 1974-1990)
  • William Bennett masterclass, June 1996, Wildacres, N.C.
  • William Bennett masterclass, June 20-26, 1998, Wild Acres, N.C. / notes taken by Kim Crawford

The first two sections make reference to the following masterclasses and instructors:

  • Barcellona, James, National Flute Convention, 1987
  • Baxtresser, Jeanne, June 7-12, 1988
  • Bennett, William, June 25-30, 1978
  • Bennett, William, June 17-23, 1979
  • Bennett, William, June 21-28, 1981
  • Bryan, Keith, February 19, 1981
  • Debost, Michael, National Flute Convention, 1987
  • Dennis, Ron (Clarinetist), National Flute Convention, 1984
  • Fellows, Robin, Tennessee Tech Clinic, January 19, 1985
  • Gooseman, Mara Lee, June 7-12, 1988
  • Kincaid, William, Notes on Flute Performance
  • Koffman, Moe, June 7-12, 1988
  • Krell, John, June 11-15, 1974
  • Krueger, Christopher, National Flute Convention, 1987
  • Kujala, Walfrid, National Flute Convention, 1984
  • Magg, Kyril, National Flute Convention, 1984
  • Mather, Roger, National Flute Convention, 1987
  • Murray, Alexander, National Flute Convention, 1987
  • Pellerite, James, June 11-15, 1974
  • Pellerite, James, Tennessee Tech Clinic, January 19, 1985
  • Rodgers, Suzanne, National Flute Convention, 1984
  • Wilson, Ransom, November 29, 1990
  • West, Stephen, National Flute Convention, 1987
  • Wye, Trevor, June 26-July 2, 1983
  • (Panel Discussion, National Flute Convention, 1984)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library by Jane Kirchner in 2011.

Finding Aid for the Jane Kirchner Flute Masterclass Notes
Jacob Schaub
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Repository Details

Part of the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library Repository

2400 Blakemore Ave.
Nashville TN 37212


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