flutest Sharon Sparrow
Start: October 17, 2021 9 a.m.
End: October 17, 2021 5 p.m.
Location: Music Instruction Building

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Mihoko Watanabe


Join Ball State flute professor Mihoko Watanbe and guest artist Sharon Sparrow for a day of learning and music making.

Sharon Sparrow is a well known performer and author in the flute world. Besides serving as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s tenured assistant principal flutist, she travels extensively giving seminars on her book, 6 Weeks to Finals, the Complete Guide to Audition Success, winner of the 2017 NFA best new publications award. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music, Ms. Sparrow had the privilege to study with Julius Baker, Thomas Nyfenger, and Geoffrey Gilbert. Sharon can be seen and heard all over the world in Live from Orchestra Hall broadcasts of the Detroit Symphony. Her audition seminars have been presented at Peabody Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Interlochen Academy, Michigan State University, UT Austin, and many other Universities across the country. Ms. Sparrow is an instructor of flute at both Wayne State University and Oakland University in Detroit.

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  • 9:30-10:25 a.m. Mindful Warm-Up Session
  • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ms. Sharon Sparrow Flute Masterclass
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch/Visit Exhibitor
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Q&A with Guest Artist
  • 2:40-3:40 p.m. Open Clinic w/Dr. Watanabe
  • 4-5 p.m. Guest Artist Recital

Free Admission

This event is free and open to the public with preregistration requested. 


Parking is available in the McKinley Parking Garage (entrance on Ashland Avenue) located immediately south of Sursa Hall. This garage is free on weekends.

COVID-19 Safety Policies

We look forward to welcoming our patrons and guests to campus! We have a number of policies in place to ensure this can be done safely.

  1. Please visit Ball State’s COVID-19 Information page for current information and any updates regarding campus visitors.
  2. If a visitor exhibits any symptoms of COVID-19, they should NOT attend events or otherwise enter campus buildings and grounds.
  3. Face masks are currently required inside campus buildings at all times regardless of vaccination status. This includes School of Music events at Sursa Hall and Hahn Hall. Learn more.