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Phyllis Avidan Louke

Phyllis Avidan Louke

Phyllis Avidan Louke*, an Altus Artist, is principal flute with Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and Oregon Symphonic Band, Music Director of Rose City Flute Choir, and an active chamber musician.  She teaches privately, adjudicates and freelances in Portland, Oregon.

Ms. Louke, a member of ASCAP, has been arranging and composing for the flute since 1990.  Her arrangements and compositions have been winners and finalists in the annual National Flute Association Newly Published Music Competition. Her music is published by ALRY Publications, Falls House Press, Nourse Wind Publications, Fabulous Flute Music Company, and Theodore Presser Company.  She has also co-written an award-winning series of pedagogical publications with Patricia George.

  Upcoming Performances        Rose City Flute Choir Performances

* The vowel sound in “Louke” is the same as in “mouse”, and the “e” is silent.

 

 


The Teaching Studio of Phyllis Louke is now accepting new students.  Lesson Information

Contact Phyllis for available times and current rates.


NEWS!!!

New Digital Publications Now Available Through Sheet Music Plus!

I’m pleased to announce the following publications are now available digitally through Sheet Music Plus:

For Flute Ensemble:

  • The Addams Family Theme by Vic Mizzy for Flute Choir or Quintet (3 Flutes (and opt. picc), alto flute, bass flute) mp3
  • Blackbird by Lennon & McCartney for Flute Choir or Quartet (2 Flutes, alto flute, bass flute)  mp3
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight by Elton John (from Walt Disney Pictures’ THE LION KING) for Flute Quartet or Flute Choir (2 flutes, alto, bass) mp3
  • Eleanor Rigby by Lennon & McCartney for Flute Quintet or Flute Choir (3 flutes, alto, bass) mp3
  • Memory (from the musical CATS) by Andrew Lloyd Webber for Flute Quartet or Flute Choir (2 flutes, alto, bass) mp3
  • The Music of the Night (from the musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) by Andrew Lloyd Webber for Flute Quintet or Flute Choir (3 flutes, alto, bass) mp3
  • My Heart Will Go On by James Horner for Flute Quartet or Flute Choir (2 flutes, alto, bass) mp3
  • On My Own (from the musical LES MISERABLES) by Claude-Michel Schonberg for Flute Quartet or Flute Choir (2 flutes, alto, bass) mp3
  • The Phantom of the Opera (from the musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) by Andrew Lloyd Webber for Flute Quartet or Flute Choir (4 flutes, or 3 flutes, alto or bass) mp3
  • Summertime by George Gershwin for Flute Choir (piccolo, 3 flutes, alto flute, bass flute, opt. contra) mp3
  • Surfin’ U.S.A. by The Beach Boys for Flute Quintet (5 flutes) or Flute Choir (3 flutes, alto flute, bass flute) mp3
  • When I’m Sixty-Four by Lennon & McCartney for Flute Choir or Quartet (2 Flutes, alto flute, bass flute)  mp3
  • Yesterday by Lennon & McCartney for Flute Quintet or Flute Choir (3 flutes, alto, bass) mp3

  For String Quartet:

  For Clarinet Ensemble:

  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight by Elton John (from Walt Disney Pictures’ THE LION KING) for CLARINET QUARTET (3 clarinets and bass clarinet)  mp3
  • Eleanor Rigby by Lennon & McCartney for CLARINET CHOIR (4 clarinets and bass clarinet) mp3
  • The Music of the Night (from the musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) by Andrew Lloyd Webber for CLARINET CHOIR (4 clarinets and bass clarinet)  mp3
  • When I’m Sixty-Four by Lennon & McCartney for Clarinet Quartet or Choir (3 clarinets and bass clarinet) mp3
  • Yesterday  by Lennon & McCartney for CLARINET QUARTET (3 clarinets and bass clarinet)  mp3

  For Sax Quartet:

 

I am planning on adding to this catalog over the next few months and will keep an updated list of publications on my website.

To view, listen to sound files, and purchase, go to http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/digital-sheet-music and search for Louke Publishing

2016-5-6 Postcards from Pikes Peak Premiere

OUT OF TOWN APPEARANCES

May 7, 2016, 2:00pm, Colorado Springs, CO  click here 

Phyllis will be teaching a workshop on Tuning, Tone, and Technique for Flutes Big and Small and

conducting the WORLD PREMIERE of her new composition, Postcards from Pikes Peak,

at the Colorado Flute Choir Festival in Colorado Springs.  Sponsored by Altus Flutes and ALRY Publications.

 

July 31 – August 5, 2016, Interlochen   click here

Phyllis will be a Guest Clinician at the Interlochen Flute Choir Camp in Michigan.  Sponsored by Altus Flutes.

 


 

Flutist

I am first and foremost a flutist.  I am principal flute with Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and Oregon Symphonic Band, an active chamber musician, and Music Director of Rose City Flute Choir.   Read More

Teacher

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As a certified teacher in elementary and music education for over thirty years, I have had extensive experience in teaching all ages with flute students ranging from 6 years old through retirement age.  I maintain a large teaching studio in Beaverton, Oregon.  I am also co-author of an award-winning series of teaching publications published by Theodore Presser Company.    Read More  

Composer

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I have been arranging and composing for the flute since 1990 with over 50 published pieces, and am a member of ASCAP. See Compositions  and Program Notes for more information.  My music is published by ALRY Publications, Theodore Presser, Nourse Wind Publications, Falls House Press, and SMP Press.   Read More


NFA Newly Published Music Competition Awards

2015 NFA Newly Published Music Competition

Finalist:     Advanced Flute Studies: The Art of Chunking

 

2014 NFA Newly Published Music Competition

Winner:     Flute 103:  Mastering the Basics 

2013 NFA Newly Published Music Competition

Winner:     Flute 102:  Mastering the Basics 

 

 

2012 NFA Newly Published Music Competition

Honorable Mention:   The Flute Scale Book: A Path to Artistry 

Honorable Mention:   Four Spirituals for Flute Choir


New Publications

New Publications for 2016:

Teaching Materials by George/Louke:  THE FLUTE VIBRATO BOOK (Theodore Presser Company) is coming soon…

For Flute Choir:

      • Jesu Joy by Colleen Adent, arr. Phyllis Avidan Louke, pub. ALRY Publications
      • Fantasy on Amazing Grace by Johnnie Carl, arr. Phyllis Avidan Louke, pub. ALRY Publications
      • My Secret Garden by Phyllis Avidan Louke, pub. ALRY Publications
      • Beach Party!  by Phyllis Avidan Louke, pub. ALRY Publications
      • Postcards from Pikes Peak by Phyllis Avidan Louke, pub. ALRY Publications

For Flute Solo or Duet:

ContraBasie Blues for Solo Flute and optional Bass Instrument by Phyllis Avidan Louke, pub. ALRY Publications


Digital Publications (Sheet Music Plus):

For Flute Ensemble:

  • The Addams Family Theme by Vic Mizzy for Flute Choir or Quintet (3 Flutes (and opt. picc), alto flute, bass flute) mp3
  • Blackbird by Lennon & McCartney for Flute Choir or Quartet (2 Flutes, alto flute, bass flute) mp3
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight by Elton John (from Walt Disney Pictures’ THE LION KING) for Flute Quartet or Flute Choir (2 flutes, alto, bass) mp3
  • Eleanor Rigby by Lennon & McCartney for Flute Quintet or Flute Choir (3 flutes, alto, bass) mp3
  • Memory (from the musical CATS) by Andrew Lloyd Webber for Flute Quartet or Flute Choir (2 flutes, alto, bass) mp3
  • The Music of the Night (from the musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) by Andrew Lloyd Webber for Flute Quintet or Flute Choir (3 flutes, alto, bass) mp3
  • My Heart Will Go On by James Horner for Flute Quartet or Flute Choir (2 flutes, alto, bass) mp3
  • On My Own (from the musical LES MISERABLES) by Claude-Michel Schonberg for Flute Quartet or Flute Choir (2 flutes, alto, bass) mp3
  • The Phantom of the Opera (from the musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) by Andrew Lloyd Webber for Flute Quartet or Flute Choir (4 flutes, or 3 flutes, alto or bass) mp3
  • Summertime by George Gershwin for Flute Choir (piccolo, 3 flutes, alto flute, bass flute, opt. contra) mp3
  • Surfin’ U.S.A. by The Beach Boys for Flute Quintet (5 flutes) or Flute Choir (3 flutes, alto flute, bass flute) mp3
  • When I’m Sixty-Four by Lennon & McCartney for Flute Choir or Quartet (2 Flutes, alto flute, bass flute) mp3
  • Yesterday by Lennon & McCartney for Flute Quintet or Flute Choir (3 flutes, alto, bass) mp3

  For String Quartet:

  For Clarinet Ensemble:

  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight by Elton John (from Walt Disney Pictures’ THE LION KING) for CLARINET QUARTET (3 clarinets and bass clarinet) mp3
  • Eleanor Rigby by Lennon & McCartney for CLARINET CHOIR (4 clarinets and bass clarinet) mp3
  • The Music of the Night (from the musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) by Andrew Lloyd Webber for CLARINET CHOIR (4 clarinets and bass clarinet) mp3
  • When I’m Sixty-Four by Lennon & McCartney for Clarinet Quartet or Choir (3 clarinets and bass clarinet) mp3
  • Yesterday by Lennon & McCartney for CLARINET QUARTET (3 clarinets and bass clarinet) mp3

  For Sax Quartet:

 

To view, listen to sound files, and purchase, go to http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/digital-sheet-music and search for Louke Publishing

 


New Publications for 2014:

Teaching Materials by George/Louke: 

Advanced Flute Studies: The Art of Chunking

For Flute Choir:  Fanfare and Celebration

For Flexible Flute Ensemble:  Christmas & Hanukah Songs, Volume 2


New Publications for 2013:

Teaching Materials by George/Louke:   Flute 103:  Mastering the Basics

Teaching Materials by George/Louke:   Flute 103: Piano

For Solo Flute:   Spirit of the Stallion

Inspiration for Canyon Dreams

Inspiration for Canyon Dreams

For Flute & Piano:  Reflections of Water

For Flexible Flute Ensemble:  International Music, Volume 2

For Quartet or Flute Choir:  Madama Butterfly Suite 

For Flute Choir:  Canyon Dreams 


New Publications coming soon: Fantasy on Amazing Grace by Johnnie Carl, arr. Phyllis Avidan Louke, pub. ALRY Publications

Postcards from Pikes Peak, pub. ALRY Publications

For information on other publications, click here.

 

Meet Conrad, the contrabass flute adopted on April 30, 2008

Conrad the Contrabass FluteListen to Conrad: