About

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, Theodore Presser Company, Falls House Press, Nourse Wind Publications, Fabulous Flute Music Company, and SMP Press.  She has also co-written an award-winning series of pedagogical publications with Patricia George published by Theodore Presser Company.

  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!!!

Rose City Flute Choir has been invited to perform at the National Flute Association Convention

Saturday, August 12, 2017, at the Noon Lobby Concert at the Minneapolis Convention Center


2018 Portland Flute Spa & Flute Choir Retreat will be held on June 29 – 31, 2018 with Patricia George and Phyllis Avidan Louke

P1200306--croppedThis Participatory Flute Spa and Flute Choir Retreat is for Flutists, Age 18 – Adult (especially for teachers, flute choir directors and members)

REGISTRATION FEE: $250  ($275 after May 1st)

Special pricing for 3 or more registering at the same time, and for previous attendees.

MORE INFO

Flute Spa:  By definition, a visit to a spa is meant to invigorate you, to make you stop and take time to think, to relax, to re-assess why you do what you do. In this case, a Flute Spa is designed to give you some new perspectives on how to approach your flute playing—everything from scales to body position to practice technique. Even though this spa won’t feature massages, manicures or hot tubs, we know that you will come away with a new focus for your performing and practicing skills. Patricia George has presented Flute Spas to rave reviews at flute clubs throughout the United States and at the NFA Convention.

Flute Choir:  We will show you ways to incorporate the Flute Spa experience into the Flute Choir setting to improve everything from group warm-ups and getting a singing, ringing sound to group phrasing, ease in technical work, and playing as a cohesive ensemble. Flute Choir Reading Sessions conducted by Phyllis Louke will focus on the latest and greatest flute choir repertoire as well as some old favorites. The weekend will conclude with a flute choir performance at a local venue.


PUBLICATION NEWS!!!

THE FLUTE VIBRATO BOOK is now available at www.fabulousflute.com

For more information, including sample pages, click here


New Digital Publications Now Available Through Sheet Music Plus!

I’m pleased to announce that I have quite a few arrangements that are now available digitally through Sheet Music Plus–music from The Beatles, Broadway Musicals and more.  There is a complete list of publications on this website at Compositions/Program Notes.  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


New Publications from ALRY Publications

For Flute Choir:

 

For Flute Solo with optional bassline accompaniment:

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

 


 

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 forty 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

2017 NFA Newly Published Music Competition

Honorable Mention: 

 

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)

For Flute Choir:

For Flute Solo with optional bassline accompaniment:

  • 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
  • Annie’s Song by John Denver for Flute Choir or Quintet (3 Flutes, alto flute, bass flute OR 5 flutes) mp3
  • Annie’s Song by John Denver for Flute Quartet (2 Flutes, alto flute, bass flute OR 4 flutes) 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
  • The Little Drummer Boy  for Flute Choir (piccolo, 3 flutes, alto, bass, opt. contra) mp3
  • Mission: Impossible Theme  for Flute Choir (piccolo, 3-4 flutes, alto, bass, opt. contra) 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 (2 flutes, alto, bass) mp3
  • On My Own (from the musical LES MISERABLES) by Claude-Michel Schonberg for Flute Choir (3 flutes, alto, 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:

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: