Jeffrey Khaner Completes American Conservatory Tour

4/4/2008 [Brass/Woodwinds]

Khaner's Master Class Tour Highlights His Commitment to Arts Education; Showcases the New K-headjoint for Yamaha Flutes

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Yamaha Flute Artist Jeffrey Khaner recently completed a successful tour of flute master classes given at several of the United States' top music conservatories. The tour included stops at The Peabody Institute in Baltimore, The Boston Conservatory in the heart of Boston and the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. The tour also gave Mr. Khaner an opportunity to showcase the newly introduced K-headjoint for Yamaha flutes, which provides flute players with great sound, ease of response, and the ability to create a unique style.

Jeffery Khaner
Jeffrey Khaner conducting master class during his March tour.
Principal Flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1990, Mr. Khaner has also performed with orchestras throughout the United States, Canada and Asia, collaborating with conductors Riccardo Chailly, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Franz Welser-Most, David Zinman and many others. He has also championed contemporary composers by regularly incorporating their music into his recital programs. In turn, many of today's most celebrated composers have written expressly for him, including Ned Rorem, who wrote his celebrated Flute Concert concerto specifically for him in 2003. Mr. Khaner is a member of the faculty at both The Juilliard School and The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

Jeffery Khaner
Yamaha Artist Jeffrey Khaner recently presented master classes at The Boston Conservatory, The Peabody Institute and The Eastman School of Music.
"Jeffrey Khaner is one of the best musicians in the world; his dedication to music education and his passion for the flute was clearly noticed by the students taking part in the master classes," said John Wittmann, Director of Education and Artist Services, Yamaha Corporation of America. "We're pleased to have been a part of this great tour."

As a Yamaha artist for more than 20 years, Mr. Khaner has presented clinics and master classes all over the world. He assisted in the design of the new K-headjoint, which he presented in the master class tour.

For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail infostation@yamaha.com; or visit www.yamaha.com/band.

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