UGA Performing Arts Center

2013-2014 Season

The Sir James Galway Flute Festival 2014

Six Days with "The Master of the Flute"
Thursday, June 26 - Tuesday, July 1

The Performing Arts Center is proud to host Sir James Galway’s Inaugural American Flute Festival. The six-day Festival features master classes, workshops, guest artist evening concerts, flute exhibitors, the Galway Festival Flute Choir, and more.

Four Great Concerts Open to the Public
Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway - Opening Gala Recital - Buy Tickets
Thursday, June 26, 7:00 p.m. - Hodgson Concert Hall

Stefán Höskuldsson, Principal Flute, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Buy Tickets
Saturday, June 28, 7:00 p.m. - Ramsey Concert Hall

Lorna McGhee, Principal Flute, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Buy Tickets
Sunday, June 29, 3:30 p.m. - Ramsey Concert Hall

Closing Concert - Festival Flute Choir directed by Sir James Galway
Tuesday, July 1, 7:00 p.m. - Hodgson Concert Hall
Free admission. Tickets required. Stop by box office or call 706-542-4400/toll free 888-289-8497 to order tickets.


NOTE: Registration is now closed for Sir James's and Lady Galway's classes. Hotel registration is now closed. Auditors may submit registration applications at any time.


For an application form and details on the Festival, click on the links below:

Sir James Galway Flute Festival Information

Sir James Galway Flute Festival Application

Planning your air travel to Athens?
On June 26, Festival and hotel registration begin at 4:00 p.m. at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center. The first group activity is a 7:00 p.m. evening concert with Sir James and Lady Galway. Your Festival registration includes tickets to this event.
On July 2, the only Festival activities are continental breakfast and hotel checkout.

Sample Daily Festival Schedule

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. • Continental Breakfast • UGA Hotel

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. • Flute Exhibits • Lobby

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. • Student Rehearsals • Hugh Hodgson School of Music

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. • Morning warm-up with Sir James • Orchestra room

10:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. • Masterclass with Sir James • Ramsey Hall

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. • Workshops with Guest Artists • Orchestra room

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Lunch • Dining commons

2:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. • Masterclass with Lady Galway • Orchestra room

2:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. • Masterclass with Sir James • Ramsey Hall

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. • Flute Choir rehearsal • Hodgson Hall

5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. • Dinner • UGA Hotel

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. • Evening Concerts • Hodgson / Ramsey Hall