Past Events

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SEMFA Virtual Cocktail Hour

February 26, 2021

Such a pleasure being part of this Virtual Mixer with the SEMFA Board of Directors as Vice President of the Southeast Michigan Flute Association! Visit semfa.org for updates on our upcoming events.

Virtual Musicians Summit 2020

“REVEALED: The Post-Pandemic ‘Secret Weapons’ of 13 World Class Musicians”

A two-day online event where proven musician-entrepreneurs unveil step-by-step techniques to get an edge in marketing concerts, building your own social media content, building online streams of income that you can rely on during troubled economic times, and much, much more.  Global participants from the following coutries: USA, Canada, Japan, Germany, South Africa, Singapore, Peru, Australia, and Austria!

2020 Southeast Michigan Spring Festival

April 19, 2020 from 2:00-5:00 pm - Bloomfield Hills, MI

Performing Quartet in F sharp minor Op. 46 for 4 flutes by Eugène Walckiers (1793-1866) with flutists, Sung Jung, Gail Green, Cathy Sherwin.

at the Southeast Michigan Flute Association’s Spring Festival.

Canceled due to COVID-19.

2020 Southeast Michigan Flute Association Flute Choir Festival - 

Intonation: Octaves and Fifths Workshop

Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm - Farmington Hills, MI

Southeast Michigan Flute Association's 2nd Annual Flute Choir Festival included a workshop by Melissa Mashner (Intonation: Octaves and Fifths) as well as performances from several area flute choirs, and a Mass Flute Choir Piece to end comprising of 50-60 flutists.

Canceled due to COVID-19.

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

February 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm - Hill Auditorium 

Performing 2nd flute with Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Yaniv Segal, guest conductor

Zixiang Wang, Xiting Yang, Xiaoya Liu, and Melissa Coppola, guest soloists

University of Michigan 

January 26, 2021 at 7:30 pm - Ann Arbor, MI

Performing Nonet in Eb Major, Op. 38 by Louise Farrenc

(Woodwind Quintet plus String Quartet)

Angelus Duo: Holiday Recital

December 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm - Pittsford, New York

Join the Angelus Duo as sisters Melissa and Melanie Mashner perform a lovely concert of engaging, peaceful, and heavenly duos for flute and harp. The program will include music by Bach, Faure, and Poldini, as well as a few festive holiday classics for everyone.

Madrigalia - The Holiday Concert 

December 13-15, 2019 - Three Day Concert Tour throughout upstate NY

Madrigalia’s expansive interpretation of the December holidays, with works of Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, celebrations both secular and sacred, meditations on winter, and words of hope, selected to ground our own holidays, and to open us to the celebrations of others.  The Nazareth Bach Children’s Chorus, Melissa Mashner, flute, and Janet Ying, violin, add to the beautiful voices of Madrigalia to conclude this festive and uplifting occasion.

Gift of Music Outreach Performance

Breath Ensemble, December 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm - Atria Park, Ann Arbor, MI

Join the Community Music School of Ann Arbor as the Breath Ensemble performs our winter concert at Atria Park. In addition to giving my students a wonderful learning and performing experience, the goal of this concert is to give the gift of music to audiences who might not often - if at all - have the opportunity to hear live music. 

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ArcaSonica: Vive Mexico

December 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm - Ypsilanti Freighthouse, Ypsilanti, MI

Alejandro Larumbe, Amelia Taylor, and Melissa Mashner perform on this eclectic concert featuring music from Mexico. Gabriella Ortiz: Alien Studies, Enrico Chapela Barba: Acousssence, and Juan Pablo Contreras: Angel Mestizo for harp and chamber orchestra with guest artist, Melanie Mashner, harp.  A carefully curated program of innovation and creativity that you will not want to miss!

HCCS Anatomy Clinics

November 20 and 21, 2019 - Honey Creek Community Schoo, Ann Arbor, MI

Familiarity with anatomy, breath, and resonance inform everything we do as flute players... and singers!  Join us as we dive into vocal anatomy and learn about how the flute truly is an extension of our voice.

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

November 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm - Michigan Theater, MI

Performing 2nd flute with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra's "Star Wars" Concert at the Michigan Theater. Tickets at a2so.com.

ArcaSonica

October 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm - Glacier Hills, Ann Arbor, MI

A afternoon of chamber music with ArcaSonica and guest performers, Melissa Mashner and Margaret Albrecht.

SEMFA 2019 Fall Festival

October 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm - Farmington Hills, MI

Performing "For Dad" by Gary Schocker with my dad, Milt Mashner, on the Showcase Recital for Southeast Michigan Flute Association's 2019 Fall Festival with Guest Artist Bonita Boyd. 

Workshop: The Career of a Classical Musician

September 26, 2019 - Honeyoe Falls Central School District, New York

What does it mean to have a career as a classical musician?  Join me as I present an "Intro to Flute Workshop" where we discuss what it means to be a flute player and learn about different types of flutes!  Grades 2-5

Solo Recital - "Music for Flute and Piano"

September 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm - Rochester, New York

Join Melissa and Milt Mashner for a recital of tranquil flute and piano music by J.S. Bach, John Rutter, Gary Schocker, and more. Stunningly beautiful flute repertoire for a glorious afternoon that you will not want to miss!

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

June 8th, 2019 at 8:00 pm - Concordia University, MI

Performing 2nd flute with A2SO for our Concordia Summer Concert at "Under the Awning".

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

May 21st, 2019 at 7:00 pm - Jane Tasch Performing Arts Theatre - Pinckney, MI

A2SO's annual Side-by-Side performance with Pinckney Community Schools.  I will be playing 2nd flute and mentoring the students joining us throughout our rehearsal process and concert as we perform excerpts from New World Symphony, Brahms Hungarian Dance 5, the Finale from Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Pirates of the Caribbean, and so much more! 

Photo credit: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

ArcaSonica: Coastlines

April 24th, 2019 at 7:00 pm - Ypsilanti Freighthouse 

Amelia Taylor, Melissa Mashner, Margaret Albrecht, Mina Hong, Ben Penzner, and Celisa Gutierrez perform on this eclectic concert featuring music depicting the varying coastlines of New Zealand. A carefully curated program of innovation and creativity that you will not want to miss!

2019 SEMFA Flute Choir Festival -

Warm Up Workshop with Melissa Mashner

March 23rd, 2019 at 9:00 am - Birmingham Church, Bloomfield Hills, MI 

Southeast Michigan Flute Association's Flute Choir Festival, held on Saturday, March 23rd, will include a Warm-Up Workshop by Melissa Mashner, performances from several area flute choirs, and a Mass Flute Choir Piece to end comprising of 50-60 flutists.

Gift of Music Outreach Performance

Breath Ensemble March 7th, 2019, 6:00 pm - Peace Neighborhood

Join the Community Music School of Ann Arbor as the Breath Ensemble performs at Peace Neighborhood. In addition to giving my students a wonderful learning experience with the opportunity to practice performing, the goal of this performance is to give the gift of music to audiences who might not often - if at all - have the opportunity to hear live music. 

Workshop: The Career of a Classical Musician

February 27th, 2019 - KinderCare, Ann Arbor, MI

What does it mean to have a career as a classical musician?  Join me as I present an "Intro to Flute Workshop" where we discuss what it means to be a flute player and learn about different types of flutes!  Ages 3-5.

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Friday and Saturday, February 22nd - 23rd, 2019 - Hill Auditorium

Robert Boardman guest conducts your Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra with five U-M DMA Piano Performance Candidates performing Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3, Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25, and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1. 

HCCS Anatomy Clinic

Monday, February 11th 2019 - Honey Creek Community School, Ann Arbor MI

Familiarity with anatomy, breath, and resonance inform everything we do as flute players... and singers!  Join us as we dive into vocal anatomy and learn about how the flute truly is an extension of our voice.

Angelus Duo: A Holiday Recital

Thursday, December 27th, 2018 - Pittsford, NY

Join the Angelus Duo as sisters Melissa and Melanie Mashner perform a lovely concert of engaging, peaceful, and heavenly duos for flute and harp. The program will include music by Bach, Faure, and Poldini, as well as a few festive holiday classics for everyone.

Angelus Trio

Monday, December 24th, 2018 - Batavia, NY

“The Angelus Trio makes a significant impression with their music. Their performances contain an acoustic maturity and contemporary creativity that exudes confidence and originality.”

UMGASS "The Grand Duke" - W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

Thursday, December 6th - Sunday, December 9th, 2018 - Ann Arbor, MI

"I have received so many compliments from patrons and company members alike  - [Melissa's] preparedness and quality and professionalism.  That is a testament to your talent and hard work." - Eric Loftsrom, UMGASS Music Director

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 - Ann Arbor, MI

Mahler Symphony No. 2

2018 SEMFA Festival - "The Air We Breathe" Workshop by Melissa Mashner

Saturday, October 6th, 2018 - Farmington Hills, MI

"The Air We Breathe" experiments with the power of experiencing air flow and whole body movement integration. Our time together will include a discussion on the variety in how one approaches air and sound, Melissa's "Wise Five" stretches, and opportunities to focus on breath as we play together.

Mélodies and Musings: 2018 Collaborative Recital Tour

Thursday, August 16th, 2018 - Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 - Toledo OH, Harrisonburg VA, Ann Arbor MI, Lancaster PA, Rochester NY

Marie Engle, mezzo soprano 
Mary Castello, piano

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UMGASS, Principal Flute