MASTERCLASSES

“A ‘drop in’ master class is a challenge to both teacher and class participants…your gregarious and energetic manner put participants at ease and made them eager to play for you.Your thoughtful and inspiring comments enabled performers to make audible changes in their playing.”


                                                                                      Marjorie Szor, Great Lakes Flute Festival 2005

 
 

2016

Florida State University, Masterclass, March 18

Luther College, Master Class, April 25

Orkesterkamp Music Festival, Bovec, Slovenia, Key Note Artist Masterclasses, July 19-24

Colorado State University, Masterclass, September 21

University of Colordao, Boulder, Masterclass, September 22

University of Northern Colorado, Masterclass September 19


2015

Penn State University, Masterclass, February 2

Lawrence University, Masterclass, May 12

International Festival of Flutists, Lima Peru, Key Note Artist, Masterclasses, May 25-29

International Flute Symposium at West Virginia University, July 15-19

Greater Cleveland Flute Society, Key Note Artist, Masterclass, October 18

Duquesne University, Masterclass, November 2


2014

Seoul University School of Music, Seoul, South Korea, May 16

Mokqon University School of Music, Seoul, South Korea, May 20

Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Seoul, South Korea, May 21

Korean Flute Association Key Note Artist, Seoul, South Korea, May 23-26

University of North Texas, February 12, 2014

Texas Christian University, February 14, 2014

Florida Flute Day, Daytona Beach State College, October 20


2013

North Elementary School, Morgantown, WV January 7, 10, 17, 24, 28

Suncrest Middle  School, Morgantown, WV, January 18, 25, February 8, 19

WVU Honors Band masterclass clinic, Febrary 13-14

Holy Cross College, January 29, 31

University of New Hampshire, February 1

Boston Flute Academy, February 2

WVU Honors Band Clinic, February 15

Iowa Flute Festival, Keynote Artist, February 23

WVU Spring Flute Fling, March 10

Mozarteum Academy of Music, Salzburg, Austria, May, 12

Academy of Music and Theater, Munich, Germany, 14

Ljubliana Conservatory of Music and Ballet, Slovenia, May19-21

International Flute Symposium at West Virginia University, July 16-21

Governor’s School for the Arts, Kentucky, November 1


2012

Germantown Conservatory Flute Day, January 16

Tennessee Tech University, January 18

University of Tennessee, Guest Artist Recital, January 20

Vanderbilt University, Blair School of Music, January 21

University of Michigan, February 13 and 18           

Virginia Flute Club Festival, March 31

WVU Spring Flute Fling 2012, April 21

International Flute Symposium at West Virginia University, July 17-23

University of Iowa, School of Music, Flute Retreat, October 6

WVU Fall Flute Fling, October 14

Flute Society of Kentucky, 13th Annual Flute Festival, “Expanding our Timbral Palettes”January 13-14

Germantown Baptist Church Conservatory, Flute Day, “Preparing for College Auditions” January 16

Phi Beta Mu WV Band Director Clinic, Bridgeport, WV, “Tips for Teaching Beginning Flute” December 16


2011
Arizona State University, School of Music, March 5
University of Arizona, March 7
Oklahoma University, March 8
Oklahoma State University, March 10

2010
Bowling Green State University
       "The Yin and Yang of Phrasing", College Of Musical Arts, Woodwind
       Seminar, February 19
Eastman School of Music, NY, April 6
Ohio University, Flute Master Class January 29
University of Michigan, MI, April 19

2009
Grand Valley University, MI, Guest Artist Master Class, February 1
Michigan State University, MI, Guest Artist Master Class, February 1
Interlochen Arts Academy, MI, Guest Artist Master Class, February 1
State University of New York at Geneseo, NY, Guest Artist Master Class, April 13
Houghton College, Master Class and Composer Seminar, NY, April 14
National Music Academy, Master Class and Composer Seminar, NY, April 14
Academy of Music, Dance, and Visual Arts, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, October 9

2008
Interlochen Academy for the Arts, Flute Master Class, January 10
Ohio University, Flute Master Class January 29
University of Colorado, Boulder, Flute Master Class, March 6
University of Northern Colorado, Flute Master Class, March 7
Woodlane Industries, Integrative Arts Workshops: “Music & Movement” June 5, 12, 19
Bowling Green State University
       Two-Part Integrative Arts Presentation and Workshop: "Leadership and the Holographic
           Experience", College Of Business Administration, March 26
       "Non Verbal Communication and the Arts", College of Arts and Sciences, Interpersonal
           Communication Classes, March 24, March 26
       "Arts Integration and Audience Engagement", College of Arts and Sciences, Interpersonal
           Communication Class, September 12
       "Artistic License and Language", College Of Musical Arts, MUCT 221 Masterpieces Of Music,
           Two Sessions, September 16

2007
University of Akron, Flute Master Class, January 27
University of North Texas, Flute Master Class, March 6, 2007
University Illinois at Champagne-Urbana, Flute Master Class, November 15, 2007
Youngstown State University, Flute Master Class, November 20
Capital University, Flute Master Class, November 27
Bowling Green State University        Multi Disciplinary Seminar for DMA Students, MUCT 680, April 10
       "Two-Part Integrative Arts Presentation and Workshop: "Leadership
        and the Holographic Experience", College Of Business Administration,

        November 14
MUCT 221 Masterpieces Of Music, Two Sessions, March 18
MUCT 221 Masterpieces Of Music, Two Sessions, September 24
                        
2006
Bowling Green State University, College Of Business Administration,
Masters Of Organizational Development, Executive Weekend
“Principals Of Organization: Templates For Artistic Discovery”, January 28
Interlochen Arts Academy, Flute Master Class, February 3
Northwest Community Corrections Center, Bowling Green, OH
Integrative Arts Workshops: “Music And Art: Languages For Self Expression”

June 10-July 1, July 11-August 1
Bowling Green State University, College Of Musical Arts,
MUCT 221 Masterpieces Of Music, Two Sessions
Integrative Arts Presentation: “Convergence”, September 1
Bowling Green State University, College Of Musical Arts,
Woodwind Seminar, Integrative Arts Presentation:
    “Out Of The Box Programming And Arts Integration”, September 1
Bowling Green State University, Woodwind Seminar,
Master Class for Oboe, Saxophone, and Clarinet, September 13
The Catholic University of America, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Washington,
DC, Studio X Guest Lecture Series, Seminar Presentation: “New Music Commissioning: A Performer’s Perspective”, September 23
University of Toledo, Center For Visual Arts, Toledo, OH
Foundations of Drawing I, Integrative Arts Presentation:
“The Shared Vocabulary Of Music And The Visual Arts”, October 9
Louisiana State University, College Of Music And Dramatic Arts,
Flute Master Class, October 12


2005
Bowling Green State University, College of Musical Arts,
Lecture Presentation: “James Galway Festival Series Concert”, March 20
Biola University, Conservatory of Music, Los Angeles, CA,
Seminar Presentation: “Building a Career in Music”, April 30
Bowling Green State University, College Of Musical Arts,
MUCT 221 Masterpieces Of Music, Two Sessions
Integrative Arts Presentation: “Legends Myth And Magic”, September 1
Kent State University, Hugh A. Glauser School Of Music, Kent, OH,
Flute Master Class, September 19
Crim Elementary School, Bowling Green, OH
Integrative Arts Presentation: “Hearing Pictures In Music”, September 20
Bowling Green State University,
Center For Teaching, Learning, And Technology
Music Teaching Presentation: “Teaching As A Spiritual Practice”, November 30
Flute Festival Mid-South, Memphis, TN, Flute Master Class, March 19

2004
California State University, Sacramento, CA
Integrative Arts Presentation: “Music And Literature”, January 28
University of California, Berkeley, CA, Composers’ Forum
Seminar Presentation: “The Laurels Project”, January 30
University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, International Flute Festival
Integrative Arts Presentation: “The Laurels Project”, July 5
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Akwe:Kon Hall, Integrative Arts Presentation:
“Interpreting Poetry Through Sound”, October 11,

 

Nina is a mature player with an exceptional talent for teaching. The atmosphere in her studio is striking insofar as the students interact in a totally relaxed and positive manner.


Peter Lloyd, Former Principal Flute London Symphony Orchestra

Nina’s artistry, beautiful tone colors, intelligent interpretations, and brilliant stage presence are captivating. She is a wonderful performer and teacher.


Katherine Kemler, Louisiana State University

Nina Assimakopoulos is one of the most energetic, creative and proactive young artists I know. Her students are enthusiastic in their positive reviews of her teaching, and their playing is superb.


Ben R. King, Associate Dean for Music, Greatbatch School of Music , Houghton College


Nina has given master classes at Interlochen on three separate occasions, and she has consistently exhibited an extremely high level of knowledge, intuition, and efficacy with my students here. A poised, colorful, and dynamic flutist, Nina is an effective communicator who puts great thoughts and effort into engaging her audience, both personally and musically.


Nancy Stagnitta Loudenslager, Interlochen Arts Academy


Nina's energy was infectious throughout her visit. Her dedication and devotion towards bringing out the best in each student was vivid. The students felt inspired by her positive comments in the masterclass and her thoughtful and probing manner for introducing new concepts and ideas specifically towards each individual performer resonated strongly within the flute studio.


Elizabeth Buck, Arizona State University



Nina Assimakopoulos is an excellent flutist. Her CU recital was filled with virtuosity, beautiful sounds, and interesting repertoire. Nina has a motivated, energetic, and creative manner that permeates her choices both as a teacher and performer.

 

Christina Jennings, University of Colorado, Boulder

Nina's teaching was creative, intelligent, and nurturing with each of my students. My students have displayed a renewed sense of eagerness and positive energy in their lessons since her visit!


Nicole Riner, University of Wyoming

 

My students were impressed with Nina's incredible dynamic palette and tonal control. They left her master class feeling re-charged and ready to apply all of the new or different techniques she shared with them. They will remember her visit for a long, long time!


Alison Brown Sincoff, Ohio University


 

Assimakopoulos' insight and personal expertise were an inspiration to all my students and has already yielded positive results in their playing…her artistry garnered admiration and demonstrated the skills she taught…Her appearance was truly inspirational and I believe will have lasting results in my students’ performances.


Brian Luce, The University of Arizona

With regards to her master class, suffice it to say that it matched the quality of her playing beautifully! Her energy and love for music is infectious, and my students enjoyed every element of her class. Nina's expert tutelage yielded quick results, and her ease and sincerity of communication was a delight to watch.


Jonathan Keeble, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign


 

The masterclass portion of Nina’s visit was incredibly informative and the students enjoyed her immensely.  Her ability to work with each student and tailor her remarks to each individual’s needs was wonderful to see.


Philip Dikeman, The Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University



 

Assimakopoulos’ understanding of style gave the students insight on how to authentically express music from various periods. The students talked for days after her masterclass about the impact she had on their playing.


George Boespflug, Conservatory of Music, Biola University