Musician, Educator, Entrepreneur & Activist

UPCOMING EVENTS

WISCONSIN SOUND SERIES

SUN, FEB 21 @ 12 PM CT

Iva Ugrcic and Satoko Hayami perform at the new virtual Wisconsin Sound series. Presented by the Wisconsin Union Theater, the concert will be live-streamed Sunday, February 21 at 12 PM CT and the link will be accessible for 7 days following the initial broadcast.

Program:

Valerie Coleman: Fanmi Imen 

 

Carl Reinecke: Flute Sonata Op. 167 "UNDINE"

 

André Jolivet: Chant de Linos 

THE OTHER GRADUATION

SUN, FEB 14 @ 1PM CT
The think-outside the box music career series presented by PARACADEMIA

If you are feeling a little stuck and unsure about how to proceed with your music career, you might benefit from a little boost from somebody who did it all, and in their own unique way.

 

Iva Ugrčić will share her music (and other) thoughts and experiences with you in a casual, candid conversation and work samples.

TONE MADISON: Still sweating with Iva Ugrčić and Satoko Hayami

By Emili Earhart

February 2021

The flutist and pianist will perform an adventurous classical program on February 21 through the online Wisconsin Sound Series.

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Two adventurous concert musicians, flutist Dr. Iva Ugrčić and pianist Satoko Hayami, will team up on February 21 for the second installation of the Wisconsin Union Theater's live-streamed Wisconsin Sound Series.

This is COVID-19 quarantine edition recorded Oct 2020 for the LunART's Virtual Festival HUMAN FAMILY 🎵 I am so grateful we had a chance to play together despite all the difficulties!

 

FANMI IMÈN is Haitian Creole for Maya Angelou's famous work, Human Family. Both the musical and literary poems acknowledge differences within mankind, either due to ethnicity, background, or geography, but Angelou's refrain: 'we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike,” reaffirms our humanity as a reminder of unity. Coleman's work draws inspiration from French flute music blending with an underlying pentatonicism found in Asian traditions, a caravan through Middle Eastern parts of the world merging with Flamenco, and an upbeat journey southward into Africa with the sounds of Kalimba (thumb piano).

NEW YOUTUBE INITIATIVE
New Etudes Every Week!

This initiative started as my way of coping with, and in response to COVID-19. It commenced with sharing simple and beautiful romantic solo flute etudes with friends and family around the world. My hope is to bring a little light to their everyday lives knowing that so many art events and concerts have been cancelled or postponed. 

 

This initial idea quickly developed into the #covidchallenge, an effort of keeping my playing in shape while going back to basics and enjoying this new, slow-pace environment. 

So far, I have been working on the following 4 books:  

Do you have questions or any suggestions on the next book etude? Feel free to contact me. Let's get a little bit better every day!

Check out the most recent etude:

LATEST RADIO INTERVIEW

My World and Welcome to it

w/ Rex Owens

Dr. Ugrcic talks about her growing up is Serbia, musical educational journey, living and working in US, and the impact Covid-19 had on her solo career as well as LunART! 

Here is a super fun project I've been working on with my hubby in quarantine :) I think Lou Harrison would be okay with the found instrument substitutions we discovered in our apartment and minor changes in a solo part. Hope you enjoy it!

© 2020 by Iva Ugrčić