The first time that Iva Ugrcic heard the flute, her world changed. Growing up in war-torn Serbia, she says the airy, delicate sounds of the instrument “transported her to another universe.” Now, Ugrcic is using her passion for music and her experiences in the field to be an advocate for other female musicians and creatives.

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Iva's 2021 Highlight Reel!

Read an interview with Dr. Ugrcic published by The Little Book Project WI. Iva talks about the challenges she encountered as a female classical musician, current professional goals,  and how replenishes her "creative bucket."

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Salcia is a work inspired by strong emotions as a reaction to one of the most powerful and devastating natural catastrophes in recent history. The piece was written in memory of, and dedicated to the victims of the tsunami that occurred in Japan on Friday, March 11, 2011. 

Mucia Maxima Concert Series
Sunday, February 27 | 3 PM 

Who:

Iva Ugrcic, flute & Satoko Hayami, piano

Where

First Congregational Church

801 Bushnell St.

Beloit, WI 53511)

Free Event!

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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! 

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:

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!

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