Flute-Art at the Perfect 5th…A Collaborative Endeavor!


The Fluteplace of Central PA is working on gathering flute related art work from local visual artists.  The idea is to promote local artists by investing in their artwork  (prints and originals) so that beautiful and whimsical flute art can inspire flutists!  The Fluteplace owner, Molly Shortridge, is also the flute instructor at the Perfect 5th.  She believes that visual art can help to enhance others lives, particularly musicians.  She plans to sell the art from her website, the Perfect 5th studios, and at flute conventions.  She is currently accepting art from local artists, and would love to consider and collaborate with other visual artists who have some great ideas!   Here are some samples of the artwork (please note, the little green owl, who is playing his flute backwards, has been sold). The owls are created by local Artist, Cora O’Dell, and the originals sell for 65.00.  Prints will be made, also.   The ink drawing, created by stippling, is the creation of artist, Alex Getty.  This is a print.  His wife, Ashely Getty, created the beautiful water color silhouette paintings.  They also are prints, but the originals are also available.  Prints range from $22.00-30.00 a pieces.


Three P5 faculty members, performed together in the award winning “Jesus Christ Superstar”

Our three woodwind teachers, Mary McClain (oboe, English Horn), Adrianne Wenrich (clarinet and sax) and Molly Shortridge (flute and piccolo), are often out and about performing in Central Pennsylvania’s orchestras, chamber ensembles and theaters.  They were very happy to find out that The Carlisle Theater Company’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar recently won Broadway World’s “BEST MUSICAL” award in Central Pennsylvania. Congratulations to all of Carlisle Theater’s cast, crew, staff and directors!  Our staff was proud to be part of such a wonderful theater company production!

To see a complete listing of all the theater company awards, visit Broadway World.




Instructor David Rose wins award!


David Rose is our World Music Specialist and teaches many instruments, but is known for his widely acclaimed Native American Flute playing.  He is offering two workshops on January 16, 2016, and will teach students how to play Native American Flute. A flute is included that the student can take home!  For more information on his workshops, please email us at info@theperfect5th.com.  You can also visit https://www.facebook.com/theperfect5th/events to see a description of his workshop for adults or children.

Central PA District Band Auditions

I wish to extend my congratulations to several students who made top spots in district band this weekend:

-Michele Arnold achieved 3rd place in Lower District Band
-Laura Downer also achieved 3rd in the Upper District Band
-Jacey Crayton achieved 1st chair, in Upper District Band.

In addition,
Jacey and Michele both passed another round of auditioned and successfully won 2nd and 3rd chairs in District Orchestra. This is a very difficult feat, as they were at the top of nearly 100 flutists out of many counties.

I am so proud of all of my students who tried out this year. The piece was a college level piece and everyone worked very hard in the auditions.