Reed Flute-Making Workshop 1

Saturday June 24

10:15 AM  –  12:15 PM

This two-hour river reed flute-making workshop is led by Aaron White. Work alongside Aaron in the museum's courtyard to create a unique flute and learn about reed flutes and traditional Native flute music. Each registrant will take home their own unique, tuned flute.

Aaron White is of Northern Ute/Dine descent who is an award-winning Native American Flute maker. He lectures on the history and culture of the flute. His passion and creations of the instrument has kept him busy for over two decades. His music has been used in award-winning films and documentaries such as The Doe Boy (NHK Award Sundance Film Festival). He has performed with and alongside many notable musicians throughout his career, ‪such as Jackson Browne, ‪John Densmore of ‪the Doors, ‪Bruce Cockburn, Taj Mahal and others.

With his band Burning Sky, Aaron White pioneered a sound that garnered them a Grammy Nomination in 2003 For Best Native American Album and won Group of The Year at the Native American Music Awards in 2004. Aaron continues to perform and lecture year-round for major events and private corporations. Aaron believes music is medicine that can help heal and mend the spirit of people around the world. "We all carry that gift in our heart and soul, our ancestors figured it out long ago, may we continue to pass it along whole heartedly."